Towering construction cranes will soon be looming over Galt and Preston after council voted in favour of two massive residential developments Tuesday.

The projects coming to 193 Water St. South and 255 King St. East, will see the construction of a combined 1,600 residential units the city says will “contribute to the revitalization” of the cores and provide homes for some of the 70,000 new residents expected to call Cambridge home over the next 30 years.

Council voted in favour of the developments based on the recommendation of city planners and the economic prosperity staff believe the projects will bring to the city.