As part of the process to update the Comprehensive Plan, the City of Cambridge hosted a public brain storming session with the community to help shape the future of the city's waterfront. This charrette process began in November 2008 and ran through February 2009. The goal was to develop a clear community vision concept that could part of the Comprehensive Plan, and define the development, public access, and linkages along our priceless shoreline.
The overriding theme of this process was to view the potential redevelopment of the Cambridge Waterfront in terms of economic development. Any potential project, infrastructure change, or change of use would be considered in terms of long term economic impact for the community.