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Thursday, August 12
- Department of Public Utilities public hearing, 10 a.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 14
- Board of Library Trustees work session, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, August 17
- T-Time Development Committee, 5 p.m.
- Forest Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18
- Open Space Committee, 3 p.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 19
- Affordable Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
Town Center Plaza
The T-Time Committee plans to discuss potential uses for the Route 6 Town Center Plaza property and the council on aging’s current Nauset Road site at its next meeting on Aug. 17.
“We’re just starting to introduce the concept that it’s more than T-Time,” said Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe at the committee’s Aug. 3 meeting. “It’s T-Time, Town Center Plaza, and the council on aging parcel.”
Suggestions under consideration for the Town Center Plaza property are a farmer’s market, medical office space, retail and restaurant space, and top of the shop housing.
“We need to provide new space for all the existing businesses,” noted Beebe.
The plaza is currently occupied by two restaurants, an ice cream shop, a package store, a retail store, and a real estate office.
Community center ideas for the T-Time site include bringing the COA and recreation dept. into the mix, leaving the current COA building available for other uses.
Other elements of the T-Time plan still under consideration include limited senior and workforce or community housing, artists’ shacks or pop-up spaces, and outdoor green space for gathering and recreation.
Some suggestions for the redevelopment, including recreation activities including basketball, walking, and a pool, are still at the information-gathering stage.
Beebe said she thought the main concern about the pool was its cost and suggested the group research pool size, cost, and whether a pool project would attract regional partners.
The two-acre Nauset Road parcel is being considered as a site for affordable housing and community or workforce housing.
Throughout the Aug. 3 meeting, committee members repeatedly stressed that no final determinations were being reached and there would be multiple opportunities for public input on proposed recommendations.
“This is a step in the process,” said committee chair Karen Strauss. “We’re going to take this before the public and get more input and then pull it together into our preliminary recommendations for the select board. This is not the final deal of what’s going to happen in T-Time,” said Strauss. —Linda Culhane