affordable housing

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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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  • The Cambridge City Council will meet on Monday, March 19, at 5:30pm. The agenda is posted online. Spring starts the next day, but Old Man Winter isn’t quite finished toying with us. Stay up to date with storm notices on the Snow Center webpage. City Manager’s Agenda #1 Fresh Pond Ranger Jean Reappointment: Jean Rogers has […]
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