Planning Board Meetings

The Planning Board usually meets the first, third, and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 344 Broadway and begin at 6:30 P.M. The Planning Board meeting dates can be found on the Planning Board Agenda home page and the Citywide Calendar of Events. Please check the agenda for the time and location of particular meetings.

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 portal.

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 30, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     • Continued Hearing - PB-337, 178 Elm Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-340, 624 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-341, 78 Holworthy Street - Notice - Application Materials 
October 16, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   
• Hearing - PB-339, 541 Mass Ave RMD - Notice - Application Materials
• BZA Case 016957-2018 - 300 Mount Auburn - Materials 

October 2, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    • Continued Hearing - PB-337, 178 Elm Street - NoticeApplication Materials 
• Hearing - PB-315, MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan Amendment - Notice - Materials 
• Design Review - PB-315, 325 Main Street - Materials 
• BZA Case 016995-2018 - 194 Harvard Street - Materials 
• BZA Case 017003-2018 - 1043-1059 Cambridge Street - Materials 
September 25, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  
• Continued Design Review - PB-141, Cambridge Research Park Open Space – Material
• Design Update Ground Floor- PB-303, Bldg 5, 314 Main Street - Material
• BZA Case 016894-2018-1815 Mass Ave - Materials
• Envision Update 
August 28, 2018  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     • Hearing - Cannabis Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Continued Hearing - PB-338, 50 CambridgePark Drive - Notice - Application Materials 
• Use Determination - PB-141, 650 E. Kendall St - Request
• Continued Design Review - PB-141, Cambridge Research Park Open Space – Material
• Design Update PB 303, MIT "SoMa" PUD, Building Site 5 - Material
• BZA Case 016894-2018-1815 Mass Ave - Materials 

August 21, 2018  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    MEETING CANCELLED
August 7, 2018  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  
• Continued Hearing - PB-336, 1043-1059 Cambridge Street - NoticeApplication Materials
• Design Review - PB-141, Cambridge Research Park Open Space – Materials
• SP Extension Request - PB-241A, 1901, 2013 Massachusetts Avenue - Request
• SP Extension Request - PB-337, 178 Elm Street
July 31, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  
• Pre-Application Discussion - PB-315 MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan Amendment
• Minor Amendment Request and Possible Hearing - PB-231A, First Street Assemblage Office Use & Garage - Notice - Application Materials 
• Design Review - PB-231A, First Street Assemblage Open Space – Materials 
July 17, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal      
• Continued Design Review - PB-179, North Point Parcel I - Materials
• Comprehensive Permit - 3 Lambert St (Millers River Apartments) - Application Materials ( A / B / C)
July 10, 2018  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal       • Hearing - PB-338, 36-54 CambridgePark Dr. - Notice - Application Materials 
• PB 332 121-169 Vassar Street – Design Update
• PB 310 399 Binney St Garage – Design Review

June 26, 2018
 
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     
• Hearing - Douglas Brown, et al., Flood Plain / Green Factor Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• BZA Case - 22, 24-26 Berkshire Street - Materials 
June 5, 2018
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     

• Hearing - PB-329, 3-5 Linnaean Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-337, 178 Elm Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Envision Cambridge Update 
May 22, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal      • Hearing - PB-243, Alexandria PUD 50 Rogers / 161 First - Amendment - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-243, 50 Rogers Street - Materials
• SP Extension Request - PB-256, 34-36 Hampshire Street - Request 

May 15, 2018  
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    

• Hearing - PB-336, 1043-1059 Cambridge Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-26, 125 CambridgePark Dr - Amendment - Notice - Application Materials 
April 24, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    
• Hearing - PB-335, 47 Dudley Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Update - PB-332, 121-169 Vassar St (MIT dorm) – Materials
• BZA Case 014099 -2017 - 140 Prospect St - Materials 
April 17, 2018  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     • Hearing - PB-9, 15 Lilac Ct (25 Webster Ave & 199 Portland St) Amendment- Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-243, Alexandria PUD 50 Rogers / 161 First - Amendment - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-243, 50 Rogers Street - Application Materials
• BZA Case 015799-2018 - 100 Cambridgeside Place Sign Variance - Materials 

March 27, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    • Continued Hearing - PB-334, 24 Brattle Street - Abbot Building - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-179, North Point Parcel I - Application Materials

March 20, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   • Hearing - PB-321, Mass and Main Parking Amendment - Notice - Application Materials
• SP Extension Request - PB-329, 3-5 Linnaean Street - Request 

March 6, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Discussion - Town-Gown Reports 
• Design Update - PB-328, EF III - Application Materials 
• SP Extension Request - PB-311, 18-26 Chauncy Street - Request
• Extension Request - PB-231, 29 Charles Street - Request

February 20, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - PB-294, 88 Ames Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Design Update - PB-315, 145 Broadway - Application Materials

February 6, 2018   Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  • Discussion - Town-Gown Reports 
• Continued Hearing - PB-331, 1385 Cambridge St - Notice - Application Materials
January 30, 2018  
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
 
• Hearing - PB-334, 24 Brattle Street - Abbot Building - Notice - Application Materials
January 23, 2018 
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
 
• Second Hearing - PB-243, 100 Binney Street - Major Amendment - Notice - Application Materials
• Informational Update - PB-65, CambridgeSide exterior renovation - Materials
• Comprehensive Permit Review - Linwood Court/Squirrelwood - Application - Plans A / B /

January 16, 2018 
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
 
• Hearing - PB-333, 114 Inman Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-243, 100 Binney Street - Major Amendment - Notice - Application Materials
• SP Extension Request - PB-329 3-5 Linnaean St - Request

January 2, 2018 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal

• Continued Hearing - PB-331, 1385 Cambridge St - Notice - Application Materials
• Retail Strategy Review - Project Page
• Continued Hearing - Kroon et al., Harvard Square Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials  
• Design Review - PB-179, North Point: Q1 & EF/G Open Space - 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 Liza Paden at 617/349-4647 or lpaden@cambridgema.gov.