$65M Harvard Square Redevelopment Begins

The redevelopment of the Conductor’s Building and the new development at 114 Mount Auburn Street has started this week in Harvard Square.

The developer plans to construct an eight-story 70,000 square foot building that will include restaurant, retail, and office space, and a new main building that will be owned by Harvard University.

The construction of the Conductor’s Building, which is 5,000 square feet, commenced with  a ground-breaking ceremony with Governor Deval Patrick. The Boston Globe states, “The century-old Conductors Building is one of the oldest original structures of the MBTA’s Red Line. Development of the new structure involves a complex design in which the building cantilevers over and above the electric transformers that power the entire Red Line.”

Carpenter & Co. bought the property from Bulfinch Cos. for $4 million in 2012 and the developers bought the neighboring property from the MBTA in 2007.

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