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Community meeting for Shaffer Paper park set for Tuesday

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 17, 2014 12:33 PM

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation will be in Dorchester Tuesday to kick-off the planning process for the clean-up and redevelopment of the Shaffer Paper site in Port Norfolk.

A public meeting will be held Jan. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port Norfolk Yacht Club, 179 Walnut St.

In December DCR officials announced $4.25 million in funding to clean up and redevelop the 14-acre former industrial site that sits at the mouth of the Neponset River.

The clean up is the first step in creating a public park at the space, which connects to the Neponset River Greenway and the Pope John Paul II Park.

At Tuesday’s meeting DCR officials are expected to provide an update on the project, as well as present a proposed design and plans for completing the permitting process.

The meeting will include an opportunity for public input.

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