Planning Board Meetings

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PLEASE NOTE: Planning Board meetings are being held remotely in accordance with Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, signed into law on June 16, 2021. Members of the public can view meetings online or on cable television within Cambridge, provide comments by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting to planningboardcomment@cambridgema.gov, and attend virtually online or by telephone

Check the Meeting Agenda on the Open Meeting Portal for updated meeting information and links to attend virtually. For more information, see Remote Planning Board Meetings or call the Community Development Department at 617-349-4668.

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
October 5, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal   
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY REMOTELY
• Continued Hearing - PB-369, 600 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials  
September 28, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-315, MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan Amendment Application Materials 
September 21, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-382, 10 Wilson Road - Application Materials
• Minor amendment - PB-179, Cambridge Crossing - Materials  
September 14, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Continued Hearing - PB-353, 51 New Street - Application Materials
August 31, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
Hearing - PB-336, 1043-1059 Cambridge Street - Application Materials
• Continued Hearing - PB-358, 34-36 Hampshire Street - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-381, 544-550 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
August 17, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Post-Operative Animal Care Zoning Petition - Petition Materials 
• Continued Hearing - PB-380, 48 Pearl Street - Application Materials 
• Continued Hearing - PB-369, 600 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
• BZA Case 132592 - 621 Cambridge Street - Materials
• BZA Case 126224 - 107 First Street - Materials 
• BZA Case 128101 - 25 William Street - Materials
• BZA Case 102207 - 1923 Massachusetts Avenue - Materials
August 10, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
MEETING CANCELLED
August 3, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
NOTE: Continued Hearing - PB-369, 600 Massachusetts Avenue To Be Continued To Another Date Application Materials 
• Continued Hearing - PB-373, 698 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials 
• Extension Request - PB-378, 1290 Massachusetts Avenue - Request  
• Extension Request - PB-336, 1043-1059 Cambridge St - Request 
July 20, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Second Hearing - PB-368, MIT Volpe Redevelopment Project - Application Materials  
• Continued Hearing - PB-379, 95 First Street - Application Materials  
• BZA Case 124307 - 364R Third Street - Materials 
July 13, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-22, 7 Cornelius Way - Application Materials  
• Hearing - PB-380, 48 Pearl St - Application Materials 
• BZA Case 127462 - 197 Vassal Lane - Materials
• BZA Case 120040 - 150 Cambridgepark Drive - Materials 
• BZA Case 125782 - 2067 Massachusetts Avenue - Materials
June 29, 2021 
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - Article 22.000 Emissions Accounting Zoning Petition - Petition Materials   
June 22, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal   
• Continued Hearing - PB-371, 269-301 Vassar Street - Application Materials 
June 15, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT THE SULLIVAN CHAMBER, CAMBRIDGE CITY HALL, 795 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.
• Continued Hearing - PB-361, 727 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-379, 95 First Street - Application Materials
June 8, 2021  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Continued Hearing - PB-375, 600-624 Main Street - Application Materials 
NOTE: Article 22.000 Emissions Accounting Zoning Petition Hearing Will Be Rescheduled To Another Date Petition Materials 
• Extension Request - PB-353, 51 New Street - Request 
• Extension Request - PB-361, 727 Massachusetts Avenue - Request  
• Extension Request - PB-368, MIT Volpe Redevelopment Project - Request  
• Extension Request - PB-369, 600 Massachusetts Avenue - Request
• BZA Case 117337 - 145 Willow Street - Materials  
• BZA Case 118920 - 40 Land Boulevard - Materials
May 25, 2021
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 

NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
To participate, hear or view this meeting in real time, members of the public must use Zoom Webinar. 
THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE BROADCAST ON CABLE TELEVISION.

• Annual Utility Report - DPW, CWD, Eversource
• Extension Request - PB-358, 34-40 Hampshire Street - Request

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, 727 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