Somerville Residents Up In Arms Against BOA Plans



SOMERVILLE WANTS TO DEVALUE YOUR PROPERTY

 

IMMEDIATE ACTION IS NECESSARY

 

On July 13, 2017, Alderman Robert McWatters and Alderman Mark Niedergang, proposed an amendment to the Somerville (Zoning Map) Ordinance to downzone 84 parcels presently in the RB Zoning District to the RA Zoning District.

The parcels listed below located on Porter Street, Parker Place, Williams Court, Summer Street, Evergreen Square, Carver Street, Gould Avenue, Peterson Terrace, Gussie Terrace and Arnold Avenue are presently in a RB zoning district, which allows, subject to dimensional controls up to three (3) residential units on a lot. The proposal put forth would DOWNZONE your property to a RA zoning district which would only allow two (2) family dwellings on a lot.

If this ordinance is passed by the Board of Alderman it will dramatically affect the value of your property.

 

84 Properties to be DOWNZONED:

8 Porter St 47 Porter St 2 Evergreen Sq

9 Porter St 48 Porter St 3 Evergreen Sq

10 Porter St 49 Porter St 4 Evergreen Sq

11 Porter St 50 Porter St 6 Evergreen Sq

12 Porter St 51 Porter St 7 Evergreen Sq

14 Porter St 52 Porter St 8 Evergreen Sq

15 Porter St 56 Porter St 10 Evergreen Sq

16 Porter St 64 Porter St 12 Evergreen Sq

17 Porter St 66 Porter St 14 Evergreen Sq

18 Porter St 70 Porter St 16 Evergreen Sq

19 Porter St 5 Parker Pl 1 Carver St

22 Porter St 8 Parker Pl 2 Carver St

23 Porter St 9 Parker Pl 4 Carver St

27 Porter St 12 Parker Pl 7 Carver St  

31 Porter St 1 Williams Ct 8 Carver St  

33 Porter St 2 Williams Ct 9 Carver St                                      

35 Porter St 5 Williams Ct 10 Carver St    

36 Porter St 6 Williams Ct 7 Gould Ave

37 Porter St 7 Williams Ct 9 Gould Ave

38 Porter St 8 Williams Ct 13 Peterson Terr

39 Porter St 11 Williams Ct 14 Peterson Terr

40 Porter St 12 Williams Ct 0 Gussie Terr

41 Porter St 224 Summer St 10 Gussie Terr

43 Porter St 226 Summer St 5 Arnold Ave

44 Porter St 227 Summer St 9 Arnold Ave

45 Porter St 229 Summer St

46 Porter St 232 Summer St

                                                     234 Summer St

 

Contact the Board of Alderman and express your concerns!

 

Alderman At Large: John Connolly​​617-625-0781​aldermanconnoly@gmail.com

Alderman At Large: Mary Jo Rossetti​​617-623-0092​mjrossetti@somervillema.gov

Alderman At Large: Dennis Sullivan​​617-628-1857​aldermansullivan@aol.com

Alderman At Large: William White​​617-625-9110​william.a.white@verizon.net

Ward 1 Alderman: Matthew McLaughlin​617-999-0924​mattforward1@gmail.com

Ward 2 Alderman: Maryann Heuston​​617-492-5331​mheuston@hotmail.com

Ward 3 Alderman: Robert McWatters​617-623-7053​rmcwatters@somervillema.gov

Ward 4 Alderman: Tony Lafuente​​857-523-1472​aldermanlafuente@gmail.com

Ward 5 Alderman: Mark Niedergang​​617-629-8033​mniedergang@somervillema.gov

Ward 6 Alderman: Lance Davis​​857-261-1909​lancedavisward6@gmail.com

Ward 7 Alderman: Katjana Ballantyne​​617-440-4433​katjana@katjana.org

 

 

PLEASE COME TO THE LAND USE COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 AT 6PM

ALDERMANIC CHAMBERS, 2nd FLOOR, 93 HIGHLAND AVENUE, SOMERVILLE CITY HALL

                            

 

Protect your assets, do not let the Somerville Board of Alderman devalue your property.