At a contentious four-hour hearing, the Board of Zoning Appeal refused to approve the height of 2072 Massachusetts Ave., a North Cambridge affordable housing project, arguing that its nine stories on the avenue was too tall and trying to get the developers to bring the building down to six.
A nine-story building with all affordable apartments – 49 in all, of which 71 percent are for families – arrives Thursday before the Board of Zoning Appeal with a positive recommendation from planning officials, but some riled-up neighbors and serious concerns from one city councillor.
Public meetings this week look at keeping eviction moratoriums in place even if the state lets its own expire, how to respond to crises without police, changes to the city’s marijuana retail laws, holding coronavirus-era classes in city parks, a Buckingham, Browne & Nichols expansion and more.
Public meetings this week look again at the city manager’s contract, as well as whether Cambridge should stick with the city manager form of government at all. There’s also delayed talk on a Jerry’s Pond cleanup and closing Harvard Square to cars, and on a $250 million school project.
Public meetings this week look at arts funding, a short-term extension of the city manager’s contract, an Affordable Housing Overlay Zoning Petition; a call to skip MCAS standardized testing this academic year; truck traffic, and safer streets in Harvard Square; and much more.