MIT Hopes For A New Kendall Square

When you hear “Kendall Square,” chances are you don’t think of a bustling neighborhood filled with shops, dining and entertainment. If planners at MIT have their way, however, you might in a few years.

MIT hopes to transform Kendall Square from a cold, business-like environment into a popular neighborhood with a vibrant mix of outdoor cafes, retail stores, office space, and housing. You can see and hear parts of the proposal above.


  • Micahel Owu, director of real estate, MIT Investment Management Company
  • Steve Marsh, managing director, MIT Investment Management Company
  • Sarah Gallop, co-director, government and community relations, MIT
  • Charlie Marquardt, board member, East Cambridge Planning Team

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