A unanimous vote to start over reflects residents and city councillor concerns that the current proposal does not provide enough community benefits. A development official says a second process could be faster – but would still take an additional calendar year.
The local YWCA is suspending all programming at its Marshfield branch in favor of expanding the summer day camp that benefits some 800 Cambridge kids a year.
The Historical Commission will review a changed proposal for the “Curious George” building and two connected buildings in Harvard Square, as well as landmark petition that could complicate the work of developer Equity One.
The design for a new, 28-story Kendall Square dormitory south of Main Street and an open space plan for its five-building complex will be heard Tuesday by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – now also developer of the Volpe parcel – to the Planning Board.
Rules for city nightlife continue to be overturned radically but quietly, with the License Commission suddenly permitting businesses to stay open serving alcohol until 2 a.m. seven days a week and eliminating a requirement for the 21 Proof serving training program.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been selected by the federal government to be its partner in developing the John A. Volpe Transportation Center and its 14-acre parcel in Kendall Square, the General Services Administration announced.
Tensions about the Foundry building redevelopment bubbled over during discussion of the project at an East Cambridge Planning Team meeting Wednesday, when a meeting ended with uncertainty rather than a vote or consensus.
Officials bowed to pressure from the City Council this week, allowing more time to find a wider pool of consultants to shape what becomes of the iconic Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square.
Despite dissatisfaction over the direction of redevelopment at the city’s Foundry building, and murmurs of a radical reboot for the project, discussion of the topic by the City Council awaits input from the East Cambridge Planning Team neighborhood group.
Restaurateurs citywide don’t have to worry about a ban on wood-fired ovens, city officials said, but that might not save the acclaimed Shepard.