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Builders up affordable units to 20 percent of Central Square’s proposed Mass+Main

Builders up affordable units to 20 percent of Central Square’s proposed Mass+Main

Developers promising 47 units of affordable and middle-income units out of 230 say they “know of no other private developer-owner that has offered such a permanent contribution with this type of income mix without taxpayer subsidies.”

Planned 219 units just outside Cambridge draw a familiar set of ecological concerns

Planned 219 units just outside Cambridge draw a familiar set of ecological concerns

After seeing a building permit issued for part of the Silver Maple Forest in Belmont, people worried about flooding and the loss of open space aren’t going to be happy to hear the news from Arlington.

Board set to okay Ames Street residences, but affordable-units count a sticking point

Board set to okay Ames Street residences, but affordable-units count a sticking point

The Planning Board is poised to approve a 280-unit Kendall Square residential project Tuesday, after years of delay and uncertainty. But affordable housing advocates have questions, if not demands.

Vail Court owners get official offer to buy, as well as land-taking, demolition threats

Vail Court owners get official offer to buy, as well as land-taking, demolition threats

A property owner’s long-in-the-making meeting with the city manager and council order has resulted in action on an abandoned apartment complex considered a blight for more than a decade.

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.

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