February 6, 2018
Foundry Building Request for Proposals info Session Tomorrow
This is a reminder that the CRA issued an RFP for an Operator and Master Tenant of the Foundry, consistent with the Foundry Demonstration Project Plan.
RFP responses are due by March 8th, no later than 4:00 p.m. EST
The RFP, as well as other information about the Foundry, can be found at http://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry
As stated in the RFP, the CRA will be hosting a non-mandatory Information Session and Tour* on Wednesday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: Due to construction, please enter at 180 Bent Street
January 29, 2018
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is issuing an RFP for an Operator and Master Tenant of the Foundry at 101 Rogers Street in Cambridge, MA. consistent with the Foundry Demonstration Project Project Plan.
The CRA seeks to designate an Operator with experience, creativity and capability to occupy, activate, program and maintain the Foundry building. The RFP, as well as other information about the Foundry, can be found at www.CambridgeRedevelopment.org/Foundry.
RFP responses are due by March 8th, no later than 4:00 pm EST. Click here to view the RFP.
Potential Responders are asked to send their contact information to foundry@CambridgeRedevlopment.org in order to receive addenda and other notices.
January 12, 2018
A Foundry Advisory Committee Meeting was held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Cambridge Police Department, 1st Floor Community Room, 125 Sixth St. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
On Agenda: 1) Foundry Redevelopment Process Update (Designer Selection Update, Cooperation Agreement & Amendment Lease, Operator RFP status) 2) Performance and Visual Art Asset Map 3) Workforce Development Updates - Kendall Square 4) RFI Ideas and Feedback
For more information, visit http://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry/
October 19, 2017
On October 19, 2017, the City of Cambridge released an RFQ to select a Design Team for the Foundry. Submissions were due on November 9, 2017. For more information, visit
August 1, 2017
The CRA is seeking information and ideas regarding the management and community programming of the Foundry. With input from experienced and creative professionals, we hope to better define criteria and strategies for putting a management team in place. We also want to hear from organizations, companies, or individuals that may be interested in being part of the team.
The Request for Information (RFI) is available here. Responses are due September 15, 2017.
The Foundry is an adaptive reuse project to build a self-sustaining center for creativity and collaboration for the Cambridge community with a mix of arts, cultural, educational, fabrication and commercial activities. Located at the intersection of the Kendall Square Innovation District and the East Cambridge neighborhood, the Foundry building will be designed and operated to provide space and programs for the visual and performing arts, entrepreneurship, technology and workforce education within its historic, industrial setting.
July 26, 2017
On Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. a public hearing will be held in the School Committee Room / Henrietta Attles Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway.
The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the next steps for the redevelopment of the Foundry Building, including financing, community benefits, community engagement, and the non-profit ecosystem. The hearing will be hosted by the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee. More information can be found on the City's Open Meetings Portal.
June 21, 2017
On Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 P.M. the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority will facilitate a meeting to discuss updates related to Foundry redevelopment. For additional information, visit http://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry/.
May 30, 2017
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority and the City of Cambridge held a meeting on May 30, 2017 to present and discuss the revised approach to the Foundry redevelopment. For the latest information, visit http://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry/.
January 10, 2017
The City is undertaking an environmental investigation of the grass area adjacent to the Foundry Building, 101 Rogers Street (see plan). This work will involve a drilling machine taking borings at various locations in the grass area. The work is scheduled to begin this week; will take 3 to 5 days to complete; and is weather dependent.
December 17, 2016
At the CRA Board meeting on December 21, 2016, the Board made the difficult decision to terminate the current Foundry procurement. In making this decision, they recognized that the context for the project had changed considerably, including the possibility of more City funding, concerns from some members of the community and City Council that the current proposal was not meeting the community's objectives, and inability to further negotiate the sublease given these issues. In the weeks ahead, the CRA staff will be working with the City administration on different redevelopment approaches and will also convene a meeting of the Foundry Advisory Committee to discuss ideas and community interests.
Please see the CRA website for the most recent updates at: http://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry
October 5, 2016
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 the City Council Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the redevelopment of the Foundry Building at Cambridge City Hall, 785 Massachusetts Ave, from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. For more information, click here.
September 19, 2016
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) has selected a development entity for the revitalization of the City-owned Foundry building at 101 Rogers Street near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. The selected team, KS Foundry Development Partners, is a joint venture between the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and Graffito SP, working in association with Hacin + Associates. Click here for more information.
July 15, 2015
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) , in collaboration with the City of Cambridge is issuing a developer Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Foundry Building located at 101 Rogers Street here in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Please click here for the Foundry RFQ.
Please click here for more information on the RFQ process and upcoming meetings, including an information session on August 5, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.
July 13, 2015
On July 13, 2015, City entered into a lease agreement with the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority for a procurement process for the development and operation of the Foundry Building. For further information on the Foundry process.
June 3, 2015
Cambridge Redevelopment Authority and the City of Cambridge host a Project Information Session for the Foundry Building on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility, 125 Sixth Street, Cambridge, MA. For more information, click here.
May 11, 2015
On May 4, 2015 the City Council appropriated $6 million to facilitate improvements to the Foundry Building and approved of a 50-year lease with the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority. The City Council also approved of the demonstration plans for the building which can be found here.
The City Manager is currently looking seeking volunteers to serve on a new Foundry Advisory Committee that he is establishing. The group will advise and provide regular updated to the City Manager as well as providing regular updated to the Executive Director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority on proposed uses within the Foundry Building, which will be redeveloped and operated consistent with the vision and objectives that few out of an extensive community planning process.
Letters of interest are due June 12, 2015. Click here for more information on applying to the Foundry Advisory Committee.
January 26, 2015
Please find the Foundry Building Disposition Report and City Manager's letter here.
December 17, 2014
Please find the Foundry Building Demonstration Project Plan Document here.
November 3, 2014
Presentation from the October 29, 2014 community meeting has been released. Please click here for more information.
October 15, 2014
A community meeting will be held by City Staff on the Foundry Building on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139.
For more information on the Foundry Demonstration Project, please click check out the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority's site.
July 25, 2014
Read the June 24, 2014 Community Meeting Report. Download the PDF Report.
Check out the Foundry Project Update released by the City.
July 9, 2014
Presentation from the June 24, 2014 community meeting has been released. Please click here for more information.
June 24, 2014
A community meeting will be held by City Staff on the Foundry Building on Tuesday, June 24th at 6 P.M. at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St, Cambridge, MA 02141. For more information or to RSVP, please email Foundry@CambridgeMA.gov.
March 3, 2014
A special City Council meeting on the Foundry Building was held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. The report provided to the City Council can be found in the documents section.
February 27, 2014
Cambridge City Council is holding a special City Council meeting on the Foundry Building on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. Click here for more information.
November 27, 2013
On Thursday, October 30, 2013 the City held tours and information session on the Foundry Building, located at 101 Roger Street. At that time, we provided the public with a questionnaire and gathered additional feedback at the information session. Comments and questionnaire feedback from the October meeting can be found under the documents tab on this project page.
If you would like to be notified of future meetings or would like more information about this project, please contact Lisa Hemmerle at 617/349-4616 or email at email@example.com.