Sunday, July 14, 2024

From the City of Cambridge, April 4, 2017: City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking people who are interested in the future of Harvard Square to serve on a committee being appointed to conduct a study of possible amendments to the Harvard Square Conservation District. The deadline for submitting applications is May 5.

The study committee will consider amendments to a City Council order that established the Harvard Square Conservation District in 2000 and possible amendments to the Neighborhood Conservation District enabling ordinance. The committee will meet in public sessions and prepare recommendations and a study report for consideration by the council and Cambridge Historical Commission.

The committee will consist of three members or alternates of the Historical Commission and four other people, including at least one resident of the district; at least one district property owner; and “one person who owns property or resides elsewhere in the city who has demonstrated knowledge and concern for conservation and enhancement of those exterior features of the city that are important to its distinctive character.”

It is anticipated that the committee will meet one to two times a month for a period of approximately 12 to 18 months. All meetings of the committee will be open to the public.

People interested in being considered for appointment to the committee can apply to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the city’s online application system at and selecting the respective committee of interest. A cover letter and résumé or explanation of applicable experience can be submitted during the application process. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.