Tenants at the 100-apartment Millbrook luxury building in Somerville – which includes 15 affordable units – were told only 16 months after opening, and after many had just signed new leases, that its owner plans to displace them by going condo.
The schools being rebuilt on Cambridge Street are coming in a couple of million dollars under budget, and a landmark is due late this month or in early March: completion of the street frame for the schools of a potentially $160 million complex.
A “right of first refusal” bill to give tenants first shot at buying their unit when a building’s owner sells won City Council support 7-2 on Monday, but even councillors voting in favor want a guaranteed right to change its specifics to fit the needs of Cambridge.
A second way to redesign convoluted Inman Square to make it safer for cars, bicycles and pedestrians was being considered nearly until a Tuesday presentation, before planners caught its “fatal flaw.” But some residents felt poor treatment of trees was just as big a flaw.
The Foundry building has found its architect in Cambridge Seven, a firm based just outside Harvard Square that has built everything from retail and office space to museums and aquariums from Baltimore and Foxboro to China and Kuwait.
A zoning petition submitted in September to promote retail vitality and enhance Harvard Square died Wednesday, when the City Council’s Ordinance Committee adjourned a marathon 4.5-hour hearing having handled less than half the petition.
Whether it’s a commuter rail stop for the fast-growing Alewife population or driving T stop design in East Cambridge, elected officials are pushing to get more aggressive on transportation. And city managers are keeping expectations low, but not saying no.
The 42-unit Cambridge Point condominium project in North Cambridge had a concierge – but also $2 million worth of construction and design flaws resulting in water damage and mold, tenants found. A court has found that their lawsuit against developers can go forward.
The residents of Gore Street in East Cambridge will get 18 months or more of torn-up asphalt and construction noise so the waste of thousands of people in Cambridge Crossing can pass through on its way to the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant.
A symposium on the Alewife floodplain called “Collaboratively Framing Scenarios” takes place Saturday at Tufts University, bringing together the Alewife corridor communities of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Medford and Winchester.