Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #85
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Mar 26, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Assistant City Manager for Community Development, the Executive Director of the Cambridge Arts Council, and the City Solicitor with a view in mind of drafting of an Arts Overlay District ordinance that would achieve the goals of creating and preserving spaces for the arts in the Central Square Cultural District.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Mayor Marc C. McGovern
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

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  2. Original Order

Body

WHEREAS:

Central Square is designated by the State of Massachusetts Cultural Council as an Arts and Culture District within the City of Cambridge; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This State designation requires that the City actively support and promote artists, their diverse crafts, and public consumption of them; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The unique needs of artists regarding their live/work space, studio space, gallery space, and performance space are not currently included in the City’s current version of the Zoning Ordinance; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The creation of an Arts Overlay District specific to Central Square would allow artists to thrive in affordable live/work spaces, provide the necessary relief for the unique structural needs of studios, galleries, and performance spaces, create new venues for public consumption of art, and demonstrate the City’s ongoing support for and promotion of local artists; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Assistant City Manager for Community Development, the Executive Director of the Cambridge Arts Council, and the City Solicitor with a view in mind of drafting of an Arts Overlay District ordinance that would achieve the goals of creating and preserving spaces for the arts in the Central Square Cultural District, and to report back to the City Council with recommendations; and be it further


 

 

ORDERED:

That this matter be referred to the Economic Development and University Relations Committee.

 

Meeting History

Mar 26, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ROLL CALL 9-0-0

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED