Kendall Square Walking Tour hosted by the Young Leaders Group
ULI Boston/New England is hosting a Walking Tour of Kendall Square (open to all). The tour will cover a few of the recently completed, under construction, and planned developments in the area. We plan to discuss the rapidly evolving environment and the future of Kendall Square.
Date: Thursday, June 6th
Registration: 5:00pm – 5:15pm
Tour: 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Reception: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Starting Location : MITIMco, 1 Broadway, Cambridge MA, 02142
MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative South of Main (“SoMa”) Project is an opportunity to transform five parking lots owned by MIT on its East Campus into a new, fully urban, mixed-use district in the heart of Kendall Square that will enhance the ground floor public realm and provide the foundation for continuous streetwall and related ground floor retail from Ames Street to the Longfellow Bridge on the south side of Main Street, Increase the amount of publicly beneficial open space with a focus on community interaction and programming, Increase the amount of MIT graduate student housing and locate it in the center of Kendall Square, Create new office and R&D jobs and reinforce Kendall Square, MIT, and Cambridge’s preeminent position as a leader in innovation and Provide a new location for the MIT Museum.
As part of an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), MIT is working on a proposed redevelopment plan for the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, a Kendall Square site in close proximity to the MIT campus. In addition to a new federal building, MIT hopes to create a dynamic mixed-use center on the site, building on the Cambridge community’s extensive planning and visioning efforts to increase housing, open space, and retail activity, along with commercial, laboratory, and innovation space.
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge Innovation Center is a leading builder and operator of innovation communities. CIC has approximately 1.5 million square feet (140,000 m2) open and in development and has served over 5,000 startup and technology companies, including Hubspot, Uber, Pandora, Square, Google/Android, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Over $7 billion of venture capital is headquartered within CIC’s buildings, putting it on par with many countries, and at least $10 billion has been invested in companies that got started at CIC. CIC has built innovation communities in Cambridge, Boston, St. Louis, Miami, Philadelphia and Rotterdam (Netherlands) and has communities under development in many more cities, including in Warsaw, Poland, and Tokyo, Japan. CIC has won numerous awards, including Boston Magazine’s award for “Best Place to Work.”
Boston Properties planned multiphase 1.1 million square foot Kendall Square Redevelopment project is currently underway. The first completed phase was 88 Ames Street a 22 story, 280 unit apartment building with two stories of ground level retail. The second phase, currently under construction is Akamai Technologies World headquarters at 145 Broadway. A 20 story 440,000 sqft office tower. The two future phases are a 17 story 340,000 sqft tall office tower for Google at 325 main street. This project includes 2 levels of ground floor retail, the revitalization of both the Kendall Square roof top garden and the adjacent Kendall Plaza. The final phase, is a 34 story 350,000 sqft residential tower at 135 Broadway on top of the existing 6 story parking garage.
Open to all Members and Guests
|Young Leader (under 35)||$50||$70|
|Student (full time)||$35||$50|