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Meeting Name: Land Use Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/30/2023 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual
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23-0264 11.Committee MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Land Use Committee Meeting of February 16, 2023.AcceptedPass Action details Not available
22-1769 12.Public CommunicationDavid Einis requesting the adoption of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Map to change the zoning district of 14 White Street Place from Neighborhood Residence (NR) to Mid-Rise 4 (MR4).Recommended to be withdrawnPass Action details Not available
23-0356 13.Mayor's CommunicationConveying the Somerville Linkage Nexus Study Final Report.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0506 14.Mayor's RequestRequesting ordainment of an amendment to Section 12.2 of the Zoning Ordinances to reflect the recommendations in the 2022 Somerville Linkage Nexus Study.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
22-0669 15.OrderThat the Superintendent of Inspectional Services review the durability and structural stability of materials used to comply with Section 10.8 of the Zoning Ordinances and explore rewriting that section to provide more specific requirements.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
22-0822 16.ResolutionThat the Directors of Infrastructure and Asset Management, Engineering, Public Works, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, along with any other appropriate departments, work to develop a binding, equitable, citywide Electrical Infrastructure Master Plan to guide the location and design of electrical substations and other infrastructure.Recommended to be marked work completedPass Action details Not available
22-0050 17.OrderThat the Administration present specific plans to this Council to advance the long-awaited affordable housing components of the Union Square redevelopment on the "D2.4" and "D4.3" parcels.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
22-0567 18.OrderThat the Director of Planning & Zoning update this Council on a proposed zoning amendment to "separate and define arts and creative workspace as an Arts and Creative Enterprise (ACE) use subcategory" as recommended in the Somerville Arts Space Risk Assessment.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
22-1593 19.OrderThat the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning update this Council on current draft zoning requirements of the MBTA Communities Act.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0052 110.OrderThat this City Council's Committee on Land Use work with the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning to draft an amendment to the Zoning Ordinances to remove the prohibition on more than four unrelated adults living together.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0174 111.OrderThat the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning provide the Ward 1 City Councilor with all materials pertaining to the proposed Zoning Overhaul, introduced in 2014.Recommended to be marked work completedPass Action details Not available
23-0458 112.OrderThat the Director of Economic Development update this Council on the implementation of the Union Square Covenant, which includes local and veterans preference in hiring.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0459 113.OrderThat the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning update this Council on the status of the property on Palmer Court, purchased by the city for the purpose of creating green space.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0503 114.OrderThat the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning and the City Solicitor assist the City Council to draft language requiring that departmental review conditioned by the Planning Board contains a requirement for public outreach when concerning modifications by private developers within the public realm.Kept in committee  Action details Not available
23-0505 115.OrderThat the Director of Planning, Preservation and Zoning assist the City Council in modifying the density incentives for NetZero/Passive House development in light of the recently adopted Specialized Stretch Code.Kept in committee  Action details Not available