Central Square Advisory Committee

A walk along Massachusetts Avenue

The Central Square Advisory Committee is appointed by the City Manager to undertake all large project reviews, receive all applications for variances and special permits for activities within the Central Square Overlay District, and monitor the progress of the Central square non-zoning recommendations of the K2C2 Study. The Committee meets as needed, on an irregular basis.

To learn the location of the Central Square Overlay District go to the Zoning Overlay District Map.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Joel Altstein – Central Square Business Representative
  • Melissa Greene – Central Square Business Representative (Architect)
  • Christopher Sol Gully – Central Square Business Representative
  • Esther Hanig - Area 4 Representative
  • Drew Kane – Riverside Representative
  • Robin Lapidus – Central Square Representative
  • Michael Monestime – Cambridgeport Representative
  • Robert Winters - Mid-Cambridge Representative

Advisory Committee Meeting Dates, Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Date Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2013 Notice and Agenda
Planning Board Hearing Notice
Special Permit Application
300 Massachusetts Avenue Report
December 2, 2013 Notice and Agenda
Special Permit Application
Project Plans
10 Essex Street Meeting Notes
January 27, 2014 Notice and Agenda 541 Massachusetts Avenue Report
October 28, 2014 Agenda
January 7, 2015 Agenda
July 21, 2015 Agenda Meeting Summary
September 15, 2015 • No Agenda
• Walking tour
Meeting Summary
October 26, 2015 Agenda
Special Permit Application Summary
Meeting Summary
November 19, 2015 Agenda


February 4, 2016 Agenda
907 Main Street Project Plans
907 Main Street Updated Project Plans
Meeting Summary
November 2, 2016 47 Bishop Allen Drive Meeting Notice
47 Bishop Allen Special Permit Application
Mass & Main Meeting Notice
Mass & Main Special Permit Application
Mass & Main Special Permit Criteria
Mass & Main Plans
47 Bishop Allen Drive Report
Main and Main Report
November 28, 2016
907 Main Street Meeting Notice
907 Main Street Special Permit Application
907 Main Street Plans

Central Square Advisory Committee meetings are listed on the Citywide Calendar of Events.

Central Square Documents and Information

For More Information

For more information about the Central Square Advisory Committee, please contact Stuart Dash at 617/349-4640 or email sdash@cambridgema.gov.