Ask the Cambridge City Council to Vote NO on the MITIMCO Volpe Upzoning Petition.
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East Cambridge, and many other neighborhoods, have expressed deep concerns about the Volpe site petition of MITIMCO. Their concerns and position is best expressed by the East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) in a letter to the planning board and ordinance committee:
“ECPT is not unanimously opposed to the development of the Volpe site, but ECPT is unanimously opposed to the development causing unfair impact on the surrounding neighborhoods without due consideration. The most significant concern of the ECPT members is the 150% increase of allowable density without a commensurate increase in infrastructure support. The fact that traffic and environmental studies will not inform this zoning but rather, as MITMCo has stated, the upzoning request is based on the "economic reality" of the bargain between MITMCo and the federal government does not provide assurance that the proposed density is good for Cambridge.”
By signing this petition I support the Cambridge Neighborhoods, request the City Council vote NO on the Volpe site petition submitted by MITIMCO, and take the necessary steps to address the concerns of the surrounding communities.
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East Cambridge Planning Team full letter to Planning Board and Ordinance Committee
Comparaison matrix of the upzoning request compared to what is allowed by current zoning, and what was proposed and rejected in 2015, and referred to as K2.
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