Union Square Neighborhood Council

Somerville, MA

What is the Neighborhood Council?

The redevelopment that will transform our neighborhood is just beginning. Residents, business people, and city officials have been working together to create a Neighborhood Council to influence this transformation.

Upcoming Events

CBA Summits

Part of the USNC’s mandate will be to negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the Union Square master developer. This CBA will have a major impact on how development proceeds and on what kinds of benefits - financial or otherwise - the community will receive. Two summits have been scheduled to address this issue publicly. Each will feature an informational presentation about the CBA and time for open discussion about what you would like to see included in the CBA.

(Both meetings will feature the same content; feel free to attend either or both!)


USNC Meetings are open to the public. You can find out when the next meeting is by viewing the meetings page. All minutes from past meetings are available here.

Email Announcements

To be notified about major upcoming events, sign up for the newsletter here: major announcements list

Online Discussion Groups

The USNC uses Google Groups to communicate. You can read via the web interface or sign up for email notifications; it’s up to you!

Resources and Documents

A repository of USNC-related documents and resources is available for public view on Google Drive here: Resources and Documents Repository


One of the first acts of the new Board will be to form committees to address specific neighborhood and council needs. Stay tuned to this space to learn about the committees that will be created - and then join one if you’re interested and want to help out!