Kendall Square Initiative

Since 2010, MIT has been working with the broader community to advance a proposal to bring new vibrancy and diversity to Kendall Square — the most innovative square mile on the planet. This comprehensive five-year process, involving the MIT and Cambridge communities and benefitting from several critical studies, has served to shape the Kendall Square Initiative. As a result, MIT is now poised to deliver a dynamic blend of uses in this area, including housing, lab and research space, retail, innovation space, open space, and a dedicated facility for the MIT Museum.

The Institute’s process will turn a collaborative vision into a reality. By transforming five MIT-owned parking lots into a mix of lively uses, the Institute will contribute significantly to enhancing the life and character of the local community and will advance the pace of life-changing science by attracting innovative companies and strengthening vital collaborations within the Kendall Square ecosystem.

We invite you to explore the details of the Kendall Square Initiative, including:

  • Priorities: Community input significantly influenced key elements of the plan, including housing, retail, open space, historic integration, and innovation space.
  • PlanningThe inclusive process has brought various stakeholders together to create a collaborative vision.
  • Updates: MIT has started the design phase of the Initiative and will proceed with the public review process. Visit the updates section to review key progress points. 

Visit this site to review the progress and stay involved.