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as of Monday, August 20, 2018 7:21 PM

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Tues, Aug 21

6:30pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

General Business

1. Update from the Community Development Department

2. Adoption of Planning Board meeting transcripts

Public Hearings

6:30pm   New Street Self-Storage Zoning Petition [a continuance has been requested] – Zoning petition by Randy Kasten for the Pizzuto Family Limited Partnership to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge to create a new overlay zoning district entitled New Street Overlay District with the existing Industry A-1 District to remain as the base zoning district. (Notice) (Materials)

7:30pm   Flat Roofs Zoning Petition – Zoning petition by the City Council entitled “Proposal for converting flat concave roofs to a kind of greenhouse/glass porch, Z.O. 5.55,” to mitigate environmental impacts of certain older types of residential buildings, namely so-called “triple-deckers”, while improving the City’s storm-water management, modifications to the applicable dimensional requirements of this Article 5.000, in particular regarding FAR and height limitations. (Notice) (Materials)

General Business

4. PB#141 – 650 E. Kendall Street – Use Determination (Letter)

5. Board of Zoning Appeal Cases

BZA-016894-2018 – 1815 Massachusetts Avenue – Special Permit to remove existing previously-permitted rooftop telecommunication equipment and replace with up-graded equipment. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility); 6409 Section 47 USC 1455 (a). (Materials)

BZA-016964-2018 – 330 Mt. Auburn Street – Special Permit to make minor modifications to existing cell site as part of nationwide network upgrades, including replacement of 3 panel antennas, installation of 9 remote radio units and associated equipment. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility); Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit); 6409 (Middle Class Tax relief and Job Creation Act). (Materials)

General Business items may be taken out of the order in which they appear on the agenda above. Times for General Business items are approximate. Public comments are taken only during a Public Hearing. During the discussion and deliberation on General Business items, the Planning Board does not solicit public comment. The City of Cambridge will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities upon request. Please make requests for alternative formats at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Planning Board staff listed below. For further information concerning this agenda, please contact Liza Paden, Planning Board staff, at 617-349-4647, lpaden@cambridgema.gov. Applications and Petitions are online at www.cambridgema.gov/cdd. Full zoning petition texts available online at: www.cambridgema.gov/cdd/zoninganddevelopment/zoning/amendments.

Central Flea

Wed, Aug 22

6:00-7:30pm   Central Square Advisory Committee meeting  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room)

This meeting will focus on "Placemaking in Central Square" to reintroduce and revisit the City's approaches to public space with the goal of creating a set of values for public spaces in Central Square. The focus of this meeting will be - Public Safety.

Thurs, Aug 23

5:30-9:30pm   Special Meeting of the School Committee  (Royal Sonesta Hotel (Longfellow A Tower), 40 Edwin Land Boulevard)

By Order of His Honor, Mayor Marc C. McGovern, acting in accordance with Chapter I, Section 3.6, of the Rules of the School Committee, there will be a Special Meeting of the School Committee on Thurs, Aug 23, 2018, 5:30-9:30pm, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the purpose of a Retreat with the School Committee, the Superintendent of Schools and any other invited School District Senior Administrators focusing on Cultural Proficiency/ Equity and any other business that may properly come before the Committee. Note: Per the Rules of the School Committee, the meeting will not be televised, no votes will be taken and there will not be public comment.

Tues, Aug 28

6:30pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Aug 29

6:00-7:30pm   Central Square Advisory Committee meeting  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Large Project Review – Revolutionary Clinics (Medical Marijuana Dispensary that will eventually add recreational sales) - 541 Mass Ave

Tues, Sept 4

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Henrietta Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Wed, Sept 12

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

1:00pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the guiding policy and safety priorities for regulating and permitting shared electric scooters to operate in Cambridge. This meeting is to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

4:00pm   The City Council's Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the Storefront Vacancies Best Practices report recommendations, and any other updates from the Retail Strategy Report.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, Sept 20

3:00pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss reducing the speed limit to 20 MPH on residential streets Citywide and the creation of 20 MPH safety zones on certain other streets (yes, the description is self-contradictory).  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Sept 25

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Henrietta Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

The School Committee will reconvene in Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting in the School Committee Conference Room, 459 Broadway, for the purposes of hearing a Level III grievance as part of collective bargaining with CEA Unit E and for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining strategy and litigation/arbitration strategy with respect to such grievance as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining and the litigation/arbitration positions of the Cambridge School Committee.

6:30pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Sept 26

6:00-7:30pm   Central Square Advisory Committee meeting  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room)

This meeting will focus on "Placemaking in Central Square" to reintroduce and revisit the City's approaches to public space with the goal of creating a set of values for public spaces in Central Square. The focus of this meeting will be - Arts + Programming.

Thurs, Sept 27

3:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss storm water management practices and get an update on how Cambridge will be impacted by the EPS’s new MS4 permit which took effect on July 1, 2018.  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Oct 1

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:30pm   Tax Rate Hearing  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Oct 10

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Oct 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Oct 17

6:00-7:30pm   Central Square Advisory Committee meeting  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room)

This meeting will focus on "Placemaking in Central Square" to reintroduce and revisit the City's approaches to public space with the goal of creating a set of values for public spaces in Central Square. The focus of this meeting will be - Public Health.

Mon, Oct 22

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss the Envision process. This Meeting is to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Nov 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Nov 14

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Nov 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Nov 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Dec 3

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 10

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Dec 12

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Dec 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 31

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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