Public meetings this week look at the future of public safety, a vision for Harvard Square, how Neighborhood Conservation Districts are created and run, and climate change-friendly buildings; check in with the DPW, city water utility and Eversource; and wade back into Middle East politics.
Join us in celebrating by making green roofs happen, especially in our neighborhoods where urban heat islands are most harmful to residents, and calling on developers to seize an opportunity to play a significant role in building the resilience we need to prepare for climate change.
Public meetings this week look at a digital equity timeline, outdoor dining and Alewife traffic congestion; the next fiscal year’s budget, department by department; Covid vaccinations for kids and an Eversource brochure backlash; and affordable apartments proposed for 2072 Massachusetts Ave.
The building proposed for 2072 Massachusetts Ave. is everything we’ve stated we want as a city: affordable, family-sized homes that are transit oriented, on a major retail corridor, beautifully designed and environmentally sustainable. It meets all our major goals, and should be applauded.
Given the questionable financial premise of the 2072 Massachusetts Ave. building proposal, the Board of Zoning Appeal should either deny the comprehensive permit application for the current design or request an evaluation of the project finances, as allowed under state rules.