Tag Archives: community benefits

Union Square zoning ordinance nearing finalization


(Link to the original Somerville Times article here.)

by: Jordan Deschenes

May 31, 2017


The Board of Aldermen discussed the current amended draft of the Union Square Zoning Ordinance last Thursday at the request of Mayor Curtatone. The draft was eventually referred to the Land Use Committee for recommendation. During the meeting, aldermen reviewed comments inserted by members of the Planning and Zoning department at-length.

“This draft should reflect the things we’ve discussed so far … but I would include the caveat that there are going to be more changes,” said Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis, who is the Chairperson of the Land Use Committee.

“We’re not approving it, we’re amending the proposed amendment for those pages, but we will still need to be very careful as we reference it and look at both versions of this to make sure that, at the end of the day, we’re clear on what has and has not changed.” Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Journalism, My Reporting, News, The Somerville Times

Legislative Matters committee reviews ordinance draft


(Link to original Somerville Times article here.)

by: Jordan Deschenes

May 10, 2017


At its meeting last Thursday, the Legislative Matters Committee further discussed the proposed Community Benefits Ordinance, calling for a “meeting of the whole” to include input from all the city’s aldermen. The Committee finished reviewing its current draft version of the ordinance, but still have yet to discuss suggested alterations in a community draft.

“The draft is before us, but it is not etched in stone,” said committee chair Mary Jo Rossetti at the start of the discussion.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 2017, Journalism, My Reporting, News, The Somerville Times