Before Sage Cannabis can sell medical marijuana in a below-ground retail space between Harvard and Central squares, it has to sell city officials and residents on why it’s a good idea.
Will the former City Sports space in Porter Square become a speakeasy? The world’s biggest Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant? A Hot Topic that saves black lipstick aficionados the travel time to Braintree or Saugus?
NorthPoint is getting mainly minor tweaks as responsibility for its development switches to DivcoWest after a $291 million purchase in August from Canyon Partners Real Estate, but a larger central park is proposed. Another developer wants an East Cambridge CVS.
The Zinc luxury apartment building is just one of many developments citywide, but especially in East Cambridge, bringing renewed interest and urgency to the work of the city’s Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Task Force.
Multi-unit apartment buildings continue to rise around Cambridge, all with the promise of helping keep real estate prices steady and invariably claiming to be transit friendly. How do the three latest examples of apartment buildings stack up?
Overriding concerns from city staff about flooding and building codes, city councillors voted Monday to officially allow basement apartments – arguing, in part, that the city already has plenty of them being built secretly and out of compliance with city law.
In an economic endorsement sure to dismay many, a survey of big foreign investors has moved Greater Boston back into their top five U.S. real estate markets after three years down the list – and Chinese investors aren’t even included among those polled.
The addition of 1 million square feet of development and 560 units of housing to Kendall Square came Monday with a last-minute deal between the City Council and developer to make 20 percent of the new housing units available for ownership, rather than rental.
City planners are saying no to making a comprehensive housing plan part of the first year of a citywide master plan process, but have released a long-missing report on whether some suggestions about housing in Central Square will work financially.
The City Council has advanced one of two zoning petitions that could substantially change Kendall Square – added to the MIT rezoning passed by the council two years ago, collectively they represent 5 million square feet of development.