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Cambridge's Sullivan Courthouse, Always With the Controversy

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Last week brought news that the redevelopment of the old Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge into apartments, office space and retail had brought a fresh round of opposition from those peeved about its whopping 300-foot reach. Labeling the current plans by developer Leggat McCall "simply insanity," opponents called for a significant chop to its height. Well, guess what?

Four Cambridge City Council members have submitted a resolution calling for the developer and the community to "work together in an expeditious and creative fashion to substantially reduce the height, traffic, and environmental impacts" of the proposed Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment. It's scheduled for debate on March 17. Meanwhile, Tuesday evening's Planning Board hearing on the current scheme may have been, in fact, postponed. Oh, well. It's not like Cambridge needs more housing and yesterday.
· Resolution on the Sullivan Courthouse Redevelopment [Dennis Carlone]
· 'Insanity' Plea: Cambridge Group Wants Shorter Courthouse [Curbed Boston]
· Cambridge's Thousands of New Homes Probably Not Enough [Curbed Boston]
· The Only Cambridge/Somerville Home Under $250K? Gone. [Curbed Boston]

Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse

Thorndike Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141