Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Friday, February 27, 2015 10:53 AM

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Mon, Mar 2

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

Tues, Mar 3

4:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussions on the zoning petition filed by Whitehead Institute to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Sections 14.32.1 and 14.32.2 to provide for an increment of 60,000 square feet of GFA to be allowed by special permit in a portion of the MXD District, in Section 14.70 by retitling "Special Provisions Applicable Within the Ames Street District" and by adding a new Section 14.72 "Special Provisions Applicable Outside the Ames Street District. (Lombardi Conference Room, 831 Mass. Ave.)

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

General Business

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

2. Adoption of the Meeting Transcript(s)

3. Board of Zoning

(1) 10 Canal Park, Special Permit for replacement antenna installation by Sprint

(2) 9 Dinsmore Court, parking in the front yard setback requirement

(3) 209 Broadway, construction of 6 residential units on the former gas station site

Public Hearing

7:00pm   Continued, PB#294, 88 Ames Street, Project Review Special Permit Section 19.20 –Project Review Special Permit for a new development within the existing Cambridge Center block at 88 Ames Street. The proposal is for up to 280 housing units with ground floor retail. Petitioner seeks a modification to the bicycle parking requirements pursuant to Section 6.108, including Sec. 6.104 Location of Bicycle Parking 6.104.1; Sec. 6.105 Design and Layout of Bicycle Parking 6.105.1 (d) and (f); Sec. 6.106 Access Standards for Bicycle Parking 6.106.1 (a) and (b).

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, Mar 4

5:30pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to consider a presentation from Mothers Out Front and to discuss ways of advancing the goal of net zero emissions by promoting the use of renewable energy and exploring the potential for a utility aggregation program. (Lombardi Conference Room, 831 Mass. Ave.)

Mon, Mar 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway) - cancelled for NLC Conference

Thurs, Mar 12

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss amendments and other related documents associated with the plastic bags ordinance. (Sullivan Chamber)

6:00pm   Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan Amendment Public Forum (Cambridge Police Department*, Fourth Floor Main Classroom, 125 Sixth Street)

* The Cambridge Police Department requires all participants to sign in and present identification to enter this portion of the building.

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) is hosting a public forum to discuss a proposed amendment to the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP), following the recommendations of the K2 Planning Study, completed by the City of Cambridge in December 2013. We invite community members to participate in a presentation and discussion of the potential next phase of commercial and housing development within the MXD portion of the Plan Area.

Mon, Mar 16

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

Tues, Mar 17

6:00-8:30pm   Interim results of the Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, MIT)

The interim results of the Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment will be presented and discussed at this public meeting. The meeting will focus on the physical and social vulnerabilities identified by the assessment based on scenarios for inland flooding and increasing temperatures. Preliminary coastal storm surge modeling results for 2030 will also be presented. Coastal storm surge modeling with sea level rise for 2070 is in progress. The vulnerability assessment for storm surge risks will be completed in the spring.

The City would like to hear responses to the interim results and draft findings to inform the vulnerability assessment report, which will provide a basis for the forthcoming Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience Plan, and discuss the community's thoughts about the direction of the plan. The meeting is open to all. Please see the draft agenda here.

For more information on the  Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, please look to the project page or contact John Bolduc, jbolduc@cambridgema.gov, or 617/349-4628.

Wed, Mar 18

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

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

Thurs, Mar 19

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

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

Mon, Mar 23

5:30pm   Roundtable/Working City Council Meeting on Community Health. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised. (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

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)


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)

Mon, Apr 13

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

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)

Thurs, Apr 16

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

Mon, Apr 27

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


Mon, May 4

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

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)

Mon, May 18

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 21

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)


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