In Spring 2015, Friends of the Healey together with the City of Somerville, were awarded a grant through the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act. The grant will fund research, planning and design of a multi‐phased master plan to improve the open and recreation space and historic character of the land near the School. The site encompasses the Healey School schoolyard and several adjacent and nearby areas, including the Mystic Housing Authority and the Blessing of the Bay Boat House. This letter announces the kick‐off of the Healey‐Mystic Master Plan and invites you to be a part of this exciting process.

Our design, planning and community outreach consultants are  GroundView (landscape architects and urban designers) Groundwork Somerville/Lawrence (community outreach) and Utile (architects and urban planners). Eden Dutcher, Principal of GroundView, is the lead project manager. Please contact Eden to answer any questions you may have about the process or to be added to the project mailing list.

The first Community Workshop will be held in January 2016. This workshop will focus on sharing ideas and dreams to create a new identity for the Healey‐Mystic neighborhood. We will send out more information once a time and place is scheduled. We, the Friends of Healey and its consulting design team, are excited to begin this master plan and we hope you will join us in the planning and design process. Your ideas and input are important in creating a visionary and feasible plan that will best serve the Healey‐Mystic community. Please help spread the word to other interested neighbors!

– Greg Nadeau, Friends of Healey

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