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Additional Publications

In addition to the reports and other documents listed in the Publications Directory, the Department produces a number of other reports and newsletters on a regular basis.  These include the following:

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For paper copies and to obtain more information about a publication please contact the Community development Department at 617/349-4600 or CDDat344@cambridgema.gov.


Document Name Description Geography Year
Steps to Starting a Business Explains the steps involved in starting a business in the City of Cambridge, providing an overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Historical Commission Certificates Explains how the Cambridge Historical Commission regulates designated historic properties, describing process to obtain the required certificates to alter designated historic properties and how to obtain a demolition permit. Citywide 2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Fire Safety Describes circumstances that require and procedures for obtaining different types of fire safety permits. Citywide 2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Curb Cuts Brochure explaining who needs a curb cut and how to apply for one. Citywide 1998
Statistical Profile of Cambridge Profiles city's population, economy, transportation patterns, land use, housing stock and education. Citywide 2011
South Cambridgeport Development Guidelines 1992 supplement to the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance south of Pacific Street and west of Albany Street for Planning Board special permit projects. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Articles 17.50 through 17.200. Cambridgeport 1992
Rooftop Mechanicals Task Force Recommendations 2003 report evaluating visual and acoustic issues relating to placement of commercial mechanical equipment, particularly on rooftops in large-scale new development. Citywide 2003
Riverside Neighborhood Study 2003 2003 report with recommendations developed by a study committee composed of neighborhood residents worked with CDD staff. Cover housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Updates 1992 report. Riverside 2003
Riverside Neighborhood Study 1992 1992 report with recommendations developed by a study committee composed of neighborhood residents worked with CDD staff. Covers housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Riverside 1992
Recommendations Concerning a New Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance 1997 report describing recommended approaches and options for the City of Cambridge to adopt broader inclusionary zoning provisions Citywide 1997
Porter Square Post Construction Evaluation 2008 study evaluating reconstruction and redesign of Porter Square and surrounding streets. 2008
Porter Square Customer Intercept Survey Summary Report 2012 Results of sidewalk customer intercept survey of pedestrians summarizing opinions about Porter Square. 2013
Pedestrian Plan Plan published in 2000 describes the role of walking in Cambridge, current City policies and projects, and the direction of future pedestrian improvements. Citywide 2000
Open Space and Recreation Plan Current seven-Year Open Space and Recreation Plan covering the period 2009 to 2016. Required by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for eligibility for open space funding. Citywide 2010
North Point Design Guidelines 2003 2003 guidelines providing a framework for the design of a livable mixed community in the North Point area of Cambridge. East Cambridge 2003