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Housing Starts 1996 - June 30, 2021

Housing Starts 1996 - June 30, 2021

This table includes residential building permits issued from 1996 through June 30, 2021. Each listing includes the permitted address, map-lot parcel identification number, Cambridge neighborhood, prior use, permitted use, number of permitted units, and number of units lost or gained,

The date reflects the year during which a building permit was first issued for a development project. This is not an indication of the date of completion. This list only includes projects that removed an existing building, constructed a new building or combined or split units within an existing structure. Major rehabilitation projects that did not change a structures unit count are not included here. All data is subject to revision.

Data sources include the Cambridge Assessing Department, the Cambridge Development Log, and the Cambridge Inspection Services Department.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
IDorderorderNumberUnique identifier that orders cases by year, by fiscal year (if applicable), by street name, and by house number
Location (address)location_addresslocation_addressText
Application AddressaddressaddressTextStreet address stated on building permit
NeighborhoodneighborhoodneighborhoodTextCambridge neighborhood name.
Year PermittedyearyearNumberCalendar year building permit was issued.
Net Change in Unitsnet_unit_gainnet_unit_gainNumberNet change in residential unit count from prior conditions to proposed conditions.
Police Neighborhood Regions:@computed_region_guic_hr4a:@computed_region_guic_hr4aNumber
Police Response Districts:@computed_region_v7jj_366k:@computed_region_v7jj_366kNumber
Location (city)location_citylocation_cityText
Fiscal Year Permittedfiscal_yearfiscal_yearTextFiscal Year during which building permit was issued. Note that fiscal years run from July 1 through the following June.
Housing Startspermitted_unitspermitted_unitsNumberTotal residential units permitted by building permit.
Location (zip)location_ziplocation_zipText
LocationlocationlocationPointGeo-coded street address with latitude and longitude.
Location (state)location_statelocation_stateText
Proposed Useproposed_useproposed_useTextProposed use or condition of parcel following completion of permitted work.
Geocode Addressgeocode_addressgeocode_addressTextAddress used for geocoding permit location.
Prior Useexisting_useexisting_useTextExisting use of parcel at time of issuance of permit.
Map-LotmaplotmaplotTextMap-Lot coordinate for parcels subject to building permits. In cases where more than one parcel is included in the development only one Map-Lot value is reported here.

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