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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
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
Supermarket Access Report 1994 evaluation of access to supermarkets and other food sources as well as opportunities for supermarket expansion. Citywide 1994
Growth Policy Toward a Sustainable Future The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 1993
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Action Plan 1987 plan used to guide actions of Central Square Advisory Committee appointed by the City Manager. 1987
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Guidelines Handbook 1986 report establish a set of design guidelines for the North Massachusetts Avenue corridor. North Cambridge 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
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