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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
Harvard Square Development Guidelines Guidance for future, incremental growth and change in the Harvard Square Overlay District pertaining to new construction and renovation. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 20.50. 2002
Climate Protection Plan The 2002 Climate Protection Plan discusses the nature of climate change and the options for local action. Citywide 2002
Economic Development Building Permit Brochure Brochure explaining who needs a building permit and how to apply for one. Citywide 2002
Trolley Square Study 2002 2002 summary of recommendations from the Trolley Square Committee appointed to advise the City on future uses for the former MBTA trolley yard site at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Cameron Avenue. North Cambridge 2002
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
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
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
Traffic Calming Brochure Describes traffic calming and provides examples of traffic calming techniques. Citywide 2000
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study 2000 report of 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. Cambridgeport 2000
Green Ribbon Open Space Committee Report 2000 The Green Ribbon Open Space Committee was appointed in 1999 to develop criteria for expanding and improving the city’s open space system. Citywide 1999
Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study 1999 report with recommendations from a study committee composed of neighborhood residents working with CDD staff. Covers housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Strawberry Hill 1999
Cambridge Inclusionary Housing Study 1998 report examines the need for affordable housing generated by development of market rate housing in the City of Cambridge. 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
Step-by-Step Guide to Curb Cuts Brochure explaining who needs a curb cut and how to apply for one. Citywide 1998
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