Zoning Ordinance Maps
As a public service, this page provides links to electronic versions of the Zoning Maps of the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our goal is to make zoning more accessible by placing this information on the Web. The Ordinance is a complex legal document.
The maps available through this web page include all amendments approved by the City Council up to Ordinance #2022-21 ordained on April 3, 2023 unless otherwise stated.
|PLEASE NOTE: The online versions of the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Zoning Ordinance and Maps are provided for reference and the convenience of having the Ordinance in a computer-readable format. The print version of the Zoning Ordinance, together with any amendments adopted by the City Council subsequent to the most recent update to the print version, remains the official version of the Ordinance. If any discrepancies exist between the print and web versions of the Zoning Ordinance, the print version, together with any City Council amendments, shall be considered correct. There is an interim period between the date when the City Council adopts a text or map amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and the revision date of this web site. Zoning text and map amendments, as well as corrections, will be placed on-line as available. Recent amendments to the Zoning Ordinance may appear on the Web prior to being incorporated into the print version of the Ordinance.
Citywide Zoning Maps
|Base Zoning Districts Map
Base zoning regulations apply throughout the city. Every location in the city has a base zoning district with a Residence, Office, Business, Industry or other special designation.
|Overlay Zoning Districts Map
Overlay zoning districts modify the regulations of the base zoning district in different ways as set forth in the ordinance. Not every location is within an overlay district, but a location may be part of more than one overlay district.
Overlay District Zoning Maps
More detailed maps are available for some unique districts or categories of districts. However, individual maps are not available for every district. Please consult the citywide maps above for a comprehensive view of all zoning districts.
View or Purchase Print Copies of the Zoning Ordinance and Maps
- To purchase a paper copy of the Zoning Ordinance, visit the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. The Clerk's office also has copies of the Zoning Map for sale. Call 617/349-4260 for more information.
- Zoning Maps may also be purchased at the Community Development Department offices, 344 Broadway. Call 617/349-4600 for more information.
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