Posts tagged "zoning"

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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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  • The redevelopment of New Street was where I began my political journey several years ago, organizing a neighborhood response to a 93-unit development proposed to replace the former JC Adams Windows warehouse (pictured below). This is what the north side of New St. looked like in late 2014: A lot has changed and much has […]
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  • The City Council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, November 13th at 5:30pm. The agenda is posted on the Open Meeting Portal. There are few weighty policy orders, given that this meeting (possibly November’s only regular meeting) comes on the heels of the municipal elections and the Veterans Day long weekend, which moved up the […]
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