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.
2nd Annual Volpe Block Party
Games, Free Food, and Live Music!
First step on Volpe parcel planned for 2019
Final Zoning Documents
Thank you for your support throughout the Volpe Rezoning petition process!
On June 21, 2017, MIT filed its Volpe rezoning petition, launching the City’s formal public hearing process. The proposal built on several years of community-wide analysis, and specifically reflected input gathered during five months of MIT-led community discussions. It was further refined through the City’s process and numerous community meetings, and further augmented by a commitment letter. MIT is committed to promoting a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming hub of activity in Kendall Square.
Based on the needs heard at over 70 community meetings and several hearings with the Planning Board and Ordinance Committee, MIT drafted a commitment letter and shared the key elements with the City Council and Ordinance Committee along with a summary. A community benefits summary is available here.