MIT Kendall Square Initiative
Framework Progresses at MIT Site 1
Work is progressing at MIT's Site 1 as framework rises above Kendall Square.
The building at 165 Main Street will bring 300 residential units to the heart of Kendall Square, including 52 affordable and 10 middle-income units serving families of all sizes. More than 8,000 square feet of retail will wrap around all sides of the ground floor, extending the retail corridor at One Broadway.
Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the 275-foot structure will capitalize on the site’s unmatched views of the Charles River and Back Bay. Proposed features include outdoor terraces for 15% of the units, a nearly 14,000 SF amenity deck (with views of Kendall Square, the river, and Boston), a water feature, fire pits, grilling stations, and green space. Additional residential amenities are expected to include a resident lounge with open work space, a package room with refrigeration for groceries, storage units, 360 indoor bicycle parking spaces, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with floor to ceiling windows, a spinning studio, and a yoga studio.