35 Cherry Street Lot

Map of Cherry Street Lot
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The City of Cambridge is leading a public process to decide the future use of 35 Cherry Street. 35 Cherry Street will be acquired by the City as part of a real estate development agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This transfer includes the stipulation that the parcel be used in perpetuity in a way that directly benefit residents in The Port (formerly Area Four) Neighborhood and surrounding communities.


Join your neighbors at a virtual community meeting to discuss the future of 35 Cherry Street.

The City Council identified the site for affordable housing. Learn about different affordable housing options and help identify priorities to guide the development process.

Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 19th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sign up at: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/87020148497

Questions or comments? Email Melissa Peters at mpeters@cambridgema.gov.

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May 19, 2021 Community Meeting

Join your neighbors at a virtual community meeting to discuss the future of 35 Cherry Street.

The City Council identified the site for affordable housing. Learn about different affordable housing options and help identify priorities to guide the development process.

Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 19th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sign up at: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/87020148497

If you would like to be notified of future meetings or would like more information please contact Melissa Peters at mpeters@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4605.

July 15, 2014 Community Meeting

The Community Development Department has scheduled the second meeting in a series of meetings to work with the Area IV community to make recommendations on possible short term and long term uses for the lot at 35 Cherry Street. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 P. M. at the Windsor Street Health Center, 119 Windsor Street.

If you would like to be notified of future meetings or would like more information please contact Melissa Peters at mpeters@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4605.

December 5, 2013 Community Meeting

The Community Development Department has scheduled the first meeting in a series of meetings to work with the Area IV community to make recommendations on possible short term and long term uses for the lot at 35 Cherry Street. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30 P. M. at the Windsor Street Health Center, 119 Windsor Street.

If you would like to be notified of future meetings or would like more information please contact Melissa Peters at mpeters@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4605.

The 10,953 square foot lot at 35 Cherry Street will be acquired by the City as part of a real estate development agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) involving a number of parcels near by along the Main Street corridor. The City’s acquisition of 35 Cherry Street includes the stipulation that the parcel be used in perpetuity in a manner that directly benefit residents in the Port (formerly Area Four) Neighborhood and surrounding communities. The lot is currently vacant. The City has begun a process to determine future use of the site.

  • View of vacant Cherry Street lot

    View of existing parking lot and fence