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Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Boundary Study


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BACKGROUND:

On August 4, 2005, the Cambridge Historical Commission voted to accept a petition and initiate a study of the boundaries and amendments to the Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District, per the procedures of Ch. 2.78, Article III of the city code.  Seven study committee members have been appointed by the City Manager. The city code calls for members to come from the neighborhood and from the membership of the Cambridge Historical Commission. The appointed members are Art Bardige, Theresa Hamacher, Heli Meltsner, Jacqueline Olds, William King, Robert Crocker, Bruce Irving.

During the study period, the Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Study Committee will hold public meetings. The Committee will keep owners informed about the progress of the study through periodic newsletters, will prepare a preliminary Study Report on the proposed NCD, and will hold hearings and a post card poll on the results of the study before forwarding its report to the Cambridge Historical Commission for a hearing and recommendation on the proposal. If the Historical Commission recommends that the Study Report be forwarded to the City Council for action, any amendments to the NCD order must be approved by a majority vote of the City Council.

--November 2005


PUBLIC MEETINGS: (click here for 2009 meetings)

Below are the meeting dates and discussion topics scheduled to date. Scroll down to the bottom for most recent dates. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place at 5:30 P.M. Please check with Charles Sullivan to confirm meeting locations.  The public is invited to attend and encouraged to participate in the discussions. Handouts are listed next to the meeting date. Most are in Adobe .pdf format. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader, click here. 

If you have questions or would like to offer feedback, please e-mail Charles Sullivan.

2005
December 7, 2005,
Study Committee Meeting, Mission Survey Form

2006
January 11, 2006,
Study Committee Meeting
Meeting
Handouts: Mission Survey Preliminary Results Narrative Format

January 19, 2006, Study Committee Meeting

February 8, 2006, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave
Raymond Street History

February 15, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave

March 8, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass. Ave., 2nd Fl. Anastos Room

March 29, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave

April 26, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave

May 17, 2006--canceled

May 31, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave

June 28, 2006 (Cancelled), 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave., the meeting will be rescheduled for July 12.

July 12, 2006, 5:30, Study Committee Meeting, Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Avenue, basement conference room.

September 28, 2006, 6:00PM, Public Informational Meeting, St Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

November 2, 2006, 6:00 PM, Public Hearing, Cambridge Historical Commission, 806 Massachusetts Ave. (Cambridge Senior Center)

December 13, 2006, 6:30 PM, Public Hearing, City Council Ordinance Committee, 795 Massachusetts Ave. (Cambridge City Hall)

2007
May 8, 2007, 6:00 PM,
Public Hearing, City Council Ordinance Committee, 795 Massachusetts Ave. (Cambridge City Hall) Sullivan Chamber

September 25, 2007, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

October 11, 2007, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

October 30, 2007, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

November 13, 2007, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

December 5, 2007, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave.

2008
January 15, 2008, 5:30 PM,
Study Committee Meeting, St. Peter Parish Lower Church, 100 Concord Ave
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February 13, 2008, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Avenue, basement conference room.

October 30, 2008, 5:30 PM, Study Committee Meeting, Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Avenue, basement conference room.

2009
March 5, 2009, 6:00 PM
, Public Hearing, Cambridge Historical Commission, 806 Massachusetts Ave. (Cambridge Senior Center)

April 6, 2009, 5:30 PM, City Council Meeting, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue

June 25, 2009, 5:00 P.M., City Hall: Ordinance Committee hearing scheduled. See here for more details.

September 21, 2009, 5:30 P.M., City Council meeting, City Hall. Passed to second reading on October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009, 5:30 P.M., City Council meeting, City Hall

December 14, 2009, 5:30 PM, City Council Meeting, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

You may follow the links below to view additional documents regarding the Avon Hill Neighborhood.

 

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