Kendall Square: MXD Substation Development Plan

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We want Center Plaza to be active year-round. What winter activities would draw you there?
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We want Center Plaza to be active year-round. What winter activities would draw you there?

Having some enclosed spaces? :) maybe a series of very small shops/inexpensive pop up spaces that allow restaurants to serve up food/drinks during activities?

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What type of retail space would you like to see fronting the Center Plaza open space?

Cafe Beatrice/elmendorf/grace note type coffee shop/small bistro, or border cafe type fast casual Mexican/Cajun?

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We want the Center Plaza to be a public open space welcoming to all. To achieve that, what would draw you to the Plaza?

Comfortable tables with access to WiFi and reasonably priced coffee/snacks for meetings and work. Could a corporate cafe welcome the public here? The big things I would suggest changing here are not making... Read more...

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We want Center Plaza to be active year-round. What winter activities would draw you there?

Heaters or igloo seating

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What type of retail space would you like to see fronting the Center Plaza open space?

Coffee, ice cream, cafe

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We want the Center Plaza to be a public open space welcoming to all. To achieve that, what would draw you to the Plaza?

Trees, green space, a place to be in the sun or be in shade and have seating to relax and/or eat.

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We want Center Plaza to be active year-round. What winter activities would draw you there?

If it's a wind tunnel, this will be no man's land in the winter.

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What type of retail space would you like to see fronting the Center Plaza open space?

Light food and drinks. Soup and sandwiches at lunch, small plates in the evening. Coffee and beer/wine.

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We want the Center Plaza to be a public open space welcoming to all. To achieve that, what would draw you to the Plaza?

More greenspace to replace what you are removing along Broadway. And how do know this won't be a wind tunnel? Have you walked around the Akamai building? It's causing super windy conditions at street... Read more...

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We want Center Plaza to be active year-round. What winter activities would draw you there?

A winter market selling artisan gifts/crafts. Food and drink vendors. Fire pits and games.

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