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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.
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.
A 254-unit residential development at 88 CambridgePark Drive got the green light Tuesday, but Planning Board members want more information from Harvard officials.
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.
Opponents of a zoning petition didn’t offer alternatives to concerns over three large developments, but did talk about changes to Planning Board processes.
The Wellesley-based Roche Bros. Supermarket chain is interested in bringing its Brothers Marketplace to town, an alderman says.
A lawsuit against the owners could result in them losing the former apartment complex, and whatever was spent remaking it. Result: paralysis.
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.
Cambridge isn’t on a debt service development treadmill, finance officials said, giving context to comments at a City Council roundtable on capital projects.
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.