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Coming Events

Following are tables containing links to a selection of coming public events that relate to transportation, development, land use, environment, and public health in the Somerville region. Following the tables are an explanation of headings and links to source pages.

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Selected Coming Events, Week of July 6 - July 12, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Economic Development
Trends in Somerville

Tues. July 7, 6:30 PM
Argenziano School
290 Washington St.
Somerville MA

High
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development
Community Corridor Planning
Meeting (Route 16 T-Stop)

Wed. July 8, 6 PM
Clarendon Hill Apts.
Powderhouse and North St.
Medford MA

High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Route 16
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.
Union Square Transportation
Community Meeting

Wed. July 8, 6:30 PM
Argenziano School
290 Washington St.
Somerville MA

High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.
Somerville BOA Committee
on Public Health and Public
Safety

Wed. July 8, 6:30 PM
2nd Floor Comm. Room
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA
(Agenda)

Routine
  • Health issues along I-93 and McGrath from VOCs.
  • Health issues along diesel commuter rail lines from VOCs.


Selected Coming Events, July 13 - July 19, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Community Corridor
Planning Meeting
(Ball Square T-Stop)

Tues. July 14, 6 PM
Nathan Tufts Field House
Powderhouse Square
Medford MA

High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Ball Square
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.
MAPC Data Day
Conference

Wed. July 15 8:30 AM
Northeastern University

High
  • Data sources for public health effects of VOCs in I-93 and McGrath corridors.
  • Data sources for economic development along Green Line.
  • Data sources for transportation impact equity.
EPA New England
Mystic River Steering
Committee Meeting
Wed. July 15, 9:30 AM
Location TBD
Routine
  • Mystic River environmental status
  • Status of Combined Sewer Overflow mitigation
Community Corridor Planning Meeting
(Lowell St. T-Stop)
Thurs. July 16, 6 PM
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA
High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Lowell Street
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.


Selected Coming Events, July 20 - July 26, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Assembly Square
Public Advisory
Committee Meeting
Mon. July 20, 6:00 PM
Federal Realty
5 Middlesex Ave., Suite 401 Somerville MA
High
  • Urban design and site plan for 10 M s.f. Long Term Vision for Assembly Square
  • Implications for transit-oriented mixed use development.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Trends in Somerville

Tues. July 21, 6:30 PM
Capuano Early Childhood Center Cafeteria
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA

High
  • Orange Line T-Stop at Assembly Square
  • Green Line Extension to Union Square
Somerville Bicycle Committee

Tues. July 21, 7:00 PM
Basement Floor Conf. Room
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA

Routine
  • Bicycle path past the IKEA in Assembly Square.
  • Extending the Community Path from Cedar Street toward Boston along the railroad right-of-way.
Design Review Committee Meeting Thurs. July 23, 6:30 PM
3rd Floor Conf. Room
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA

Routine
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development
Community Corridor Planning Meeting (Union Square T-Stop) Sat. July 25, 10 AM
Boys and Girls Club
181 Washington St.
Somerville MA
High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.


Selected Coming Events, July 26 - August 2, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Community Corridor
Planning Meeting
(Innerbelt/Brickbottom,
Union Square T-Stop)
Wed. July 29, 6 PM
Holiday Inn, 30 Washington St.
Somerville MA
High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square
  • Implications for economic development at Brickbottom
  • Implications for environmental improvement.


Selected Coming Events, August 3 - August 9, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Transportation and Infrastructure
Trends in Somerville

Tues. Aug. 4, 6:30 PM
Tufts Admin. Building (TAB)
167 Holland Street Street
Somerville MA

High
  • Orange Line T-Stop at Assembly Square
  • Green Line Extension to Union Square
Community Corridor
Planning Meeting
(Gilman Square,
Union Square T-Stop)
Wed. Aug. 5, 6 PM
Pearl Street Park Community Room
238 Pearl St.
Somerville MA
High
  • Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square
  • Implications for economic development at Brickbottom
  • Implications for environmental improvement.
Zoning Board of
Appeals Meeting


Wed. Aug. 5 , 6:00 PM
Aldermanic Chamber
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA
Routine
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development

Planning Board Meeting

Thurs. Aug. 6, 6:00 PM
Aldermanic Chamber
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA
Routine
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development


Selected Coming Events, August 23 - August 29, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Housing Trends in Somerville Tue. Aug. 25, 6:30 PM
Tufts Admin. Building (TAB)
167 Holland Street Street
Somerville MA
High
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Health issues along I-93 and McGrath from VOCs.
  • Health issues along diesel commuter rail lines from VOCs.


Selected Coming Events, Sep. 14 - Sep. 20, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Land Use Trends in Somerville

Mon. Sep. 14, 6:30 PM
Capuano Early Childhood Center Cafeteria
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA

High
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development


Selected Coming Events, Sep. 21 - Sep. 27, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Housing Trends in Somerville Tue. Sep. 22, 6:30 PM
Capuano Early Childhood Center Cafeteria
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA
High
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Health issues along I-93 and McGrath from VOCs.
  • Health issues along diesel commuter rail lines from VOCs.


Selected Coming Events, Sep. 28 - Oct. 4, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Information
Imp? Monitor
Land Use Trends in Somerville Mon. Sep. 28, 6:30 PM
Tufts Admin. Building (TAB)
167 Holland Street Street
Somerville MA
High
  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development

 


Explanation of Headings

The table headings have the following functions:

Source Pages

Following is a list of sources for this information:

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