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.

View the current membership of the Harvard Square Advisory Committee on the Open Meeting Portal

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 RESCHEDULED
1380 Massachusetts Avenue Report
51 Brattle Street Report
February 15, 2017:
98 Winthrop St
40 Bow St
Meeting Notice
98 Winthrop St - Healthy Pharms, Inc. Special Permit Application
40 Bow St - BZA Application
40 Bow Street Report

March 22, 2017:
29 Church St
8 Brattle St

• 29 Church St - Meeting Notice
• 29 Church St - BZA Application
CANCELLED
• 8 Brattle St - Meeting Notice
• 8 Brattle St - BZA Application
CANCELLED; WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN APRIL
 CANCELLED
April 19, 2017:
&pizza - 8 Brattle St
Order on exempting rooftop spaces
8 Brattle St - Meeting Notice
8 Brattle St - Revised Plans 
City Council Petition to Exempt Rooftop Spaces from FAR by PB Special Permit

 • 8 Brattle Street Report
May 23, 2017:
1158-1160 Massachusetts Ave
Meeting Notice
BZA Application
• Plans 
 • 1158-1160 Massachusetts Ave Report
July 10, 2017
Zambrero - 71 Mt. Auburn
&pizza - 8 Brattle St
 
• Meeting Notice
• 71 Mt. Auburn BZA Application
71 Mt. Auburn BZA Application Additional Supporting Statement
• 71 Mt. Auburn Plans 
8 Brattle St BZA Application #2
8 Brattle St Plans and Elevations
 • 71 Mt. Auburn Report 
September 26, 2017
Salt and Olive - 1160 Massachusetts Ave
Swiss Bakers - 1350 Massachusetts Ave

• Meeting Notice
1160 Massachusetts Ave BZA Application
1350 Massachusetts Ave BZA Application


 


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.