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.

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News and Announcements

  • First Year of Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

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

  • Cambridge Celebrates Bike Month in Style

    Come celebrate Bike Month with Cambridge at dozens of events!

  • Cambridge Awarded Prestigious 5-STAR Community Rating

    In March 2016, Cambridge received a 5-Star rating from STAR Communities, a national non-profit organization that recognizes and certifies sustainable communities. The city also set a new national standard as the highest scoring community to date.

  • 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.

  • Housing Information Session May 26

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Thursday, May 26 at the City Hall Annex

  • 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.

  • 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.

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