ABC September Newsletter: Announcing Upcoming Affordable Housing Panel and Candidate Forum Events

As campaign season ramps up, there are numerous updates on long standing city initiatives. Below please find the September ABC Newsletter.


The Planning Board approved preliminary plans from MIT for new development on surface parking lots around Kendall Square. In addition to lab and commercial space, there will be new graduate student housing.
Cambridge Chronicle

The city announced that it has selected Utile Architecture + Planning to run the citywide master plan project.
Cambridge Chronicle

The city is exploring a possible fee on real estate development in Kendall Square that would go toward public transit improvements.
Boston Globe

A 20-unit affordable housing development near Kendall Square funded by MassDevelopment will begin construction later this year.
Boston Business Journal


On Saturday, September 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, ABC will present a panel of housing experts for a discussion on affordability in Cambridge. The event will take place at the Citywide Senior Center at 806 Mass. Ave.

ABC is sponsoring a housing forum for the City Council candidates on Thursday, October 15th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The event will take place at the Broad Institute at 415 Main Street and will be moderated by Robin Young from WBUR’s Here and Now.

There will be no ABC general meeting in September.

The city is conducting a charrette on homelessness from September 15th-18th.
City of Cambridge

PARKing Day, which will transform 60 parking spaces around the city will take place Friday, September 18th.
City of Cambridge

The 20th annual Danehy Park Family Day is on Saturday, September 19th.
City of Cambridge



According to a recent US Census report, automobile commuting in the Boston metro area decreased to 75.6% in 2013 from 78.9% in 2006. Only San Francisco reported a larger decline.