Sunday, June 16, 2024

Department of Public Works chief Owen O’Riordan in 2016, with Kathy Watkins, now city engineer. (Photo: Ceilidh Yurenka)

Acting city manager contract 

City Council special meeting, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Councillors delay their summer break to approve a contract with Department of Public Works head Owen O’Riordan to serve as acting city manager between the terms of Louis A. DePasquale (retiring today) and city manager-elect Yi-an Huang. The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Remaking 116 Norfolk housing

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The reconfiguration of the Cambridge Housing Authority’s 116 Norfolk St., The Port, into 62 studio apartments from its current 37 single-room-occupancy units gets review under Affordable Housing Overlay zoning. (We wrote about the proposal in April 2021, and the complications that preceded it of group living for formerly unhoused people.) There’s also a plan to build a two-family home at 286 Broadway, also in The Port, where until recently there had been The Lucky Jungle plant nursery and arts space and 286broadway community-focused store for art and more. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.