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 Policy Order Resolution
  Calendar item #1
  June 4, 2012
  June 11, 2012

WHEREAS: The Foundry Building at 101 Rogers Street was acquired by the City of Cambridge as part of a community benefits and mitigation offered by Alexandria Real Estate during a re-zoning process; and
WHEREAS: The agreement states that the Foundry Building, of approximately 52,000 square feet, be deeded to the City, with preference for municipal and community uses, with a minimum of 10,000 square feet for community use; and
WHEREAS: Ownership of 101 Rogers was transferred to the City of Cambridge at the beginning of 2012; and
WHEREAS: Along with community space, municipal use of the building is a primary focus; and
WHEREAS: An official procedure bound by laws governing use of municipal property must be followed as tenants are sought for the space; and
WHEREAS: It is important to the public that a well-defined process will be established to determine future use of the building; now therefore be it


That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council with possible municipal uses of 101 Rogers Street, considering, but not limited to, the needs for School Administration, High School Extension Program, senior groups; more daycare options, community space for veterans, space for machine shop, space for community classes and artists, low cost office space for nonprofits, space for neighborhood groups, space for a community kitchen, space for dance group, high school extension space, School Department space, IT Department, space for the arts, tech education/reeducation, space for seniors and public market/grocery mart: and be it further


That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back on the legal process the city must follow for the sale, reuse, or lease of the space, as well as a list of organizations that have toured the property to date while under city ownership. 

  In City Council June 11, 2012
Adopted as amended by the affirmative vote of nine members.
Attest:- Donna P. Lopez, Interim City Clerk

A true copy;

                          Donna P. Lopez, Interim City Clerk
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