Planning Board Meetings

The Planning Board usually meets the first, third, and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 344 Broadway and begin at 6:30 P.M. The Planning Board meeting dates can be found on the Planning Board Agenda home page and the Citywide Calendar of Events. Please check the agenda for the time and location of particular meetings.

Videos of Planning Board meetings are available to the public. To livestream a meeting or access archived video footage from previous meetings, visit the City's Open Meeting portal.

Note: Scheduled items are tentative prior to posting of an official Agenda or Hearing Notice. Refer to the posted Agenda for a full list of scheduled items. The Planning Board will not necessarily take public comment on items not listed as "Hearing." See additional information below.

Date Agenda Transcripts Scheduled Items
December 19, 2017
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal

• Hearing - PB-330, 55 Wheeler Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-302, Podium, NoMa - Materials 
• Informational Update - North Point: The Common, Baldwin Park & Site W - Materials

December 5, 2017  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Envision Cambridge Update
• Hearing - PB-332, 121-169 Vassar Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Comprehensive Permit Review - 1791 Massachusetts Ave - Application - Plans A / B /
• BZA Case 014919-2017 - 55 Regent Street Variance - Materials

NOTE: PB-330, 55 WHEELER STREET HEARING WILL BE POSTPONED TO FUTURE DATE - Notice - Application Materials
November 28, 2017 
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal

• Hearing - PB-330, 55 Wheeler Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-179, North Point Sites G and H - Application Materials
November 14, 2017  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - PB-331, 1385 Cambridge St (RMD) - NoticeApplication Materials
• Hearing - Kroon et al., Harvard Square Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials  
• Continued Hearing - Urban Agriculture Beekeeping Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 

October 24, 2017  MEETING CANCELLED Hearing to be Rescheduled - PB-330, 55 Wheeler Street - Application Materials
October 17, 2017  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - Christoper D. Smith, et al., PUD-7 Graduate Student Housing Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
• Hearing - Alexandria PUD-3A and PUD-4C Innovation Space Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials

October 10, 2017
 
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  • Review – Volpe Site Design Guidelines – Notice
October 3, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - Urban Agriculture Beekeeping Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
• Amendment - PB- 324 - 907 Main Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Update - PB-320 - 47 Bishop Allen Drive - Design Materials
• BZA Case 014431-2017 - 48 Quincy Street - Sign Variance
September 19, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Design Update - PB-179, North Point Sites G and H - Materials
• SP Extension Request - PB-300 16 Eliot St - Request 
• Design Update - PB-321, Mass and Main - Materials
• BZA Case 013730-2017 - Special Permit - & Pizza - 8 Brattle Street 
September 12, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Continued Hearing - MIT Volpe Site Zoning Petition - NoticePetition Materials 
September 5, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - PB-330, 55 Wheeler Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Discussion - 2017 Town-Gown Reports
• Design Update - PB-320, 47 Bishop Allen Drive - Design Materials
August 29, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - PB-329, 3-5 Linnaean Street Basement Housing - Notice - Application Materials
(A previously posted design review case will not be held.)
August 1, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal • Hearing - PB-328, EF Education First Phase III - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review and Minor Amendment Request - PB-231A, Parcel D - Application Materials
July 25, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - MIT Volpe Site Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
July 18, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Design Review - PB-303, MIT "SoMa" PUD, Building Site 3 - Review Materials
• Design Update - PB-316, 305 Webster Ave - Materials
July 11, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Design Review - PB-179, NorthPoint PUD - Parcel Q1 - Review Materials
• Advisory Review - Special Permit for 8 Brattle Street - Application - Plans & Elevations

June 27, 2017 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Design Review - PB-179, NorthPoint PUD - Parcel W, NorthPoint Common, Parcel A (pump station), Baldwin Park (informational update) - Review Materials
June 6, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Envision Cambridge Update
• Hearing - PB-328, EF Education First Phase III - Notice - Application Materials (Community meeting to be held May 31, 2017 - Flyer)
May 23, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - Cockrill, et al., Short Term Rental Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
• Hearing - City Council Short Term Rental Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
May 16, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - Observatory Hill Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
May 2, 2017 Agenda Transcript Starting May 2, meetings begin at 6:30 P.M.
• Hearing - Cambridge and Third Streets Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
April 25, 2017 Agenda Transcript Meeting begins at 7:00 P.M.
• Hearing - Vacant/Abandoned Buildings Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Pre-Application Meeting - EF Building Site
April 18, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - Harvard Square Rooftop Spaces Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
• Design Review - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Building 5 - Review Materials
April 4, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Continued Hearing - PB #326, 211 Concord Turnpike - Notice - Application Materials
March 28, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - Harding, et al., Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials
• Continued Design Review - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Building 3 - Review Materials
March 21, 2017 Agenda Transcript
• Hearing - Zoning Petition Regarding Restoration After Fire - Notice - Petition Materials
• Design Review - PB #302, MIT "NoMa" Building 1 - Review Materials
March 7, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - PB #327, 74 Holworthy Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review (Continued) - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Landscape - Review Materials
• Design Review - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Building 3 - Review Materials
February 28, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - PB #325, Registered Marijuana Dispensary at 98 Winthrop Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Advisory Review - Comprehensive Permit for 671-675 Concord Avenue - Application - Plans - Supplemental Information - TP&T Memo
• Design Review (Continued) - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Landscape - Review Materials (Postponed to March 7, 2017)
• Design Review - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Building 3 - Review Materials (Postponed to March 7, 2017)
February 21, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - PB #324, 907 Main Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB #326, 211 Concord Turnpike - Notice - Application Materials
February 7, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Town-Gown Presentations - Reports
Meeting will be held at 344 Broadway, Second Floor Meeting Room.
January 31, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Hearing - PB #323, 850 Cambridge Street School and CPSD Administration - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB #303, MIT "SoMa" Building 4 - Review Materials
January 24, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Continued Hearing - PB #318, 55 Regent Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing - PB #321, Mass and Main Development - Notice - Application Materials
January 17, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Continued Hearing - PB #315, MXD Infill Development Concept Plan (held with Cambridge Redevelopment Authority) - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing (Public Comment Closed) - PB #322, CAS Foundation Registered Marijuana Dispensary, 110 Fawcett Street - Application Materials
January 3, 2017 Agenda Transcript • Continued Hearing - PB #320, 47 Bishop Allen Drive - Notice - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing (from November 1) - Medical Marijuana Citywide Rezoning - Petition Materials

Additional Meeting Information

  • Meeting agendas may include public hearings and matters of general business. Public hearings are required for Planning Board special permit cases and for zoning petitions.
  • The Board will take public testimony during a public hearing, but not necessarily during other items of general business.
  • Public hearing notices are posted at least two weeks in advance of a hearing date.
  • Agendas are typically made available about 5-7 days before the date of the meeting.
  • Transcripts are adopted in place of meeting minutes. Transcripts are usually available about four weeks after a meeting.

Meetings from Prior Years

For More Information

For more information about the Planning Board contact Liza Paden at 617/349-4647 or lpaden@cambridgema.gov.