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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
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
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
Economic Development Building Permit Brochure Brochure explaining who needs a building permit and how to apply for one. Citywide 2002
Economic Development Policy Addresses challenges and opportunities offered by the economic environment of Cambridge. Expands upon these themes, analyzes recent economic trends, and enumerates existing policies and programs that grow from them. Citywide 2004
Energy Reduction Plan 2010 plan for the reduction of energy consumption by the City. Citywide 2010
Grand Junction Rail-with-Trail Feasibility Study Study of the use of the Grand Junction corridor as location for a linear path. 2006
Green Building Annex Article discussing the reconstruction of the City Hall Annex office building as a Green Building using the guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Mid-Cambridge 2004
Green Building Task Force Recommendations The Green Building/Zoning Task Force was appointed by the City Manager in April 2008 to work with City staff and analyze various approaches and to encourage energy efficient building practices. Citywide 2009
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
Growth Policy Toward a Sustainable Future The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 1993
Growth Policy Update 2007 The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 2007
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
Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Task Force Report 2009 report with recommendations for new and innovative approaches to the design and operation of future public parks and playgrounds in Cambridge to provide facilities that better serve physical, developmental, and social needs. Citywide 2009