At a contentious 3.5-hour hearing Thursday, the Board of Zoning Appeal unanimously approved a comprehensive permit for Frost Terrace, an all-affordable 40-unit residential development near Porter Square.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
People are sought to serve on the Planning Board, the authority granting special permits for the city and responsible for review of special permit requests, review and development of zoning proposals and the study of land use in the city.
Does Harvard Square need more pizza? After nearly a year of permitting process and a dozen public meetings, the Board of Zoning Appeal said that it did, granting approval for an &pizza and attached bakery and drink shop.
Will the combined &pizza and Milk Bar eatery get the four out of five votes it needs to open at the center of Harvard Square? We’re unlikely to find out Thursday, when the beleaguered project has asked a delay before returning to the Board of Zoning Appeal.
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.
The Planning Board consented Tuesday to allowing &pizza to return to Board of Zoning Appeal on Aug. 10, when the chain will try once again to get a fast food permit to occupy the former Tory Row and Crimson Corner spaces in the heart of Harvard Square.
The city has hastily scheduled hearings for &pizza’s “milk &pizza” concept in Harvard Square: Monday at 6 p.m. the Harvard Square Advisory Committee will meet, and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. the Planning Board will meet.
Hipster D.C. eatery &pizza is back for a third try at replacing Crimson Corner and Tory Row in Harvard Square, this time partnering with award-winning desert and savory bakery Milk Bar to broaden the menu.
First Republic will be taking over the former American Apparel space at 47 Brattle St., empty since the end of March after the controversial clothing company suffered bankruptcies and shuttered stores nationwide.