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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
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
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
Growth Policy Toward a Sustainable Future The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 1993
Supermarket Access Report 1994 evaluation of access to supermarkets and other food sources as well as opportunities for supermarket expansion. Citywide 1994
Alewife Plan for Sustainable Development 1995 plan identifying issues in the Alewife area related to environment, public open space, transportation, housing, economic development and urban design. 1995
Trolley Square Study 1995 1995 planning study of Trolley and Sheridan Squares along the northern section of Massachusetts Avenue. Served as background information for the 2001 Trolley Square Study Committee. North Cambridge 1995
Area Four Neighborhood Study 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. Area Four 1995
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
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
Neighborhood Nine Neighborhood Study 1996 recommendations from 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. Neighborhood Nine 1996
Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood Study 1996 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. Wellington-Harrington 1996
Cambridge Street Action Plan 1997 plan providing the basis for efforts to renew and rebuild the Cambridge Street commercial corridor. 1997
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
Step-by-Step Guide to Curb Cuts Brochure explaining who needs a curb cut and how to apply for one. Citywide 1998
Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Study Recommendations from 1998 report 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. Mid-Cambridge 1998