David Dahlbacka Testimony on Ades Development Proposal (MEPA #15955) Reply

This letter is with regard to the MEPA filing for all four phases of project EEA #15595, “The Office and Research Center + The Residences at Assembly”. I wish to indicate general support for the project as a whole. The mixed-use office/R&D developments in phases 2 and 3 meet Somerville’s goals for jobs and commercial tax base, while phases 1 and 4 include a useful mix of other uses that could help to activate the area.

The following comments are intended to make the proposal more desirable to all stakeholders. More…

11/9/16 Public Presentation on Michael Ades Development in Assembly Square Reply

Michael Ades is giving a project presentation on their proposed development at 5 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square. This development is on the site of the existing office building and includes in phase 1 a five-story hotel and residential building with ground floor retail. At issue is what community benefit this development can provide in exchange for the vehicle trips and other impacts of the project. Please come, listen, and make your voice heard. The time for influencing this development is now. More…

10/26/16: East Somerville Main Streets Board Meeting Reply

East Somerville Main Streets is holding a Board meeting at which, among other matters, the Board will discuss the proposed Michael Ades development at 5 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square. This development is on the site of the existing office building and includes in phase 1 a five-story hotel and residential building with ground floor retail and in phase 2 a 14-story mixed-use building with office and lab space. More…

11/23/16 Comment Period on Michael Ades Residential and Office/R&D Development Reply

The MEPA comment period is open on the proposed Michael Ades development at 5 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square (EEA# 15595). This development is on the site of the existing office building and includes in phase 1 a five-story hotel and residential building with ground floor retail and in phase 2 a 14-story mixed-use building with office and lab space. More…

11/5/16: Airport Impacts 101: Perspectives on Environmental Health Reply

AIR Inc., Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP), and Partners Healthcare are sponsoring a day-long conference on the environmental impacts of airports, including air and noise pollution. The conference will bring some of the world’s foremost airport impact experts together with citizens and decisionmakers. More…