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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
Economic Development Building Permit Brochure Brochure explaining who needs a building permit and how to apply for one. Citywide 2002
Eastern Cambridge Planning Study Report Zoning and non-zoning recommendations from the 2001 Eastern Cambridge Planning Study, as well as visions for specific focus areas. 2001
Eastern Cambridge Planning Board Guidelines Guidelines adopted in October 2001 as part of the effort to help define the character of future development in Eastern Cambridge. 2001
East Cambridge Zoning Guide 1985 design principles and land use plans for the former industrial area of East Cambridge, covering the triangle from the First and Second Streets to the Charles River. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Articles 13.30, 13.40 and 13.50. East Cambridge 1985
East Cambridge Riverfront Plan 1978 study that serves as the blueprint for redevelopment of the East Cambridge "Triangle," as well as the urban design plan for the East Cambridge Riverfront and industrial area. East Cambridge 1978
East Cambridge Neighborhood Study 2006 Update 2006 update to the East Cambridge Neighborhood Study published in 1989. East Cambridge 2006
East Cambridge Neighborhood Study Recommendations by a 1989 study committee composed of neighborhood residents working with CDD staff covering housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. East Cambridge 1989
Dormer Guidelines Guidelines to help property owners and design/building professionals create dormers that will increase the living space of an attic story while retaining the basic design integrity of the building and roof lines. Citywide 1996
Concord Alewife Plan Study of key issues in the Alewife Area, including the mix of uses, including housing, industry, possible City uses, open space, access and traffic, the character of future development, and needed zoning changes to accomplish study goals. 2006
Concord Alewife Design Guidelines 2006 urban design guidelines recommended to guide the character of future development in the Concord-Alewife Study Area. 2006
Climate Protection Plan The 2002 Climate Protection Plan discusses the nature of climate change and the options for local action. Citywide 2002
Central Square Zoning Guide 1989 guide setting out criteria for the review of proposed development projects within the Central Square area. Used with the Central Square Action Plan and referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 20.300. 1989
Central Square Red Ribbon Committee Report 2011 2011 report exploring the existing character and quality of life in Central Square and needed to ensure and enhance the future social, economic, and residential vitality and viability of the Square. 2011
Central Square Improvements Project Master Plan 1995 1995 plan providing a vision for Central Square and focusing on physical improvements to the public realm. 1995
Central Square Development Guidelines The Central Square Development Guidelines have been compiled to assist residents, property owners, developers and the City in reviewing proposed development projects within the Central Square Overlay District. 1989