The building that formerly housed the Somerville Boys & Girls Club could become the Somerville Community Corporation’s next affordable housing project. After purchasing the building in February, the group has shared plans for a 40-unit complex for low income residents.
The plan is controversial. At a recent community meeting, some said Union Square already has its fair share of affordable housing, and that other development is needed for the square to thrive. A community group called Union Square Rising is also accusing the SCC of playing on class warfare to get the project approved.
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