ABC July 2016 Newsletter: Updated and Open Houses on Cambridge Developments

With summer in full swing there are numerous meetings and updates regarding a variety of important projects in Cambridge.


The Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust shared inclusionary housing recommendations with the City Council based on an Inclusionary Housing Study recommending an increase in the percentage of units set aside for subsidized housing in new developments. Changes to the requirement are likely by the end of the year.
Cambridge Chronicle

Developer DivcoWest is preparing to begin construction on retail and commercial buildings in North Point.
Boston Globe

The Boston Globe released an editorial on two reforms for the MBTA to save money.
Boston Globe


On Tuesday, July 19th from 3-5 pm at City Hall, the Public Safety Committee and Housing Committee will conduct a joint public hearing on the operation of short-term rental units through programs such as Airbnb.
City of Cambridge

An open house and community discussion on infill development in the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Area on Tuesday, July 19th from 5-8 pm at the Marriott Hotel, 50 Broadway.

 Envision Cambridge is holding an Alewife Visioning Workshop Thursday, July 21st from 630-830 pm at the Tobin School Cafeteria, 197 Vassal Lane.

A public presentation on the redevelopment of the Foundry Building will take place on Thursday, July 21st from 630 to 830 pm at City Hall.
Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

There will be an open house to discuss updates and designs for the Mass + Main project in Central Square on Tuesday, July 26th from 6-8 pm at 435 Mass Ave.

 The 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival will take place Sunday, July 31st from 12-6 pm at Danehy Park, 99 Sherman Street.
Cambridge Jazz Festival



The average apartment in Greater Boston rented for $2,046 a month in the three months ending June 30, according to real estate data firm Reis Inc., a sum that trails only New York and San Francisco nationally.