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.
Before a tree-cutting moratorium went into place in 2019, the pace of felled trees seemed to accelerate; while it’s not so simple for multimillion-dollar construction, developers, city councillors and Planning Board members are all trying to figure out how a lab- and office-space moratorium affects business as usual.
An affordable-housing project that will overlook Danehy Park won praise from members of the Planning Board on Tuesday. One member called it a “poster child” for new Affordable Housing Overlay zoning that reduces the power of the board in refining projects before they’re built.