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 FY15.


News and Announcements

  • CDD Alert 2-8-15

    All housing activities scheduled for February 8th, including building tours and the open house scheduled on Franklin Street, are cancelled and will be rescheduled. "

  • What's the Plan? Panel

    Join us for a panel discussion to hear from members of the Envision Cambridge consultant team.

  • Cambridge Joins SEED Platform Collaborative

    The Collaborative is a part of the integrated strategy of the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Initiative, which is aimed at achieving the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public sector leaders across the country to save energy through commitments and investments.

  • Attend a Small Business Workshop

    Starting or growing your business? Attend one of our free small business development workshops this winter and spring.

  • Top 25 Employer List for 2015

    Learn about the top 25 employers in Cambridge and find links to career web sites.

  • Rental Units for Middle-Income Households

    Applications are now being accepted for 15 rental units affordable to middle-income households in a newly constructed, mixed-income building near Kendall Square.

  • 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.

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