Construction Update #4

January 17, 2018 | Headlines • COLUMBIA ST FOUNDATIONS : Steel piles were completed. Foundations and basement are scheduled for completion in the Spring. • MASS AVE FOUNDATIONS : slurry wall guide walls are completed and the slurry wall box has started. Completion of the garage structure is expected by this Summer. • 47 BISHOP […]

Construction Update #3

November 13, 2017 | Headlines • MASS+MAIN DEMOLITION : 5 buildings were demolished in the last six weeks, leaving one. • COLUMBIA ST FOUNDATIONS : steel sheeting starts this week, followed by deep piles and a concrete basement, completion expected by March 2018. • MASS AVE FOUNDATIONS : slurry wall and foundations for the 2-story […]

Construction Update #2

September 26, 2017 | Headlines • MASS+MAIN STARTS : Parking Lot #6 spaces move to 65 Bishop Allen Drive, construction schedule. • GARAGE GONE : 47 Bishop Allen Drive garage is demolished. • NEW HOUSING : construction for 23 apartments starts in October. See link to website newsletter →

Construction Update #1

August 3, 2017 | Headlines • OUT WITH THE OLD : 47 Bishop Allen Dr. garage demolition starts. • IN WITH THE NEW : new housing with 23 apartments replaces the garage. • PLANNING CONTINUES : M+M team continues coordination with City & neighbors, schedule.  

7/6 CHC Hearing – 411 Mass Ave

The Cambridge Historical Commission held a hearing on the Lafayette Square Building (recently occupied by Apollo Dental). Because of structural considerations, proximity to the Redline tunnel and a City storm drainage project, the CHC approved the demolition and restoration of the 1887 front facade. The western “partywall” will be replaced with a new brick facade […]

1/24 Planning Board Hearing – Traffic and Design Updates

Susan Sloan-Rossiter of VHB discussed servicing for the Mass+Main buildings as well any future development the City may consider on Parking Lot #6. David Nagahiro of CBT Architects provided design updates and discussed key issues included in Amendments 1 and 2.

1/5/17 Amendment 2 to Mass+Main Special Permit

In response to ongoing staff reviews, Amendment 2 provides the following changes and clarifications: Add 2 units to the B-2 building on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the historic Apollo Dental Building Add construction phasing plans to compliment the previously submitted draft Construction Management Plan Provide the existing plan for off-site parking at 65 […]