Development Log Historical Projects Additional Details 2011 - 2019

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Development Log Historical Projects Additional Details 2011 - 2019

The Development Log provides a 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 Detailed Historical Projects table include information about projects completed from 2011 to 2019. In addition to the general project information found in the Historical Projects table, more detailed data is available such as the number of affordable housing units and parking spaces.

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
Permit Typepermit_typepermit_typeTextRefers to the primary type of development approval required from the City of Cambridge. Options include Planning Board Special Permit, As of Right, Board of Zoning Appeal, Comprehensive Permit, and large Project Review.
LatLonglatlonglatlongPointLatitude and longitude used to map project location. Determined using ArcGIS.
LatLong (address)latlong_addresslatlong_addressText
Residential Unitstotal_of_unitstotal_of_unitsNumberNumber of permitted residential units included in project including new construction and those in rehabbed structures. Blank value indicates nonresidential project.
Primary Useuse_typeuse_typeTextLargest proportion of GFA by land use is primary use. For more detail see the associated Project Use Data table.
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.
Lot Arealot_arealot_areaNumberIncludes land area of all parcels or property included in project.
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).
Planning Board Special Permitpb_special_permitpb_special_permitTextPermit number from Planning Board proceedings, if applicable. Not all projects require Planning Board approval.
Year Completeyear_completeyear_completeNumberRefers to the year in which a Certificate of Occupancy is granted.
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.
DeveloperdeveloperdeveloperTextInitially the applicant, the developer may change if ownership of the property changes.
Street Namestreet_namestreet_nameText
Street Numberstreet_numberstreet_numberText
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_nameTextPrior name by which site was know, if applicable.
Project Nameproject_nameproject_nameTextRefers to a name generally used to refer to the project. Not all projects have names.
LatLong (zip)latlong_ziplatlong_zipText
LatLong (state)latlong_statelatlong_stateText
LatLong (city)latlong_citylatlong_cityText
NotenotenoteTextExplanatory notes about parking arrangements, computation of FAR, project phasing, and other pertinent topics.
Parking Spacesparking_spacesparking_spacesTextIncludes only on site spaces assigned to uses found in the project. In some case parking is shared with other developments or is located off site. In some instances parking for other nearby uses is located on site. In these cases information about total parking found on the project parcel is stated in the Notes field.
Hotel RoomshotelroomshotelroomsNumberBlank value indicates project without hotel use.
Affordable Unitsof_affordable_unitsof_affordable_unitsTextNumber of residential units with affordability restrictions. Includes units qualified through all affordability programs. TBD indicates that the project will include a yet to be determined number of affordable units. None indicates that no affordable units are included in project.
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.
ZoningzoningzoningTextPrimary zoning category under which the project receives(d) permits.
Project Typeproject_typeproject_typeTextRefers to the type of construction called for by the project. Options include addition, alteration, change of use, master plan, and new construction.
NeighborhoodneighborhoodneighborhoodTextCambridge is divided into thirteen neighborhoods. For more information see
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