Public Hearing for potential development of 25.5 acres of woodlands

Don't miss the public hearing on Wednesday January 10th. The Waltham School Committee and Waltham School Building Committee will hold a Neighborhood Meeting on the Waltham High School Project and its potential location at Chesterbrook Woods, a 25.5-acre piece of the Robert Treat Paine Estate. 

The meeting is a 6:00 pm at Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St. 

The Friends of Stonehurst recently submitted a letter to the Waltham City Council regarding the national importance of these woodlands. Read the Friends of Stonehurst position letter to the Waltham City Council.

A neighborhood group, the Coalition to Save Chesterbrook Woods has created an on-line petition to "oppose the use of Chesterbrook Woods as the site for the new high school." Click here for the on-line petition. 

For more information:

See the map of the City Acquisition of Chesterbrook Woods for open space.

Learn about the Paines' forest in context of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of public parks, national parks and forestry in America.

See pages 9 and 10 the Superintendent's presentation to the Waltham City Council. In this presentation, the two Paine Estate parcels that are being considered for the project are called Storer Conservation Land and Former Coleman-Stanton Land. Although the School Committee had originally excluded this parcel as a possible site for the new Waltham High School, they officially reversed their earlier decision in a vote on January 3rd.

See the location marked on the 1907 map of the Estate of Robert Treat Paine and the current trail map of this popular park and national treasure. 

Read the Waltham Land Trust position letter

And, finally, be sure to visit!

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