headshot of Dennis Carlone in city hall; crop from city council's photo

Dennis Carlone

He/Him

Currently
City Councillor
Also
Architect/Consultant
Election history
3rd term in office

More about Dennis Carlone

Dennis Carlone has been an architect and urban designer in Cambridge for over 30 years. In 1978, he was the Director of Design on the East Cambridge Riverfront Project, which developed the CambridgeSide Galleria and surrounding area. It received the American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence in Urban Design.

Incumbent
Yes
Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic; Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Age
74 years, 5 months
Born in 1947
Voter Registration
Oct. 4, 1980

Where does Dennis live?

Address
Rents (Previously owned a unit on Martin Street) at 9 Washington Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 #6
Valued at approx. $820,000

Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Quotes

We're the 10th densest city in the country, which means we have less public space on average than most dense cities.

Dennis Carlone, Important Issues Video

There are two visions of the future of our city. One vision is of high tech luxury skyscrapers where only the rich can afford to live. The second is one where communities thrive and residents can afford to raise a family, run a small business and not be forced out of the city.

Press

Articles about the candidate

Cambridge Day East Cambridge in development crosshairs: Councillor assesses three projects underway

Every time we exempt a project from existing zoning, our laws become less meaningful.

June 24, 2019 — Dennis Carlone
Cambridge Day East Cambridge in development crosshairs: Councillor assesses three projects underway

Every time we exempt a project from existing zoning, our laws become less meaningful.

June 24, 2019 — Dennis Carlone
Wicked Local Cambridge Councilors look to address aggressive turkeys in Cambridge

Councilor Dennis Carlone said the issue of wild turkeys harassing older residents came up during a neighborhood meeting he attended.

“After the meeting I walked out, and it was like the turkey was waiting for me,” Carlone said. “So they’re clearly strategizing, and I agree we have to think of some humane way to deal with this.”

Sept. 19, 2017 — Adam Sennott
Wicked Local Cambridge Councilors look to address aggressive turkeys in Cambridge

Councilor Dennis Carlone said the issue of wild turkeys harassing older residents came up during a neighborhood meeting he attended.

“After the meeting I walked out, and it was like the turkey was waiting for me,” Carlone said. “So they’re clearly strategizing, and I agree we have to think of some humane way to deal with this.”

Sept. 19, 2017 — Adam Sennott
Wicked Local Cambridge How many marijuana dispensaries does Cambridge need?

Councilor Dennis Carlone agreed with both Maher and Kelley, saying he would like to reach out to appropriate departments to find out how many dispensaries are needed in Cambridge. The last time they had this discussion, Carlone said, the councilors all agreed they needed to look at a real district instead of making case-by-case decisions.

“I believe there aren’t that many [dispensaries] in the state. But how many do we need in our city? How many do we want between Central Square and Harvard Square and Alewife? It seems counterproductive,” he said.

Aug. 3, 2016 — Natalie Handy
Wicked Local Cambridge How many marijuana dispensaries does Cambridge need?

Councilor Dennis Carlone agreed with both Maher and Kelley, saying he would like to reach out to appropriate departments to find out how many dispensaries are needed in Cambridge. The last time they had this discussion, Carlone said, the councilors all agreed they needed to look at a real district instead of making case-by-case decisions.

“I believe there aren’t that many [dispensaries] in the state. But how many do we need in our city? How many do we want between Central Square and Harvard Square and Alewife? It seems counterproductive,” he said.

Aug. 3, 2016 — Natalie Handy

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$17,320
Current balance
$11,984
Balance at the start of 2021
$19,348
Raised in 2021
$14,012
Spent in 2021