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North Cambridge vs. South End: Only One Direction Advances

And who will it be? It's time to vote in the second match-up of the second round of the Curbed Boston Cup. North Cambridge, as shall be further noted below, remains one of the busiest neighborhood's region-wide in terms of development; though the South End's no slouch itself in that department. Polls open 24 hours. Go.

It's almost impossible to overstate the amount of development-driven change coming to North Cambridge, especially the area around the Alewife T stop. Projects like the Atmark, the Residences at Alewife and 7 Cameron (rendered) are expected to eventually plunk more than 1,300 fresh apartments in an area that may or may not be ready to handle the influx. As Marc Levy at Cambridge Day has pointed out, the estimated tenants in these buildings by themselves could add at least 1.32 percent to Cambridge's population, nothing to sneeze at given the city's 0.83 percent population growth from 2010 to 2011. Stay tuned.

The South End romped to victory in the inaugural Curbed Boston Cup back in 2011. Since then, it's been doing its South End-y thing of quietly racking up high six-figure/low seven-figure deals and debuting some of Boston's more interesting new developments. Take, for instance, the Chevron at 518 Tremont Avenue, where the Parisian-style floor-throughs traded this year for more than $3,100,000 each. Or the massive Ink Block project, which broke ground in the spring and which includes the Sepia condo (rendered). Or! The developments around the Ink Block, like 345 Harrison.

Poll results

· Our Curbed Boston Cup 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]

The Atmark

70 Fawcett Street, Cambridge, MA