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  • This is the second in a two-part post (read the first post). Here are my questions and suggestions for changes to the 100% Affordable Housing Overlay zoning: 1. It’s a market-based approach — the density multiples are calculated on today’s market values and construction costs. What happens when prices increase? Will we need even greater […]
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  • When the debate over ending rent control dominated city politics in the early 1990s I had just moved to Cambridge from Manhattan, so I was not involved in that fever-pitched battle. Now, some twenty-five years later another housing debate is roiling local politics, and as vice mayor my email inbox is overflowing with messages from […]
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  • Over the past two months the Housing Committee has held six public hearings on a proposal to create a new set of zoning regulations intended to spur the creation of more permanently affordable housing citywide. Such developments, whether new construction or the redevelopment of existing buildings, would be allowed to be significantly larger than what […]
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  • In lieu of a regular meeting the City Council will hold a Roundtable discussion on Mon., Oct. 22 from 5:30-7:30pm to hear an update on the Envision Cambridge citywide planning process. The meeting will be televised and live-streamed on the Open Meeting Portal, but there will not be any public comment period and no votes […]
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Jan Devereux
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