Kendall Square: MXD Substation Development Plan

5. Programming
What types of classes, events, activities would you like to see take place on the project’s open space?
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Let’s rethink the amount of parking please. This is a transit rich area and Boston properties shouldn’t be subsidizing drivers at the expense of the planet.

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

Trees, trees, trees! Big trees!

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

Water bottle fillers. Bike fixing station. Bike parking.

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This project will include new retail space. What kind of retail uses would you like to see in this location?

local businesses that will sustain after hour use. Less coffee shops and banks.

With all the new tenants, perhaps a restaurant, bar, diner, theater, comedy club, art gallery, music venue with practice space. Anything that would be open past the usual 9am-5pm (no more coffee shops,... Read more...

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Our work will be guided by the following priorities (see image). Do these align with yours? Would you recommend changes or suggest other ideas?

Wonderful ideas -- make sure that the bike and pedestrian paths are visible and/or protected. And again -- please emphasize the inclusion of natural elements (trees, plants, etc.).

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The space needs to feel welcoming so that people from all Cambridge demographics feel comfortable being there.

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This project will include new retail space. What kind of retail uses would you like to see in this location?

How about a permanent Farmers Market in lieu of the seasonal one! This would include stalls from local and specialty vendors similar to Eataly or Haymarket

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

Just a place I can sit and read and eat my lunch and play chess in the shade! Chairs, benches, awnings, sun shades, trees, a water fountain and lots of chess boards!

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This project will include new retail space. What kind of retail uses would you like to see in this location?

Small business with arts & culture focus. (I loved Xylem, which had to move away.) Better space for farmers market- maybe a cambridge version of the new haymarket indoor market? No more banks, nail salons,... Read more...

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

Playground/garden combo. In brookline, theres a park w kids play structures, gorgeous rose garden, and soccer field. Lots of benches & green. This makes a space anyone can use as they like.

Bordered by St paul, freeman, & browne streets. Minot rose garden. I dont know the name of the overall park.

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This project will include new retail space. What kind of retail uses would you like to see in this location?

I would like to see a lovely dress shop and fine arts and crafts. I would like to see the kinds of stores you find on Huron Ave.

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Do you have any additional questions or suggestions about the project site you would like to share?

The existing green space is designed to hide a parking garage. The new open space should support street-facing retail and restaurant uses. Don't retain the existing configuration just because it exists... Read more...

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This project will include new retail space. What kind of retail uses would you like to see in this location?

A venue for popular music, comedy and small performances, in a casual setting with tables and chairs, bar and food service.

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

I would like the space to feel open and welcoming to all, maybe featuring a cool work of public art.

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Are there any other types of active recreation or amenities you would like to see in the planned open space?

Dog park!

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