Sunday, June 16, 2024

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


A rendering of a proposed apartment building for 394 McGrath Highway in Somerville’s Prospect Hill. (Image: Khalsa)

An ounce of (drug) prevention

Overdose Prevention Training, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Somerville Prevention Services provides a virtual training for community members on how to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid-related overdose, including Narcan administration. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Spring Hill teardown proposed

Historic Preservation Commission, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The commission considers a request from owner Samuel Perlman and developer Niranjan Gawli for permission to demolish a two-family mixed-use building at 58-60 Beacon St., Spring Hill. Built in 1850, the building houses a health research center as well as residential units. The applicants have not yet announced their plans for the property after demolition. Watchable by videoconferencing.

Celebrate Brazil on Wednesday

Brazilian Flag Raising, noon Wednesday. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, the Brazilian Women’s Group and Somerviva host Somerville’s first official flag-raising to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. The Brazilian Anthem will be performed by soprano Natália Hubner. The event takes place at City Hall Concourse, 93 Highland Ave. Rain date is Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.

Two proposals would add height

Planning Board, 6 p.m. Thursday. The board considers two development proposals: a lab building and plaza to replace a one-story auto repair shop at 45 Mystic Ave. in the Assembly Square Mixed-Use District; and a major amendment to a proposal that was approved last October for a four-story apartment building to replace a one-story commercial building at 394 McGrath Highway, Prospect Hill. Watchable by videoconferencing.

MBTA site change; green roofs

Land Use Committee and Planning Board joint hearing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The two committees hear public comment on a proposal to change the zoning at 200 Inner Belt Road, East Somerville, which has been used since 2014 as a temporary manufacturing facility to service construction of the green line extension for the MBTA. The owners of the site seek a change to High-Rise zoning from Commercial Industry. The boards also hear a request from David Einis, owner of 0 White St. Place and 14 White St. Place in Porter Square, to change the zoning of his properties to Urban Residence to allow for a new housing development on the sites. In addition, city councilors Ben Ewen-Campen and Jake Wilson discuss their proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance that would require planted roofs on certain new or renovated buildings. Also known as green roofs, these vegetative layers help with stormwater management, reduce pollution and save energy. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.