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MIT gets go-ahead to demolish neglected Bexley dormitory after preservation fails

MIT gets go-ahead to demolish neglected Bexley dormitory after preservation fails

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology got the go-ahead Thursday to tear down one of its undergraduate dorms, the 104-year-old Bexley Hall, after failing to stop its deterioration.

Volpe redevelopment in heart of Kendall gets proposed zoning from city planners (update)

Volpe redevelopment in heart of Kendall gets proposed zoning from city planners (update)

City planners have quietly proposed that a 14-acre block be allowed up to 300 feet in height to promote middle-income housing and allow micro-units, more retail and the addition of streets inside.

Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

A 254-unit residential development at 88 CambridgePark Drive got the green light Tuesday, but Planning Board members want more information from Harvard officials.

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

There was only mild opposition to a plan to bring a 150-room hotel to Route 2, but lots of interest in seeing developers move the hotel away from the road.

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Opponents of a zoning petition didn’t offer alternatives to concerns over three large developments, but did talk about changes to Planning Board processes.

High-end grocery is latest considering Davis Square building empty four years

High-end grocery is latest considering Davis Square building empty four years

The Wellesley-based Roche Bros. Supermarket chain is interested in bringing its Brothers Marketplace to town, an alderman says.

Threat to seize derelict Vail Court brings family lawyer to explain years of inaction (update)

Threat to seize derelict Vail Court brings family lawyer to explain years of inaction (update)

A lawsuit against the owners could result in them losing the former apartment complex, and whatever was spent remaking it. Result: paralysis.

Residents’ revolt over New Street project unsettles Planning Board, delays decision

Residents’ revolt over New Street project unsettles Planning Board, delays decision

A crowd angry over development near Fresh Pond startled board members, who delayed action and talked later about their shock at the level of discourse.

In city that ‘likes to spend,’ officials clarify why development’s important, not driven (correction)

In city that ‘likes to spend,’ officials clarify why development’s important, not driven (correction)

Cambridge isn’t on a debt service development treadmill, finance officials said, giving context to comments at a City Council roundtable on capital projects.

Opinion of city solicitor backs redeveloper of courthouse, ignores attorney’s warning

Opinion of city solicitor backs redeveloper of courthouse, ignores attorney’s warning

The balance of power over the fate of the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse inched closer to the state’s developer, Leggat McCall, with two city legal opinions.

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