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Help Create Community Benefits Standards

Union Square, East Somerville, and the Inner Belt Neighborhoods are the next frontier for new development.
What kind of development will we see in the future?High-rises? Biotech labs? Community centers? Parks? Affordable housing? Sports facilities? Spaces for public art?
The Union Sq community just won a Community Benefits Agreement – a groundbreaking agreement that will add $4 million to achieve the goals set by the community. Now it’s time to hear your voice – help determine the terms and goals for development beyond Union Square!
Join us for one or both Community Planning Sessions to set the Community Development Standards:Saturday, Nov 2 10am-1pm at the City Club, 20 Innerbelt RdSaturday, Nov 16 10am-1pm at the City Club, 20 Innerbelt Rd
Interpretation, childcare, and snacks will be provided.

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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