Monday, May 20, 2024

A proposed Porter Square lab building in a developer rendering. (Image: SGL Development)

Studying Broadway and Route 16

City Council Traffic and Parking Committee, 6 p.m. Monday. The committee meets with the director of mobility to discuss a proposed traffic study of the intersection of Broadway and Route 16, also known as Alewife Brook Parkway. Watchable by videoconferencing.

Helping the unhoused

City Council Public Health and Public Safety Committee, 6 p.m. Monday. The committee considers several proposals to improve services for homeless people in Somerville, including providing shelter options during the winter, monitoring police responses to the unhoused and using federal Covid relief money to address chronic homelessness. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Labs in Porter Square

Neighborhood Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. SGL Development, along with its architects and legal counsel, speak with community members in the second of two required neighborhood meetings regarding a four-story lab and office building proposal for 32-44 White St., across from the Porter Square Shopping Center. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


New public safety building

Somerville Redevelopment Authority, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The committee hears an update on 90 Washington St., the proposed site of a new public safety building and additional mixed-use development. Watchable by videoconferencing.

Housing as a human right

Human Rights Commission, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The commission discusses “Housing as a Human Right” with Ellen Shachter, director of the Somerville Office of Housing Stability, and other housing justice advocates. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Council reconvenes

City Council, 7 p.m. Thursday. The council meets at 93 Highland Ave., Winter Hill, Somerville; televised and watchable by videoconferencing, and posted online after the meeting. The agenda was not yet posted as of press time.