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Alexandria Real Estate

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Cambridge, MA

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Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Sandy, Thank you for your comment. I spoke to the site team and they will be moving the porta potties away from the street. This project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2024. I
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Mary, thank you for your comment. This building will not be accessible to the public.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your question. The City of Cambridge is designing and building the "pork chop" park. More information should be available on the Cambridge Community Development Department website.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for reaching out. We will be including public art on site, specifically the western edge adjacent to the Grand Junction Multi-use Path. Great idea!
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
John, thanks for chiming in. We are very proud of the sustainability achievements of 325 Binney Street. We have reduced our fossil fuel consumption by approximately 90% from the baseline through utilizing an on-site geothermal well field and other cutting-edge technologies. The building will utilize triple glazing, on-site PV and is on target to be LEED Zero Energy. Regarding noise, we have worked to mitigate as much noise as possible by enclosing nearly all equipment in the penthouse vs merely screening the equipment.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
John, Thanks for sharing your comments. Local retail has had a very, very challenging time the last few years. We have a wonderful array of local retail establishments in the area that we'd love for neighbors, visitors and employees to patronize often.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your question, Joe. The City of Cambridge is planning and construction the Grand Junction Bike path. I'm not sure about their construction schedule but my recollection is that when completed you should be able to get from the Somerville Community Path (near Brickbottom) through Cambridge and to Boston (near West Station). You should be able to find more information on the Cambridge Community Development Department by searching for "grand junction path".
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Patty, thanks for your question. The City of Cambridge is planning and constructing the "porkchop" park across Binney Street from our building. We will have accessible walking paths on the northern portion of the site accessible from Fulkerson Street.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Robert, thanks for reaching out. The lighting plans main focus is site safety. We are choosing fixtures that are all highly efficient and are downlights, as to not contribute to light pollution in the area. The northern and western sides of the building will have automated shades to prevent interior lights from disturbing the neighbors.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Michael, thanks for your questions. The walking paths to the northern portion of the site will be accessible from Fulkerson Street. The Grand Junction Pathway is on the western side of the tracks and is being planned and constructed by the City of Cambridge.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Sandra, Thanks for your questions. There will not be any retail in this building as we are working to focus patrons to the existing local retail at OKS. The Grand Junction Path is being built by the City of Cambridge. You can find updates at the Cambridge CDD or the below link
https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Transportation/grandjunctionpathway
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Sonja, Thank you for your comment. This building will not have any retail as we work to encourage neighbors to patronize existing local retail at One Kendall Square including Mamaleh's, State Park, Cambridge Brewing Company, Smokeshop.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 7 months ago
Bjorn, thanks for your comment. We have worked extensively in our design to minimize light pollution. We have automated window shades that will come down every evening and all site lighting will be shielded as necessary to avoid neighborhood intrusion while maintaining safe light levels.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 7 months ago
Thanks for your feedback. This building will not have any retail as we try to encourage patronage of the existing retail at One Kendall Square. Support local retail!
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 7 months ago
Libby, thanks for your feedback. We will be planting more than 100 trees on site as a part of this project.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months ago
Thank you for your comment. Site lighting is incorporated into our plans and safety is of the utmost importance.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months ago
Thanks for reaching out with your comments. This site will not have any retail as we are working to support our locally owned retail and restaurants at One Kendall Square.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months ago
Thanks for your feedback. We will be adding a significant number of new trees as well as an urban meadow as a part of the landscape. The site will not have any retail as we encourage folks to visit the existing cluster of retail at One Kendall Square to support those locally owned restaurants.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months, 1 week ago
Sam, Thanks for your comments. We have included a bluebikes station on site and ample bike parking.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for reaching out. The Grand Junction multi-use path will cross Binney Street and connect with the City owned triangle park across the street. The City of Cambridge is designing both the Grand Junction Path and the triangle park. The cycle track in front of our building will connect with the Grand Junction Path and crossing.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comments. Per our commitment letter with the City of Cambridge, we will either purchase the 135 Fulkerson St site or will give the City the funds we would have used to purchase the site. The City will determine the future use of the Eversource site.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 9 months ago
Kevin, Thanks for reaching out. 325 Binney Street is not planned to have any retail space. In these challenging times for retail, we are focused on keeping the public realm active and encouraging neighbors, tenants and visitors to support the existing retail and restaurants at One Kendall Square.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 10 months ago
The building is projected to be completed in the first half of 2023.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 10 months ago
Thanks for your feedback. The project is going to plant more than 120 new trees on site.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 10 months ago
Thanks for reaching out. The site will not have any residential development.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 10 months ago
Thank you for your comment. We are looking into appropriate access on the site. A 23-dock blue bike station will be located and accessible from Binney Street on the west side of the building.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 1 year, 10 months ago
Thanks for your comment, Cindy. The City of Cambridge is doing the design of the Grand Junction bike path and looking into access points as a part of that process. Below is a link to the project website.

https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Transportation/GrandJunctionPathway
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 2 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for your comments, Mary. We will be posting regular project updates on this site, so please check in or sign up to be notified when they are updated.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 2 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for the feedback, Paul. The rezoning process was highly collaborative, thanks to the participation of so many neighbors. We look forward to continuing as we move into this next phase of building design.
Alexandria Real Estate commented on 325 Binney Street 2 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for your feedback, Mark. The Grand Junction Path will be a great way to connect Cambridge Street with the Kendall Square area!