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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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Document Name Description Geography Year
Amendment to the Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance 9-19-22 Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance Amendment Permitting Preferences for Priority Clients 10/25/2022
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Land Use Study 1986 1986 study of concerns and opportunities for the section of Massachusetts Avenue between Porter Square and the Arlington line. North Cambridge 7/13/1986
Riverside Neighborhood Study 1992 1992 report with recommendations developed by a study committee composed of neighborhood residents worked with CDD staff. Covers housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Riverside 7/11/1992
North Cambridge Railroad Study 1994 This study was commissioned by the Cambridge Community Development Department in response to a request from the North Cambridge Stabilization Committee (NCSC) to study safety issues around the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks in North Cambridge. A number of the Appendices to the report are also available. North Cambridge 9/29/2014
Trolley Square Study 1995 1995 planning study of Trolley and Sheridan Squares along the northern section of Massachusetts Avenue. Served as background information for the 2001 Trolley Square Study Committee. North Cambridge 6/28/1995
Central Square Improvements Project Master Plan 1995 1995 plan providing a vision for Central Square and focusing on physical improvements to the public realm. 7/12/1995
Green Ribbon Open Space Committee Report 2000 The Green Ribbon Open Space Committee was appointed in 1999 to develop criteria for expanding and improving the city’s open space system. Citywide 7/13/1999
Trolley Square Study 2002 2002 summary of recommendations from the Trolley Square Committee appointed to advise the City on future uses for the former MBTA trolley yard site at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Cameron Avenue. North Cambridge 6/28/2002
North Point Design Guidelines 2003 2003 guidelines providing a framework for the design of a livable mixed community in the North Point area of Cambridge. East Cambridge 8/2/2003
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study 2003 Update 2003 update to Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study issued in 2000. Cambridgeport 7/5/2003