There’s a lot going up in and around Boston as 2018 chugs along. Here’s a map of major developments to watch during the next 12 months. Consider it an explainer for the scaffolding and cones you’ll encounter.
Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first round. Polls stay open 24 hours for each one. The biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second round. And so on.
The Cambridge City Council has approved the university’s petition to rezone the transportation hub that it bought from the federal government earlier this year for $750 million. Plans include 1,400 housing units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial space.
A group of graduate students at M.I.T. have filed a proposal with the Cambridge City Council that would require the university to include up to 1,800 dorms for grad students in any plans to redevelop the Volpe Transportation Center.
Thanks to a recent deal between the state and two developers, the 4.5-acre project’s first phase—two residential buildings of seven and 13 stories, with 313 apartments and 67,000 square feet of commercial space—could start before the end of the summer.
The school has filed plans with the city for the redevelopment of the 14-acre Volpe Center site. Those plans include up to 1,400 housing units, including in a tower that could stretch far higher than any in Cambridge.
M.I.T. is hosting two public meetings on February 16 to hear feedback re: its plans to redevelop the 14-acre Volpe transportation hub in Kendall Square. The school bought the expanse from the federal government in early November for $750,000,000.
The school just closed a $750,000,000 deal with the federal government for the 14-acre expanse. But that has shed little light on what exactly M.I.T. has planned for what’s often described as one of the most desirable development sites in the U.S.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the Greater Boston neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 areas vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tournament bracket will be reviewed on Friday.
According to filings with the City of Cambridge, the university wants to build a 28-story tower south of Main Street with 319,085 square feet of graduate-student housing and 18,893 square feet of childcare space.
The federal government has set a mid-September deadline for proposals for redeveloping the 14-are Volpe Center site in Cambridge. The feds want a decision before the end of the Obama administration because a new president might nix the epic affair.
A massive combined-unit spread at the Esplanade is skewing the magic number in the hot Cambridge neighborhood right now. Without it, condos and houses in the Kendall area are, on average, nearly $300 a square foot less expensive.
Not surprisingly, Cambridge's Kendall Square and Boston's Back Bay led the region in March in median rents for 1-BRs and 2-BRs, respectively. At the same time, Boston proper appears to be ceding its long-time No. 3 spot among U.S. cities.