For those interested in reading the source documents directly, here are some key documents about the Brimbal Avenue interchange project.

Final DEP information


Planning Board Decision

140 Brimbal Ave. Decision Letter March 31, 2015

A view of the Phase 1 Brimbal Ave Roadway Plans 

BrimbalRoadwayDetail This is what has been submitted for bidding by the city. The bids will be opened Jan. 27, 2015 at 11 am at City Hall

Traffic Studies

12.31.14 TEC Traffic Review _2 TEC comments to CEA letter #2
12.19.14 – Quinn response – traffic CEA response to TEC peer review regarding site traffic patterns
13060 RTC Letter 121014 CEA response to TEC peer review of road traffic 12/10/2014
13060 RTC Appendix
T0569_Peer Review RMA Study Traffic peer review by TEC 11/14/2014
Traffic Review Question Re 20,000 s.f. Office Correspondence between the city and TEC 10/23/2014
MA DOT DecisionMay2014 MA DOT denial of moving connector road through site
Muller and Associates Traffic Study CEA’s traffic study by Ron Muller and Associates, 8/25/2014

Stormwater and Drainage

12.16.14 Zrein Stormwater Review _2 The city’s stormwater management response #2 to the developer
Allen & Major Memo 12-3-14 The developer’s response to the city’s peer review regarding stormwater
Drainage Report (141 pages) 11-20-14 The developer’s revised drainage report
1976-01B O & M Plan 11-20-14 The developer’s proposed Site Operation and Maintenance Plan
CPI Letter 10-21-14 CPI’s letter to the Planning Board with concerns over stormwater runoff/drainage to their property

Newspaper Coverage

Objections to Brimbal AveSEN 1212015 1/21/2015 Article on second Planning Board hearing on traffic 
NeighborsObject to Brimbal Ave shopping plaza SEN1142015
 1/14/2015 Article on the Planning Board hearing on traffic
SEN-editorialDevBrimbal 3/10/2015 Editorial by a resident to do with the traffic impact of the proposed plaza
Beverly Planning Board Should Reject -3/13/2015 Editorial by a resident as to why planning board should deny the permit for the plaza
SENBdtoVotepg1 SENBdVotepg2 – 3/16/2015 Information on the Planning Board plaza decision 3/17/2015
SEN Correction- 3/17/2015  correction to the header from yesterday


North Shore Crossing FEIR – 2016-03-15- most recent information

North Shore Crossing MEPA cert 11-19-14 MEPA determines the requirement of an Environmental Impact Report by the developer
15260North Shore Crossing A copy of the original ENF form

Beverly Phase 1 Waiver 11-7-14 MEPA grants the city’s waiver for the connector road

Beverly’s MassWorks grant application for Phase II

City of Beverly-MassWorks application-Phase 2-2014  The City’s seeking support for Phase II (Note: the city was not awarded this grant request)

CEA Group’s October 14, 2014 Plan for the “North Shore Commons” Shopping Center

  1. NorthShore CrossingPlans2014_October_14 CEA schematics for the shopping Center
  2. Pages 8-14 from 2014-10-14 – civil print  Further plans
  3. Pages 15-21 from 2014-10-14 – civil print  Final pages of the plans

Environmental Notification Form Plans prepared by CEA Group

  1. 239175431-Brimbal-Ave-Environmental-Notification-Form-9-2-14-Volume-1-of-2  544 pages
  2. 239177151-Brimbal-Ave-Environmental-Notification-Form-9-2-14-Volume-2-of-2  800 pages

Notice of Project Change (EEA#15065)  Request for Amended Phase 1 Waiver Oct 2, 2014

  1. Notice of Project Change for MEPA review 1022014
  2. FDR_2014  Functional Design Report Rte 128 Exit 19 Interchange Improvement May 30, 2014, Jacobs Engineering, 46 pages.
  4. Beverly – Collision Data Memo

MassDOT’s Decision to Reject CEA Group’s Plan for the Brimbal Avenue Interchange

  1. Memo from MassDOT to Mayor Cahill and CEA Group, May 5, 2014, 4 pages
  2. Letter from Mayor Cahill to MassDOT, May 9, 2014, 1 page
  3. Press release, May 9, 2014, 1 page

White Papers

  1. History of Settlement Issues and Engineering Responses, February 21, 2014, 4 pages

Documents on the closed dump that makes up most of the land that will be developed

  1. Haley and Aldrich report on the 9 test pits dug at the site proposed for the new connector road, February 18, 2014, 21 pages
  2. Letter from Norwood Pond Coalition to MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, expressing concern about the project, July 26, 2013, 10 pages
  3. Jacobs Engineering, Internal Memo, Preliminary Characterization of Beverly Soil Samples, July 9, 2013, 7 pages
  4. Expanded Environmental Notification Form, Request for Phase I Waiver (May 31, 2013, 153 pages) and cover letter (June 7, 2013, 1 page)
  5. MA Department of Environmental Protection, Listing of Inactive and Closed Landfills and Dumping Grounds, May 2012, 4 pages
  6. Letter from MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to CEA Group, December 31, 2009, 9 pages
  7. Environmental Assessment Services Report, Reconstruction of Route 128, Interchange No. 19, Beverly, MA from LFR to Bayside Engineering, September 14, 2007, 516 pages
  8. MGL Ch. 21E Report, Site Evaluation, Brimbal Avenue and Sohier Road Parcel, DeRosa Environmental Consulting, October 18, 2004, 271 pages

Emails and documents from the City of Beverly and from MassDOT obtained by NBNA through the Freedom of Information Act

  1. Two email notes from Rod Emery to City of Beverly, April 25 & 29, 2013, 4 pages
  2. A document named “Description of Douglas Development Assumptions,” January 20, 2012, 3 pages
  3. Email notes among the City, CEA Group, Jacobs Engineering, March 5, 2013-July 3, 2013, 69 pages
  4. Various documents from Beverly’s Planning Department, 156 pages
  5. Miscellaneous documents from City Hall, 59 pages
  6. Various documents from MassDOT, December 28, 2007-October 2, 2013, 116 pages

The Special Election on February 8, 2014

  1. The final tally of Special Election results, also here, February 8, 2014, 1 page
  2. Dan DeAngelis and Jen Morris of NBNA in a video interview at BevCam, February 4, 2014, 30 minutes
  3. Mayor Cahill video interview at BevCam, January 29, 2014, 34 minutes
  4. Mayor Cahill’s statement on the Brimbal Avenue interchange project, January 28, 2014, 4 pages
  5. Handout from the Meet, Greet and Educate Event, January 21, 2014, 8 pages
  6. A memo from Jacobs Engineering to MassDOT describing an alternative plan using the existing connector road, January 13, 4 pages
  7. NBNA’s 8 Reasons to Vote NO on February 8, January 9, 2104
  8. NBNA’s FAQs about the Special Election, January 9, 2104
  9. NBNA’s Special Election Logistics, January 9, 2104
  10. NBNA’s Posters for the Special Election, February 12, 2014

Grant applications and roadway construction plans

  1. City of Beverly’s Application to MassWorks for $5 Million to support phase, September 12, 2013, 20 pages
  2. Jacobs Engineering’s Presentation at the joint City Council-Planning Board meeting, September 19, 2013, 30 pages
  3. Illustrations from the Mayor’s Office, September 13, 2013, 4 pages
  4. Jacobs Engineering’s Map of Phase 1, July 2013, 1 page
  5. Letter from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, expressing concern about the project, July 23, 2013, 3 pages
  6. Jacobs Engineering Phase 1 Stormwater Drainage Report, currently being reviewed by the Conservation Commission, July 26, 2013, 331 pages

Long-term proposals for development along the Brimbal Avenue Corridor

  1. Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Report The Brimbal Avenue Build-out Alternatives Study, produced with input from the City of Beverly, 33 pages
  2. NBNA’s commentary on the MAPC report

The City Charter, the Master Plan, and the land swap bill

  1. Beverly City Charter, 38 pages
  2. The Public Record and Minutes of the City of Beverly Charter Commission, November 2, 1993 through November 29, 1995, 292 pages
  3. City of Beverly Master Plan, November 20, 2001, 126 pages
  4. MA Senate Bill 1901 authorizing the land swap between the State and CEA Group, October 16, 2013, 4 pages