Help Guide the Future of the Armory Building: Join the Next Public Meeting July 24 or August 1

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville invite you to a public meeting to help guide the future of the historic Armory building.

The City of Somerville acquired the Armory building in 2020 to preserve it as an arts space. In 2022, the City initiated a master planning process to guide the building’s transition into a public arts center. As the next step in that process, the Somerville Arts Council and the City’s consultant, Create Today, are hosting three public meetings to present potential programmatic and business models for the new arts center to the community for feedback. Each meeting will cover the same content.

Two meetings will be in person at the Armory Cafe at 191 Highland Ave. and one will be virtual on Zoom. The in-person meetings will take place Monday, July 24, from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Each in-person meeting is limited to 40 attendees. The virtual meeting will take place Tuesday, August 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. To join online, find the Zoom link at To join by phone, call +1 309-205-3325 Meeting ID: 884 5967 3920.

The Armory Master Plan is expected to be finalized later this year, at which point the City will move to implementation. To learn more, go to

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