New, Large Developments in Watertown Will Now Chip in to Fund Affordable Housing
WATERTOWN – The Watertown City Council voted unanimously this week to adopt a zoning ordinance creating a linkage fee. Certain new developments over 30,000 square feet will pay a fee that will be used to create and sustain affordable housing in the city.
The council approved the Planning Board’s recommendation of a linkage fee of $11.12 per square foot. The ordinance does include an option for developers to offer affordable housing units or land in place of paying the fee.
Read the zoning amendment here.
Photography and Installation Explore Issues of Dislocation and Cultural Identity at Armenian Museum of America
The following press release was provided by the Armenian Museum of America Watertown – The Armenian Museum of America (AMofA) recently announced the opening of its next contemporary art exhibition, “Ara Oshagan: Disrupted, Borders.” The show follows the AMofA’s blockbuster exhibit, “On the Edge: Los Angeles Art 1970s-1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection,”…
Watertown Community Foundation Has Awarded over $700K in COVID Relief Grants in 2023
The following press release was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation Watertown – The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) has awarded $729,229 to three local non-profits serving low-income populations in Watertown to meet ongoing basic needs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development…
Watertown’s First Sculpture Walk Now on Display, Artists Speak About Their Work
Watertown – The Watertown Arts & Culture Committee’s inaugural Community Sculpture Walk is now officially on display. On Thursday, May 18th, the City of Watertown hosted a grand opening celebration of the exhibit at the Community Path behind Saltonstall Park. Each of the four artists who contributed a sculpture to the display spoke with WCN…