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Old 04-01-2019, 08:08 PM   #161
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:15 PM   #162
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:01 PM   #163
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Can someone remind me what this is and why itís been under construction for 2 years and doesnít look half done?
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:42 PM   #164
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^^ It's a hotel, and it's been UC for three-and-a-half years at this point (since fall of 2015). Given who the contractor is, this forum collectively called it.

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What is the project at the Porter Sq end of Somerville's Beacon St (a triangular parcel opposite Oxford St and backed up to the Fitchburg train tracks) a former gas station site.

I suspect is already has a thread, but am fuzzy on whether it is in Cambridge or Somerville,

They were pile driving this morning. I'd thought it was just construction staging for an Emerson project, but the pile driving obviously means the site is the project.
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Looks like "Beacon Hotel", a 35-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant and 29 underground parking spaces. It's the work of Young Construction Company, the same firm working on 315 Broadway in Somerville and the Porter Square Hotel (which is taking forever).

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Some stuff from around the Porter/Union area, a few of these are a couple weeks old:

Beacon Hotel (intersection of Beacon & Oxford):
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The Beacon Hotel is being done by the same folks behind the Porter Square Hotel (ex-Kaya) and the residential building at Upland & Mass Ave. Based on the construction pace at those sites, I expect the Beacon Hotel to open just in time for NYE 2100.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:34 AM   #165
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The hotel has stalled out. Very little work being done on it.

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Old 04-02-2019, 08:45 AM   #166
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^^ It's a hotel, and it's been UC for three-and-a-half years at this point (since fall of 2015). Given who the contractor is, this forum collectively called it.

October 2015:
Dear Lord, that render!!!! It's the Homer Simpsonmobile!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:31 AM   #167
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Hotel 1868 has finally, finally opened, what a long saga this has been. Caffe Nero on the ground floor is almost open. https://www.hotel1868.com
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:46 AM   #168
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The Cambridge BZA is having a hearing tonight (7 pm at 806 Mass Ave in Central Square) on the 1791 Mass Ave project.

It's a great project: 40 units of 100% "affordable" (30% - 60% AMI) housing in heart of Porter Square with three handicap parking spaces. Units will be 1/3 1-bed, 1/3 2-bed, and 1/3 3-bed, located in a new 4-5 story building built between three existing 19th century homes (one on Mass Ave and two behind). The Mass Ave home has been vacant since 2010, and is currently in disrepair and surrounded by cracked asphalt. That building we be shifted forward to Mass Ave to better align with its neighbors, fully restored to its historic glory, and re-landscaped (greenery and pavers to replace asphalt). The 40-unit building will sit directly behind it.

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I'll be there voicing my support; I encourage you all to as well!

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