President, Board of Aldermen Ward 7, Somerville Alderman Katjana Ballantyne:Meeting Updates

There are many important upcoming meetings which I’d like to highlight in this email. Note “community meetings” (don’t appear on the city website), so I try to include those I believe are of interest to constituents based on their input. You’ll find many in this email, however not all.

For a full listing of all official “Aldermen meetings” which are typically held up at city hall, please check the city website for times and locations —



Neigborhood Meeting – 2 development projects meetings

a- 6pm

Project address: 395 Alewife Brook Pkwy. THIRD Meeting – to reveal update design. This proposed residential development is four story twenty-six (26) units.

b- 7pm

Project address: 1252 Broadway, located between Farragut Ave. and Garrison Ave, between dry cleaner & the bus stop

Currently 3 unit residential, and adding

When:     Tue. Jul 17, 6pm & 7pm

Location: VNA, 405 Alewife Brook Parkway, 4th floor community room

2- Community meeting on short-term rentals – commonly thought of as AirBNB

For more information, slides from the first meeting, Jun 14th, and survey request find details here

When:     Thu. Jul. 19, 6pm

Location: Argenziano School, 290 Washington St


Teele Sq. (empty lot) Boutique Hotel – The property owner Binoj Pradhan, Ward 7 & Teele Sq. resident filed application for the Boutique Hotel to the City of Somerville, following 2 community meetings held in Feburary and May of 2018. The proposed project will have ground floor hotel reception and cafe (open to public), 4 floors of rooms, then roof top restaurant also open to public. If you have questions, you may contact the property owner, Binoj Pradhan at this email address…


Proposed Zoning Overhaul details can be found…  This Committee of Land Use will continue to meet on this item, however most of the discussion has been shifted into the fall 2018.


Powderhouse Redevelopment Project Update – Construction starts this week!

Kaplan Construction will be posting “three-week construction lookaheads” shortly that will be updated regularly, which can be found on our website here:

Key contacts are as follows:

Site Superintendent: Paul Pavao (cell) 617-640-1229

Operations Manager: Bill Slaney (cell) 617-438-1217

President: Nate Peck (cell) 617-719-4960

6- Construction Liaison Position – managed by Jesse Moos

The summer and fall is peak construction season time. This means means some disruptions and street detours around the city. If you have questions or concerns contact Jesse at 617.625.6600 x 5419 or


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Kind regards,

Katjana Ballantyne

President, Board of Aldermen

Alderman Ward 7, Somerville


w: 617-440-4433

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