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Central Square City Lots Study

The City of Cambridge Community Development Department, in collaboration with other city departments and the Central Square community, will be leading a municipal property needs assessment and planning study for city-owned properties in Central Square. This project will support the City to best use its own assets to realize community goals and support City operations. Get ready, we have a “lot” to plan for!

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Community Engagement


9/30: Port Pride Day - Clement Morgan Park (60 Columbia Street) on 9/30

Come join us at the 19th Annual Port Pride Day on Saturday, September 30 in and around Clement Morgan Park and the Margaret Fuller House. We will be there to discuss the project and hear your thoughts and ideas about Central Square and potential future uses for some city-owned properties. 

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10/08: Central Square City Lots Study - Public Meeting!

Join us on Sunday, 10/8 at Starlight Square from 12PM-3PM for our first community meeting! 

This will be an open house style public meeting to share information about the project; review the sites that we are planning for; and receive community input and ideas on future uses for these properties. We look forward to crafting this plan with you!

Location: Starlight Square (84 Bishop Allen Drive) - Enter on Norfolk Street.
Date: Sunday, October, 8th
Time: 12PM-3PM

There will be a virtual option of this meeting on Wednesday, 10/25 via Zoom. Please register here and stay tuned for further details!


Past Events

9/6: Central Square Advisory Committee regular meeting

On Wednesday, September 6 from 6 PM-8PM, the Central Square City Lots planning team provided a project overview to the standing Central Square Advisory Committee at its regular meeting. This was an opportunity for the committee and anyone who would attended to receive general information on the scope of the project and early feedback from our pop-ups. Please review the meeting materials section to view the presentation.

9/1: Thank you for attending!

Thanks to everyone who made it by our pop-ups in August! We received a lot of information and insights. If you weren't able to attend, you can still let us know what you think! Leave a comment regarding your thoughts about Central Square and the city-owned properties we are planning for. 

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