Neighborhood Development & Projects
Sacramento Field Renovation
Between 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.
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
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
Below 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 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.
Contact: Liza Paden at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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/