SSA ready to unveil Woods Hole terminal options

The Steamship Authority is about to unveil new designs after this one got a lot of pushback both in Woods Hole and beyond. - BIA. studio

Updated 3:50 pm

After months of pushback on the design of its new Woods Hole terminal design and a petition that asked the governor to intervene, the Steamship Authority is ready to unveil revised design options for the building, according to a press release issued Friday.

Many of the complaints had to do with the height of the building, its location on the property, and how it fit in with the surroundings in Woods Hole.

The three design options under consideration are being presented at an SSA board meeting at 10 am Tuesday at the administration building on Palmer Ave.

The revised options will also be posted on the SSA website at following Tuesday’s board meeting.

Two additional meetings have also been scheduled — one at Falmouth High School on Thursday, March 28, at 6 pm and the other at Katharine Cornell Theater in Tisbury on Monday, April 8, at 5 pm.

Written comments are being accepted through April 12 at or by U.S. mail to the Steamship Authority, Attn: Woods Hole Terminal Designs, 228 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540.

Following the public sessions, the Steamship Authority and its board members will review the comments and incorporate them into the decision-making process for determining the building’s design.

Corrects time of Falmouth High School meeting. – ed.