Lynn Weissman & Alan Moore – Community Path Activists (5.20.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Friends of the Community Path Co-Presidents Lynn Weissman & Alan Moore about the Patrick Administration’s recent announcement to fully fund both the design and construction of the 2-mile Green Line Extension Community Path. Tune in to find out more about the newly proposed path design, how your input can help improve on these ideas, and why this critical milestone is so important for our community. Congratulations to everyone involved in this historic victory for Somerville!

National & Federal Realty Investment Trust Development Team – Union Square Master Developer Candidate (4.28.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with National Development and Federal Realty Investment Trust, one of the four remaining development teams vying to become the Master Developer for Union Square. With seven large land parcels up for revitalization, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority prepares to make their final decision on who will oversee this development well into the next decade. Tune in to find out more about National/FRIT’s design philosophies and their visions for our community, should they be selected by the SRA in May.

Visit: www.natdev.com & www.federalrealty.com.

 

The Abbey Group Development Team – Union Square Master Developer Candidate (4.28.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with The Abbey Group, one of the four remaining development teams vying to become the Master Developer for Union Square. With seven large land parcels up for revitalization, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority prepares to make their final decision on who will oversee this development well into the next decade. Tune in to find out more about The Abbey Group’s design philosophies and their visions for our community, should they be selected by the SRA in May.

US2 Associates Development Team – Union Square Master Developer Candidate (4.28.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with US2 Associates, one of the four remaining development teams vying to become the Master Developer for Union Square. With seven large land parcels up for revitalization, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority prepares to make their final decision on who will oversee this development well into the next decade. Tune in to find out more about US2’s design philosophies and their visions for our community, should they be selected by the SRA in May.

Gerding Edlen Development Team – Union Square Master Developer Candidate (4.28.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Gerding Edlen, one of the four remaining development teams vying to become the Master Developer for Union Square. With seven large land parcels up for revitalization, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority prepares to make their final decision on who will oversee this development well into the next decade. Tune in to find out more about Gerding Edlen’s design philosophies and their visions for our community, should they be selected by the SRA in May.

Visit: www.gerdingedlen.com

 

George Proakis & Sarah Spicer – City of Somerville, Planning Department (1.28.14)

 

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with the City of Somerville’s Director of Planning George Proakis and Senior Planner Sarah Spicer about the various initiatives of the Curtatone administration devoted to making Somerville a great place to live, work, play and raise a family – with an episode focus on Davis Square. Within the guiding framework of the SomerVision Comprehensive 2030 Plan completed in 2012, both have been actively involved in managing the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan and Streetscape Improvement Plan, on track for implementation in next few years. Tune in to find out the history of these planning initiatives, how Davis Square will be changing in the years ahead, and whether a boutique hotel is on the horizon for one of the most vibrant squares in Somerville.

visit: www.somervillebydesign.com

visit: http://www.somervillema.gov/departments/ospcd/transportation-and-infrastructure/davis-square-streetscape

(NOTE: See “Related Links” for all information on past community meetings. Updated plan information coming in Spring 2014)

Tony Lafuente & Tim Devin – Ward 4 Alderman & Space Equals Work Activist (11.12.13)

 

Does Somerville really NEED more condos? With the recent proposal of the Maaco site (adjacent Market Basket & Milk Row Cemetery) to be re-zoned to mix-use development, the existing commercial zoning could be severely impacted in our city for generations to come. Join host KyAnn Anderson, as she speaks with Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente and Space Equals Work representative Tim Devin, to discuss this important proposal facing the residents and business owners of Union Square. While the Commercial Corridor District 55 overlay works successfully in parts of the Union Square rezoning initiative, find out why for this particular area of the city, Somerville simply deserves better.