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US2: Union Square Needs a CBA

US2: Union Square Needs a CBA

April 18, 2017

Earlier this month on April 3, Mayor Joseph Curtatone presented a covenant that he negotiated with master developer US2. While the deal makes progress towards some of our goals, Union United members are concerned about the long-term implications for displacement and developer accountability.

CBA Summit

CBA Summit

March 21, 2017

Union United is pressing developer US2 for a community benefits agreement for Union Square to proactively address the displacement of the neighborhood’s families and small businesses. Building on its first three years of planning, advocacy and organizing, the group charted next steps at the CBA Summit on February 25, 2017.

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.