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Additional Publications

In addition to the reports and other documents listed in the Publications Directory, the Department produces a number of other reports and newsletters on a regular basis.  These include the following:

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For paper copies and to obtain more information about a publication please contact the Community development Department at 617/349-4600 or

Document Name Description Geography Year
2017-2018 Budget Highlights A report detailing the Community Development Departments 2017-2018 Highlights 6/28/2019
2018 Central Square Commercial District Assessment The purpose of this report is to better understand the district's current business landscape and guide business growth and development. 4/30/2018
Alewife Fish Book Published in 1979, the Alewife "Fish Book" plan offered a revised vision for redevelopment of Alewife, then an aging industrial area in western Cambridge. 7/3/1979
Alewife Plan for Sustainable Development 1995 plan identifying issues in the Alewife area related to environment, public open space, transportation, housing, economic development and urban design. 6/28/1995
Cambridge Street Action Plan 1997 plan providing the basis for efforts to renew and rebuild the Cambridge Street commercial corridor. 6/28/1997
Cambridge Street Code The Street Code is a resource for people who walk, bike, drive, and use public transportation. It describes the rules and etiquette for getting around Cambridge safely. 11/28/2018
Cambridge Today An interim report on the state of the city from the Envision Cambridge planning process. 9/18/2017
Cannabis Business Permit Timeline Cannabis Business Permit Timeline 9/19/2019
Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance Number 1409 10/3/2019
Central Square Action Plan 1987 plan used to guide actions of Central Square Advisory Committee appointed by the City Manager. 7/3/1987