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Keep the Spirit of the Square! Support New Zoning

This petition had 318 supporters


Harvard Square is facing new and sizable challenges that will impact this historic center for decades to come due to sky rocketing leases and commercial property sales. To preserve the eclectic historic mix of unique local businesses alongside the various national   stores and onslaught of fast food restaurants, targeted rezoning is  essential.  Specifically, this re-zoning petition seeks to limit the ground floor street frontage of banks and administrative offices to 25 feet and require large properties to include smaller spaces amenable to local businesses. We ask national chains (formula businesses) to conform in their signage and other façade treatments to Harvard Square’s unique local aesthetic mix. Representing months of research, discussion, and deliberation between multiple stakeholders and specialists, these changes will leave Harvard Square in a much stronger position to face the sizable near term and far term challenges it faces. Help preserve Harvard Square before it is too late! 

This petition will be delivered to the: Cambridge City Council and associated Cambridge City Departments and Commissions.

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Suzanne Blier needs your help with “Suzanne Blier: Save the Harvard Square Theatre: Keep the Spirit of the Square!”. Join Suzanne and 317 supporters today.