Construction of NorthPoint mini-city in Cambridge to resume ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page RENDERING/NBBJ/CHAN KRIEGER SIENIEWICZ Developers say a square with restaurants and shops will help make NorthPoint a community, not just a collection of buildings. RENDERING/NBBJ/CHAN KRIEGER SIENIEWICZ Completing the NorthPoint project, which stalled about five years ago, will probably take another decade, the developers say. David L.Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2012 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. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2011 HYM Investment Group is leading a development team that includes former Lakers superstar “Magic” Johnson (left). Globe File The HYM team acquired development rights in August 2010, following a lawsuit that had stalled the development. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2011 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.