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 Policy Order Resolution
  July 30, 2012

WHEREAS: There has been much discussion and anticipation about how the Foundry Building in East Cambridge could be best used as a space to connect disparate communities in Cambridge; and


Gathering the facts mentioned below would help move the community process forward:

  • Could the building be rented in its current state?
  • If not, what would make the building operational, habitable and safe to use?
  • Are there anyimpediments to the use of the building in the speculative ways previouslydetailed in the Council or sent to the Manager?
  • Are there anyissues Councillors should be aware of with respect to the building?
  • What types of uses would work in the building as it is or if it were renovated (identifying which falls under which category?)
  • What needs to be done to open the building for use?

now therefore be it



That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the appropriate departments to determine the answers for the abovementioned questions and report back to the City Councillors. 

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