Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:29 PM

Official City of Cambridge Calendar

Hearing Schedule for City Council and its Committees

City Council Committees - scheduled meetings and links to committee reports

Official Index of Cambridge City Council meeting agendas

Current School Committee Calendar (with links to agendas)

Community Development Department Calendar (use City Category menu)

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Wed, Mar 25

4:00pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive updates and to discuss next steps for the shared-use, rail-with-trail path along the City's Grand Junction corridor. (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 30

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

Tues, Mar 31

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

General Business

1. Update from the Acting City Manager for the Community Development Department

2. Adoption of the Meeting Transcript(s)

3. Board of Zoning Appeal Cases

a. PBBZA 006299 – 2015 - 27 Corporal Burns Rod, special permit to create a nonconforming driveway within the setback and to be a compact space.

b. BZA 006231 – 2015 – 777 Memorial Drive, sign variance to replace a non-conforming sign with a smaller sign that does not conform to the sign area requirements.

Public Hearings

7:00pm   PB#295, 305 Webster Avenue, Special Permit to convert an existing industrial building with a new conforming addition to mixed use with 35 multifamily dwelling units and retail or office space on the ground floor. The project will require a Project Review Special Permit per Section 19.20 of the Zoning Ordinance as the proposal exceeds the 20,000 square foot threshold in the Business A zoning district. The project is also requesting a special permit pursuant to Section 5.28.2 Adaptive Reuse to permit the dimensions of the existing building to be retained. The applicant is M & H Realty Trust, c/o Sean Hope, Esq.

8:30pm   PB#243, Minor Amendment, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., pursuant to Section 12.37.2 and a Special Permit pursuant to Section 6.35.1 for a Reduction of Required Parking for the residential parking ratio to be reduced for the 270 Third Street and 161 First Street residential buildings.

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, Apr 1

4:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussions on the Normandy/Twining Zoning petition. (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Apr 6

5:30pm   Roundtable/Working City Council meeting to discuss the Volpe site. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised. (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Tues, Apr 7

5:30pm   The City Council's Civic Unity Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from the City Manager's Office on the measures it has taken to increase diversity and fairness within the City's workforce since taking office. (Sullivan Chamber)

Fri, Apr 10

9:30am   Special City Council meeting between the leadership of the Cambridge Health Alliance and the City Council to discuss their financial status and the merging of the psychiatric emergency room with the medical emergency room. This meeting to be televised.  (location to be determined)

Mon, Apr 13

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

Tues, Apr 14

5:30pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive from the Cambridge Housing Authority an update on the RAD progress and to receive responses to questions from the tenant Town Hall meeting of October 2014.  (Community Room, Main Library, Level 2)

Wed, Apr 15

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the C2 portion of the K2C2 Study. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

5:30pm   Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting  (Cambridge Police Dept., 1st Floor Community Room, 125 Sixth St.)

Thurs, Apr 16

3:00pm   Cambridge Biosafety Committee meeting. (Windsor Community Health Center, 119 Windsor Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Wed, Apr 22

5:30pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue the March 19, 2015 discussion on the incentive zoning study from the Community Development Department. (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Apr 27

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

Wed, Apr 29

5:30pm   The City Council's Economic Development and University Relations Committee will meet. (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, May 4

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 7

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget. This hearing to be televised. (TBA)

Mon, May 11

4:00pm   2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   Roundtable/Working City Council Meeting with the Cambridge Housing Authority to discuss RAD. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised. (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 13

6:00pm   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 School Department Budget. This hearing to be televised. (TBA)

Thurs, May 14

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget. This hearing to be televised. (TBA)

Mon, May 18

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 19

5:30pm   The City Council's Economic Development and University Relations Committee will meet. (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 21

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget (if necessary). This hearing to be televised. (TBA)

3:00pm   Cambridge Biosafety Committee meeting. (Windsor Community Health Center, 119 Windsor Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room)


Mon, June 1

5:30pm   City Council meeting and expected Budget Adoption  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 8

5:30pm   Roundtable/Working City Council meeting to discuss the "Master Plan". No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, June 18

3:00pm   Cambridge Biosafety Committee meeting. (Windsor Community Health Center, 119 Windsor Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Mon, June 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 21

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 28

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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