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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
East Cambridge Neighborhood Study 2006 Update 2006 update to the East Cambridge Neighborhood Study published in 1989. East Cambridge 7/5/2006
East Cambridge Neighborhood Study Recommendations by a 1989 study committee composed of neighborhood residents working with CDD staff covering housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. East Cambridge 7/5/1989
Dormer Guidelines Guidelines to help property owners and design/building professionals create dormers that will increase the living space of an attic story while retaining the basic design integrity of the building and roof lines. Citywide 7/3/1996
Concord Alewife Plan Study of key issues in the Alewife Area, including the mix of uses, including housing, industry, possible City uses, open space, access and traffic, the character of future development, and needed zoning changes to accomplish study goals. 11/1/2006
Concord Alewife Design Guidelines 2006 urban design guidelines recommended to guide the character of future development in the Concord-Alewife Study Area. 7/13/2006
Climate Protection Plan The 2002 Climate Protection Plan discusses the nature of climate change and the options for local action. Citywide 7/10/2002
Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR) Alewife Preparedness Plan This report provides the context, framework, and strategies to create a prepared and resilient Alewife neighborhood. 11/13/2017
Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR) Alewife Preparedness Handbook This is a companion document to the Draft Alewife Preparedness Plan. It describes a range of resiliency strategies using a consistent, easy-to-read format for a broad audience. 11/13/2017
Central Square Zoning Guide 1989 guide setting out criteria for the review of proposed development projects within the Central Square area. Used with the Central Square Action Plan and referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 20.300. 7/3/1989
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