Bike Park, Anaerobic Digestor, Pet Cemetery: What To Do With Belmont’s Old Incinerator

Photo: Residents wait to speak to the Selectmen on the future of the town’s incinerator. A place for recreation, revenue, and reflection. Those were just three broad public suggestions for the future of Belmont’s former incinerator site at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall.   With the land now […]

Selectmen To Ask Residents: What Should Go Into The Former Incinerator Site?

Photo: The entrance to the former Belmont incinerator site. The day before town residents are asked to provide their thoughts on limits on the place and time of retail marijuana sales, the Board of Selectmen is holding a meeting inviting citizens to discuss the future use (also known as post-closure) at the closed incinerator site off […]

With Clock Running, Selectmen Calls A Public Meeting On Incinerator’s Future

Photo: The entrance to the former Belmont incinerator site. Tick-tock, tick-tock. With the clock now running on the future of the town’s former incinerator location near the Lexington/Belmont line, the Belmont Board of Selectmen will look to residents to supply some ideas on the site’s future. “We will need to open it up to the […]

Sign, Sealed, Delivered: Incinerator Property Officially Belmont’s

Photo: Belmont incinerator site on upper Concord Avenue. Not all milestone events need to accompanied by fireworks or proclamations. Some go by nearly unnoticed. And one such “quiet” moment occurred this week when the state formally handed over the site of the former town incinerator to Belmont, nearly a year after the process began. Phyllis […]

Police Hope A ‘Yes’ On Incinerator Site Provides Them With New Home

Photo: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin in the hallway that serves as a booking area. When the Belmont Police Department Headquarters opened in 1931, it was a modern marvel among police stations in Greater Boston, a spacious, three-level facility with an indoor shooting range, a full-service garage, and plenty of room to allow officers to […]

State Readies Sale Of Incinerator Site to Town; Special Town Meeting To Accept Land

Photo: The entry to the former incinerator site.  It’s been nearly two years in the works but this week, the state is preparing to hand over a former trash incinerator closed for the past five decades back to the town. The Belmont Board of Selectmen will vote on a date, likely in June, to hold a […]

Police HQ Heading for Incinerator Site? Find Out Tonight

It was just a couple of sentences during a joint meeting held at Belmont Town Hall this past Wednesday, Oct. 29. But the short statement by Board of Selectmen Chair Andy Rojas introduced a new, and potentially game changing use to the mix of opportunities being proposed for the 16-acre former town incinerator site off upper Concord Avenue. “There […]

Open Space? Solar Farm? Marijuana Grove? What to Do With Belmont’s Former Incinerator Site Meeting Nov. 3

New recreational playing fields. A new home for the Department of Public Works. A solar photovoltaic farm. Open space. A grove for growing medical marijuana. Those are just a few of the suggestions citizens and town officials put forward for the future use of the former town incinerator located off Concord Avenue near the Lexington […]