ABC May Newsletter: The Green Line Extension Moves Forward, But Uncertainty Remains

The state announces plans to move forward on a pared down Green Line extension, though the fate of the project is still in flux. See below for more information on the project.

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

The state approved a scaled back version of the Green Line extension. There are still significant hurdles for the project, but this is welcome news for a crucial investment for the future of the community.
Cambridge Chronicle

To help move the Green Line extension forward Somerville and Cambridge pledged a total of $75 million in local funds toward the project.
Cambridge Chronicle

There are signs that new housing coming on the market in the region is causing rent increases to slow, though the market still remains one of the most expensive in the country.
Boston Globe

The second survey for Envision Cambridge is now open. You can participate in the survey here:
Envision Cambridge

The 3rd Participatory Budgeting process kicks off this month. You can find information about volunteering and a timeline for the project here:
City of Cambridge Participatory Budgeting


UPCOMING EVENTS

City of Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity and the City of Cambridge are hosting an event titled, Cambridge: Who We Are and How We Got Here on Thursday, May 26th from 6:30-9 at Cambridge College, Room 152, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue. The presentation will examine the diversity of the City, including when and how different groups of residents came to Cambridge, how the City’s demographics have evolved over time, and some of the conditions that have fostered changes in the community.
Citizens Committee on Civic Unity

The City Council Housing Committee will hold the second of two sessions on the recently completed inclusionary zoning study on May 31st at 6 pm in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall.

The annual Cambridge Arts River Festival will be held on June 4th from 11:00 to 6:00 on the East Cambridge waterfront.
City of Cambridge

The 9th annual Fresh Pond Day will take place on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 – 3:00 at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway.
Fresh Pond Day


LINKS OF INTEREST

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the last U.S. Census, Cambridge's 2010 population was 105,162 people. By 2014, the Census estimated the population at 109,694 people. That is a growth of 4% over four years. At this rate of growth, Cambridge's population could reach 128,326 by the year 2030.

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