ABC June Newsletter: Zoning Reform Passes the State Senate But There is Still Work to Do

Happy 4th of July from A Better Cambridge. Though the City Council is taking a break until August there are Envision Cambridge meetings coming up as well as an ABC social event.


The state Senate passed a much needed zoning reform bill that would make some important changes to encourage more housing throughout the region. The prospects for the bill in the House are unclear.
Boston Globe: Disco-era Zoning Rules Need a Fix, and State Senate Has a Solution

Market Urbanism

The group A Better City released a report on the state of Greater Boston’s infrastructure. The report outlines the challenges the region faces with population expected to increase to 4.5 million by 2030.
A Better City

Boston Globe

In case you missed it, ABC Chairman Jesse Kanson-Benanav spoke with the Globe about ABC and the broader YIMBY movement.
Boston Globe


ABC is hosting an informal social at The Field on Thursday, July 7th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come grab a beverage and have some conversation!

There are multiple upcoming Envision Cambridge events:

Panel Discussion: Changes and Opportunities Facing Cambridge Thursday, June 30th from 6-8 pm at the Main Public Library.

Engagement and Communication Working Group Tuesday, July 12th from 530-730 pm at the City Hall Annex.

Alewife Visioning Workshop Thursday, July 21st from 630-830 pm at the Tobin School Cafeteria.




Only 22 buildings in Somerville are legal under current zoning.

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