Media partner

Site stats: December traffic (record) | Patch: Town updates | Cambridge Day: News >> 

Thorndike Place hearing continued to Sept. 9, as documents arrive late

Mugar site, Google EarthMugar: Most of it is the triangular tract west of Thorndike Field. / Google Earth

UPDATED, Aug. 4: The town Zoning Board of Appeals met Tuesday, Aug. 3, and the Coalition to Protect Mugar Wetlands reported the session was relatively brief, as new documentation provided by developer Oaktree arrived only that afternoon.

Because of the lack of time to review the new documents, the ZBA Chair Christian Klein allowed Oaktree only to describe the list of documents, indicating there would be no substantive discussion. There was no public comment period. though extra time would be allotted at the next hearing.

The next session is set for Sept. 9, followed by Sept. 28, and the public-review period has been extended to Oct. 1.

Arlington Land Trust reported earlier that Oaktree, after months of hearings on its residential proposal, shifted in May to proposing a senior-living complex. Sketchy information about this plan has been provided to the board and the public, with no information presented at the June 29 and July 13 meetings. 

See the agenda here >>

Comprehensive permit: Thorndike Place (no document yet posted). 

July 26, 2021: Steve Revilak's meeting summary 
July 13, 2021: Revilak's meeting summary

This news announcement was published Thursday, July 29, 2021, and updated Aug. 4. 

Your Businesses

Latest Comments

Steve Berczuk For town housing, move beyond critique to solutions
23 January 2022
Also: I was reacting to the comment that I made an incorrect "accusation" which I take seriously. Looking at the two articles again, my "facts straight" comment was about this sentence "This draft rep...
Steve Berczuk For town housing, move beyond critique to solutions
23 January 2022
My comment about facts was more about the followup analysis, rather than whether the report met state guidelines, and I didn't check on the state rules for the draft report. In M. Seltzer's article, ...
Don Seltzer For town housing, move beyond critique to solutions
22 January 2022
Mr. Berczuk accuses me of not getting the facts straight when I wrote that the draft Plan does not meet the State requirement "At a minimum, the Plan must examine...The capacity of the infrastructure ...

Housing Authority

Your People

Rachel N. Albert

Food Link's new exec outlines goals, offers personal insights

Rachel N. Albert, Food Link executive director For Rachel N. Albert, the roots of social consciousness run deep. When she was about 5, she accompanied her mom who has distributing pamphlets about the environmental impact of nuclear energy. "My parents were early advocates of organic farming and…
Sue and Jeff Thompson

A diagnosis of ALS leaves couple in need

Sue and Jeff Thompson, formerly of Firefly Moon, keep the faith. UPDATED Dec. 18: Every evening, Sue Thompson and her husband, Jeff, drink a toast. Whether or not they have a glass of wine, it’s to give thanks that they have been given another day despite challenges that have left them in…
Evvie Jagoda.

Town resident voted out among castaways on new 'Survivor'

Evvie Jagoda seeks ties that bind. UPDATED Nov. 24: The Covid-delayed season of CBS-TV's "Survivor" launched Sept. 22 with 18 new castaways, including Arlington resident Evvie Jagoda. She hung in with spunk until episode 8 broadcast Nov. 17. Read one summary >> And another >> And last: Evvie…

FACEBOOK BOX: To see all images, click the PHOTOS link just below


Support YourArlington

RSM, 2021-22
Paid support

Your Arts



Your Police, Fire