Empty Building Could Come to Life
by Carol Meyer
Two earlier proposals for a biergarten and later a residential and commercial mixed use at the long-vacant, dilapidated former Settles Glass site at the intersection of North and Station streets in downtown Hingham didn't happen, but there's hope!
Once home to a glass company and later a funky art studio, the latest mixed-use proposal is on a smaller scale than the earlier one. "It's an unusual site, but it's vital in connecting the downtown area to the harbor and will also increase the vitality of downtown Hingham," said Hingham architect Vcevy Strekalovsky, who is designing the project. It's also important that the new building fit into the surrounding neighborhood.
Two town boards will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, in joint session at Town Hall to further review the proposal. If you could wave a magic wand and see your wish materialize, what would you like most to see on this site?
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