- Arts + Culture
An already unpopular plan for East Cambridge’s least favorite building got another hit or two Monday.
The Planning Board unanimously greenlighted development Tuesday of 10 Essex Street, a 46-unit residential development called a “non-auto building” in the heart of Central Square.
There is immediate demand for housing for between 500 and 600 MIT grad students and a need to build even more as Cambridge rents soar, an institute working group says in a draft report.
A neighborhood grocery store that would accompany the redevelopment of the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse got a bit more square footage in a Planning Board presentation.
Two residential buildings, one in Kendall Square and the other in Central Square, are each a tiny step closer to becoming a reality. But the Central Square project is drawing concerns about parking and aesthetics.
Kendall Square’s rooftop garden may be smaller, but at least your great-grandchildren will be able to appreciate what’s left of it – all because a company worth nearly $2 billion in revenue last year wants $1 million in help from the CRA.
The goal of a net-zero-emissions Cambridge has been embraced by City Manager Richard C. Rossi, with a timeline and task force structure ready for approval Monday by the City Council.
The owners of the Middle East restaurants and nightclubs in Central Square want 20 percent of the housing they hope to build overhead to be set aside for low-income tenants, they announced at a community meeting.
The developers of the city’s jail and former courthouse tower offered East Cambridge a new grocery store Monday, and city councillors accepted the idea – or, rather, took it away.
Forced with the option of leaving their home in Central Square since 1970 or expanding, the Sater brothers are planning to build 50 to 100 residential units atop their complex of nightclubs and restaurants known as The Middle East and ZuZu.