MIT will create a dynamic mixed-use center in Kendall Square through an historic opportunity to redevelop the Volpe parcel. Building on extensive urban planning and visioning efforts, the Institute will advance a plan that connects the neighborhood with new open space, pedestrian links, housing, retail, and science and innovation space.


  • 1.7 million SF of laboratory and office space
  • 1.1 million SF of residential
  • 100,000+ SF of new retail
  • 2.5+ acres of open space
  • A new community facility

Kendall Square at MIT

The evolution of Kendall Square is the story of a once-thriving industrial strip, turned urban wilderness, turned home to one of the greatest concentrations of innovative companies in the world.

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