Land Use & Zoning
Cambridge Commercial Land Use Classification
The services of Community Opportunities Group, Inc. were obtained by the City of Cambridge to review the existing commercial land use classification system in the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance (CZO) and prepare targeted and comprehensive approaches to address issues within the ordinance. COG prepared an interim report identifying baseline conditions for existing businesses by industries including their locations, main lines of business, and operational characteristics with respect to the types of space businesses occupy and their employment levels. COG is currently in the process of preparing a final report identifying several different approaches to commercial land use classification systems that the City may consider for future updates. The study is intended as a first step in a larger process to address the land use classification system as well as other issues in the zoning ordinance as a precursor to Cambridge’s impending Master Plan process and any future recodifications.
Project date: 2017