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Development Log Historical Projects 1997 - 2020

Development Log Historical Projects 1997 - 2020

The Development Log provides an record of large-scale development projects occurring in the City of Cambridge. The Log, updated on a quarterly basis, is distributed to City departments and the public to keep them posted about development progress, from permitting through construction to completion. The Historical Projects table include information about projects completed prior to 2021. The table includes general project information, such as development status and statistics related to the entire project. Limited information is available projects completed prior to 2011.

Since a project may include more than one use, data on each specific use found within a project is found in the associated Project Use table found here:


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Lot Arealot_arealot_areaNumberIncludes land area of all parcels or property included in project.
Primary Useuse_typeuse_typeTextLargest proportion of GFA by land use is primary use. For more detail see the associated Project Use Data table.
Residential Unitstotal_number_of_unitstotal_number_of_unitsNumberNumber of permitted residential units included in project including new construction and those in rehabbed structures. Blank value indicates nonresidential project.
NotenotenoteTextExplanatory notes about parking arrangements, computation of FAR, project phasing, and other pertinent topics.
AddressaddressaddressTextPrimary street address of project. The street address of a project may change once a land subdivision takes place or an official address is assigned by the City of Cambridge.
Prior Site Nameprior_site_nameprior_site_nameTextName by which site was formerly know, if applicable.
Project Nameproject_nameproject_nameTextRefers to a name generally used to refer to the project. Not all projects have names.
Street Numberstreet_numberstreet_numberText
Project StagestatusstatusTextRefers to the project stage. Options are Permitting, Permit Granted or As of Right, Building Permit Granted, and Complete. See metadata for further details.
Hotel Roomshotel_roomshotel_roomsNumberBlank value indicates project without hotel use.
Street Namestreet_namestreet_nameText
NeighborhoodneighborhoodneighborhoodTextCambridge is divided into thirteen neighborhoods. For more information see
Year CompleteyrcompleteyrcompleteNumberRefers to the year in which a Certificate of Occupancy is granted.
Developer Namedeveloper_namedeveloper_nameTextInitially the applicant, the developer may change if ownership of the property changes.
ZoningzoningzoningTextPrimary zoning category under which the project received permits.
Planning Board Special Permitpb_special_permitpb_special_permitTextPermit number from Planning Board proceedings, if applicable. Not all projects require Planning Board approval.
Building Permitbuilding_permitbuilding_permitTextOnly projects with a status of Building Permit Granted or Complete list building permit numbers. In cases of multiple building permits issued for a project either first or primary number listed.
Total GFAtotal_gfatotal_gfaNumberTotal gross floor area (GFA) for all uses included in project under development as defined by the zoning ordinance. Other gross floor area may exist on the parcel either in existing or prospective buildings that affects the floor-to-area ratio (FAR).
FARfarfarNumberFloor-to-Area (FAR) ratio, which is ratio of Total Gross Floor Area (GFA) to Lot Area. Other GFA not included in the project may exist on the parcel either in existing or prospective buildings that affects the FAR. See Note field for additional information about FAR in some cases.

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