About 41 Linskey Way
Four-story, 28,505-square-foot commercial building bounded by Binney Street, Second Street and Linskey Way that would preserve and expand an existing three-story, 12,654-square-foot historic brick warehouse built in 1907 formerly home to a maple syrup canning facility. 41 Linskey Way would feature restaurants on its’ first and fourth floors and a conference/meeting center across the second and third floors. The fourth-floor restaurant would feature a balcony with outdoor seating.
The existing building would be improved with new windows, a new roof, and a restored facade. The new addition would feature a glass curtain wall facade with supplementary materials including granite, weathering wood and metal, blackened steel, board-formed concrete, and black-framed windows. The addition has been designed to complement the existing building and to age gracefully; the addition is inspired by weathered metal roofs of New England’s maple "sugar houses”, where sap would have been boiled down to syrup prior to its’ shipping to the existing building for canning. The addition would raise the building’s height from 45 to 70 feet tall. 41 Linskey Way would be built to a minimum of LEED Silver sustainability standards.
A new public plaza would be constructed between 41 Linskey Way and the neighboring 100 Binney Street development. A public transportation hub featuring waiting areas and information about nearby transit and car-sharing programs would be located on 41 Linskey Way’s ground floor; the building is located a short walk from the MBTA Red Line at Kendall Square Station and the MBTA Green Line at Kendall Square Station. The developer would provide a shuttle bus to North Station, as well as to the aforementioned Red and Green Line stations. No new parking would be constructed at 41 Linskey Way; bicycle parking would be available on-site and at 100 Binney Street.