Central Square Advisory Committee Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 6, 2023

City Hall Annex
344 Broadway
2nd Floor Conference Room

The Port
City Wide

Mason Wells, mwells@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-9794

Meeting Agenda

October 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

To join the Zoom webinar, click the following link: https: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_87vJgVt8SD-uXivLMOJ3gg

The webinar ID is: 820 5164 8770

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

For further 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

  • Planning Board Formula Business Special Permit Application – 655 Massachusetts Avenue (Dunkin Donuts)

The Applicant is planning to apply to the Planning Board for a Dunkin Donuts located at 655 Mass Ave in a former Starbucks location. Fast Order/Quick-Service Food Establishments are an allowed use in this location, but all Formula Businesses within the Central Square Overlay District require a Planning Board Special Permit. Minimal exterior modifications are shown and new signage is proposed. Planning Board Special Permits within the Central Square Overlay District require review by CSAC.

General Business

  • Committee Member Updates

    Members of the Central Square Advisory Committee will share any information about Central Square that they think other members would be interested in.

  • City Updates

Staff from the Community Development Department (CDD) will share any information about development projects and city initiatives in or affecting Central 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 join the Zoom webinar, click the following link: https: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_87vJgVt8SD-uXivLMOJ3gg

Check your e-mail (including spam/junk folder) for confirmation. If you do not have a computer or e-mail address, you may attend via phone by dialing +1 646 931 3860 

The webinar ID is: 820 5164 8770