NorthPoint’s Comeback Kids

by Tom Acitelli Much was made (and rightfully so) about the groundbreaking last week for a 355-unit apartment tower at NorthPoint, Cambridge‘s soon-to-be newest neighborhood. All total, NorthPoint is expected to grow residential-wise to about 2,900 apartments and condos (the whole shebang could spread to 5 million square feet of retail, residences and offices over…

Another Shoot in Allston’s Green District

by Tom Acitelli Last week, we took you for the first time inside The Element complex on Brainerd Road, part of a two-block area being developed by the Mount Vernon Company and dubbed the “Green District” of Allston. The Element, where rents range from studios for $1,750 to one-bedrooms for $1,950 to two-bedrooms for $2,450…

NorthPoint: New Utopia for Cambridge

by Tom Acitelli It’s another day and we hear about another project that was stalled and is now picking up momentum. NorthPoint in Cambridge is getting another chance at life when construction is planned to start by early next year. This massive project covering 45-acres will begin with a 19-story residential and retail building. Joining…

Prefab homes go upscale, with prices to match

Homes like this one in Wellesley are putting an end to the idea that prefabs are boxy, cheaply made structures. By Robert Preer | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 06, 2012 WELLESLEY — The new $2 million Colonial near Wellesley Center comes with plenty of the features considered standard in this high-end community. A grand foyer opens…