Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #83
ORDER ADOPTED
Mar 26, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager conduct, compile, and publish an inventory of all City-owned vacant buildings and lots with the City's plans for them, if any.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge owns a number of vacant properties, including abandoned or empty buildings, municipal parking lots, and empty parcels of land; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cambridge is in need of additional affordable housing units, and to meet this critical need, the City must be creative, innovative, and aggressive in developing alternative housing solutions; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cambridge does not have a complete inventory of its vacant properties and the City’s plans for them; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Non-profit developers such as Just-A-Start and Homeowners Rehab Inc. have inquired about the use of these City-owned properties, specifically the municipal lots in Central Square; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with all relevant City departments to conduct, compile, and publish an inventory of all City-owned vacant buildings and lots with the City’s plans for them, if any; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager complete this inventory and report back to the City Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

Mar 26, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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ROLL CALL 9-0-0

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED