Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #35
Order Adopted
Feb 24, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Department of Public Works and other relevant City Departments to determine the feasibility of limiting the number of Saturdays and holidays any one developer can be permitted for any one construction project.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City Noise Ordinance prohibits construction before 7 a.m. (9 a.m. on Saturdays and holidays) and after 6 p.m., and construction is never permitted on Sundays; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

By prohibiting Sunday construction, and limiting the number of hours construction can occur on Saturdays and holidays, the City has demonstrated a value for minimizing noise pollution during times when many residents are more likely to be at home; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

As the number of Saturdays and holidays any one developer can be permitted for construction is not limited, the excess noise can be disruptive, unwelcome, and burdensome for those residing nearby; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

While new construction, especially new residential units, should be made available for use as soon as reasonably possible, it cannot be at the expense of the health and well-being of residents in surrounding areas; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and is hereby requested to confer with the Department of Public Works and other relevant City departments to determine the feasibility of limiting the number of Saturdays and holidays any one developer can be permitted for any one construction project; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager report back to the City Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

Feb 24, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED