Porter Square/North Massachusetts Avenue

Porter Square MBTA Stop
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About Porter Square & North Mass Ave.

With links to the subway and commuter rail, Porter Square is both a local and regional shopping destination with a mix of large and small retail shops. Along Mass. Avenue, an assortment of distinctive independent stores serves adjacent residential neighborhoods. The growing presence of Lesley University in Porter Square also brings a liveliness of student life to the area, especially with the merger of the Art Institute of Boston with Lesley.

Porter Square Commercial District Locus Map Porter Square/North Mass Ave Resources

Porter Square Market Profile (2013)

Trolley Square Market Profile (2013)

Porter Square Neighborhood Association

Area Map of Porter Square and North Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District

North Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District Locus MapPorter Square/North Mass Ave
Projects & Documents

Porter Square Customer Intercept Survey Report. Read the report to learn more about what residents and visitors want to see in Porter Square (2012)

North Massachusetts Avenue Study

Lower Massachusetts Avenue Study

Porter Square Bike Ban Area (2012)

Infrastructure Updates

Belmont, Cambridge and Somerville Path Improvements (active)

Yerxa Road Underpass Project (completed)

For More Information

For more economic development information and activity on Porter Square/North Mass Ave, please contact Pardis Saffari at psaffari@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-4654.

For more information on community planning activity in Porter Square/North Mass Ave area, please contact Stuart Dash, Director of Community Planning, at sdash@cambridgema.gov, at 617/349-4640.