Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 10, 2019 Climate Change a concern for Commercial Triangle restoration By Christopher Roberson A s the urban revitalization of the Commercial Triangle continues to move forward, a number of concerns were recently raised about the formidable threats posed by heat, rainfall and ocean levels. During a May 2 presentation, Gregory St. Louis, director of the Department of Public Works, called attention to the city’s tidal gates. “I’ve found plans of the tide gates on Garden Street that were installed in 1905,” he said. As a result of the aging infraWe Carry... * 100% Waterproof LVT Flooring * Ceramic, Porcelain & Stone Tile                        31 Osprey Rd., Saugus * 781-289-9676  dine drink gather enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11 U2 Tribute Sensation JOSHUA TREE During an urban revitalization meeting on May 2, Gregory St. Louis, director of the Department of Public Works, discussed the need to replace the tidal gates in the Commercial Triangle. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson) structure, St. Louis said, there is virtually nothing preventing the New England Produce Center from being routinely fl ooded by the Island End River. “Millions of dollars end up getting lost,” he said. He also called attention to the Market Street culvert, which has been exposed to ocean water for too many years. “Salt water has a devastating and corrosive eff ect,” BSC Group’s Planning Director, Heather Gould, said she is satisfi ed with the progress that has been made thus far with the urban revitalization project. said St. Louis. Katie Moniz, a civil engineer for BSC Group, said that by 2050 there will be “12-50” days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees. She said the scorching summer sun already creates a problem as Everett has more than 150 acres of heat-retaining asphalt. “At 7-8 p.m., it’s still hot,” she said. In addition, Moniz said Vale Street is especially prone to fl ooding and is usually closed during heavy rainstorms. Therefore, she said, Everett During a May 2 meeting with residents and city offi cials, BSC Group’s Vice President, Jef Fasser, spoke about the overall process of urban revitalization. property owners will most likely be required to have fl ood insurance within the next year. Moniz said measures will also be needed for fl ood mitigation. “You’ll start to see areas that are designed to fl ood,” she said. Anthony Sousa, director of Planning and Development, said a preliminary Master Plan was created in 2013, which was followed by a Transit Action Plan and a second Master Plan three years later. “We’re buildCLIMATE | SEE PAGE 15 SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 Eagles Musical Tribute Experience Friday, May 17 at 8 PM LAVISH with 80's REUNION BAND Saturday, May 18 Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute VYNTYGE SKYNYRD ATM on site Located adjacent to Honey Baked Ham in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED Fall-Winter Skating Schedule ATTENTION! Friday, May 24 at 8 PM RADIO ROULETTE with guests: REVOLVER Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM WILDFIRE Sunday Monday Tuesday 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8.50 Adult Night Friday Saturday Friday, May 31 at 8 PM STONE GROOVE Every Tuesday Night OPEN MIC with BRIAN MAES Open to all ages! With 43 CHURCH STREET Registration 7:30 PM 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com Wednesday & Thursday 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Inline Skate Rentals $3 - additional Roller skate rentals included in all prices. Birthday & Private Parties Available School & PTO GROUPS Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can        for your group. Call for details. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms.

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