August 10, 2012
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Developers say a square with restaurants and shops will help make NorthPoint a community, not just a collection of buildings.
Completing the NorthPoint project, which stalled about five years ago, will probably take another decade, the developers say.
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The first step when construction resumes on 45 acres of former railyards will be building a 19-floor residential and retail tower.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2011
The project has the rare potential to create a new mini-city within the densely packed Boston metropolitan area.
HYM Investment Group is leading a development team that includes former Lakers superstar “Magic” Johnson (left).
The HYM team acquired development rights in August 2010, following a lawsuit that had stalled the development.
In all, the project will include 2,900 residences, 2 million square feet of laboratory and office buildings, and 200,000 square feet of retail space.
David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2012
The project will also include several public parks.