Planning Board Meetings

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UPDATE: Due to statewide emergency orders limiting the size of public gatherings in response to COVID-19, and in accordance with Governor Charles D. Baker's Executive Order of March 12, 2020, temporarily amending certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law, as well as the City of Cambridge Temporary Emergency Restrictions on City Public Meetings, City Events and City Permitted Events Due to COVID-19 amended on October 26, 2020, meetings of the Planning Board will be held with remote participation until further notice.

Additionally, while the State of Emergency is in effect, Chapter 201 of the Acts of 2020 provides that applications for permits issued by City multi-member boards and commissions may be filed by e-mail to the City Clerk at cityclerk@cambridgema.gov.  All application fees should be submitted to the applicable board or commission by mailFor further instructions on Planning Board applications please contact Swaathi Joseph at sjoseph@cambridgema.gov.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Videos of Planning Board meetings are available to the public. To livestream a meeting or access archived video footage from previous meetings, visit the City's Open Meeting portalThe City of Cambridge has updated the video stream for the Planning Board Meetings. You can view the stream using this link: City Meeting Video Link

Note: Scheduled items are tentative prior to posting of an official Agenda or Hearing Notice. Refer to the posted Agenda for a full list of scheduled items. The Planning Board will not necessarily take public comment on items not listed as "Hearing." See additional information below.

Date Agenda Transcripts Scheduled Items
May 25, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Annual Utility Report
May 18, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
Pre-Application Discussion - PB-315 MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan Amendment 
Request for Continuance - Hearing - PB-378, 1290 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing - Cannabis Delivery Zoning Petition - Petition Materials 
• Extension Request - PB-373, 698 Massachusetts Avenue - Request
May 11, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Continued Hearing - Missing Middle Housing Zoning Petition - Petition Materials  
• Hearing - Cannabis Delivery Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
May 4, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal   
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Broad Canal Subdistrict Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
• Comprehensive Permit - 2072 Massachusetts Avenue - Materials - CDD Staff Memo
• Extension Request - PB-371, 269-301 Vassar Street - Request  
April 27, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Continued Hearing - PB-361, 721 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-377, 88 Holworthy Street - Application Materials   
April 13, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Design Review - PB-364, 20 Cambridgeside & 60 First Street - Application Materials 
• BZA Case 110945 - 330 Mt. Auburn Street - Materials   
• BZA Case 110664 - 545 Concord Avenue Materials  
• BZA Case 112556 - 102 Sherman Street - Materials
April 6, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-368, MIT Volpe Redevelopment Project - Application Materials
March 30, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Missing Middle Housing Zoning Petition - Petition Materials  
March 23, 2021  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-375, 600-624 Main Street - Application Materials 
• Minor Amendment - PB-141, 5 Broad Canal Way - Materials  
March 16, 2021  
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-374, 9-11 Jackson Street - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-376, 57 JFK Street - Application Materials  
March 9, 2021   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Article 8.000 Amendment Zoning Petition - Petition Materials 
• Hearing - Retail Amendments Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
• Hearing - Home Occupation Amendments Zoning Petition - Petition Materials 
March 2, 2021  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-373, 698 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing - PB-358, 34-36 Hampshire Street - Application Materials 
• Project Update - PB-241, 1991 Massachusetts Avenue - Materials 
February 16, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-371, 269-301 Vassar Street - Application Materials
• Extension Request - PB-369, 600 Massachusetts Avenue - Request  
• BZA Case 106913 - 33 Gore Street - Materials
February 9, 2021  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Green Roofs Ordinance - Petition Materials 
• BZA Case 103355 - 1221 Cambridge Street - Materials  
• BZA Case 104567 - 215 First Street - Materials
February 2, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Town-Gown Presentations - Reports
January 26, 2021 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-370, 51 Vassar Street - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-372, 118 Holworthy Street - Application Materials
January 19, 2021  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Minor Amendment - PB-17, 4-6 Canal Park - Materials  
January 5, 2021
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Design Update - PB-179, Cambridge Crossing Parcels I & U - Materials  

Additional Meeting Information

  • Meeting agendas may include public hearings and matters of general business. Public hearings are required for Planning Board special permit cases and for zoning petitions.
  • The Board will take public testimony during a public hearing, but not necessarily during other items of general business.
  • Public hearing notices are posted at least two weeks in advance of a hearing date.
  • Agendas are typically made available about 5-7 days before the date of the meeting.
  • Transcripts are adopted in place of meeting minutes. Transcripts are usually available about four weeks after a meeting.

Meetings from Prior Years

For More Information

For more information about the Planning Board contact Swaathi Joseph at 617/349-4668 or sjoseph@cambridgema.gov.

• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Planning Board Walking Tour 
• Planning Board Walking Tour