The Community Development Department is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge.

The mission of the Community Development Department (CDD) is to enhance the character and diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and support sustainable economic growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy environment. Learn more about the Department.

Read about the Department's accomplishments during FY16.


News and Announcements

  • Housing Information Session March 14

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Tuesday, March 14 at Trolley Square

  • Small Business Challenge

    The Community Development Department is now accepting applications to its Small Business Challenge.

  • New Development Log Available

    The Development Log, published quarterly, tracks large-scale residential and commercial development projects currently in the permitting or construction phases in the City of Cambridge.

  • Metro Mayors Climate Commitment

    In May 2015, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition (MMC) adopted the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment. The Commitment created the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Taskforce to guide regional climate decisions in a collaborative manner. The Taskforce supports coordination among the existing and planned climate resiliency and mitigation efforts of the communities in metro Boston.

  • Drive Green with MassEnergy

    Get steep discounts on electric vehicles through MassEnergy's Drive Green campaign!

  • List Your Women or Minority-Owned Business in Our Updated Diversity Directory

    The Community Development Department is relaunching its Minority & Women-Owned Business Directory.

  • Cambridge Sustainability Compact Announces Three-Year Work Plan

    Members of the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future recently approved the adoption of the Compact’s new strategic plan, concluding an eight-month strategic planning process.

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