Being a member of the City’s East Cambridge/Kendall Open Spaces Planning Team (ECKOS for short), allows me to stay on top of things that are going on in this part of town — and there is A LOT going on! Check out this map documenting road improvements, work on parks, and various construction projects happening now…

Kendall Square Projects

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I love East Cambridge, and it’s not often you find a fully-renovated unit like this townhouse there, so for that reason alone, this is my property of the week. But add to that the lovely finishes, three bedrooms, off-street parking and private patio/courtyard, and this is a no-brainer.  If you’d like a showing, just let me know!

59 Sixth Street, Cambridge — 3BR/2.5ba, 1772 sf condo, listed at $749,000

Download MLS listing for 59 Sixth Street, Cambridge here.

59 Sixth Street, Cambridge

59 Sixth Street, Cambridge

59 Sixth Street, Cambridge

Listed by Lisa Drapkin of Coldwell Banker.

Just completed (well, will always be a work in progress — wabi sabi!) Pinterest Boards for two of my favorite Cambridgeville neighborhoods: East Cambridge & Union Square. Check them out here, along with my others for Inman, Kendall, Area Four, Harvard & Central — and follow me to see the updates as they happen!

Images of East Cambridge & Union Square

Here’s another good, seemingly unbiased, perspective on the state’s plans for the former Sullivan Courthouse. Not sure how much can still be changed at this point, but would be great to see something better than the current plan. Read more…

Courthouse_Globe

I really like the plan to connect the area with the Orange Line…

NorthPoint to Plunk Its First Spire on Cambridge Skyline – Development du Jour | Curbed Boston

The state has selected Leggat McCall Properties to redevelop the Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge from the final three developer candidates. The good news: anything will be an improvement over the current asbestos-laden eyesore that is the Courthouse. The bad news: Leggat McCall’s plan, which is almost all office space, was the least popular option among the East Cambridge community. Most area residents had expressed their desire for a better mix of residential, retail and community space, such as that proposed by HYM Investment Group, and are now not being shy about expressing their disappointment…

Leggat-McCall-courthouse

For those of you following development plans for North Point, here’s a link to the latest plans, which increase building height to allow for more open space and a more community feel. Makes sense to me…

North Point’s readies next phase in East Cambridge | Cambridge Chronicle & Tab

North Point, Cambridge

For more info on the development, ceck out my Feb 14, 2012 post: Big things coming to North Point