Wednesday, June 12, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City of Somerville website.


Improvements will be discussed Wednesday for the Davis Square red line T station, seen here March 30. (Photo: Marc Levy)

First look at new apartment block

Somerville Avenue neighborhood meetings, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday. Owner and developer Mai Luo is inviting the public to two virtual neighborhood meetings to introduce conceptual designs for new apartment buildings at 619 and 635 Somerville Ave., where there’s now site one three-story apartment building, one two-story residential building and two auto repair shops. The projects are adjacent, but Somerville zoning rules require two meetings. The meeting for 619 Somerville Ave. starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting for 635 Somerville Ave. starts at 7:15 p.m. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Multimodal transportation’s future

Sustainability Speakers Series, 7 p.m. Monday. SustainaVille, a program to reduce the city’s contribution to climate change, is partnering with the Somerville Public Library to present a fall speaker series showcasing perspectives on building equitable, sustainable and resilient communities. This month’s presentation features Jarred Johnson, executive director of TransitMatters, who will discuss multimodal transportation and the future of public transit. The session is at the Somerville Public Library West Branch, 40 College Ave., near Davis Square. Registration is required and space is limited.

Preparing for climate change

Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change, 7 p.m. Tuesday. The commission formally welcomes climate change program manager Emily Sullivan and discuss the process of updating Somerville Climate Forward, the city’s comprehensive climate action plan. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

What’s next for 90 Washington St.

Somerville Redevelopment Authority, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The committee discusses a temporary-use plan and development selection process for 90 Washington St., a 4-acre city-owned parcel on which the city plans to put up a public safety building with additional uses. Watchable by video conferencing.

Davis Red Line station accessibility

MBTA Virtual Public Meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday. The MBTA and its Davis station project team hosts a virtual public meeting to discuss accessibility improvements now in design. The project includes new and replaced elevators, improved wayfinding, lighting upgrades and full station accessibility from both entrances. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

What’s next for 90 Union Square

Public Utilities and Public Works Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by city councilor Jesse Clingan discusses plans for the disposition of the city-owned property at 90 Union Square and the possible relocation of its current occupants, the Somerville Media Center and Massachusetts Alliance for Portuguese Speakers. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Housing security and health

Board of Health, 6 p.m. Thursday. The board hears an update from Ellen Shachter, the city’s housing stability director, regarding housing security after the end of the Covid pandemic eviction moratorium. Watchable by video conferencing.

Zoning for creative workspace

Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This committee run by city councilor Ben Ewen-Campen hears an update from the director of planning and zoning regarding a proposed zoning amendment to define “arts and creative workspace” as a distinct zoning use. Watchable by video conferencing.