Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Study
Over the past several decades, Kendall Square has transformed from a former industrial area into a world renowned center of biotech, high tech research, and innovative companies. As the area continues to evolve, the City has worked to create a vision for future growth through the Kendall Square Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study.
The K2C2 study process reinforced the notion that an integrated, well managed and programmed network of public and private open spaces that serve a variety of users and provide a range of experiences and environments is a key element in creating a sense of place and community in Kendall Square.
Over 5 acres of new and renovated public open space will be created, primarily at four locations, in the vicinity of Kendall Square in Eastern Cambridge.
- Rogers Street between Second and Third Streets
- Triangle parcel at Land Boulevard and First Street
- Galileo Way between Broadway and Binney Street
- Point Park at Main Street and Broadway
The City, through the Community Development Department, will be starting a public process to explore ways to integrate these new spaces into the existing open space system in Kendall Square and eastern Cambridge and provide a network of well connected, managed and programmed parks and open spaces that serve a variety of users, and provide a range of experiences and environments.
This process will build on the vision and concepts that were established by the Kendall Square Advisory Committee as part of the Kendall Square Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study and will help determine the character and role of both existing and proposed open spaces in the area. Recommendations produced at the completion of this study will guide the design process for each individual open space location.