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Vail Court

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Vail Court is located at 139 Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square Cambridge.

The building has been vacant for several years. Through court orders, the City has required previous owners of the property to secure and board up the building and curb illegal parking. The Police, Fire, and Inspectional Services Departments have regularly inspected the property to deter vandalism or unpermitted entry.

On September 26, 2016 an Order of Taking was approved by the Cambridge City Council to redevelop the property to provide much needed affordable, senior, and or transitional housing.

City Manager Report - September 26, 2016

Order of Taking - September 26, 2016

Community Meeting Notice: Public Meeting to Discuss Vail Court off Bishop Allen Drive
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm
 

The City of Cambridge has acquired the property located at Vail Court off of Bishop Allen Drive. Presently there are no occupants in the building(s).

As part of the eminent domain process, the City recommended redeveloping the site for affordable housing. Due to their condition, the City plans to demolish the buildings that currently exist on the site.

On Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 pm, the City will hold its second public meeting in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall to provide project updates, introduce the contractor selected for abatement, demolition and site work activities that are planned, and to share available details regarding the abatement and demolition process and schedule.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Dan Riviello
Community Relations Manager
City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works
617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov 


The city is currently planning for the second Vail Court community meeting which will likely be held in mid-June.

More information will be posted here and sent to residents once details are finalized.


Community Meeting Notice: Public Meeting to Discuss Vail Court off Bishop Allen Drive
Thursday, March 23 at 6pm
 

The City of Cambridge has acquired the property located at Vail Court off of Bishop Allen Drive. Presently there are no occupants in the building(s).

As part of the eminent domain process, the City recommended redeveloping the site for affordable housing. Due to their condition, the City plans to demolish the buildings that currently exist on the site.

On Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm, the City will hold a public meeting in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall to review the project and share additional details. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting as the City will be discussing next steps and listening to thoughts from the community regarding future use of this property.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Dan Riviello
Community Relations Manager
City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works
617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov

Please check the “Updates” tab for future schedule information and updates.


On Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm, the City will hold its first public meeting in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall to review the project and share additional details.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting as the City will be discussing next steps and listening to thoughts from the community regarding future use of this property.


On September 26, 2016, the Cambridge City Council approved an Order of Taking for the parcel at 139 Bishop Allen Drive, by eminent domain, for the purposes of affordable, senior, and/or transitional housing, as well as an appropriation of $3,700,000 from Free Cash related to the taking.

Dan Riviello

Community Relations Manager

City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works

617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov  


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