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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
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
Alewife Fish Book Published in 1979, the Alewife "Fish Book" plan offered a revised vision for redevelopment of Alewife, then an aging industrial area in western Cambridge. 1979
Cambridge Institutional Growth Management Plan Serves as the policy underpinning the regulation of institutional uses in the zoning code. Assesses the relative impact on residential neighborhoods of institutional uses and serves as a guide to the Board of Zoning Appeal for granting special permits. Citywide 1981
Cambridgeport Revitalization Plan 1983 report addressing the diverse needs of the Cambridgeport community by proposing a program of balanced development. The report includes proposals for housing, open space, transportation and business development improvements. Cambridgeport 1983
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
Cambridgeport Blue Ribbon Committee Report 1986 report of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Cambridgeport revitalization. Focuses on land use, housing and urban design issues, with additional attention to open space, traffic and employment opportunities. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 15.12. Cambridgeport 1986
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Land Use Study 1986 1986 study of concerns and opportunities for the section of Massachusetts Avenue between Porter Square and the Arlington line. North Cambridge 1986
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Guidelines Handbook 1986 report establish a set of design guidelines for the North Massachusetts Avenue corridor. North Cambridge 1986
Central Square Action Plan 1987 plan used to guide actions of Central Square Advisory Committee appointed by the City Manager. 1987
University Park at MIT Urban Design Guidelines 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 1987
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
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
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
North Cambridge Neighborhood Study 1990 report with recommendations by a 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. North Cambridge 1990
Town Gown Report Addresses the relationship between the Cambridge community and the educational institutions that play an important role in the City's landscape and economy. Citywide 1991