.

What Should Go on Arsenal Street Near Irving Street?

Retail stores, restaurants and even a grocery store could go on the property.

The area on Arsenal Street, across from Toyota of Watertown, will be redeveloped. Photo: Charlie Breitrose.
The area on Arsenal Street, across from Toyota of Watertown, will be redeveloped. Photo: Charlie Breitrose.
Developers have a vision for the land along Arsenal Street east of Irving Street, including housing, as well as space for restaurant and retail establishments.

The proposal by Hanover Co. would include more than 37,000 square feet of commercial space, including plans for at least one restaurant and possibly a grocery store. There would also be 300 housing units.

Few spots in town present such a wide variety of possibilities for redevelopment as this land just blocks from Watertown Square. 

What would you like to see go into the site on Arsenal Street across from Toyota of Watertown? Share in the comment section below.
Mariee Doherty January 06, 2014 at 04:23 PM
They would get great business from staff and students at the Perkins School just around the corner.
Meghan Pronovost January 07, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Trader Joe's
James January 07, 2014 at 01:06 PM
How about a CASINO !!!! Just Kidding !!!
Doug Orifice January 07, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Trader Joe's was exactly what I was thinking. They have smaller stores, treat they employees fairly well, and have reasonably priced food. A restaurant/bar (preferably not a lousy chain) would be a much needed attraction to entice the after-work crowd to stay a little while in Watertown before going home.
Denise January 08, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Do we really need 300 more residential units? Townhomes would be more family friendly. Maybe a combination? How about a small movie theatre like Waltham?

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something