Harvard Square Advisory Committee Hybrid Meeting

6:00 PM Wednesday, January 17, 2024

City Hall Annex
344 Broadway
2nd Floor Conference Room

Neighborhood Nine
North Cambridge

Mason Wells, mwells@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-9794

Meeting Agenda

January 17, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

@ City Hall Annex

344 Broadway

2nd Floor Conference Room

Cambridge, MA 02139

or Via Zoom

Application materials and general information about the Harvard Square Advisory Committee can be found on the following webpage: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/advcomms/harvardadvcomm.

For more information, please contact Mason Wells, Associate Zoning Planner with the Cambridge Community Development Department, at 617-349-9794 or mwells@cambridgema.gov.

Project Review and Discussion

  • BZA Telecommunication Facility (Antenna) Special Permit Application – 1350 Massachusetts Avenue

The Applicant (AT&T) is proposing modifications requiring a BZA Special Permit. The modifications include replacing (12) antennas with (12) new antennas in nearly the same location, replacing (6) remote radio heads with (6) remote radio heads in nearly the same location, replacing certain cabling with new cables, add rectifiers, remove existing diplexers and TMA, and remove and replace certain equipment in AT&T's existing rooftop equipment shelter. BZA Special Permits within the Harvard Square Overlay District require review by HSAC.

General Business

  • A Continuation of the Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges to Pedestrianization in Harvard Square

Chair Simitis will facilitate a discussion of the Committee members to continue discussion from HSAC's walking tour to process what was heard and to formulate a consensus about points of enthusiasm, agreement, or concern, as well as shared goals for approaches to piloting pedestrianization in Harvard Square. 

  • Committee Member Updates

Hold for members of HSAC to share relevant information about Harvard Square.




PLEASE NOTE: Meetings will be in person with the option of virtual attendance through Zoom webinar. Members of the public can also provide comments in writing or via email before the meeting.


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The webinar ID is: 876 2819 8789

The City of Cambridge will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities upon request. Please make requests for alternative formats as soon as possible by contacting the staff listed above.