Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:49 AM

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Parkland GamesTues, Sept 2

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

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

BZA-004715-2014 – 249 Walden St, antenna replacements

Public Hearing

7:00pm   PB#198, Discovery Park, Special Permit amendments. The first request is for a Minor Amendment to decouple future Buildings 500 and 600, and for Design Review Approvals of Buildings 400 and 500 and Garage B as outlined in Condition 2 of the Special Permit. The second request is for a Major Amendment to the Special Permit allow construction of Building 600 as a 82,000 square foot hotel in place of the previously approved 120,000 square foot office/research Building 600 and a Minor Amendment to decouple future Buildings 500 and 600. That request also seeks relief to allow the hotel’s main entrance to face the Discovery Park campus rather than Route 2 and to reduce the articulation of the façade and roofline along Route 2 pursuant to Sections 20.63.7, 20.64.3(1) & (2) of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance. The Design Review of the hotel will take place during this public hearing. The applicant is BHX, LLC as Trustee of Acorn Park Holdings Realty Trust (Bulfinch).

General Business

4. Volpe Update

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 3

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by the Cambridge City Council 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, situated north of Concord Avenue, south of and adjacent to the Blair Pond Reservation, and east of and adjacent to the municipal boundary with the Town of Belmont; and to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge by creating Section 20.800 - Cambridge Highlands Overlay District. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Sept 8

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

Tues, Sept 9

7:00am-8:00pm   State Primary Election

6:00pm   Community Preservation Act Committee Meeting  (Ackermann Room, City Hall, 795 Mass. Ave.)

The Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) will hold a committee meeting Tues, Sept 9 at 6:00pm in the Ackermann Room of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass. Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be for the CPAC to vote on the percentage allocation to CPA expenditure categories and on particular projects to be funded with Community Preservation Act Funds for FY15. These funds may be allocated to affordable housing, open space and historic preservation. For more information, contact Karen Preval at 617-349-4221 or kpreval@cambridgema.gov.

Mon, Sept 15

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

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  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Sat, Sept 27

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

Mon, Sept 29

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

Tues, Sept 30

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

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.


Mon, Oct 6

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

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  (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, 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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