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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
Steps to Starting a Restaurant 2012 Explains the steps involved in starting a business, providing a general overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 7/10/2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Historical Commission Certificates Explains how the Cambridge Historical Commission regulates designated historic properties, describing process to obtain the required certificates to alter designated historic properties and how to obtain a demolition permit. Citywide 7/10/2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Fire Safety Describes circumstances that require and procedures for obtaining different types of fire safety permits. Citywide 7/10/2012
Steps to Starting a Business Explains the steps involved in starting a business in the City of Cambridge, providing an overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 7/10/2012
Cambridge Biotechnology Brochure Outlines how, over the past decade, biotechnology research has emerged as a significant focus in the City's business community and advantages city offers as a place to conduct business. Citywide 7/5/2012
CDBG 2012 One Year Plan with ESG Amendment One Year Action Plan describing anticipated CDBG activities and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year. Citywide 7/5/2012
Cambridge Riverfront Plan Reconnecting People to the Water This 2011 plan seeks to create a vision for how the Charles River may become an even more valuable resource than it already is, one that is more easily useable for everyone and provides a richer and more inviting experience. Citywide 7/13/2011
Kendall Square Customer Intercept Survey Summary Report 2009 report with results of survey used to develop a better understanding of what Cambridge residents and Central Square customers want in the Kendall Square commercial district. 7/12/2011
Central Square Red Ribbon Committee Report 2011 2011 report exploring the existing character and quality of life in Central Square and needed to ensure and enhance the future social, economic, and residential vitality and viability of the Square. 7/12/2011
Minority and Women Business Directory Listing of women and minority owned businesses located in Cambridge. Updated on a periodic basis. Citywide 7/11/2011