Winter Hill Community Meeting on Vacant Star Market Site: Tuesday, December 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Healey School

Join the City’s Economic Development team and Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan for a community meeting on Tuesday, December 17, to discuss the vacant site of the former Star Market on Broadway. The meeting, which will be an open house-style event, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Healey School cafeteria, 5 Meacham St. Community members can drop in at any time to chat with city staff, talk to neighbors, and learn more about what an urban renewal plan could mean for the site.

The Star Market site on Broadway has been vacant since 2007. In June 2019, the City held a community meeting to explore whether residents would be interested in the City taking aggressive action on the site, including the use of eminent domain. Notes and feedback from that meeting are available at As a result, the City is seeking additional feedback on two key questions:

1. Is an urban renewal plan the right path forward for this site?
2. If so, what should the plan look like?

Feedback will be accepted during the open house, but can also be submitted on the SomerVoice website at

For more information, visit the SomerVoice website or contact Lauren Drago at

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

One thought on “Winter Hill Community Meeting on Vacant Star Market Site: Tuesday, December 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Healey School”

  1. Does anybody know what the owner would like to do with this property? It would seem like that is the first step before thinking of anything else. I would not like to use eminent domain for this. I would like to see a statement from the owner or owners before considering any move on this. Seems to me that is the proper way to get this started. If that is already done I am not aware of it.

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