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
July 12, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-392, 1960 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials 
• Minor amendment & Parcel Q2 Design Review - PB-179, Cambridge Crossing - Materials  
July 5, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Advisory Design Review – AHO-5, 116 Norfolk Street – Design Review Materials (under Planning Board Materials tab)
• BZA Case 177941 - 286 Broadway - Materials
June 28, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Incentive Rate Zoning Petition - Petition Materials 
• Advisory Design Review – AHO-4, 49 Sixth Street – Design Review Materials (under Planning Board Materials tab) 
• BZA Case 172691 - 808-812 Memorial Drive - Materials
June 21, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
• Annual Utility Report - Eversource, Vicinity, DPW, CWD
June 7, 2022
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
• Continued Hearing - PB-391, 40 Smith Place (55 Wilson Road) and 45 Wilson Road - Application Materials
Minor Amendment & Building 2 Design Review - PB-303, MIT SoMa Materials 
May 24, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Craig Kelley et. al. Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
• Hearing - PB-390, 57 JFK Street - Application Materials 
• Design Update - PB-352, 31 Church Street - Materials
May 17, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
Request for Continuance to June 7, 2022 - Hearing - PB-391, 40 Smith Place (55 Wilson Road) and 45 Wilson Road - Application Materials
• Design Review - PB-179, Cambridge Crossing Parcel R - Materials  
• Use Determination & Design Update - PB-141, 300B Athenaeum Street - Materials 
• BZA Case 171153 - 1 Brattle Square - Materials
• BZA Case 171694 - 179 Sidney Street - Materials
May 10, 2022
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
• Continued Hearing - PB-387, 36-64 Whittemore Avenue (Alewife Park) - Application Materials 
May 3, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
NOTE: Craig Kelley et. al. Zoning Petition Hearing Is Cancelled Petition Materials
• Hearing - PB-389, 625 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials 
• Extension Request - PB-381, 544-550 Massachusetts Avenue - Request 
April 19, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Design Review – PB-315, 250 Binney Street & 290 Binney Street - Materials 
• Design Update - PB-65, Charles Park - Materials
April 12, 2022
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Design Review – 135 Broadway - Materials 
• BZA Case 165052 - 20 Sidney Street - Materials
• BZA Case 164599 - 25 Eighth Street - Materials

April 5, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-388, 425 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials
• Advisory Design Review – AHO-4, 49 Sixth Street – Design Review Materials (under Planning Board Materials tab)
• Design Update - PB-361,727 Massachusetts Avenue - Materials
March 29, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Emissions Accounting Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
• Continued Hearing - PB-385, 180 Fawcett Street - Application Materials 
• Discussion of Climate Resilience Report - Materials 
March 15, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Minor amendment - PB-179, Cambridge Crossing - Materials  
• Discussion of multifamily housing citywide - Materials  
March 8, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - Alewife Overlay Development Zoning Petition - Petition Materials
Minor Amendment & Design Review (80 First Street & 150 Cambridgeside Place) - PB-364, Cambridgeside PUD - Materials 
• Discussion and possible temporary suspension of Planning Board Rules regarding in-person community engagement meetings
March 1, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video 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. DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES, 
THIS MEETING MAY NOT BE BROADCAST ON THE MEETING PORTAL.

• Hearing - PB-387, 36-64 Whittemore Avenue (Alewife Park) - Application Materials 
• Continued Hearing - PB-378, 1290 Massachusetts Avenue - Application Materials (Withdrawal Request) 
• Design Update - PB-65, Charles Park - Materials
February 15, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
• Advisory Design Review – AHO-2, Jefferson Park Federal – Design Review Materials (under Planning Board Materials tab)  
• Use Determination Request- PB-141, 650 East Kendall Street - Materials   
• Extension Request - PB-315, MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan - Request
• BZA Case 154221 - 213 Harvard Street  Materials
• BZA Case 154854 - 22 Water Street - Materials
February 8, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Hearing - PB-386, 36 JFK Street, 81 Mount Auburn Street, and 33 Dunster Street - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-26, PB-47, and PB-82, 100, 125, and 150 Cambridgepark Drive - Application Materials
• BZA Case 157695 - 10 Fawcett Street - Materials
• BZA Case 158753 - 14 Arrow Street - Materials  
• Extension Request - PB-385, 180 Fawcett Street - Request 
February 1, 2022
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
Town-Gown Presentations - Reports
January 25, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY 
• Continued Hearing - PB-383, 585 Third Street - Application Materials 
• Extension Request - PB-381, 544-550 Massachusetts Avenue Request    
• Extension Request - PB-315, MXD District Infill Development Concept Plan - Request  
January 18, 2022
Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal  
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Discussion and possible temporary suspension of Planning Board Rules regarding in-person community engagement meetings
• Multifamily housing citywide:  Envision Cambridge context - Materials 
January 11, 2022  Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 

NOTE: MEETING CANCELLED

The public hearing originally scheduled for this date is cancelled. If the hearing is scheduled for a future date, a new notice will be posted.

• Hearing - Alewife Quad Area Development Zoning Petition - Petition Materials  

January 4, 2022 Agendas and Minutes on Meeting Portal 
Video on Meeting Portal 
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY
• Advisory Design Review – AHO-1, 52 New Street – Design Review Materials (under Planning Board Materials tab)
• BZA Case 149683 - 2 Frost Street - Materials
• BZA Case 154854 - 22 Water Street  - Materials  
• BZA Case 154221 - 213 Harvard Street - Materials
Discussion of rezoning districts that only allow single-family and two-family housing - 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 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