Methuen to Host Public Safety, 40R Zoning Project Focus Group Tuesday

A possible look at what Methuen's waterfront area could look like was outlined in 2014 by the city's design firm Harriman. (Courtesy photograph)

A possible look at what Methuen’s waterfront area could look like was outlined in 2014 by the city’s design firm Harriman. (Courtesy photograph)

The City of Methuen plans a public meeting Tuesday night to present residents with concepts for public safety improvements and other matters associated with the Five Corners Gateway project at the intersection of Lowell, High and Hampshire streets and along the Spicket River.

The meeting builds on the work of a Visioning Committee that, in 2014 along with former Mayor Stephen Zanni, considered new zoning opportunities for the city.

Through the adoption of the zoning ordinance known as Chapter 40R, Methuen is now able to create mixed-use buildings at existing and new locations to boost the local economy and encourage residential opportunities. As overlay districts are implemented, the city is able to benefit from additional state funding.

Traffic, accessibility upgrades and other community concerns are expected to be addressed at Tuesday’s public meeting, starting at 6 p.m. at the Searles Building at City Hall, 41 Pleasant St.