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Those Porter Square Lofts Are Starting to Go Up

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Ask and you shall receive, eh? On Friday, we put a reader's question to the Curbed Boston universe re: the activity at the site of the old Gourmet Express at 1868 Mass. Ave. in Porter Square. We got an explanation almost immediately and did a little digging.

It turns out that 27 loft-style apartments are going up at the site, along with a staggering 42 parking spaces (come on, it's right by the Porter T stop!) and ground-floor retail big enough for three stores and an office. Fifteen of those parking spaces will be reserved for Lesley University use. Developer Peter Wasserman has dubbed the five-story development the Platine Residences. Some area residents have expressed concern about the added vehicle traffic the lofts will bring, but construction is proceeding apace.
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Porter Square

1899 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140