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Harvard Square Advisory Committee Remote Meeting



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  • Baldwin
  • Mid-Cambridge
  • Neighborhood Nine
  • North Cambridge
  • Riverside


Mason Wells


To register for the Zoom webinar, click the following link and enter your information: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmGVxKBATIaXBhaKeCAr5w

Webinar ID: 880 5724 3611

Meeting Agenda

August 16, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

Application materials and general information about the Harvard Square Advisory Committee can be found on the following webpage: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/advcomms/harvardadvcomm.

For more information, please contact Mason Wells, Associate Zoning Planner with the Cambridge Community Development Department, at 617-349-9794 or mwells@cambridgema.gov.

Project Review and Discussion

  • BZA Formula Business Special Permit Application (Change of Ownership) – Dunkin Donuts, 65 JFK Street and 61 Church Street

The Applicant is proposing a change of ownership for two Dunkin Donuts franchise locations at 65 JFK Street and 61 Church Street. No physical or operational changes are proposed to either location. Fast Order/Quick-Service Food Establishments in the Harvard Square Overlay District require a special permit from the Board of Zoning Appeal if they are a Formula Business. Zoning Section 11.33 additionally notes that existing special permits may not be transferred to a new owner.

General Business

  • A Continuation of the July 13th Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges to Pedestrianization in Harvard Square

    This agenda item will be organized as follows:

    • Chair Simitis will begin with a summary of last month’s meeting and an introduction to a continued discussion of pedestrianization.
    • Public comment.
    • Chair Simitis will facilitate a discussion of the Committee members to process what was heard at last month's meeting and to formulate a consensus about points of enthusiasm/agreement and/or ideas the committee resisted or is concerned about.
  • Committee Member Updates

Hold for members of HSAC to share relevant information about Harvard Square.



PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held remotely in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023 adopted by the Massachusetts General Court and approved by the Governor. Members of the public can attend the meeting virtually through Zoom Webinar. Members of the public can also provide comments in writing or via email before the meeting. The City of Cambridge will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities upon request. Please make requests for alternative formats as soon as possible by contacting the staff listed above.


To register for the Zoom webinar, click the following link and enter your information: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmGVxKBATIaXBhaKeCAr5w

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you do not have a computer or e-mail address, attend via phone:

Dial: 312-626-6799 or 929-436-2866 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 or 253-215-8782


Webinar ID: 880 5724 3611

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