Working Towards Community-Focused Redevelopment of the Fernald School Site


Fernald Site Visit Opportunity

What: An opportunity to view some of the Fernald grounds. When: 10:00AM Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Where: The Fernald, 190-200 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 Why: The City of Waltham recently released a Request for Information for the Re-Use of certain Parcels and Buildings of the Former Fernald School. The grounds are normally not available [Read More]

The Council Wants to Hear from You on Fernald!

Hello All, The Fernald Use Committee of the City Council is having two special meetings for public input. The first is to be held Wednesday June 8th at 6:30PM, at the City Council Chambers in City Hall (610 Main Street). The second meeting is scheduled for June 22nd. We hope you are able to attend [Read More]

Take our survey!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our open house! One purpose of the open house was to encourage an open community process when it comes to planning for the Fernald site. For this reason we had a survey at the event to give neighbors the opportunity to give their opinions on the [Read More]

Tonight’s the Night!

The Fernald Working Group hopes you can join us for our Spring Open House! Stop by anytime between 6 and 8pm to learn more about what is going on at the Fernald! Located at the VFW Post 10334, 623 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA. Parking is available in the back.

Open House Next Week!

We hope to see you at the Fernald Working Group Spring Open House May 4th! Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!

Fernald Working Group Spring Open House- May 4th!

  Join the Fernald Working Group Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to learn more about what is going on at the Fernald site! There will be opportunities to learn about different aspects of the site, ask questions, and share your ideas! The event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post [Read More]

Reflecting on 2015

The holiday season is a time to reflect and document the accomplishments of the last year. And, boy, do we have a lot to celebrate! In the last 6 months, we’ve continued to convey our message of information transparency and community planning. Since the Visioning Charrette at the end of May, the Fernald Working Group [Read More]

Charrette Recap

On Saturday May 30, the Fernald Working Group held a community planning charrette as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that community and local needs are voiced in the development process for Fernald. Over 30 people stopped by, including Mayor McCarthy, State Representative Tom Stanley, and Councilors McLaughlin, Darcy, McMenimen, LeBlanc, and Vizard.

Fernald Planning Charrette Saturday May 30th

Come share your ideas at our Community Planning Charrette – Saturday May 30th, at St. Mary’s Church (133 School Street). In the morning session, we will break down the Fernald site into smaller pieces to examine the limitations and assets that will determine its future. Following David Gamble’s keynote speech at lunch, we will work [Read More]

Feedback from the Open House

We received lots of feedback from attendees at the open house, and compiled these observations: CONNECTIONS 21 people said they live in the neighborhood or their property abuts the Fernald! About 8 more had other connections such as working at or donating to the Fernald. CONCERNS 7 people were concerned about “over-development” of the site, with [Read More]