Public meetings this week look at bike lanes on Massachusetts Avenue; licensing for New Republik, a Barcelona Wine Bar and 286Broadway, a Housing Affordability petition, after-school program busing, an unarmed public safety program, Margaret Fuller House improvements and more.
Public meetings this week look at bike lane installation issues, a freeze on labs and offices around Alewife, a new universal playground at Danehy Park, a bunch of potential landmarking and property tear-downs, raising developer linkage fees, redesigning Cambridge Street and much more.
Healthpeak’s purchases near Alewife are reminiscent of when the Alexandria real estate investment trust bought up 15 acres in East Cambridge and the East Cambridge Planning Team negotiated for community benefits. This time, let’s start talks with half of built square footage being housing units.
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.