Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

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Public Hearings

7:00 p.m. (continued) City Council petition to amend Article 6.000 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to create a new section 6.24 Carsharing Provisions. This new section will create a definition and general provisions for Carsharing and will allow the limited use of parking spaces for Carsharing as a means to provide mobility options for Cambridge residents, employees and visitors who may not possess a private automobile, thereby promoting City goals by increasing mobility, reducing reliance on automobile ownership and use, and lessening the total demand for parking spaces. This public hearing was opened on October 27, 2015.

7:45 p.m. (continued) Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Petition to amend the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan and to amend the existing MXD zoning, Article 14.000. The proposed zoning amendments include increasing the maximum aggregate gross floor area from the current 3,333,000 GSF to 4,273,000 GSF, the maximum retail limit of 150,000 GSF would be deleted and small scale retail would be exempt from the GFA cap, and 5% of new office/R&D development would be required to be Innovation Space. Also to be amended is the existing height limit of 250 feet, a new height of 200 feet would be allowed in the MXD area 450 feet north of Broadway, and residential buildings that satisfy certain middle-income requirements may be allowed to reach a height of 350 feet. This public hearing was opened on October 13, 2015.

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, [email protected]. Applications and Petitions are online at

  • November 10, 2015 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Cambridge City Hall Annex, Second Floor Meeting Room
    344 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    United States
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  • Liza Paden, Planning Board staff