To both Moore and Squirrel gardens,
There's been a lot of proposals, plans, meetings, zoning issues, etc. that both the major real estate holders of Central & Kendall, the city, and developers these days. This impacts both gardens in a few ways - our voice should be heard for more garden and open spaces, it impacts our ability to garden with 160 sq/ft tall buildings are being proposed and built by our gardens, and as many of you are residents within Area 4/Central Sq. area, that you are deeply impacted by these upcoming events, discussions, and planning.
So I just wanted to say to both gardens is that from what I've seen and heard, there's been a lot of unease and unhappiness with what is being proposed right now. To leave politics aside here, it's just important for both gardens and residents of this area to be informed, share our opinions and thoughts, and have input into the ideas and plans.
If you are interested:
So please pass this along to any cambridge residents and other public gardens. One thing I can tell you is if any group/club or neighborhood wants to have an impact in the city's big bold plans for cambridge and certainly central and kendall sq., they will listen and our city councilors must listen. So I hear a lot of this these days "well I want more gardens, I don't want 14 story buildings in central, I had no idea they were trying to do that, how do I get informed and involved."
To which I just say, come to meetings, meet some folks like you, and lets have a dialogue about what we would like in this area. If we do not speak, if we do not attend meetings, if we do not let our Zoning Board and City Councilors know that we support this and not that, then we will have a voice in crafting change.
I can provide more meetings and lists, I can simply say that there's a lot of groups in this area that are upset if not outraged, so they all want to participate and this is a great start for some of us to be involved. I think that's what cambridge is all about, being and staying special. The way we have to get that is by showing up and asking for it.
Garden Co-Coordinator Moore Street Garden
Area 4 Resident
Area 4 Coalition Meeting, email list, website below:
Hello all, this is to remind you of our monthly Area 4 Coalition meeting being held this evening at the Area 4 Youth Center located at 243 Harvard St. we will begin at 6:30pm with a meal and starting the meeting itself at 7pm. We have a full agenda so please be on time.
Area IV Neighborhood Coordinator
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc.
71 Cherry Street
Cambridge MA, 02139
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