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Parkland GamesTues, July 22

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

General Business

1. Update by Brian Murphy, Assistant City Manager for Community Development.

2. Adoption of the Meeting Transcript(s)

3. Board of Zoning Appeal Cases

Telecommunication Antenna – 35 Cameron Avenue

Public Hearings

7:15pm   (continued) PB#286, 75 New Street, Special Permit application by to construct 93 residential units at 75 New Street, pursuant to the Project Review Special Permit (Section 19.23); Special Permit for Multifamily housing in the Industry A-1 District (Section 4.26.3), Reduction of the Side and Rear Yard Setbacks (Section 5.34.2(b)), Setback Reduction of On-Grade Parking and for On-Grade Parking within 10 feet of the building (Sections 6.44.1(a), (b) and (g) and 10.45) and Waiver of Parking Screening Requirements (Section 6.47.8). The applicant is Abodez Acorn 75 New Street LLC.

Rescheduled to Aug 19:   Major Amendment to Special Permit PB#179 by CJUF III NorthPoint, LLC, to amend the existing special permit for the area known as North Point in the North Point District generally located at East Street and NorthPoint Boulevard and also on First Street. The major amendments requested are (1) Parking revisions, including creating a shared parking district for NorthPoint; reducing parking ratios based on actual need; and allowing retail parking at a ratio of .5 spaces per 1,000 square feet; (2) Increasing the amount of retail the Applicant may build from a maximum of 150,000 square feet to a maximum of 300,000 square feet. The increased retail square footage would be offset by a corresponding reduction in other commercial square footage; and (3) allowing up to 50,000 square feet of grocery store, as part of the total retail area of up to 300,000 square feet. No changes are proposed to the total permitted gross floor area; or to the gross floor allocation of uses between residential and non-residential uses for the entire project or within the phases of development. This will be the first of two public hearing required pursuant to Article 12.000.

General Business

4. PB#175, 1-5 East Street, Review of Design Revisions and Request for a Minor Amendment to revise the plans approved in April 2012 to reduce the size of the building.

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.

Wed, July 23

5:30pm   Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Board meeting  (Police Station, 125 Sixth St, First Floor Conference Room)

5:30pm   Cambridge Election Commission meeting.  (1st Floor Meeting Room, 51 Inman St.)

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Executive Director’s Report

2. Assistant Director's Report

3. Commissioners' Reports

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. ACTION AGENDA

Unfinished Business

1. 2014 State Primary - Tuesday, September 9th

New Business

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Mon, July 28

5:30pm   Special City Council Midsummer Meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Tues, July 29

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring St., E. Cambridge)

Public Hearing

7:00pm   Continued public hearing on Special Permit application (#288) by LMP GP Holdings, c/o Leggat McCall Properties, LLC, to convert the existing nonconforming Courthouse structure at 40 Thorndike Street to a mixed use office building containing ground floor retail uses, 24 dwelling units, and below grade parking. Special permits are being sought pursuant to Section 19.20 Project Review, Section 8.22.2.a. Alteration of a Nonconforming Structure, Section 5.28.2 (et seq.), Conversion of a Non-Residential Structure to Residential Use, and Section 10.40 General Special Permit Requirements.

Wed, July 30

4:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Carlone, et al. zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to designate the City Council as the exclusive special permit granting authority for Project Review Special Permits. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, CRLS)


Tues, Aug 5

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Public Hearing

7:00pm   Public hearing on a zoning petition by Dennis Carlone, et al. requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to designate the City Council as the exclusive special permit granting authority for Project Review Special Permits pursuant to Article 19.000 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.

Tues, Aug 19

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Aug 20

5:30pm   The City Council's Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss how to best launch Small Business Town Hall Meeting.  (831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)

5:30pm   Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Board meeting  (Police Station, 125 Sixth St, First Floor Conference Room)


Tues, Sept 2

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Sept 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Mon, Sept 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Tues, Sept 16

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Sept 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Sat, Sept 27

10:00am-11:00pm   Repair Café  (Location TBD in July 2014)

Mon, Sept 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)


Mon, Oct 6

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Tues, Oct 7

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Oct 20

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)

Tues, Oct 21

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Oct 27

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Lecture Hall, Main Library, Level 2)


Tues, Nov 3

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Nov 4

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Tues, Nov 10

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Nov 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Nov 18

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Tues, Nov 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Tues, Dec 1

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 2

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Tues, Dec 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 16

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Tues, Dec 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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