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 "Pebble" 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

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager