A minor “cave-in” atop workers Thursday shouldn’t slow construction at the Port Landing affordable housing development going up for a summer opening near Kendall Square.
The court battle over the redevelopment of the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge proceeded Monday with the filing of Appeals Court briefs by Leggat McCall Properties, the state and city.
Work has slowed on converting the massive, 121-year-old Metropolitan Moving & Storage warehouse into student residences and services and maker space with ground-floor retail.
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.
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.
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.
A neighbors’ attorney makes much the same argument as in Land Court, arguing simply that the court made the wrong decision in looking at a 1986 case called Durkin instead of a 1990 case called Mendes.