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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_Qb67MHp6T7S9KEQcHwMnJw

Webinar ID: 850 9580 8224

Meeting Agenda

September 20, 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 Telecommunication Facility (Antenna) Special Permit Application – 1430 Massachusetts Avenue

The Applicant is proposing to modify its facility currently located on the facade of the penthouse on the existing building by replacing the existing five (5) panel antennas and one (1) dish antennas with eight (8) new panel antennas, as well as replacing six (6) existing RRUs with six (6) new like kind RRHs, and replace ancillary radio equipment and cabinets. All of the antennas associated with the Facility will be located in the same locations as the existing antennas, and all antennas will be painted to match the color of the facade of the penthouse of the building. BZA Special Permits within the Harvard Square Overlay District require review by HSAC.


General Business

  • A Continuation of the July 13th and August 16th Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges to Pedestrianization in Harvard Square

Chair Simitis will facilitate a discussion of the Committee members to continue last month’s discussion to process what was heard and to formulate a consensus about points of enthusiasm, agreement, or concern, as well as shared goals for approaches to piloting pedestrianization in Harvard Square.

  • 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_Qb67MHp6T7S9KEQcHwMnJw

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: 850 9580 8224

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