Davis Square Redevelopment Reply

Plans to improve Davis Square now that more rapid transit is coming into Somerville.

Time Frame

  • 1-5 years

Status

  • (4/30/14)  Davis Square Streetscape Improvements Open House

Monitor

  • New developments, such as new hotel
  • Orientation toward T stop.
  • Sustainability and relationship with neighborhood.

Risks

  • Developments oversized for the neighborhood.
  • Developments that interfere with neighborhood access to T.

Mitigation

  • Examine plans
  • Participate in meetings.

Background

History

  • (5/21/13) Somerville by Design – Davis Square crowdsourcing meeting
  • (6/2/10) Third Davis Square Visioning Meeting
  • (4/28/10) Second Davis Square Visioning Meeting
  • (3/3/10) First Davis Square Visioning Meeting
  • Increased new development, such as proposed hotel.
  • Davis Square economy given big boost in early 1980s when Red Line extended there from Porter. Became “hip” city center by mid 1990s.

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