Union Square Apartments utilize water saving technology to reduce water waste and lower energy costs for heating water to the desired temperature. Careful thought was given to the design of the domestic hot water and waste water systems so that tenants could enjoy plentiful water resources while reducing the most significant environmental impacts. With wise use of water where it is most needed and appreciated, the Union Square Apartments development is helping us all protect the valueable water resources of the region. Read more about 181 Washington - Water and Energy
Union Square Apartments, developed by Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and located at 181 Washington Street in Somerville, MA, incorporates multiple sustainability initiatives in its design, construction, and operation to meet the LEED for Homes rating system. LEED for Homes Mid-Rise version 2010 is a green building standard specifically designed for residential and multifamily construction that encourages decisions to improve environmental, health, energy, and durability outcomes for buildings, as well as occupants, owners and managers. Read more about 181 Washington - Sustainable Location, Healthy Living, Connections to Community
When we describe what SCC does, we say our overarching goal is to preserve and enhance the remaining economic, racial and ethnic diversity of our Somerville population in the face of strong market forces that have displaced many of our neighbors and threaten to displace many more. Read more about Why Policy Work is Crucial for SCC to Meet Its Mission
In Massachusetts, cities have limited powers under state law. A Home Rule Petition is a request from a city for a new type of power from the state legislature—for example, the power to enact a new tax or regulation, or an exemption from an aspect of state law.Read more about What is a Home Rule Petition?
On the last day of the State Legislature’s Formal Session, the Legislation passed two home rule petitions that allow for the plans to redevelop the Clarendon: H4580 provides authorization for the Somerville Housing Authority to engage with a private development partner to redevelop the Clarendon property; and H4856 allows for a land swap between Somerville Housing Authority and the State Department of Conservation and Recreation that will allow for the replacement of the rotary at Powder House and Alewife with a fully signaled T-intersection.Read more about Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval
SCC is pleased to announce an exciting contract award from Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE) to establish a job-sector preparation program targeted primarily for SCALE students interested in career growth.Read more about First Source Jobs Program Expands!
Our Alderman need to hear from you that the residents of Clarendon Hill deserve quality, new housing and that Somerville needs to protect this critical affordable housing resource! Please come and express your support!