On October 2, 2012 the Cambridge Planning Board approved HYM Investment Group’s revised plans for the NorthPoint development. The development will transform the largest remaining land parcel in Cambridge into a 5 million square-foot, mixed-use development which will include: offices, retail, apartments, condominiums, access to public transportation, as well as parking.
The NorthPoint development was first approved in 2003; however, the project was reconfigured and now includes 11 acres of open space, as opposed to the previous 9. Tom O’Brien, managing director of HYM, said they were able to accomplish this by increasing the heights and narrowing the frames of buildings surrounding the space.
The public design review hearing, overseen by the Planning Board, is scheduled for October 16th at 7:00 PM in the City Hall annex (Wicked Local).