The purpose of the hearing was to continue discussions on the petition filed by the town Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance as it relates to cannabis makes use of. Present at the hearing were Councillor Carlone and Councillor Kelley, Co-Chairs of the Committee; Vice Mayor Devereux; Councillor Mallon; Mayor McGovern; Councillor Siddiqui; Councillor Zondervan; Deputy City Manager Lisa Peterson; Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development Department; Jeff Roberts, Senior Manager of Zoning and Development, CDD; Lisa Hemmerle, Economic Development Director, CDD; City Solicitor Nancy Glowa; and City Clerk Donna P. Lopez. Vice Mayor Devereux said that she has reservations about including BA1 districts within the allowed zones. Vice Mayor Devereux stated that in North Cambridge within the BA1 district may need turn out to be obtainable by changing the distance between the buffer. Language has been added that signifies that non-medical establishments would still have some obligation, whether or not reviewed as part of the special permit course of to assist patients in obtain the sorts of services that they might be looking for beneath this program.
He said that in section (e) there was dialogue at the Ordinance Committee that if there was a proposed establishment that wouldn’t be serving medical marijuana patients, that they provide information, such as an on-line system to acquire registration beneath this program and find opportunities to acquire marijuana for medical use. 8:00pm 605 Concord Avenue, Abodez Acorn Concord, LLC, seeks special permits pursuant to Section 19.20 (Undertaking Overview), 6.44.1(g) Lowered Setbacks at Constructing for On Grade Parking, 20.95.1 Increase in Floor Area, 20.95.34 Waiver of Yard/Setback Necessities, 20.95.2(5) Height Enhance, 20.96.3 Reduction in Required Open House and 10.40 Common Particular Permit Criteria for construction of Part II of a blended use improvement consisting of forty nine residential units, floor ground business area and at grade and below grade parking. Multi-Family, 10.Forty Special Permit, 10.47.Four Criteria for Multi-family Dwellings and Article 2.000 – Definition of Gross Floor Area, exemption of basements and cellars for a proposal to construct two multi-family constructions with a total of sixteen dwelling items and sixteen off road parking areas.
8:00pm 605 Concord Avenue, Abodez Acorn Concord, LLC, seeks special permits pursuant to Section 19.20 Project Review, 6.44.1(g) Reduced Setbacks at Building for On Grade Parking, 20.95.1 Increase in Floor Area, 20.95.34 Waiver of Yar/Setback Requirements, 20.95.2(5) Height Increase, 20.96.3 Reduction in Open Space and 10;.Forty General Special Permit Criteria for construction of Phase II of a mixed use improvement consisting of forty nine residential items, ground flooring business space and at grade and below grade parking. Curb reduce width, 8.22.2.a – Alteration of a pre-present nonconforming use, 22.214.171.124 – 1.75 Floor Area Ratio for non-residential use, 20.95.34 – Waiver of Yard Requirements, 20.Seventy three – Flood Plain Overlay District Special Permit, 20.93.1 and 20.96.Three – Reduction of Open Space and Permeable Area. The constructing uses and Floor Area Ratio will remain within the allowable limitations of the East Cambridge Housing Overlay District. The new MMD-4 District could be coterminous with the Business B. Office 3 Districts which might be within the Harvard Square Overlay District. 5:00pm Town Council’s Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss latest and anticipated growth tasks and business and institutional leasing in Harvard Square, and the way such changes could have an effect on the future of Harvard Square.