Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Regular Board Meeting


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Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA).
In accordance with the Order, the CRA is holding the meeting virtually with provisions for public access and participation via the internet and phone as provided below:

Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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CRA Board Meeting Agenda (Link to Agenda PDF)
The following is a proposed agenda containing the items the Chair of the CRA reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the meeting:

Call Roll

Public Comment


1. Motion: To accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board on September 16, 2020


2. October 1, 2020 Letter approving temporary walkway barriers in Marriott lobby allowing the reopening of the pedestrian easement across 50 Broadway (Two Cambridge Center)

3. Written communications received since the publication of the October meeting notice

Reports, Motions, and Discussion Items

4. Review of 2019 Audit (Kailasam)
Motion: To accept the 2019 Financial Audit, place the report on file and transmit the report to the City of Cambridge and the State of Massachusetts

5. Design Review Committee Report (Levering)
Motion: To accept the report on the Design Review Meeting on October 7, 2020

6. COVID Small Business Grant and Loan Report (Peralta)
Motion: To authorize the Executive Director to redirect the remaining $125,000 of COVID-19 relief grant funds toward childcare and after-school facilities with a focus on assistance to non-profit programs.

7. 93-99 Bishop Allen Drive Temporary Relocation Plans (Erica)
Motion: To authorize the Executive Director to enter into a service contract with __(TBD)___ for tenant moving and storage services during the construction phase at 93-99 Bishop Allen Drive.

8. 93-99 Bishop Allen Drive Commissioning Agent (Erica)
Motion: To authorize the Executive Director to enter into a contract with __(TBD)___ for commissioning services for the renovations at 93-99 Bishop Allen Drive.

9. Monthly Staff Report (Evans)

10. Quarterly Financial Report & 2020 Budget Amendment (Kailasam)

Motion: To approve the amendment to the 2020 Budget as presented.

Motion: Authorizing the Executive Director and Treasurer to open two savings accounts for the cash holdings of the dedicated Foundry and KSTEP funds.

Other Business

At 7:30 p.m., the Board will enter into Executive Session to discuss matters related to the Foundry Lease with the City of Cambridge consistent with the Foundry Demonstration Project.

Motion: To enter into Executive Session to consider potential amendments to the lease agreement for the Foundry at 101 Rogers Street.

If the Board has concluded all of the business set forth on the regular agenda by the starting time of the Executive Session, the Board will not reconvene in open session thereafter.

Adjournment of CRA Board Meeting

* CRA Board packet of supporting materials posted at:

Upcoming Meetings:
Design Review Committee – November 4, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - TBD
Regular CRA Board Meeting – November 18, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

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