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

  • PARKing Day

    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.

  • Cambridge Conversations

    Cambridge is preparing for a city-wide planning process. Before the community launches into a multi-year plan, we need a moment to talk, exchange ideas, and think about the best way to set up a process.

  • Inman Square Customer Intercept Survey

    Learn more about CDD's Intercept Survey of Inman Square

  • New Fall Business Development Workshops

    Check out our upcoming fall business development workshops!

  • Draft 2014Draft CDBG CAPERs Report Available

    A draft version of the 2014Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report is available for review. You may submit comments until September 15, 2014.

  • New Retail Interior Accessibility Program

    The Retail Interior Accessibility Program seeks to improve accessibility and physical appearances of independent businesses.

  • Farmers Markets

    Cambridge’s farmers markets are in full swing, operating seven days a week at different city locations.

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