There’s a lot on the table as city councillors gather for a final review of MIT’s proposed remake of the federal Volpe center in Kendall Square, with a sweetened list of community benefits that lists 950 new grad student beds – depending who’s doing the math.
A long-promised performing arts venue called the Constellation Center might look very different when it opens, becoming a mixed-use complex with ground-floor arts space topped by a tower of housing or business space.
A renewed plan for East Cambridge’s empty Foundry building could see it open in 2020 and complete in 2021, filled with community arts, nonprofits, maker spaces and job training focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
A $6.9 million gift from an anonymous donor to Lesley University will be used to expand its College of Art and Design’s curriculum in animation, digital filmmaking, illustration and graphic design.
The city has been blocked – at least temporarily – from tearing down Vail Court, two boarded-up, rat-infested buildings empty for more than a decade near Central Square. Work was to have begun Monday.
An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a 2015 Land Court decision on Wednesday allowing developer Leggat McCall Properties to redevelop East Cambridge’s former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse into 20 stories of office with a side serving of 24 units of housing.
The Dow and Stearns families are breaking up after a century, with the Dows looking to cash out and sell their two prominent buildings in Harvard Square for a total of $95 million.
MIT’s proposal to zone the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square passed a procedural milestone Monday when the City Council was expected to forward the zoning petition for further hearings. Kind of, anyway.
In the wake of a disastrous high-rise fire in London in which aluminum building cladding may be implicated, Cambridge officials are looking into similar material used in renovation of a Housing Authority development with elderly and disabled tenants.