Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone has submitted a draft policy order resolution with the City Clerk's office, calling on Legatt-McCall Properties and the state's Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to "work together in an expeditious and creative fashion to substantially reduce the height, traffic, and environmental impacts" of the Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment proposal.
Councillor Carlone is joined by Cambridge City Councillors Tim Toomey, Marc McGovern, and Nadeem Mazen as co-sponsors of the order, which is due to appear on the agenda for the next regularly-scheduled council meeting on Monday, March 17, at 5:30 pm.
The order comes in advance of tomorrow night's Planning Board hearing at the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway Street, 8:30 pm. Legatt-McCall is asking the Planning Board to grant special permits for the project. UPDATE: There are reports that tomorrow's hearing will be postponed.
Last week, members of the East Cambridge Planning Team voted to ask the Planning Board to reject the special permit application. The vote was unanimous, with residents stating that the development of a 22-story office tower will be "substantially more detrimental to the neighborhood" than the existing use of the site.
Click on this link to download a .pdf version of the draft policy order resolution on file with the City Clerk's office.