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George_Apley

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Also has a ground floor retail stall. It's a very similar project to two others that have gone up on that stretch of Somerville Ave - to Stick's point.
 

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Thanks to those of you who have been contributing to this. I've been walking and biking more in the past few months than I have in the past several years that I've lived here. I'm seeing a lot of these projects, but I really need to step it up with the contributions.
 

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For sure. I never take pics either when I'm walking Somerville. There's a metric buttload of small-lot projects that have finished in the last year, are ongoing, or are just getting started.
 

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PQA knows how to translate client into something that will pass a design review. Khalsa usually gets a long list of revision requests.
 

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Pioneers...this side of Somerville doesn’t see much development. I guess it’s pretty close to a future green line stop.
 

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Pioneers...this side of Somerville doesn’t see much development. I guess it’s pretty close to a future green line stop.
In addition to the new public safety station replacing the Cobble Hill shopping plaza, there are at least three Lego-esque buildings like this proposed or under construction a within this area.

75 Washington (under construction)
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105 Washington (the project shown in photos above)
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121 Washington
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Presumably 103 isn't going to start till 105 is done, since they are owned by the same people now and the 103 lot is being used as staging for 105. 105 got a new crew after the pandemic shutdown that is moving a LOT faster.

But yes, pioneers of a sort - I expected the development that was marching east out of Union to get stalled at the mcgrath/washington intersection for a while but instead it just skipped right over it and is marching up Washington toward Sullivan.
 

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"The City released a draft Winter Hill Urban Renewal Plan today, following a year of public meetings, online engagement, and community conversations about the future of the vacant Star Market site. The Plan proposes that the Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) take a 2.8-acre area that includes the Star Market, Walgreens, and two buildings at the corner of Temple St and Broadway for the purpose of creating more green open space, affordable housing, and a mixed-use development. Community members are welcome to submit feedback on the draft to the SRA, who will vote on the approval of the plan no earlier than September"

 

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"The City released a draft Winter Hill Urban Renewal Plan today, following a year of public meetings, online engagement, and community conversations about the future of the vacant Star Market site. The Plan proposes that the Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) take a 2.8-acre area that includes the Star Market, Walgreens, and two buildings at the corner of Temple St and Broadway for the purpose of creating more green open space, affordable housing, and a mixed-use development. Community members are welcome to submit feedback on the draft to the SRA, who will vote on the approval of the plan no earlier than September"

For the TLDR version, jump to page 76:
Long-Term Tasks (7-10 Years): Possible construction completion.
 

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objectively i hate this barren parking lot/building and am annoyed at how it negatively impacts my own propety value. that said, after 13 years in this neighborhood, i sort of have some weird affection for it. back in the early/mid '00s, east somerville was the slummy part of slummerville and these days it's soooooo much fancier. while winter hill has also absolutely experienced gentrification (and with the new gilman street stop coming soon that'll only increase), there's something kind of endearing about this lump of ugly, unused, totally *not* appropriate for anywhere in camberville lot still enduring. plus i love winter hill liquors (though i can't 100% decipher whether it'll be on the chopping block if these development plans go forward).
 

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plus i love winter hill liquors (though i can't 100% decipher whether it'll be on the chopping block if these development plans go forward).
There would be an attempt to relocate it.

I also really like Winter Hill Liquors, so that’s what I combed through the document to find out.
 

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