Mid-Cambridge Action Plan

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What Does an Action Plan Mean for Mid-Cambridge?

It has been 11 years since the last neighborhood plan was done for Mid-Cambridge. A lot has changed since then! The Mid-Cambridge Action Plan is all about hearing from you - what you value most about your neighborhood and what ideas you have to make it better. Throughout 2023 we worked with the community to understand neighborhood priorities, and identify actions to improve day-to-day life in Mid-Cambridge. Sign up for the Mid-Cambridge mailing list below or keep an eye on this web page for more information on ways to be involved! 

Sign up for the Mid-Cambridge e-mail list here!Connect with your neighborhood planner at City Hall! Gary Chan, gchan@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4603.

Latest Updates 

What Do You Think of the Draft Plan?

Throughout 2023 we worked with the community to craft a list of 27 actions that help improve day-to-day life in Mid-Cambridge. The actions in this draft final plan address community priorities such as parks and open space, mobility, and local businesses.

Please review the plan and let us know what you think is missing, or what parts you think are important.

Share Your Ideas With Us Online!  

Office Hours 

Sign up for virtual office hours to chat one-on-one with your neighborhood planner, Gary Chan. 

Engagement Updates & Meeting Materials

Online Idea Map (April - July 2023)

230+ ideas collected 

Pop Ups in Inman Square and Joan Lorentz Park (April - May 2023) 

Focus Groups (May 2023)

Three focus groups with people from Chinese-speaking, Arabic-speaking, Amharic-speaking, Bangla-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and American-born Black communities. Groups were a collaboration with the Community Development Department's Community Engagement Team (CET@CDD).

First Community Meeting (June 13, 2023)

First Community Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
First Community Meeting Video Recording - Passcode: NPI_MidC1  

Neighborhood Goals Survey (July - September 2023)

317 responses 

Second Community Meeting (September 19, 2023)

Community Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
Community Meeting Video Recording - Passcode: NPI_MidC_M2

What Other Neighborhoods Are Doing Action Plans in 2023?

A simple map of Cambridge highlighting the Neighborhood Nine neighborhood.A simple map of Cambridge, highlighting the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood.

The City is working on action plans for three neighborhoods every year. If your neighborhood isn't currently active, it will be soon! Visit the Neighborhood Planning Initiative webpage to learn more about the process, timeline, and ways to engage. 

Where Can I Learn More About My Neighborhood?

Mid-Cambridge website homepage

Neighborhood Page

Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Snapshot 

Neighborhood Snapshots



2011 Mid-Cambridge
Neighborhood Study Update

Mid-Cambridge statistical profile. 

Statistical Profile


For More Information

For more information contact Neighborhood Planner Gary Chan at gchan@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6403.