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.


News and Announcements

  • Connect Kendall Square Competition Winner Selected

    The City of Cambridge is pleased to announce the selection of Somerville based Richard Burck Associates as the winner of the Connect Kendall Square Open Space Planning Competition.

  • Hubway Reopens Systemwide

    SYSTEM-WIDE OPERATIONS BEGIN FRIDAY, APRIL 17th Boston, Brookline, Somerville rejoin Cambridge in time for Marathon weekend.

  • BEUDO Help Desk for Technical Assistance

    A help desk has been created to assist building owners, trustees, and their agents in complying with the Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance.

  • Draft Five Year Consolidated Plan

    The Five Year Consolidated Plan covers the time period from FY16 to FY20. Funding for each Program Year is determined annually. The FY2016 One Year Action Plan serves as a template for future activities

  • Business Development Workshops

    Check out our upcoming Spring 2015 business development workshops.

  • Georgetown University Energy Prize: Residential Outreach Initiative

    Thanks to an intensive and ongoing effort, the City of Cambridge is competing for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. As one of the many initiatives underway to help win the prize, Cambridge Energy Alliance is working with Next Step Living to help single family homes and residential buildings with 2 to 4 units reduce their energy use.

  • Housing Information Session May 11

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Monday, May 11 at the Cambridge City Hall Annex.

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