What's in the Works
The project team is proposing a zoning amendment to create the Broad Canal Subdistrict within the existing PUD-3 to facilitate the introduction of an office infill building between the two existing brick buildings of One and 101 Main Street. The anticipated architectural landmark will greet visitors to Cambridge as they move across the Longfellow Bridge or along the Charles River. More importantly, the zoning proposal will encourage the revitalization of the Main Street and Broad Canal streetscape, open the rear of the building onto the Broad Canal, and create a pass-through that will connect Main Street with the Broad Canal.
What's There Now
The subdistrict includes Broad Canal Way, the Broad Canal, and two brick office buildings totaling approximately 815,000 square feet and connected by an above ground parking garage. Ground floor uses are located along a loggia that limits visibility from Main Street, and the building has its back turned on the underutilized Broad Canal.
What's Happening Next
The project team has drafted a zoning proposal and is seeking community input on the draft before submitting official documents to the City. Although we believe the proposal is strong and will create a welcoming environment for everyone, we hope local community members can help fine-tune the proposal to best suit the Kendall Square neighborhood. Please check the Timeline for upcoming events. We invite you to Subscribe for email updates and add your feedback or ask questions in our Feedback section.
What Will Be There
A proposed building to be constructed on top of the existing garage situated between One and 101 Main Street will reach a a maximum height of 250- to 350-feet. The proposed building will be comprised of approximately 350,000 to 450,000 square feet of office space and will overlook the Charles River, Kendall Square, and the newly revitalized... Read more...