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.


News and Announcements

  • Citywide Planning Draft Scope of Services for Community Review

    The Community Development Department has been working to develop the scope of services and deliverables for the upcoming citywide comprehensive planning process. A draft of this document is available for a two-week community review period to gather input from the public.

  • Draft Five Year Consolidated Plan

    The Five Year Consolidated Plan covers the time period from FY16 to FY20. Funding for each Program Year is determined annually. The FY2016 One Year Action Plan serves as a template for future activities

  • Housing Information Session May 11

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Monday, May 11 at the Cambridge City Hall Annex.

  • 2015 Inman Square Customer Intercept Survey Report

    The 2015 Inman Square Customer Intercept Survey is now available.

  • May Bicycle Events

    The City of Cambridge is proud to offer bicycle education workshops throughout the year, free to those who work or live in Cambridge.

  • Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

    Lasting about a year, MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process will provide a holistic approach to mobility issues in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge.

  • BEUDO Help Desk for Technical Assistance

    A help desk has been created to assist building owners, trustees, and their agents in complying with the Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance.

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