Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Friday, September 4, 2015 4:30 PM

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Tues, Sept 8

6:00pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a minimum wage of $15.00.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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 Meeting Transcript(s)

Public Hearings

7:00pm   PB#303, South of Main Street (SoMa) and located at 84 Wadsworth St, 36 Memorial Drive, 226‐254 Main St, 65 Wadsworth St, 16 Hayward St, 8, 26, 28, 34, 42, and 46 Carleton Street, 310, 322, and 336 Main St, 65 Carleton St, 5 and 21 Deacon St, and 40 Ames St. The Applicant is proposing new buildings at these addresses pursuant to Section 13.80 Planned Unit Development 5 in Kendall Square and Section 19.20 Project Review Special Permit. This proposal is for two below grade parking garages with a total of 809 net new parking spaces, and five new buildings. The new buildings will be for graduate student housing, retail, and office and/or research and development and approximately 1,443,600 square feet of new development. This will be the first of two required public hearings pursuant to Section 12.30 Planned Unit Development. A Preliminary Determination from the Planning Board is required to advance to the second public hearing for the Final Development Plan. The applicant is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

8:30pm   PB #302, One Broadway, Special Permits to construct a new building at One Broadway pursuant to Section 13.80 Planned Unit Development 5 in Kendall Square and Section 19.20 Project Review Special Permit. The Applicant is proposing approximately 416,000 square feet of mixed use building with 300 residential units and ground floor retail, parking and potential office space. This will be the first of two required public hearings pursuant to Section 12.30 Planned Unit Development. A Preliminary Determination from the Planning Board is required to advance to the second public hearing for the Final Development Plan. The applicant is MIT One Broadway Fee Owner LLC.

General Business

3. PB#198, Discovery Park, 40 Acorn Park, Garage B, continuing design review of the parking garage, proposed banners and associated landscaping.

4. Board of Zoning Appeal Cases (to be heard at the Thurs, Sept 10 at the meeting of the BZA)

a. 4850-2014, 640 Memorial Drive, special permit to modify BZA 8105 to allow Verizon Wireless to upgrade the existing wireless facility.

b. 7696-2015, 11 Ellsworth Avenue, special permit to demolish a portion of a 2 family house and to construct a rear addition, the gross floor area will increase by 25% and add windows within the setback.

c. 7825-2015, 44 Griswold Street, variance to construct a single story addition to the rear of the existing house.

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 9

2:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss steps that City Staff are taking to draft an RFQ for a City-wide energy broker who will help facilitate municipal energy aggregation for the City of Cambridge.  (Sullivan Chamber) - cancelled

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th 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. Municipal Election, November 3, 2015

New Business

Tues, Sept 15

5:30pm   Community Preservation Act Meeting  (Ackermann Room, City Hall)

The Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) will hold a meeting Tues, Sept 15, at 5:30pm, at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass. Ave., in the Ackermann Room. 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 FY16. 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.

Wed, Sept 16

2:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the referred report on tree grates, empty tree wells, and stumps in the tree wells and the role that the Committee on Public Planting should take in advising the City Council, City Manager, and Department of Public works concerning future public planting and maintenance issues.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Mon, Sept 21

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park)

Wed, Sept 23

2:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the recommendations of the Cambridge Off Leash Working Group and the steps that have been taken to implement the groups recommendations in the City.  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the petition filed by the CRA to amend the Zoning Ordinance in the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan area (KSURP) and to amend the current zoning for the MXD District in Kendall Square to reflect the proposed changes to the Plan. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, Sept 24

4:00-6:00pm   Affordable Housing Trust meeting  (Ackermann Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Mon, Sept 28

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:30pm   The City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the property tax rate classification. (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Sept 29

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)


Thurs, Oct 1

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Wed, Oct 7

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Mon, Oct 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Wed, Oct 7

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Oct 14

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Mon, Oct 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park)

Wed, Oct 21

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

Thurs, Oct 22

4:00-6:00pm   Affordable Housing Trust meeting  (Ackermann Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Mon, Oct 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Nov 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Tues, Nov 3

Municipal Election. Polls are open 7:00am until 8:00pm. The Preliminary Election Count will follow at the Cambridge Senior Center in Central Square.

The Preliminary PR Count will take place at the Senior Center after the polls close.

9:00pm (time presumed from previous years)   Cambridge Election Commission meeting.  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Executive Director's Report

2. Assistant Director's Report

3. Commissioners' Reports

III. ACTION AGENDA

Unfinished Business

1. 2013 Municipal Election – November 5, 2013

2. 2013 Special State Election – December 10, 2013

New Business

Wed, Nov 4

The PR Election Count continues at the Cambridge Senior Center as auxiliary ballots are tabulated and Unofficial Results are determined.

9:00am (time presumed from previous years)   Cambridge Election Commission meeting.  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Location to be determined)

Thurs, Nov 5

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Mon, Nov 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Nov 10

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Fri, Nov 13

4:30pm (time presumed from previous years)  The Cambridge Election Commission will meet to finalize the 2015 Cambridge Municipal Election results, including any provisional ballots and overseas absentee ballots (if any).  (1st Floor Meeting Room, 51 Inman St.)

4:30pm   COUNTING OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS

5:00pm   COUNTING OF OVERSEAS BALLOTS

The Official 2015 Election Results will be tabulated, certified, and announced after these ballots are included.

Mon, Nov 16

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park)

Wed, Nov 18

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

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to amend Article 6.000 to create a new Section 6.24 Carsharing Provisions that will create a definition and general provisions for Carsharing and will allow the limited use of parking spaces. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, Nov 19

4:00-6:00pm   Affordable Housing Trust meeting  (Ackermann Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Mon, Nov 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Nov 30

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Wed, Dec 2

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Thurs, Dec 3

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Mon, Dec 7

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Wed, Dec 9

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room)

Mon, Dec 14

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission meeting  (Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park)

Wed, Dec 16

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

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

Thurs, Dec 17

4:00-6:00pm   Affordable Housing Trust meeting  (Ackermann Room)

Mon, Dec 21

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 28

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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