A $1 billion, 2.3-million-square-foot mixed-use development in Somerville’s Union Square is moving forward following the City of Somerville’s approval of zoning required to build the project. Upon full buildout, developer US2’s project will feature 1.38 million square feet of commercial space, with uses including office, lab, hotel, retail and arts and creative economy spaces, in addition to residences.
The zoning approval follows three years of community planning. US2 will present a coordinated development plan in the coming month and aims to start construction of the project’s initial phase in 2018, with completion anticipated prior to the Union Square Green Line station’s opening. . . . more