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August 6: Community Garden Update

The College has heard the concerns around community garden space for the summer of 2015. While Wellesley College has no specific plans in place for our property at this time, our current timeline indicates that any possible development activities will not begin until the 2015 growing season has ended. We are pleased to let you know that we will continue to offer the community gardens for public use throughout the next growing season.  Potential buyers or lessees will be advised of this commitment during the bidding process. There is no need to start moving your perennials now.

July 28 - August 8: Landfill Environmental Assessment

Beginning the week of July 28 and expected to continue for up to two weeks, environmental consultants and equipment (excavators and boring augers) will be on site conducting a review of the landfill site. Each day, holes will be dug for test pits. All holes will be filled in before evening. Access to the crosstown trail may be interrupted during periods of some days. For safety reasons, we encourage neighbors to enjoy their walks in other parts of town over these two weeks. The Community Gardens area will not be affected, so gardeners and visitors may continue summer activities there.

Recent Updates and Meetings

  • May 6, 2014: Community meeting held at Wellesley College Club; our responses to some of the most common questions are online now.
  • May 5, 2014: SJC granted the request from Wellesley College. 
  • April 18, 2014: Wellesley College filed a request with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) seeking to remove the restrictions set forth in the 1873 deed in order to allow for non-academic development on the property.

 

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