Union Square Zoning to Somerville Board of Aldermen


May 15, 2017 

 Somerville Board of Aldermen

C/O John Long, City Clerk

City of Somerville

93 Highland Avenue

Somerville, MA 02143 


To the Honorable Board of Aldermen:  


Following review by board members and staff, our organizations would like to share the following points regarding pending matters related to the development of Union Square:


• We support the Community Benefits Ordinance and urge its adoption to advance responsible Union Square development and community benefits. 

• We find the Covenant as written to be a sufficient indication of Union Square Station Associates’ commitment to a suitable role for the Union Square Neighborhood Council.

• We urge the Board of Aldermen to exercise its due diligence in May and adopt the Union Square zoning by May 31, 2017.



Lindsay Neu, Chair, Union Square Main Streets 

Courtney O’Keefe, Executive Director, Somerville Local First 

Stephen V. Mackey, President/CEO, Somerville Chamber of Commerce

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