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

 

Ctodd Lombardo & Devin Bramhall – TEDx Somerville (3.18.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with TEDx Somerville‘s CTodd Lombardo and Devin Bramhall about the upcoming event to be held on March 30th, from 12-6pm at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Go to www.tedxsomerville.org to learn more, buy your tickets, and find out why this event is one you don’t want to miss. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at: www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com

 

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/TEDxSomerville

Wig Zamore – Citizens Advisory Committee Chair (3.4.14)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with longtime community activist and newly appointed CAC Chair Wig Zamore about the upcoming development in Union Square. As the City of Somerville prepares for the completion of the Green Line Extension Station in Union Square in 2017, they are in search of a Master Developer who will help guide the long term development of seven large land parcels adjacent the station. As community members and business owners express concerns about the long-term impacts this amount of development will have on this culturally vibrant and quaint neighborhood, Mayor Curtatone has created a 19-person committee to oversee this Master Developer selection process, by providing an advisory role to the Somerville Redevelopment Authority. In the months ahead, this committee will make its recommendation on which one of the nine proposals submitted should be selected to direct the transformation of Union Square over the next 30 years. Tune in to find out what’s being done to protect the unique characteristics of Union Square, how innovative businesses are here to stay, and why it is so important for the community to stay informed about this development process in the months and years ahead. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at:  www.greatersomerville.wordpress.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)

Elizabeth Shaw-Caffrey – Community Cooks (1.14.14)

 

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Community Cooks’ Elizabeth Shaw-Caffrey about this locally grown non-profit that has been making a difference in Somerville since 1991. With a network of over 300 volunteers, they offer home-cooked meals to hungry and vulnerable neighbors in our community by partnering with other non-profit organizations. Whether you’re a Todd English wanna-be or simply want to financially contribute, tune in to find out why this organization continues to make Somerville proud year after year. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at:  http://www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com

Visit: http://communitycooks.org/