By adamg on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:27pm
Cambridge officials and residents this week consider a developer's plans to replace the Lanes & Games bowling alley on Rte. 2 with two "multistory elevated residential structures" to be called the Residences at Alewife Station.
The North Cambridge Stabilization Committee gets first crack at Criterion Development Partners' plans - which also call for demolishing an adjacent motel - at a meeting that starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Daniel F. Burns Apartments, 50 Churchill Ave. The Cambridge Conservation Commission then holds a hearing on the proposal at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
The project needs commission approval because it would be built in a floodplain. The two buildings would be elevated above a surface parking lot to survive a "100-year" flood. The buildings would also include tanks to store three days' worth of sewage in the event of such a flood.
The Planning Board will also have to approve the proposal.
The new buildings would be next to the Vox on Two apartments, which Criterion built atop what used to be the Faces nightclub.