ABC February 2017 Newsletter: Attend Our March Meeting to Hear from MAPC about Regional Housing

After years of decline, population in the Greater Boston region is growing and is expected to continue to grow for years to come. YIMBYs like A Better Cambridge believe that housing production is critical to provide affordable housing opportunities to families across the income spectrum, but just how much new housing is needed to make an impact?

Join ABC for our March general meeting as we hear from Tim Reardon, Data Services Director at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) who has been studying these questions for years. He'll present MAPC's housing projections for Cambridge to help us better understand the critical role that housing production plays as we seek to build a more diverse and sustainable city and region.

ABC March General Meeting

Tuesday, March 14th

6:30 P.M.

at the MIT Stata Center, Room 32-141

32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

 Everyone is welcome at ABC general meetings!


MIT announced its plans for the redevelopment of the Volpe Center site. The plans include 1,120 housing units along with office space and retail.
Cambridge Chronicle

After an increase in construction of multifamily housing in past years, the number of permits issued for 2016 fell sharply in cities and towns around Boston. This is a worrying sign for housing affordability in the region.
Boston Globe


There will be a public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of 55 Wheeler Street in Alewife which would include 20% below market rate housing on Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm. The meeting will take place at the Beth El Temple Center at 2 Concord Ave. in Belmont.

The City will be hosting two public forums to help shape the search for the next Police Commissioner. The forums will be held on:
Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., School Committee Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue.

The City will be hosting free document shredding at City Hall on Saturday, March 11th, 9:30-11:30 am.

There are multiple Envision Cambridge meetings in March and April. Information and dates are here.