MIT aims to create a dynamic mixed-use center in Kendall Square through this historic opportunity to redevelop the Volpe parcel. The Institute will build on the Cambridge community’s extensive urban planning and visioning efforts to advance a plan that connects the neighborhood with new open space, pedestrian links, housing, retail, and science and innovation space.
MIT has been meeting with residents, community groups, City representatives, the Cambridge Volpe Working Group, and MIT representatives to collect input that is informing our approach to the redevelopment. In response to feedback and to promote further dialogue, we have compiled a preliminary set of draft principles and several site plan schemes.
CDD PUD-KS Draft Framework
MIT Rezoning Petition
On June 21, 2017, MIT filed its Volpe rezoning petition, launching the City’s formal public hearing process. The proposal builds on several years of community-wide analysis, and specifically reflects input gathered during five months of MIT-led community discussions since the Volpe agreement was announced in January. The proposal includes a robust blend of components that will serve to further promote a vibrant mixed-use hub of activity in Kendall Square.
Workshop with the CHA
September 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pisani Center, 131 Washington Street
September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Please join us at a community workshop where we will seek additional input on open space, retail, and community space programming locations.