Dear Councillor Reeves:
Congratulations on your re-election to the Cambridge City Council! You have been re-elected because of your hard work and dedication to a future vision for our city. Your long time commitment to Central Square, as exemplified by your initial vision and leadership of the Red Ribbon Commission, is of tremendous importance and widely appreciated. The Central Square Business Association wants to be among the first to offer you both our thanks for a job well done and our support for another successful term on the Council.
As you so well know, Central Square is the subject of much interest and new energy. With a number of new business openings, the impending developments by MIT, Novartis and Forest City at the east end of the Square, and Robin Lapidus now established as our Executive Director, the CSBA looks forward to active stewardship of the new vision for Central Square that you are helping to forge.
Unlike two years ago, when vacant space was the scourge of many commercial areas, Central Square now has almost no commercial vacancy. New retail stores and services, including a number that have expanded from other successful locations have helped to return Central Square to a new level of busyness that enlivens the Square at all hours of the day and on weekends. The City’s ongoing investment in public space improvements, dedication of staff resources, and partnership on so many other initiatives around planning and policy issues are huge factors in Central Square’s continued success.
The CSBA recognizes the unique roles that you have played, and during the coming term we will look to your leadership and guidance in matters that are critical to the Square’s long term success.
Central Square Business Association
George R. Metzger President