Harvard Square Advisory Committee

Chapter 20.50, Subsection 20.54 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.

To review all major development proposals in the Harvard Square Overlay District.  Provide a forum within which a wide range of perspectives on development can be heard. Hold public meetings for projects of a certain size within the Harvard Square Overlay District and make a non-binding report to the Planning Board. Review and comment on applications for variances and special permits in the district

13 members (1 architect or landscape architect, 1 real estate developer or financial expert, 1 member who operates a business in Harvard Square, 2 members who are owners of Harvard Square commercial property, 5 members from abutting neighborhoods, 1 additional resident-at-large, 1 institutional representative, 1 member representing Historical Commission

3 years

Community Development, 617-349-4600

For more information, meeting schedule, agenda and meeting minutes, visit the Harvard Square Advisory Committee page.


William Barry
Allison Crosbie
Lauren Curry
John DiGiovanni
Bridget Dinsmore
Maximilian Frank
Gladys Gifford
Peggy Gifford
Frank Kramer
Kari Kuelzer
Alexandria Offiong, Harvard
Matt Simitis

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager