This petition will change zoning for single- and two-family homes without escalating housing costs or property values or destroying the city’s rich array of sustainable historic housing, adding units while preventing the tearing down of existing stock to build larger, more expensive housing.
City prepares to raze old oaks, only starting talks on an alternative despite council request in 2017
Three mature oak trees will be torn down Friday to make way for rebuilding the Tobin School and Vassal Lane Upper School, according to the City Manager’s Office, but a potential path to saving them is only now entering discussions despite the City Council requesting its study in 2017.
To prevent the climate crisis from hurting the place we all call home, Cambridge needs to take bold climate action now. The green new deal zoning petition is a targeted policy designed to help our city actually reduce emissions while promoting economic and racial equity.
Public meetings this week look at a school district vaccine mandate; condominium conversion law; landmarkings; and a number of long-simmering projects that could add residences in Harvard Square, Wellington-Harrington and Central Square and hotels in Kendall and Central squares.