The Community Development Department is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge.

The mission of the Community Development Department (CDD) is to enhance the character and diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and support sustainable economic growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy environment. Learn more about the Department.

Read about the Department's accomplishments during FY16.


News and Announcements

  • Inclusionary Housing Study Completed

    The Cambridge Inclusionary Housing study examines the city’s inclusionary housing program and recommend changes to inclusionary housing provisions in the city’s Zoning Ordinance.

  • Contra-flow Bicycle Lane at Main Street and Third Street

    Contra-flow bicycle lanes are bicycle lanes designed to allow bicyclists to ride in the opposite direction of motor vehicle traffic. They convert a one-way street into a two-way street: one direction for motor vehicles and bicycles, and the other for bicycles only. Such facilities provide more direct connections for people on bicycle.

  • Housing Information Session July 28

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs at City Hall Annex on July 28

  • Check Out the Newly Updated Parks and Waterplay Maps

    Just in time for Summer, both the parks and open Space Map and the Waterplay Map have been updated to include the most current information about parks, playgrounds, and waterplay locations.

  • Summer Bicycle Education Workshops Announced

    Join the City of Cambridge for a free bicycle education workshop this summer.

  • Sunny Cambridge Launches

    The City of Cambridge today announced the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for making smarter decisions about solar.

  • PARKing Day 2016

    PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

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