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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
Statistical Profile of Cambridge Profiles city's population, economy, transportation patterns, land use, housing stock and education. Citywide 2011
Step-by-Step Guide to Curb Cuts Brochure explaining who needs a curb cut and how to apply for one. Citywide 1998
Step-by-Step Guide to Fire Safety Describes circumstances that require and procedures for obtaining different types of fire safety permits. Citywide 2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Historical Commission Certificates Explains how the Cambridge Historical Commission regulates designated historic properties, describing process to obtain the required certificates to alter designated historic properties and how to obtain a demolition permit. Citywide 2012
Steps to Starting a Business Explains the steps involved in starting a business in the City of Cambridge, providing an overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 2012
Steps to Starting a Restaurant 2012 Explains the steps involved in starting a business, providing a general overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 2012
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
Strawberry Hill Study Update 2007 2007 update to the 1999 Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study. Strawberry Hill 2007
Supermarket Access Report 1994 evaluation of access to supermarkets and other food sources as well as opportunities for supermarket expansion. Citywide 1994
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
Traffic Calming Brochure Describes traffic calming and provides examples of traffic calming techniques. Citywide 2000
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
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
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
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