5/23/2019 4:36 p.m. Expect significant traffic impacts in Harvard Square area due to Boston Calling music festival May 24-26, at Harvard’s Athletic Complex, 65 N. Harvard St., Allston. Many attendees will be taking Red Line to Harvard Square Station and walking to event. Please contact event organizers via the Community Hotline at 617-903-0157 or email with questions or concerns. More details »


Ordinance Committee


City Hall
2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber
795 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Office of the City Clerk
tty/TDD 617-349-4242


The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a Zoning Petition by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., to create a new Section 13.59.11 Floor Area Ratio and Gross Floor Area Exemption for Up to 10,000 SF of Innovation Office Space.  This section would apply to the PUD-3A and PUD-4C districts only.  The new section would allow up to 10,000 square feet of Gross Floor Area in the existing and redeveloped building at 161 First Street to be dedicated to Innovation Office Space to be exempted from the allowable Gross Floor Area for the Final Development Plan, and includes standards and characteristics for Innovation Office Space including duration of lease agreements and size limitations on space contracted to individual business entities.  The Planning Board may allow variations in the specific standards and characteristics set forth in this Section 13.59.11 by Minor Amendment to the approved Development Plan or otherwise, if the Planning Board finds that the Innovation Office Space, as proposed, will be consistent with the purposes of these standards and characteristics.  This hearing to be televised.


City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City Council will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to persons with disabilities upon request. Contact the Office of the City Clerk, 617-349-4260, tty/TDD 617-349-4242.

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