Market Central (née Mass + Main) | 415 Mass Av | Cambridge

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Proposed approximately 280,000 square foot mixed-use transit-oriented development at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Main Street in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square. Mass + Main would construct approximately 306 residential apartments and over 17,000 square feet of retail.
http://www.bldup.com/projects/mass-main

More renders here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139261813@N06/albums/72157672857843413/with/30769089870/

And here is the site for this project: http://www.massandmain.com/

I apologize if this development already has a thread.
 
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Re: Mass + Main | 415 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

This definitely was discussed in another thread, but I have no idea where said thread is now.
 

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Might be the general Cambridge development thread. Edit: yeah, they were discussing how there wasn't a thread for it last year in the Cambridge thread.
 

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Re: Mass + Main | 415 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

Yah I remember seeing it before but I wasn't able to find a thread. Anyhow this is large enough to have its own thread. According to BLDUP these are new renders.

 

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Mass+Main/Twining Properties | Central Square | Cambridge

Twining Properties will build 2 apartment bldgs containing 285 units (incl 20% affordable) at Mass Ave and Columbia Street in Central Square. They will also build 23 additional units at 47 Bishop Allen Drive as a separate part of the project...

http://www.massandmain.com/

◦285 apartments in two buildings
◦20% affordable & middle-income units
◦Another 23 new units on Bishop Allen Drive
◦Passageways connect public spaces


Big Central Square housing development to launch this summer

By Tim Logan Globe Staff January 25, 2017

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Construction will start this summer on a long-planned apartment development in Central Square, after it won final approval from the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday.

Developer Twining Properties expects to launch work soon on Mass + Main, a two-building, 285-unit development at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Columbia Street that will replace a garage and former medical testing facility with one of the tallest buildings in that section of Cambridge. The builders have to set aside 20 percent of units at affordable rents, partly in exchange for being allow to build 195 feet high.

Twining expects the complex will be complete in late 2019.


Tim Logan can be reached at tim.logan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @bytimlogan.
 
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Re: Mass+Main/Twining Properties | Central Square | Cambridge

20% affordable! Excellent to hear!
 

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Re: Mass + Main | 415 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

just need to match power with power......
 

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How did developer Twining Properties, which has been trying to build Mass + Main for four years, get the Elks’ support? By promising to pay for improvements to their lodge, per Cambridge Day’s Marc Levy.

Twining now expects to open the project by the fall of 2019.
There we go. That's how that's supposed to work. Good idea too, since the Elks lodge isn't exactly a looker. Probably helps the developer wring more value out of the adjacent units.
 

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There we go. That's how that's supposed to work. Good idea too, since the Elks lodge isn't exactly a looker. Probably helps the developer wring more value out of the adjacent units.
extortion
ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n,ɛkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n/

noun
the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
 

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extortion
ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n,ɛkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n/

noun
the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
It's legal extortion, yes. Some would also call it "negotiation".
 

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Looks like a great project.

Does this extend from the McDonalds to the Cafe Luna space?
 

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The Bldup site stated that demolition had begun, so I did a swing by the other day. They don't seem very aggresive. No fences, site office, or real site prep. Just one big excavator. I wish they would get going on this project.

https://flic.kr/p/XNMZPd

https://flic.kr/p/XNMQJj
 

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They had disconnected utilities in the building that had the fake stained glass backlit art in the windows.
 
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