Thursday, April 19th 7-9 pm
at Lesley University Hall, 1815 Mass Avenue, Room (new) 2-048.
Porter Square Neighbors Association will look at the issue of “Homelessness in the Porter Square Area”.
We will hear from folks with daily hands-on experience to learn: who are the homeless, the programs and resources in Cambridge and Somerville to address their issues, and perhaps to achieve an education for the rest of us.
Our roundtable participants are:
Envision Cambridge with Melissa Peterson
These note were submitted by Jeff Byrnes.
Melissa Peters from the City of Cambridge presented on the Envision Cambridge process, current status, and future results. She took us through a presentation, showing that the Alewife area is already benefitting from study done as part of Envision Cambridge, and showed areas that will receive intensive, cursory, or no study as part of the process.
Aaron Hemquist, Senior Development Manager of Real Estate for Target Corporation in Minneapolis joined us to talk about Target's plans for their new store at the Porter Square Galleria.
The minutes on this part of the meeting are taken largely from the excellent reporting by Ron Newman, along with the comments of others online.
Envision Cambridge is a multi-year, mult-faceted look at the Cambridge of 20 to 30 years from now. It is a 2-year long project, which is now half way through.
From 7-8 pm, AARON HEMQUIST will tell us about plans for the new Porter Square Galleria TARGET,
and we’ll have a chance to tell him what we hope to see there.
We will take this opportunity to meet some of our new members (at least those present).
We will have a discussion of PSNA’s role in the neighborhood, and our goals for the year (bring your ideas).
EARS TO THE GROUND
Lesley University Hall (Amphitheatre 2nd Floor)
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
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