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Somerville OSPCD Planning and Zoning Division
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Whether you want to turn your house into a B&B or do something small—like, oh, completely reshape AssemblyMore Square—the planning and zoning division will make sure your plans meet zoning requirements and are in the best interest of the City. They regulate the size, density and nature of developments with the goal of improving services, quality of life, the tax base and job creation. Their web page links to extensive information on planning and zoning initiatives and processes.


Dance Zone
561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143
This dance studio offers a dizzying array of classes, from tap to Zumba to jazz. Instruction starts with children asMore young as 1 and continues into adulthood. Summer camps, private parties and one-on-one instruction are on offer at Dance Zone. Most classes are held in the evenings, but it's best to check the schedule online or call ahead. 
The Law Offices of Isaac M. Machado
421 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
The Law Offices of Isaac M. Machado is principled by attorney Isaac Machado. The firm specializes in real estate lawMore and helps clients with concerns over zoning issues, real estate planning and zoning regulations. 
InkTek Zone
22 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02143
InkTek Zone provides equipment, accessories, training and support to businesses in the inkjet refilling market. ThisMore company offers two exclusive items: the "Ink-O-Matic" inkjet cartridge tester and "Ink-O-Matic" inkjet cartridge refill system.
Liquor Zone
163 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Opened in 2008, Liquor Zone focuses on providing both domestic and international beer and wine. Wines from Chile,More Australia, California, France and Germany are available, while one wall of the store contains several coolers with beers ranging from domestic microbrews to German craft beers and seasonal varieties from smaller brewers. Wine and cheese tastings are available to help customers better pair their wines with their meals.
Larry's Hair Cutting Zone
968 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

This salon has been serving the Somerville community for over 30 years.  The bright, cheerful salon offersMore services for men, women and children alike, giving it a family-friendly vibe.

Owner Larry Travaglione boasts that his shop is the closest to Tufts University, and therefore Tufts students are offered a discount on services.

Larry's Hair Cutting Zone offers a variety of services, ranging from haircuts,  hair color and color correction, and styling.

Tea Zone
15a Elm St, Somerville, MA 02143

Tea Zone is a small, family-owned business offering gourmet loose leaf teas. The shop holds three rows of woodenMore shelves covered in tea tins, individually wrapped tea bags and larger quantities of loose leaf tea. Prices range from $2.99 to $6.99 depending on the variety of tea and bestsellers include Bedtime Sleeping Tea and Cream Early Grey.

The shop is a cash-only establishment but the family's products can also be purchased on Amazon.com under the brand name "Malden Tea." 

Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Name any development, economic initiative or city improvement project, and the Mayor's Office of Strategic PlanningMore and Community Development (OSPCD) is sure to be involved in it. The Green Line Extension, Assembly Square and Shape Up Somerville are just a few of the initiatives and programs they play a central role in. In short, the over five dozen full- and part-time City employees who work in OSPCD's seven divisions are continually working to improve our City. The Department's divisions include:

  • Director's Office/Finance and Administration: They run the show, develop long-range plans for the city, plan the budget and oversee major projects.
  • Economic Development Division
  • Housing Division
  • Inspectional Services Division
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Parks and Open Space
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Head down Highland Ave. and you can't miss City Hall, which sits atop Central Hill next to Somerville High School.More Built in 1851 as the city's first high school, the building has housed city government since 1871. Today, the majority of City offices are still at City Hall. But in a city of over 74,000, one building can't hold them all. So another dozen City offices occupy City Hall Annex on Evergreen St., a handful are at the Department of Public Works building on Franey Road, and a few are at other locations in the city.

Offices located at City Hall include:

  • Mayor's Office
  • City Clerk
  • Election Department
  • Assessor's Office
  • Treasurer/Collector's Office
  • Auditing Division
  • Constituent Services
  • Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD)
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Planning and Zoning Division
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Division
  • Communications Office
  • Somerstat
  • Information Technology Department
  • City Solicitor's Office/The Law Office
  • Personnel Office
  • Purchasing Office
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