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About Vassar Street Undergraduate Residence Hall

121-169 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Proposed new-construction undergraduate student housing hall located on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge. The five-story, 156,000-square-foot development would contain 450 beds for undergraduate students, in addition to 12 apartments for graduate resident tutors and four apartments to accommodate staff members including a faculty head of house, an associate faculty head of house, an area director and a visiting scholar.

Rooms at the proposed hall would include singles, doubles and shared community spaces including lounges, meeting rooms, music rooms, flexible spaces and a dining hall. The proposed hall would be built to LEED Gold sustainability specifications, replacing an existing surface parking lot and a parking garage slated for demolition in early 2018. Green spaces would be built throughout the proposed hall, including a tree-filled public entry courtyard, a private courtyard for residents and a new plaza. 243 long-term and 34 short-term bicycle parking spaces would be located on site; no vehicle parking would be included.

Pending city approval, the Vassar Street Undergraduate Residence Hall is slated for completion in Fall 2020. The following are renderings of the proposed hall:

Vassar Street Undergraduate Residence Hall Renderings

Square Feet 156,000


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Completion Date Sep 01, 2020

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Nov 21, 2017

MIT proposes 450-bed undergraduate residence hall in Cambridge


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