Master Planning

Northpoint Master Plan



Northpoint Master Plan
Cambridge, MA


Handel Architects designed a master plan in East Cambridge for Pan Am Systems Inc. of Portsmouth, N.H., and Spaulding & Slye Investments. The total project includes 5.2 million square feet of buildings on 45 acres, 2,500 new residences, 20 buildings on 19 blocks, a 10-acre central park, and retail.

Included in the development is a new Lechmere Station, the first phase in the expansion of the MBTA Green Line subway. The new above grade station is part of a larger intermodal facility, combining transfers between bus and subway, as well as access to future bicycle storage and locker facilities and connections to a proposed below grade subway line. The station and bus facility incorporates 25,000 SF of enclosed space, with a 16,000 SF covered elevated platform,5,400 SF ground floor subway paid zone and bus waiting area, 4 bus loading berths, and related back of house facilities.