For this month’s meeting, on Thursday, February 21, we have been working with ACN (Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods) to co-sponsor a follow-up discussion of Vacant Retail Storefronts.
We will be joined by Pardis Saffari, Senior Economic Development Manager, Cambridge Community Development Department. She is bringing us an update on what the city has/will be doing to keep track of/assist in the rental of the city’s vacant storefronts. Bring any news you have about new sites/potential tenants.
We have also invited Citizens Bank to present their revised signage and awnings proposal for their new spot next to Target at the Porter Square Galleria. They made an initial presentation of their application to City Council, who asked them to meet with PSNA. On a conference call Carol O’Hare and I explained that we are asking all of the merchants in and around the shopping center to think “small city neighborhood” rather than “strip mall” in their presence here.
The meeting will be at Lesley University Hall, Room 2-078, 1815 Mass Avenue, from 7–9 pm.
We are also inviting folks from North Cambridge and Agassiz to join us as both of these topics concern them as well.