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
September 17, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Continued Hearing - PB-349, 599 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-352, 31 Church Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - Article 19 Amendment - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials  
September 10, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   • Continued Hearing - PB-348, 580 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-350, 810 Main Street - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-351, 567 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials
September 3, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - Affordable Housing Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials  
• BZA Case 017160-2019 - 747 Cambridge Street - Materials  
August 13, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  • Hearing - First Street Parking Space Disposition - Notice - Application Materials
• Hearing - PB-349, 599 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials 
August 6, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - PB-348, 580 Massachusetts Avenue - Notice - Application Materials 
• Design Review - PB-243, Alexandria PUD, 161 First Street - Materials
• Informational Update - PB-315, 325 Main Street - Materials

NOTE: Article 19 Amendment Zoning Petition Hearing - CANCELLEDNotice - Petition Materials
July 23, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
• Hearing - PB-347, 112 Holworthy Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Continued Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Comprehensive Permit - 900 Cambridge Street - Application Materials 
July 16, 2019
Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal
MEETING CANCELLED
July 9, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - PB-296, 57 JFK Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Continued Hearing - Affordable Housing Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
June 25, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - Affordable Housing Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
June 18, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
June 4, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - New St Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
May 28, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Informational Update - PB-303, SoMa Building 4 - Materials
• Design Review - PB-243, Alexandria PUD, 41 Linskey Way - Materials 
• Continued Hearing - Cambridgeside PUD-8 - Zoning Petition - Materials 
May 14, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Continued Hearing - Cambridgeside PUD-8 - Zoning Petition - Notice - Materials 
• Design Review - PB-231A, First St Assemblage, Open Space - Materials 
• Informational Update - PB-231A, First St Assemblage, Parcels A, B and C - Materials 
• Informational Update - PB-303, SoMa Building 4 - Materials
April 30, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - Ware St Innovation Space Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Informational Update - PB-303, MIT Kendall Square "SoMa" Headhouse PUD - Materials
April 23, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - PB-346, 23 May Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - PB-296, 57 JFK Street - Notice - Application Materials 
• Informational Update - PB-241, St.James Church - Materials
April 16, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Planning Board Walking Tour 
March 26, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Continued Hearing - Accessory Apartment Amendments Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Informational Update - Envision Cambridge
March 19, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal  
• Hearing - Cambridgeside PUD-8 - Zoning Petition - Notice - Materials 
March 12, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal   • Design Review - PB-315, 325 Main Street - Materials
February 26, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
• Hearing - PB-345, 229-231 Third St RMD - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - Grippo IB Hotel - Zoning Petition - Notice Petition Materials 
• Design Review - PB-315, 325 Main Street - Materials
February 12, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal 
 MEETING CANCELLED
February 5, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    
• Town-Gown Presentations - Reports

January 29, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal    
• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 

January 22, 2019  Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     
• Hearing - PB-344, 14-16 Jackson St - Notice - Application Materials 
• Hearing - 234 Monsignor O'Brien  Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Hearing - Flat Roof Zoning Petition - Notice Petition Materials 
• Hearing - Accessory Apartment Amendments Zoning Petition - Notice Petition Materials 
• Design Update - PB-315, 145 Broadway - Materials 

January 8, 2019 Agendas, Minutes, and Video on Meeting Portal     
• Continued Hearing - PB-66, Cambridgeside - Amendment - Notice Application Materials
• Design Update - PB-309, 95 Fawcett St - Materials 
• Design Update - PB-179, North Point Parcel G - Materials
• Design Update - PB-179, North Point Parcel H - Materials
• Design Update - PB-179, North Point Parcel W - 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.

• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials 
• Hearing - Alexandria Grand Junction Overlay - Zoning Petition - Notice - Petition Materials