Continuing its inexorable trek through Cambridge’s administrative processes after initial rejection, milk &pizza’s attempt to occupy the Crimson Corner and Tory Row storefronts in Harvard Square is before the Planning Board on Tuesday.
Cambridge quietly started livestreaming Planning Board meetings with a “soft launch” on Feb. 28. Streaming and archiving was expected at one time to begin by mid-2016 at the latest.
With gross procedural confusion, the City Council advanced a slew of amendments to its 20 percent inclusionary housing ordinance, including removal of a controversial section that would have meant more grandfathering of large developments at today’s lower rates.
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.
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.
Updated designs and information about the Mass+Main project coming to the east end of Central Square will be shown at community open houses planned for July 13 and July 26.
With surprise proposals on alcohol rules by the License Commission and the undermining of First Amendment rights by the City Council, city government continues to show how far it has to go before citizens feel truly heard and and respected in Cambridge.
The city moved closer Monday to deciding whether to place a medical marijuana dispensary near Harvard Square, with city councillors mainly focusing debate on whether it was right to create zoning that seemed to allow for only a single business.
Overriding concerns from city staff about flooding and building codes, city councillors voted Monday to officially allow basement apartments – arguing, in part, that the city already has plenty of them being built secretly and out of compliance with city law.
The City Council has advanced one of two zoning petitions that could substantially change Kendall Square – added to the MIT rezoning passed by the council two years ago, collectively they represent 5 million square feet of development.