Harvard Square Advisory Committee

The Harvard Square Advisory Committee is appointed by the City Manager to undertake all large project reviews and to receive all applications for variances and special permits for activities within the Harvard Square Overlay District. The Committee meets as needed, on an irregular basis.

To learn the location of the Harvard Square Overlay District go to the Zoning Overlay Districts Map.

Advisory Committee Members

  • William Barry
  • Allison Crosbie
  • Lauren Curry
  • John DiGiovanni
  • Bridget Dinsmore
  • Maximilian Frank
  • Gladys Gifford
  • Frank Kramer
  • Kari Kuelzer
  • Alexandra Offiong
  • Matt Simitis

Advisory Committee Meeting Dates, Agendas and Meeting Minutes

The Harvard Square Advisory Committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Date Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2012:
57 JFK Street
Agenda 57 JFK Street Report
January 27, 2014:
11 Dunster Street
Agenda
11 Dunster Street BZA Application
11 Dunster Street Plans
11 Dunster Street Report
June 10, 2015:
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Agenda
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 0
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 1
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 2
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 3
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 4
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 5
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 6
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 7
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 8
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Part 9
1350 Massachusetts Avenue BZA Application Appendix
1350 Massachusetts Avenue Report
June 22, 2015:
81-93 Mt. Auburn Street
16-18 Eliot Street
Meeting Notice
81-93 Mt. Auburn Street BZA Application
81-93 Mt. Auburn Street Floor Plan
81-93 Mt. Auburn Street Storefront Photo
16-18 Eliot Street BZA Application
16-18 Eliot Street Historical Commission Certificate of Appropriateness
16-18 Eliot Street Plans
16-18 Eliot Street Report
August 3, 2015
28 JFK Street
Meeting Notice
Floor Plan
BZA Application
Historical Commission Application
28 JFK Street Report
August 17, 2015
14 Arrow Street
Meeting Notice
Plan and Photographs
BZA Application

14 Arrow Street Report
January 4, 2016
2 Arrow Street
Baobao Restaurant
Meeting Notice
2 Arrow Street BZA Application
Baobao Restaurant BZA Application
2 Arrow Street Report
25 JFK Street/Bao Bao Report
February, 22, 2016
39 JFK Street
Sweetgreen Restaurant
Meeting Notice
39 JFK Street Sweetgreen Restaurant BZA Application
39 JFK Street Report
April 26, 2016
Antenna Installation - One Brattle Square
CANCELLED
One Brattle Square Antennas BZA Application
CANCELLED
January 9, 2017
• Antenna Installation - 51 Brattle Street
• 1-3, 8 Brattle Street IMA Pizza
Meeting Notice
51 Brattle Street Plans - WILL BE HEARD
1-3, 8 Brattle Street BZA Special Permit Application - CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCEHDULED
1380 Massachusetts Avenue Report
51 Brattle Street Report

Harvard Square Advisory Committee meetings are also listed on the citywide Calendar of Events.

For More Information

For more information about the Harvard Square Advisory Committee, please call Liza Paden at 617/349-4647 or email lpaden@cambridgema.gov.

Harvard Square Documents and Information

Harvard Square Conservation District and Neighborhood Conservation Districts

The Harvard Square Conservation District is administered by the Cambridge Historic Commission.

Neighborhood conservations districts, or NCDs, recognize the particular design qualities of distinctive neighborhoods and encourage their protection and maintenance. NCDs located in or near the Harvard Square Overlay District include the Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District and the Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District.

To contact the Cambridge Historical Commission, call 617/349-4683.