Cambridge Crossing, previously known as NorthPoint, is a mixed-use redevelopment of an old railroad yard in the East Cambridge section of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The site's triangular shape was heavily influenced by the rail yard, originally built by the Boston and Maine Railroad, Pan Am Systems (formerly Guilford Transportation Industries), the Charles River and associated dam with the Lechmere Viaduct, the former Lechmere wetlands and Millers River remnant that once divided Cambridge and Charlestown along with the Interstate 93 Northern Expressway viaduct to the northeast.
After development continued in the area surrounding, it was decided to turn portions of the now-unused rail yard area into a large development, containing commercial, retail and residential development, along with a relocated Lechmere Green Line transit station.
The site is bounded by the Gilmore Bridge, Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Water Street and the MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line. The area also includes some existing buildings which will remain, along with some new construction on the rail yard land, but built outside of the NorthPoint umbrella. The site contains roughly 19 land "parcels", in addition to new road infrastructure and parkland. To the north is also the Boston Sand & Gravel Company site and Paul Revere Park.
Phase 1 of the project is complete, with two NorthPoint buildings containing condominiums standing in front of a central portion of the park. Phase 2 is about to begin,[when?] which will include additional new streets being constructed. The final plans include commercial, residential and combined buildings and almost 20 acres of greenspace between the structures. The new relocated Lechmere station is in development with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but ground has not yet been broken.
- Developer web site
- Condominiums Blog
- Condos at NorthPoint web site
- Bushari Listing
- North Point Car Free
- NorthPoint overview on ArchBOSTON