Spring is here and with that comes the welcome return of street cleaning and the final melting of snow. Below please find the April ABC Newsletter.
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The Ordinance Committee of the City Council moved the Normandy/Twining zoning petition for the proposed Mass + Main development to the full City Council with a favorable recommendation. The proposal is still before the Planning Board which will hold a second hearing on Tuesday, April 28th.
The Boston Foundation released its annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card. The report analyzes the current state of the housing market and how to address the affordability crisis facing the region.
Cambridge is seeking membership applications for the Transit Advisory Committee. The committee is devoted to advancing policies that strengthen public transportation. Applications are due by Friday, May 1st.
The results of the participatory budgeting initiative were announced. The projects that were approved include a public toilet for Central Square and 100 new trees for the city.
The next A Better Cambridge general meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 7 pm. Location TBD.
On Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30 pm. the Ordinance Committee will discuss the C2 portion of the K2C2 study. This study contains important recommendations for zoning around Central Square and it is encouraging that the Council is finally taking up this matter.
The annual Cambridge Science Festival kicks off on Friday, April 17th. The festival lasts until the 26th.
The group Transportation for Massachusetts is hosting a statewide transportation summit on Friday, May 1st.
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According to the United States Census Bureau Cambridge has issued building permits for 40 housing units through the first two months of 2015 compared to 1,071 for Boston.