Proposed “missing middle” zoning that might bring more multifamily housing to the city will stay with a torn Planning Board for more discussion – yet the fallback would have meant sending the proposal onward with notes on its complexity rather than the usual recommendation or rejection.
‘Missing middle’ zoning asks up to three stories (but don’t expect classic triple-decker in the mix)
A zoning petition looks to create “missing middle” housing including “up to three stories of multifamily housing such as townhouses and three-deckers,” but that does not mean the city can look forward to seeing more of the classic “triple-deckers” that make up much of the local housing stock.
Draper, a Kendall Square engineering innovation company, teamed up with the Cambridge Fire Department for an annual Toys for Tots drive, continuing a 15-year tradition.
Public meetings this week look at $267 million in spending – starting with $237 million for the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools – and when the city will wrap up its look at digital equity and begin work on municipal broadband. “Nonprofit row” and the Foundry projects take shape too.
Public meetings this week look at testing free access to bus rides on one of Cambridge’s busiest routes, reviewing education budget priorities, amending a special permit to add affordable housing at East Cambridge’s former courthouse, adding restaurants around the city and much more.