Somerville Zoning Changes

Blackbird

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“Parking maximums, bike storage requirements, bonuses for going denser on large lots.”

Is there another thread on this? (Sorry if there is!)
 

fattony

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My primary complaint is that Davis Square got knocked down to 4 stories instead of mostly 6. It is just going to stay 1 story for another generation, while the rest of Somerville booms.

Also the Star Market on Beacon is zoned for "Fabrication" even though there was just a proposal for mixed-use residential and grocery on the site. We are going to be seeing applications for variances on day 2. Fabrication space is defined as:

"The Fabrication district is characterized by moderate to large floorplate buildings up to four (4) stories in height. Buildings are set close to the sidewalk to create a defined street wall that supports pedestrian activity and a sense of place. The district is entirely commercial with buildings typically designed or retrofitted to support multiple tenants "
 

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