Somerville’s Davis Square is set to see a pair of construction projects that could uproot more than a dozen businesses, from a pawn shop and doctor’s office to restaurants, a bakery and bubble tea shop. One property manager condemned by some in Harvard Square for its rent hikes is promising a more benevolent approach here.
It’s no secret that Kendall Square is packed so tight with life sciences that firms are getting squeezed out and landing in Alewife, Somerville and Boston’s Seaport. Now a second mainstay of Cambridge biotech in a week has revealed it has its eye on Burlington, a town of some 26,377 people about 15 miles to the northwest.
The remaking of Harvard Square’s Garage mall has been revised to include lab and life-sciences space but less overall square footage; there’s an innovation in the signed community benefits agreement at Somerville’s Boynton Yards; and Harvard has photos of its renovated divinity school.