Lab Regulation Zoning (Lab Ban) Amendment 

After a joint roundtable on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Economic Development & University Relations Committee, and the Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee voted to send the Callender citizen petition, which would restrict lab use in certain districts of Cambridge, voted to send the petition to the full city council with a negative recommendation. This aligns with the Planning Board’s vote on December 20, 2022 to recommend against the petition to the City Council. 

The committees also voted positively to create a working group composed of universities, property owners, and business associations – including the KSA – to suggest reasonable restrictions on commercial building and lab size, and the need for more housing, among other things. 

View the February 7 meeting agenda and recording