Saturday, May 25, 2024

A rendering of the affordable housing proposed for 24 Webster Ave., Union Square in Somerville. (Image: Just A Start)

New affordable housing proposed

24 Webster Ave. Community Meeting, 6 p.m. Monday. Just A Start, a Cambridge nonprofit community development corporation, hosts a virtual meeting to discuss its affordable-housing proposal for 24 Webster Ave., Union Square. The proposed development would include approximately 45 one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments as well as about 3,000 square feet of commercial space. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Warming centers considered

City Council Public Health and Public Safety Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday. This committee run by councilor Charlotte Kelly discusses ongoing efforts to provide one or more warming centers for unhoused individuals next winter. Several locations are being considered for warming centers, which would be open overnight when the temperature is especially cold. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Building capacity for culture

Cultural Capacity Community Conversation, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Kicking off an arts and culture capacity planning process, city officials and “cultural ambassadors” meet with residents concerned about ensuring that the arts continue to thrive in Somerville. In addition to this meeting open to the entire community, conversations with specific interest groups (such as music, dance, literary and visual arts) and identity groups (such as Bipoc, immigrants, women and men) will continue throughout the month. These conversations are part of a larger Somerville Cultural Capacity Plan that seeks to engage the community to explore ways to strengthen and improve access to Somerville’s cultural assets. The meeting takes place in the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., on Central Hill.

Broadway building expansion

Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. Wednesday. The board considers whether to grant a continuance for a previously approved construction project at 483 Broadway. The building crosses into Medford; the owner plans to add a two-story addition to a Somerville section of the building in the Mid-Rise 4 zoning district – where a minimum of three stories is required. Watchable by videoconferencing.


More Broadway building projects

Planning Board, 6 p.m. Thursday. Two developers request revisions to previously approved proposals on Broadway. At 46 Broadway, CRG Graphics proposes to change the front of its building, which houses Taco Loco; and at 114-120 Broadway, Good Food Restaurant seeks an extension on its special permit to replace two one-story commercial buildings with a three- to five-story mixed-use building with 39 residential units, three commercial spaces and 31 parking spaces. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Street safety for seniors

Council on Aging, 11 a.m. Friday. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne joins the council to discuss road safety and parking availability issues as they relate to senior citizens and disabled residents. The meeting takes place in the Senior Center, 167 Holland St.