Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #212
ORDER ADOPTED
Sep 24, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Economic Development Division to regularly update the vacant property database as well as review the strategies presented in the Storefront Vacancies Best Practices Report and report back on the feasibility of implementing these recommendations.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone
Category:Policy Order

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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

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WHEREAS:

The Economic Development and University Relations Committee met on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to discuss the Storefront Vacancies Best Practices Report recommendations, and other updates on the implementation of the Retail Strategic Plan; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Committee discussed a new Cambridge Floor Vacancy Database to be updated quarterly, site-specific and district level causes for vacancies, progress made to date on the retail strategy report, and key learnings from an analysis of the barriers faced by pop-ups, their potential benefits and drawbacks; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Committee presented recommendations, such as partnering with the Harvard Law Transactional clinic, providing a list of legal providers to small business owners, compiling a list of institutional investors who leave their properties vacant, ranking site-specific and district level causes for vacancies and sharing the duration of vacancies in the ground floor vacancy database, and further research into pop-ups; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Economic Development Division on the above items; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to ask the Economic Development Division to report back to the Economic Development and University Relations Committee in a timely manner with progress on the above items in preparation for the next Economic Development and University Relations Committee hearing to be scheduled mid-Fall.

 

Meeting History

Sep 17, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 9/24/2018 5:30 PM
Sep 24, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED