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

  • Inclusionary Housing Study Completed

    The Cambridge Inclusionary Housing study examines the city’s inclusionary housing program and recommend changes to inclusionary housing provisions in the city’s Zoning Ordinance.

  • Living Wage Survey

    Cambridge business owners: give us your feedback on a new living wage program.

  • Check Out the Newly Updated Parks and Waterplay Maps

    Just in time for Summer, both the parks and open Space Map and the Waterplay Map have been updated to include the most current information about parks, playgrounds, and waterplay locations.

  • First Year of Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

    The City of Cambridge Community Development Department has released a summary report and compliance map describing the results from the first year of mandatory energy and water use reporting

  • Updated Neighborhood Statistical Profile

    The Community Development Department has released an updated Neighborhood Statistical Profile covering all thirteen of the City's neighborhoods.

  • Sunny Cambridge Launches

    The City of Cambridge today announced the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for making smarter decisions about solar.

  • PARKing Day 2016

    PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

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