Target Meeting Update

On Thursday 11/19 The Central Square Advisory Committee met at the Central Square Library and was given a presentation by Nicholas Popehn, Senior Development Manager, Real Estate from Target Corporation and Matt Byrnes-Jacobsen of Arrowstreet. Very preliminary designs for the future Target store located where Cort Furniture currently resides were shown to the C2 Advisory Committee and the public attendees. Many members of the Committee and the audience encouraged Target and their architects to think “boldly” about the design for the front of the building. Several people asked if the the windows and views into the store from the street could remain as open and inviting as possible, a few people referenced the design of Hmart’s storefront as a positive addition to Central Square. Questions about inventory, public bathrooms, hiring local people, adding lighting onto the street, and the number of delivery trucks were also addressed. The store is scheduled to open in July 2017 and is an “as of right” project. People expressed excitement about having a “department” type store selling “ordinary items at ordinary prices” return to Central Square. Target and their architects were encouraged by our request to embolden their facade designs and will provide new designs at future community meetings.

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