Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan

Cambridge, MA
Creating 1 million square feet of new innovation space, offices, and mixed-income housing in Kendall Square.
Developer
approved
Phase
Approved
residential
400,000 SQ FT
office
600,000 SQ FT
Innovation Space
60,000 sq ft
5% Middle Income Housing
20% Inclusionary Housing
  • January 2017 CRA Board/Planning Board Joint Hearing

    The CRA Board and Planning Board held a joint hearing to consider the November 2016 revised IDCP as well as the Schematic Design of the 145 Broadway building. At the end of the hearing, the CRA Board and Planning Board held separate votes and both Boards approved the IDCP and 145 Broadway Schematic Design. As described in the IDCP, Phase 1 of the project (145 Broadway) is expected to begin construction in 2017. As outlined in the December and January hearing materials, 145 Broadway will now continue with CRA and CDD Staff reviewing Design Development and Construction Drawings.

  • December 2016 Planning Board Hearing

    The Planning Board held a new hearing on 12/21/2016 to reintroduce the IDCP to a new quorum of the Planning Board. City staff prepared new technical memos in response to the additional materials from the Applicant. Members were provided an overview of the original submission and updates provided in the November 2016 response and revisions documents.

  • Submission of Revised IDCP and 145 Broadway Schematic Design

  • CRA Design Review Committee Meeting for 145 Broadway Schematic Design

    A public CRA Design Review committee meeting was held on 10/19/2016 specifically focusing on the separate 145 Broadway Building Design Review submission provided by the Applicant with the original IDCP on 8/9/2016. This public CRA Design Review committee meeting included the active participation of several representatives of CDD and CDD’s consultants. While this meeting focused on a single building, it covered refinements of the building’s form and relationship to the overall urban design of the IDCP, previewing massing alternatives addressed in the IDCP response and revisions documents submitted 11/10/2016.

  • Joint Planning Board and CRA Board Hearing

    The initial Infill Development Concept Plan (IDCP) submission by Boston Properties (the Applicant) was submitted on 8/9/2016. At a joint hearing of the Planning Board and CRA Board on 9/20/2016, both Boards had the opportunity to review the IDCP documentation and provide feedback. For the hearing, staff memos analyzing the initial submission documents were prepared by the Department of Public Works (DPW), Traffic Parking and Transportation (TPT), Community Development Departments (CDD) and CRA Staff with memos from the CRA’s design review consultants.

  • Presentation at ECPT Meeting

  • Presentation at KSA Lunch and Learn

  • Initial submission of Infill Concept Development Plan (IDCP)

    The initial Infill Development Concept Plan (IDCP) submission by Boston Properties (the Applicant) was submitted on 8/9/2016. This also included initial Schematic Design drawings for 145 Broadway

  • Infill Development Concept Plan Open House

    Kendall Marriott

  • Filing MEPA Notice of Project Change

    MOU on Kendall Square Transit Enhancement Program

  • Planning Board Meeting

    Pre-Submittal Plan Overview

  • East Cambridge Planning Team Meeting

    Presentation on Program, Massing, and Sustainability

  • CRA Board Meeting

    Discussion of Sustainability

    Presentation
  • CRA Design Review Committee Meeting

    MXD Infill Massing Concepts

    Presentation
  • KSURP Amendment Approval

    Department of Housing and Community Development

    Decision
  • East Cambridge Planning Team Meeting

    Open Space

  • KSURP North Parcel Open Space Concepts

    CRA Board Meeting

    Presentation
  • Kendall Wayfinding Design Concept

    CRA Board Meeting

  • Kendall Square Kiosk Presentation

    CRA Annual Meeting

    Presentation
  • City Council Ordination Hearing

    City Council Passes the MXD Zoning Petition and KSURP Amendment 10

  • December CRA Board Meeting

    The CRA Board will discuss further revisions to the MXD Zoning Petition and KSURP Amendment 10 which will be presented at the December 21 City Council Meeting.

  • City Council 2nd Reading

    The KSURP and MXD Zoning Petition were discussed. The Council voted to accept the Planning Board and Ordinance Committee reports and pass the documents as revised to a second reading which will be at the December 21st City Council Meeting.

  • City Council Ordinance Committee Hearing #3

    The CRA presented a revised MXD Zoning petition / KSURP Amendment with further changes requested by the Ordinance Committee at Hearing #2

  • CRA Special Board Meeting

    A publicly noticed special meeting was called to discuss and approve the second set of revisions to the MXD Zoning Petition and KSURP Amendment in preparation for Ordinance Committee Hearing #3

    Meeting
  • Final SEIR Certificate from Secretary of EOEEA

    The Secretary of the Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) issued a final certificate that determined the Single Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) submitted by the CRA adequately and properly complies with MEPA regulations. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) may now act on the the major amendment to the KSURP.

    Decision
  • City Council Ordinance Committee Hearing #2

    The CRA presented modifications to the MXD Zoning petition / KSURP Amendment in response to the first Ordinance Committee meeting.

  • Planning Board Hearing #2 MXD District Zoning - KSURP Amendment

    This is the continuation of the October 13, 2015 Planning Board Hearing

  • Revised KSURP Amendment + MXD Zoning Petition Filed

    The KSURP and MXD Zoning Petition were revised to reflect topics brought up in the first Ordinance Committee and Planning Board meetings.

    Project Document
  • CRA October Board Meeting

    The CRA Board approved a motion to modify the MXD Zoning Petition and KSURP Amendment after input from the Ordinance Committee, Planning Board and community members.

    Meeting
  • SEIR Published

    CRA submitted the Single Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to MEPA. Comments on the SEIR are due to the MEPA Office no later than November 18, 2015.

    Report
    Report
  • Planning Board hearing #1 on KSURP and MXD Zoning petition

    The KSURP and MXD Zoning petition were discussed at a Planning Board hearing. The CRA made a presentation and comments were heard from members of the public as well as Planning Board members. The hearing will be continued at a meeting of the Planning Board during the beginning of November.

    Presentation
  • Area Four Coalition Meeting

    The CRA presented the KSURP Amendment and MXD Zoning petition to the Area Four Coalition

  • City Council Ordinance Committee Hearing #1

    The KSURP and MXD Zoning petition were discussed at a City Council Ordinance Committee hearing. The CRA made a presentation and comments were heard from members of the public as well as City Councilors.

    Presentation
  • CRA July 2015 Board Meeting

    The CRA Board approved the Tenth Plan Amendment to the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan and Authorized the Executive Director to submit the zoning petition to the City of Cambridge for changes to Article 14 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance – Cambridge Center Mixed Use District (MXD)

  • CRA June 2015 Board Meeting

    The Board discussed further text revisions to the proposed KSURP Amendment 10 and a first draft of the accompanying proposed changes to the MXD Zoning (Article 14).

  • ECPT Meeting

    The KSURP project team was invited to present at the June monthly meeting of the neighborhood group East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT)

  • MEPA Issues Preliminary Certificate and EIR Scope

    Decision
  • MEPA Comment Period Ends for Expanded Notice of Project Change

    The 30 Day Comment Period for the Expanded Notice of Project Change (ExNPC) to the 1977 KSURP Environmental Impact Report (EIR) ends.

  • MEPA Expanded Notice of Project Change, Comment Period Begins

    The Expanded Notice of Project Change (ExNPC) to the 1977 KSURP Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is published in the Environmental Register. 30 Day comment period begins.

    Project Document
  • CRA April 2015 Board Meeting

    Discussion included the March Public Forum Summary and the MEPA Expanded Notice of Project Change (ExNPC) to the 1977 KSURP Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

  • CRA March 2015 Board Meeting

    Several KSURP topics will be discussed including results from the Public Forum, further text revisions based on input, and a Housing Analysis Study commissioned by the CRA.

    Project Document
  • Public Forum - KSURP

    A Public Forum held to discuss Amendment 10 to the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan. Including a group activity designed to prioritize and discuss public benefits.

    Meeting
    Minutes
    Project Document
    Presentation
  • CRA February 2015 Board Meeting

    An initial draft of Amendment 10 to the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP)

    Project Document
  • CRA January 2015 Board Meeting

    Discussion of draft updates/changes proposed by CRA Staff in excerpted portions of the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP) Amendment

    Project Document
  • KSA Lunch & Learn: Urban Design Concepts for Parcels 2 & 4

    Informational slide presentation regarding Boston Properties' initial urban design concepts for future development phases on parcels within the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP) area.

    Project Document
  • CRA December 2014 Board Meeting

    Discussion of draft updates to Section 102: Urban Renewal Plan Objectives proposed by CRA Staff

    Project Document
    Project Document
  • CRA November 2014 Board Meeting

    Presented at the public Design Review portion of the Board Meeting: An informational slide presentation regarding Boston Properties' initial urban design concepts for future development phases on parcels within the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP) area. Discussion on the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP) Amendment & MEPA Review also occurred during the full Board Meeting.

    Project Document
  • CRA October 2014 Board Meeting

    Discussion regarding the existing Section 102: Urban Renewal Plan Objectives of the 1977 Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP)

  • CRA July 2014 Board Meeting

    Discussion of the CRA process to initiate Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan Amendment and MXD Zoning Revisions based on the K2 Planning Study and Recommendations

  • Planning Board Informational Presentation

    The CRA gave an informational presentation to the Planning Board about the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP) and the MXD Zoning to help prepare them for the future zoning petition which would be filed in 2015.