Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting

6:00 PM Thursday, June 3, 2021


Sarah Burks,, 617-349-4683

Public hearing of the Cambridge Historical Commission to review applications to alter designated properties, review demolition applications, and other matters under the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40C and Ch. 2.78 of the Code of the City of Cambridge. The Commission meets monthly, usually on the first Thursday of the month. For more information about the Commission, visit the department's web site or call the office at 617/349-4683 (TTY: 617/349-6112).

The next meeting of the Cambridge Historical Commission will be on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

Due to statewide emergency actions limiting the size of public gatherings in response to COVID-19, this meeting will be held online with remote participation and will be closed to in-person attendance. The public may participate online via the Zoom webinar platform ( from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, register here: or call (301)715-8592. Webinar ID#: 878 4416 9175.  Case materials are available on the CHC’s website ( Written comment is welcome up to 24 hours before the meeting and may be sent to

Note that cases may be taken out of order and approved at the beginning of the meeting as part of a Consent Agenda. Persons who wish to have a hearing on a case should notify the Commission in advance or be present at the beginning of the meeting when the Consent Agenda will be discussed.


1.       Consent Agenda

2.       Public Hearing: Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Designation Proceedings

University Park and Bay State neighborhoods. Multiple owners. Consider petition of registered voters requesting that the Commission initiate a NCD study for the neighborhood “bordered by Vassal Lane, Walden St., Bay State Rd. Includes Concord Ave. to Bay State, Walden St. to Vassal to Garden St. Fayerweather from Walden to Field to Bay State.”

3.       Public Hearings: Alterations to Designated Properties

Case 4568: 140 Brattle St., by Ben Zander. Replace three windows.

Case 4570: 159 Charles St., by BREML Partners, LLC. Full renovation of rear house; raise roof; add dormers; alter fenestration; add balcony over covered entry.

Case 4571: 11 Story St., Unit 1, by Rosemary, LLC. Replace fourteen windows.

Case 4572: 795 Massachusetts Ave., City Hall, by City of Cambridge. Alter basement windows, repair entry stairs, replace dormer windows with louvers, refurbish windows.

Case 4573: 36 JFK St, 81 Mt. Auburn St., 33 Dunster St., by Trinity Realty I, LLC. Demolish The Garage Building, except for 2-story facades of the 1860s stable building at corner of Mt. Auburn and Dunster streets. Construct a new 6-story above grade mixed use building.

4.       Preservation Grants

5.       New Business

Meeting notices may be viewed on the CHC web site here. Project plans and staff reports can be viewed online here.