Pine & Meadow Streets (east/west) and North Pleasant (north/south)
In addition to $100,000 in proposed capital appropriations to significantly improve the north end of Amherst town center, town officials are also asking Town Meeting to finance "North Amherst Center Studies & Improvement".
The $35,000 will go towards a study to redo the intersection of Pine/Meadow/North Pleasant streets as well as the adjacent weird junction of Montague and Sunderland Road.
During the 2011 "Form Based Zoning" effort, which garnered more than a majority of Town Meeting approval but came up shy of the two-thirds required, the road alignment in the heart of the North Amherst commercial village center was an often heard complaint.
Sunderland Road (left), Montague Road (right). North Amherst Library (center)