By Cathleen Twardzik
Maureen Cuff-Bastardi, Alderman of Ward 1, recently held a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed residential development at 90 Washington St. at Cobble Hill Market Place.
The development would be a 159-unit building, which would be a combination of a residential portion, as well as commercial space on the first floor.
The meeting, which served as a chance to explain the plans to neighbors, as well as to gather feedback about the project, was held at the Ralph & Jenny Senior Center, located at 9 New Washington St.
The meeting’s participants included: Alderman Cuff-Bastardi, the developer and their attorney, as well as a representative from the Planning Department of the City of Somerville.
All interested neighbors were welcome to participate, although only about eight residents attended.
“The meeting was not very well attended, and after receiving many emails and telephone calls from people who could not attend due to illness, weather or prior commitments, I decided to have another neighborhood meeting in early March, no date determined yet,” said Cuff-Bastardi.
“The residents’ concerns were mainly traffic and parking issues, which were addressed by the attorney and developers,” she said. However, those parties were not available for comment after the meeting.
The March meeting will cover the issue of the existence of a residential development at 90 Washington St. at Cobble Hill Market Place more thoroughly.
Individuals whom are interested in expressing their views or would appreciate additional information may contact Alderman Cuff-Bastardi at (617) 764-5373.