Hanover Street Presentation Scheduled for April 18th Community Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) are hosting a community meeting on April 18th for a presentation by Northeastern University engineering students on their recommendations for re-designing Hanover Street.  All North End/Waterfront residents and business owners are invited to attend.

“Essential Engineering,” a group of six civil engineering students from Northeastern University, will be delivering their Capstone Team Design Project focused on Hanover Street and including the integration of side streets in the North End.    The Capstone Project, a required course for senior engineers, includes evaluating, analyzing and re-designing Hanover Street to satisfy the needs of all potential users while complementing the existing land uses.

The design team has solicited input from city officials, community leaders, residents and business owners in order to deliver a successful project.  They have considered previously vetted ideas and have used unconventional methods to complement the past, current and future needs of the area from an economic standpoint as well as a transportation infrastructure perspective.

“We’re looking forward to the presentation by this competent team of engineering students” said NEWNC President, Donna Freni.  “It will be interesting to see their final design, including their ideas and recommendations for Hanover Street as well as some of the side streets in the North End.”

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street.  A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation and community participation is encouraged.