Beacon Street Hotel Reply

Proposed hotel at the corner of Beacon Street and Oxford Street, next to the Red Line right of way.

Time Frame

  • 1-2 years

Status

  • Controversy developing over lack of contact information on permit applications.

Monitor

  • Located in a good place for transit-oriented development not only connecting to the Red Line, but also to a proposed Green Line extension from Union Square to Porter Square along the south side of Somerville.

Risks

  • Development may move forward with car orientation.

Mitigation

  • Follow the development and advocate for transit orientation.

Background

History

  • On the docket at the 12/31/09 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Was first before the Zoning Board 1/21/09, with Planning Board conditional approval.

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