Somerville zoning released

A new version of a proposed zoning code for Somerville was released a few weeks ago. And yesterday, there was a presentation by the planning commission to the board of alderman on the new zoning code. I couldn’t make that meeting. But I heard from someone on the Climate Coalition of Somerville who did attend the meeting and she also forwarded the presentation from the meeting. Today, I went back to read sections of the code I hadn’t looked at before and I was excited to see some revisions that included provisions that amount to density bonuses for developers who decide to build highly energy efficient buildings. Similar to what we discussed when we met with the planners a few weeks ago. We’re digging further into the details but it looks promising.

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

sign up for my free pdf on

How you can raise your civic engagement one civic act at a time

Don’t feel helpless or that you don’t have enough time. Civic engagement starts with a single act. I’m here to help you focus on what you believe in, commit to a plan of action and take that first act.

Sign up for my free PDF on “How you can raise your civic engagement with one civic act.”

give your support

Can you help me inspire others to make one civic act? Support me on Patreon and I’ll give you special perks and a chance to chime in on the direction of One Civic Act.