Some locals worry the project is too big for the area, however, with one building along Linden Street slated to be 14 floors.
The inn near South Station will replace a blighted site and mean community sweeteners such as sidewalk cleaning.
The six-building Kendall Square Initiative is expected to add 1.8 million square feet in housing, offices, and more. Then will come another university project of similar size right nearby.
These include mammoth parcels in Dorchester and South Boston as well as smaller ones in Roxbury and Fort Point.
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The plans also call for asking developers to spell out how renters would not be displaced by their projects.
That redevelopment could include housing, maybe a hotel, and probably educational facilities and restaurants within the historic expanse.
The proposal also calls for two office buildings, a 200-room hotel, and plenty of parking. But will such ambitions fly with locals?
Developer Boston Properties also wants to build a 34-story residential building around the corner in the busy, busy Cambridge neighborhood.
And that’s no coincidence: The 19-story tower will serve as the school’s data sciences hub.
The goal from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and 12 other municipalities is aimed at reducing housing costs as the region’s population continues to grow.
The 19-story, 350,000-square-foot building for the university’s data science headquarters would be the neighborhood’s latest new project.
The Red Sox and concert hegemon Live Nation are behind the plan, which is in its early stages. The venue would be the largest of its kind in Boston.