Conflict over a planned Union Square affordable housing development has grown so heated, the mayor is enlisting professional mediators to cool things down.
After weeks spent at an impasse over a plan by the Somerville Community Corporation to build 40 units of affordable housing in Union Square that sparked outcry from residents, the two sides have agreed to enter a preliminary mediation process, the city said Monday.
A dispute over a proposed affordable housing project in Union Square became so heated the mayor's office has decided to sponsor professional mediation among the groups involved.
An emerging resident group and the leaders of the Somerville Community Corporation are at loggerheads over a development of 40 units of affordable housing proposed on Washington Street in Union Square.
Union Square Rising, a group that opposes a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development in Union Square, picketed a community meeting about the project Wednesday night.
Situated at a prominent entrance to Union Square, the once active Boys & Girls Club building now sits empty. But even in its current state, it’s still affecting the community.
Union Square is a hub at the southern edge of Somerville that reaches out to Harvard, Davis, and Inman squares and to Charlestown.
Community group Union Square Rising has come out against the Somerville Community Corporation’s plan to build an affordable housing development at the site of the old Boys & Girls Club building in Union Square.
The Somerville Community Corporation is in the business of affordable housing; it’s what they’ve been doing for 43 years.
A proposed affordable-housing development in Union Square has sparked a debate about gentrification and the future of a neighborhood.
A dispute is growing between the Somerville Community Corporation, which is planning to redevelop the old Boys & Girls Club building in Union Square into 40 units of affordable housing, and neighbors who feel the project is wrong for the area.
If you live in Somerville, chances are you're a renter. The city has one of the highest percentages of renter-occupied households in the region.
Somerville — Opponents to Somerville Community Corporation’s planned affordable housing development came out in force at a community meeting Monday night.