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Sacramento Field Renovation
sacramento_field_1142016Between 2015 and the fall of 2016, ANC and the City of Cambridge hosted numerous meetings and discussions regarding renovations to Sacramento Field, a playing field and community space located on Sacramento Street, adjacent to Riverside Health/The Guidance Center and the Sacramento Street Community Garden. Frequent users and stakeholders, including abutters, neighbors, the Maria L. Baldwin School community, Agassiz Baldwin Community, and plot-holders in the Sacramento Street Community Garden engaged with Cambridge City staff and the City Manager’s office to discuss desires for the field and work through issues. The information below comprises some of those discussions. Additional information can be found on the City of Cambridge website.


City of Cambridge Update March 2016


Sacramento Field Update Lisa Peterson December 2016

Sacramento Field Design Concept Presentation November 9 2016

Sacramento Field Meeting Notice November 9 2016

November Meeting Reminder, Research & StaLock Surfacing Information

November Meeting Reminder & Research

ANC Moderator Letter to Interim City Manager October 25 2016

Interim City Manager Letter to ANC October 21 2016

ANC Sacramento Field Motion October 13 2016

Memo Sacramento Field Fred Meyer October 2016

Suggested Design Concept Sacramento Field Submitted to ANC October 2016

Resident’s Letters Sacramento Field October 2016

Sacramento Field Update Rossi September 29 2016

CDD Presentation on Sacramento Field Renovation August 31 2016

Mayor Simmons Memo June 20 2016

Residents Concerned about Sacramento Field Renovations May 2016

The Whistler Newsletter

February 2014 – Mention of Community Preservation Act Funds on page 1

October 2015 – See page 3

May 2016 – See pages 3-4

June-September 2016 – See pages 2-4

October 2016 – See pages 1-5

November/December 2016


Sacramento Field Eminent Domain Deed March 31 1980

More Information

More information is available on the City of Cambridge’s website:

Department of Public Works project page: bit.ly/dpw_sacramento_fld

Cambridge Community Development project page: www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Parks/sacramentofield

Cambridge Boards & Commissions Related to Construction & Development
Zoning_dist_CambMABelow is basic information about three Boards or Commissions that govern construction projects and development in the City of Cambridge: Cambridge License Commission, the Planning Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Cambridge License Commission
Purpose: Regulate and oversee the licenses issued in the City
Website: www.cambridgema.gov/license
Email: License@Cambridgema.gov
Phone: (617) 349-6140

Cambridge Planning Board
Purpose: To review plans and proposals under the Special Permit provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, propose or review zoning amendments and make recommendations to the City Council, and to engage in general planning efforts to improve the physical environment of the City.
Website: bit.ly/cambridge_planning_board
Contact: Liza Paden at lpaden@cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-4647

Board of Zoning Appeal
Purpose: To hear and decide appeals, applications for special permits, and appeals and petitions for variances from the terms of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.
Website: bit.ly/cambridge-BZA
Contact: Inspectional Services, (617) 349-6100

Cambridge has a number of Boards and Commissions that cover many issues and topics. Some offer email updates. A full list is available online at: cambridgema.gov/boardsandcommissionsdirectory

Other Resources

CoUrbanize website
coUrbanize is an online platform for real estate development and urban planning projects. Developers and planners use coUrbanize to post information and host online conversations about their plans with community members. https://courbanize.com/

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