EAST CAMBRIDGE—State officials will, in fact, not be at a Wednesday meeting about the redevelopment of the old Sullivan Courthouse. Residents concerned over the dearth of apartments in the redevelopment had wanted to meet with the officials as well as the developer they picked, but it looks like that particular meeting will have to wait until (maybe) Feb. 13. [Day]
CENTRAL SQUARE—Even with the following changes, developer Forest City still met with mostly negative reaction from residents re: its plan to build tall on Mass. Ave.: "a promise to build 25 units of affordable housing, which is five more than previously; to seek out and charge low rents to small, local, owner-operated stores and eateries for the 15,000 square feet of retail on the building's ground floor; a commitment to gold-level compliance with LEED environmental buildings standards, an advance from silver; and knocking out one corner of the building for what is likely to be open-air dining."