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Somerville alderwoman looks to create Davis Square Hotel Advisory Group

Posted by Jarret Bencks  January 9, 2013 11:13 AM

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Months after Somerville's Board of Alderman approved a measure that could pave the way for a hotel development on a city-owned lot in Davis Square, one alderwoman is looking to create an advisory board for the potential development.

Rebekah Gewirtz has proposed an order that the director of the city's Strategic Planning and Community Development office create an advisory group, which would include neighborhood residents, for the potential development. Gewirtz's proposed order also calls for members of the community to be informed on how they can be involved in process.

The aldermen approved a measure in October that called for the city to issue a request for proposals for a hotel development at a city-owned lot at the corner of Day Street and Herbert Street, which is currently a municipal parking lot.

Gewirtz's proposed order will be considered during the aldermen's meeting Thursday night at City Hall.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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