Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:31 PM

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Mon, Sept 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Parkland GamesTues, Sept 16

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 Antennas

640 Memorial Drive

1430 Massachusetts Avenue

1100 Massachusetts Avenue

300 Mount Auburn Street

Public Hearing

7:00pm   PB#286 – 75 New Street (continued), Special Permits to construct 93 residential units at 75 New Street, pursuant to the Project Review Special Permit (Section 19.23); 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). Applicant is Abodez Acorn 75 New Street LLC.

8:00pm   City Council Petition to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge by creating the Cambridge Highlands Overlay District to be coterminous with the district currently zoned Residence B located in the Cambridge Highlands neighborhood and to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge by creating Section 20.800 – Cambridge Highlands Overlay District, which would modify the requirements of the base zoning district.

8:30pm   PB#175, 1-5 East St, Major Amendment to PUD Special Permit and Project Review Special Permit (PB#175) by Archstone North Point II LLC, for the property located at 1-5, 7-13 and 23 East Street to permit a reduction of the height of the final residential building to 70 feet and a reduction of the number of dwelling units to 300. The Major Amendment to PUD Special Permit and Project Review Special Permit (PB #175) is required pursuant to Section 12.37 and Section 19.25 of the Ordinance. This will be the first of two public hearing required pursuant to Article 12.000 of the Ordinance.

General Business

4. PB#289, 57JFK Crimson Galleria LP to construct 25,860 square feet of additional floor area on the existing retail building. Request to withdraw.

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, Sept 17

3:00pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public hearing for subcommittees to report back on their timeline for creating a definition and clear goals for the citywide STEAM coordinator position.  (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

Sat, Sept 20

9:30am-7:30pm   Cambridge Discovery Day Historical Tours  (various locations)

Sun, Sept 21

2:00pm-4:30pm   Somerville Architectural and Historical Walking Tour  (front of Somerville High School, 91, Highland Ave., Somerville)

“Union Square: An Intermixing of Industry, Immigration and Innovation” - An Architectural and Historical Walking Tour. [Flyer]
[Rain Date: Sun, Sept 28] Meet in front of Somerville High School, 91 Highland Ave., to meander down to Union Square, walking westward. The walk will include interior tours of the historic St. Anthony’s Church and the new Greentown Labs, and will end with a reception at Machu Picchu Restaurant. To register or for more information, contact Brandon Wilson, SHPC Executive Director, (617-625-6600 ext. 2532, bwilson@somervillema.gov) or Kristi Chase, SHPC Preservation Planner (617-625-6600 ext. 2525, kchase@somervillema.gov). Sponsored by: Historic Preservation Commission & ArtsUnion, a Union Square cultural economic initiative directed by Mayor Joseph Curtatone and the Somerville Arts Council.

Mon, Sept 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Sat, Sept 27

10:00am-2:00pm   Repair Café [details]  (Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St.)

Sun, Sept 28

The 7th Annual Bow Tie Ride
Sunday September 28th, 2014

Bow Tie Ride

Ever notice that the city of Cambridge is shaped like a bow tie?
Come see for yourself, at the Cambridge Bow Tie Ride!

Our 13 mile tour through Cambridge starts at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway. We'll meet at 10:00am for orientation and leave promptly at 10:30am. The ride will finish back where we started, on the library grounds, about two hours later.

It wouldn't be a Bow Tie Ride without bow ties. We're excited to be partnering once again with our friends at OoO Tie. Enter our drawing at the end of the ride for a chance to win a free bow tie. We have three to give away so you have three chances to win!

Want to start the ride showing off your good taste by sporting a new bow tie? Shop at the OoO Tie website and get a 20% discount using the code BOWTIERIDE2014.

Bow ties are optional but you can't ride without a bicycle. If you need one for the day,Urban AdvenTours has a special discount offer. Call 617-670-0637 to make your reservation and mention our ride. Your rental fee will be only $25 for the day.

You can pick up your bike at Urban AdvenTours any time after 9am on Sunday and must return it by 6pm. For an additional $10, Urban AdvenTours will deliver your rental bike to the Cambridge Main Library, where the ride starts and ends.

Like all our tours, this ride is free of charge. We'll keep you posted with more news of our plans at the CambridgeBikes.org website.

Mon, Sept 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

6:30pm   The City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the property tax rate classification.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Tues, Sept 30

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (in East Cambridge - presumably at Kennedy school building)

General Business

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

Public Hearing

7:00pm   Continued public hearing on PB#288 – 40 Thorndike Street, Special Permits 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. by LMP GP Holdings, c/o Leggat McCall Properties, LLC.


Wed, Oct 1

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 - Tues, Sept 9 - Election Review

New Business

1. 2014 State Election – November 4, 2014

Mon, Oct 6

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting with the Affordable Housing Trust.  (344 Broadway, Second Floor Conference Room)

Tues, Oct 7

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

Wed, Oct 15

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by CJUF III Northpoint LLC to amend certain provision of the City of Cambridge Zoning Ordinance that govern the Planned Unit Development in the North Point Residence District to allow limited amounts of off-street retail parking. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Oct 20

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

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  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Tues, Oct 28

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Chapter 8.28 entitled Restrictions on Youth Access and Sale of Tobacco Products and Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places. (TBD)


Mon, 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)

Mon, Nov 10

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Nov 12

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public meeting to continue discussions on creating a new Chapter in the Cambridge Municipal Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows and Circuses. (TBD)

Mon, Nov 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber) - cancelled

Tues, Nov 18

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

Mon, Nov 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Dec 1

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss city-wide planning, including discussion with the Planning Board.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room)

Tues, Dec 2

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

Mon, Dec 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, 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)

Mon, Dec 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber) - cancelled


Mon, Jan 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 12

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss city-wide planning, including discussions with the Planning Board.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Feb 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Mar 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 16

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 30

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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