Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) undertakes urban redevelopment projects and other activities provided for in the enabling legislation. In recent years the CRA has focused its attention on the Kendall Square area. While the CRA works with the Community Development Department on occasion, the Authority is not staffed by CDD and is not under the Department's jurisdiction.

CRA Web Site

Be sure to visit the new CRA web site at

Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Membership

  • Kathleen L. Born, Chair (appointment through April 2017)
  • D. Margaret Drury, Vice Chair (appointment through April 2018)
  • Christopher F. Bator, Treasurer (appointment through April 2020)
  • Conrad Crawford, Assistant Treasurer (appointment through April 2016)
  • Barry Zevin, Assistant Secretary (State appointee through 2019)

Meetings and Agendas

The CRA holds regular Board meetings, usually on a monthly basis.  Agendas, minutes and other meeting materials are found on the CRA web site.


See also the documents What is Urban Renewal on the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development web site.

City of Cambridge Ames Street Land Disposition

The City has approved selling a 20-foot wide strip of public land along the eastern edge of Ames Street between Main Street and Broadway in Kendall Square. The land will be sold to a private owner with the condition that it would be combined with adjacent land to enable the construction of a residential building with ground floor retail.

Learn more about this project.

For More Information

For more information about the CRA please contact Tom Evans, Executive Director, at or 617/492-6801. The CRA's offices are located at 255 Main Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142.