City planners are saying no to making a comprehensive housing plan part of the first year of a citywide master plan process, but have released a long-missing report on whether some suggestions about housing in Central Square will work financially.
Harsh words for a high-end landlord have dramatized an ongoing housing crisis as officials sought to make a comprehensive citywide housing plan an “early action item” in a development master plan and pondered ways to block renters from losing their homes.
A neighbors’ attorney makes much the same argument as in Land Court, arguing simply that the court made the wrong decision in looking at a 1986 case called Durkin instead of a 1990 case called Mendes.
A “climate stress test” shows that while Cambridge isn’t vulnerable to significant storm surge risks through 2030, residents can expect a tripling of days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit from the current 11 – and by 2070, nearly three months of dangerously hot weather.
With a shortfall of tens of millions of dollars between the estimated land value and ballpark construction costs for the Volpe parcel in Kendall Square, the City Council has asked the analysts who produced the land estimate to personally attend a Tuesday meeting.
Even supporters of increased height and density tend to brush off city councillor Leland Cheung’s floated idea of a 1,000-foot tower at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square – but they shouldn’t.
An economic analysis of the proposed Volpe project in Kendall Square was heard for the first time Tuesday night by the Planning Board, and the results put the economic prospects “at the margin,” according to Tom Evans, executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.
There won’t be pizza for arcade gamers at the melding of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Area Four pizza coming to 300 Massachusetts Ave., a concept presented to the License Commission on Tuesday as Roxy’s A4cade.
A citywide development master plan got its $3.3 million in funding Monday, after a two-week delay brought on by a skeptical, cost-conscious city councillor and a roundtable discussion in which city staff tried to allay his concerns.
Despite development and affordable housing being among the key issues of the past and coming City Council terms, the city refused again to produce a document referred to repeatedly by a candidate in Tuesday’s election as shaping the future of Cambridge.