Lower Massachusetts Avenue
In 2011, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department began a study to explore ways to improve the character of Mass Avenue from Cambridge Commons to Porter Square, with the goal of developing recommendations for improvements that address streetscape improvements, and enhancement of the retail environment. Neither street reconstruction nor major infrastructure work is anticipated on Massachusetts Avenue in this location, therefore changes to the physical layout of the street including the median and curb lines are not a part of this process. The study process included a series of public meetings which began in Spring 2011. Construction of the “Demonstration Block” is to be completed early fall 2014. Additional significant alterations to the streetscape are also being completed according to the new streetscape master plan.
See the DPW Massachusetts Avenue Reconstruction project page for construction updates.
Map of Study Area