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1923 Planning Board Report-Development of Clark Swamp District

The built-up area of Norwood is gradually approaching the margins of the Clark Swamp district. Under good or bad planning this entire neighborhood is destined to be crossed by streets and built up with dwellings. The cost of this work will be borne inevitably by the citizens of the Town. If good planning is applied to this district, an attractive and economical arrangement of streets and an agreeable housing area will result, but if this district is allowed to grow by chance, unnecessary expense will be involved and there is every reason to expect an inconvenient and an unattractive development.

The plan shown above indicates a scheme of development for the Clark Street district which has been carefully studied to secure the minimum cost of street arrangement with a maximum of convenience and good appearance. Great attention has also been devoted to the subdivision of the ground into lots to secure parcels of adequate size, good shape, and well related to the approaches. Through travel is accommodated by Lenox Street, Nahatan Street, Munroe Street, and other main lines bordering the scheme. Ground which is too low and wet to be used for building purposes, but which is desirable for park land, is to be utilized for the latter purpose. The level portion of the ground is devoted to a playground with a ball field, and the upper portion to lawns and groves with attractive paths leading towards the playground, and providing short cuts between the ends of streets. It is greatly to be hoped that co-operation between the Town and private land owners can be secured to carry out a plan of this desirable type which benefits all concerned.

1923 Norwood Planning Board Report

1923 Planning Board Report-Plan for the Vicinity of Center of the Town

1923 Planning Board Report-Plan for the Vicinity of Center of the Town

The plan on pages 20 and 21 for the center of Norwood is an integral part of the general plan proposed for the Town as a whole. The development of…

1923 Planning Board Report-Vicinity of High Bridge

1923 Planning Board Report-Vicinity of High Bridge

The complicated and dangerous arrangement of roadways, railway tracks for electric and steam cars, in combination with a narrow underpass in the High Bridge district illustrates forcibly the costly results…

1923 Planning Board Report-Streets Near Norwood Railroad Station

1923 Planning Board Report-Streets Near Norwood Railroad Station

In the course of the general program of the state for the abolishment of railway grade crossings, the present dangerous crossing at Railroad Avenue will be abolished. This work should…

1923 Planning Board Report-Proposed Additional East-West Through Streets and Diagonals

1923 Planning Board Report-Proposed Additional East-West Through Streets and Diagonals

In the wide interspaces between the existing east-west thoroughfares there are many local streets already built, and many more contemplated or actually under construction. Gradually, in a long term of…

1923 Planning Board Report-Existing North-South Through Streets

1923 Planning Board Report-Existing North-South Through Streets

The existing through streets of Norwood, as shown above, were laid out in times before the construction of the steam railroads, before the large industries were established, and, of course,…

1923 Planning Board Report-Proposed Additional North-South Through Streets and Diagonals

1923 Planning Board Report-Proposed Additional North-South Through Streets and Diagonals

In the outlying districts of the Town where new houses and new streets are springing up, the individual land owners have used and are still using customary skill and foresight…

1923 Planning Board Report-Development of Clark Swamp District

1923 Planning Board Report-Development of Clark Swamp District

The built-up area of Norwood is gradually approaching the margins of the Clark Swamp district. Under good or bad planning this entire neighborhood is destined to be crossed by streets…

This Day in Norwood History-January 22, 1948-Norwood 25 Years Ahead Of Dedham In Master Planning

This Day in Norwood History-January 22, 1948-Norwood 25 Years Ahead Of Dedham In Master Planning

But Many Phases Of Shurcliff Report Never Carried Out Here The neighboring town of Dedham has received the spotlight of publicity since the appearance, four weeks ago, of an Attractive…

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD TO THE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN 1923

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD TO THE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN 1923

Published and PresentedWith the Compliments of George F. WillettChairman Town Planning Board1912 – 1923 Report of ARTHUR A. SHURTLEFF, Town Planner SUPPLEMENTARY REPORTS :Zoning, by JOHN P. FOX, ConsultantCivic Center,…

1923 Planning Board Report-Schools, Parks and Playgrounds

1923 Planning Board Report-Schools, Parks and Playgrounds

On the accompanying map are shown the public schools of Norwood. They are grouped most closely near the center of the Town with scattered buildings on the outskirts. Evidently school…

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