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Get in the Zone

Get in the Zone

January 12, 2017

What’s Happening with Zoning in Somerville?

During fall 2016, the City of Somerville’s Planning Department proposed changes to the Union Square zoning laws. The Planning Department is hoping to introduce a revised version of the citywide zoning overhaul sometime in 2017.

The first round of the overhaul was actually released in January 2015. However, the Board of Aldermen felt that the new ordinance wasn’t ready and decided not to vote on it.

New Somerville Jobs Trust

New Somerville Jobs Trust

August 10, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill H.4303, an Act establishing the Somerville Municipal Job Creation and Retention Trust. SCC’s Jobs for Somerville committee celebrated this critical step in the long-term process to create a Jobs Trust Fund that will link commercial real estate development in Somerville to jobs creation and workforce development for the City’s residents.

A Community-Centered Jobs Strategy

Somerville Community Corporation’s affordable housing production is helping many low- and moderate-income families remain in the city through programs like First Source.