West Chatham Village & Business Assoc. Public Forum announced

West Chatham Village & Business Association Public Forum announced

Guiding Chatham’s future while honoring its past

Come Join Us For A Public Forum On West Chatham and Neighborhood/Village Centers. The public forum will be held at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Chatham’s Eldredge Public Library on Main Street in the Forgeron Meeting Room. The forum will feature a celebrated board of panelists to discuss the future of West Chatham.

Panel discussion to include:

  • Chatham Selectman David Whitcomb — an eight-year member of the Board of Selectmen, former School Committee member and Boston University graduate
  • Peter Polhemus and John DaSilva, principals of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders of Chatham and Osterville--Polhemus, A.I.A, the firm’s president and founder, was educated at Harvard and Goddard colleges, and received a Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; DaSilva, A.I.A, received a degree in Architecture from Princeton University and a Masters of Architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture
  • John Lipman, former Chief Planner and Deputy Director of the Cape Cod Commission, now president of Lipman Development Strategies
  • Sarah Korjeff, senior planner and historic preservation specialist with the Cape Cod Commission

The West Chatham Village & Business Associations is a volunteer organization of West Chatham residents, merchants and property owners. We seek to provide public forums to exchange ideas and to discuss related matters of interest and concern, and to provide a vehicle for conveying these opinions to town officials. Our mission is to help guide the development of West Chatham in an effort to preserve the seaside village character of our town in a way that makes for good planning. Your support and involvement in this public discussion is essential.

Preserving Chatham’s Unique Character Takes Vision & Hard Work:
Taming the traffic and improving the streetscape along Route 28 will create the proper environment for a neighborhood/village center in West Chatham. Priorities along Route 28 under discussion are: public safety upgrades, enhanced landscaping and period lighting, better traffic management for safer access to and from neighborhoods, a pedestrian friendly environment with a centerpiece village green, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, a bike path extension into the neighborhood/village center, and bike lanes along Route 28 and underground utilities. With the upcoming sewer line and repaving project along Route 28, the time is now to incorporate traffic taming devices and streetscape improvements.

Courtesy of the West Chatham Village & Business Association.

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