Last week at the Framingham Downtown Renaissance meeting, it was mentioned that the steps in front of the Memorial building are finally going to be fixed. I asked if there was a time table for when the repair will be completed (or even started) and the didn’t have specifics but was told “very soon”.
You might remember I posted over two years ago that town meeting approved funds to fix the steps and that was when they were just using cones. We’ve seen the caution cones “evolve” into a small structure yellow tape and gate around it.
This looks terrible, makes a bad impression on our town and has been frustrating to look at for so many years (the steps were in crumbling condition for a longtime before my previous post). So I’m happy to say I was told confidently they will be fixed “very soon” and that the hold up was that they found it the damage was more than the exterior step and have to fix the strucural elements underneath (that’s what I was told). I still think it’s an insane amount of time to get these stairs fixed but I’m hopefull it’s really going to happen now!