The City of Somerville is forming a 12-member Civic Advisory Committee to represent the public in the redevelopment of 90 Washington St., and all residents are encouraged to apply. The Committee will meet regularly starting in January 2023 to advise City staff and consultants in selecting one or more development partners for 90 Washington St. Committee members will include eight residents, two local business or non-profit representatives, and two City Councilors.
90 Washington St. is a 4-acre City-owned site in East Somerville envisioned as the home of a new Public Safety Building and a range of civic, commercial, and residential spaces. In December 2021, the City initiated a nine-month public engagement process to understand community priorities for the site. With these priorities established, the City will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in January 2023 to learn from experienced developers what types of buildings can feasibly be constructed, given the site’s constraints. The City will use this information to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in Spring 2023 and select one or more development partners in Fall 2023.
The 90 Washington St. Advisory Committee will represent and involve the public in every step of redevelopment. The Committee will review responses to the RFQ, review development proposals and technical material submitted through the RFP process, and advise City staff in selecting one or more development partners.
Applications are due Monday, November 14. To learn more and apply, go to somervillema.gov/90washington.
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