Mayor Ted Bettencourt will be hiring a city facilities manager to oversee all school and city buildings and develop a strategic plan for their upkeep. With one person managing a capital plan and maintenance program for 10 city schools, five fire stations, three public libraries, the police station, City Hall and other municipal buildings, the city can save millions of dollars over the years, he said.
Peabody Square's O'Shea Building will be the place for the new upscale restaurant & boutique hotel.
That building represents the cornerstone of the downtown. Construction is expected to begin by the summer or fall.
A Push Button traffic light that costs $88,500 will be installed (by the Spring 2014) on Lowell Street,
West Peabody outside of St. Adelaide's Church.
A survey by Design Consultants showed that 11,000 vehicles, traveling an average of
37 to 40 miles per hour, pass the church each day.