Meeting Updates by Somerville Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne

Good afternoon,

There are many important upcoming meetings which I’d like to highlight in this email. Note “community meetings” (don’t appear on the city website), so I try to include those I believe are of interest to constituents based on their input. You’ll find many in this email, however not all.
For a full listing of all official “Aldermen meetings” which are typically held up at city hall, please check the city website for times and locations –http://www.somervillema.gov/

1- Land Use — Committee of the Whole; ongoing discussion regarding Union Sq rezoning. Click link for the agenda http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/calendar.aspx
When: Wed. Apr. 12, 6:00pm

Location: Somerville City Hall, Aldermanic Chambers

2- Planning Board written commentary open until April 20th – opportunity to lend share your views about Affordable Housing – should Developer Federal Realty Group be granted a waiver to built 20% affordable housing units, and instead build 12.5% on their next housing project of 500 units. Send your emails to Planning@SomervilleMA.gov
When: Deadline April 20th

3- Housing & Community Development Committee – agenda will be posted here…http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Note one of the discussion topics is regarding Tufts University work in Medford to convert wood frame house which operate as offices to undergraduate residential housing.
When: Mon. Apr. 24, 6:00pm

Location: Aldermen’s Committee Room, Somerville City Hall

4- Open Space, Environment & Energy Committee Meeting – discussion, agenda to be posted

here… http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx
When: Mon., May 1, 6:00pm

Location: Aldermen’s Committee Room, Somerville City Hall

5- Infrastructure work Powderhouse Blvd this summer in to fall – meeting to be informed re: relining sewer main, potential streetscapes, bike lanes, cross walk at West Somerville Neighborhood School, street repaving etc… – This meeting will be lead by the Director of Traffic & Infrastructure, City Engineer to discuss upcoming work and plans for Powderhouse Blvd.
When: Mon., May 15, 6:00pm

Location: West Somerville Neighborhood School, cafeteria

6- Powderhouse Redevelopment abatement, demolition and construction update.
The developer MarKa has chosen Essex Builders to manage and construct the project. Project Superintendent is Stephen Rostanzo. His email is SRostanzo@essexbuilderscorp.com, cell is 781-603-5856. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact him directly.
It looks like the Powderhouse construction 3-week look ahead can be found at:

http://essexbuilderscorp.com/powder-house/
Kind regards,
Katjana Ballantyne 

Alderman Ward 7, Somerville

Vice President, Board of Aldermen
e: Katjana@Katjana.org

m: 617-440-4433
Committees:

-Chair: Open Space, Environment & Energy

-Finance

-Housing & Community Development

-Legislative Matters

-Youth Services

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