Innovation Boulevard

The Innovation Boulevard project comprises the construction of a linear park parallel to the Grand Junction rail line, which will be situated along the westerly edge of Galileo Galilei Way between Main Street and Binney Street. The site is along the western edge of a world class global scientific community in Kendall Square. This community is noted for the innovative research and development of technology.

The intent of the project is to create a landscape that enhances the overall Kendall Square community, abutting residential neighborhoods and academic and business institutions with an attractive open space for use by residents, students, faculty, professional staff and the general public. This will be accomplished by creating an outdoor landscape with plazas, sitting areas and walkways. Exhibit and display spaces are envisioned along with the use of creative lighting to enhance the landscape and overall linear park.

Innovation Boulevard Project Area Map 

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 P. M. the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority and Mass DOT held a community meeting on the Innovation Boulevard Project.  The meeting took place of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142. This meeting was held to gather community comments on the 25% plans for the Innovation Boulevard project on Galileo Gallilei Way.

Project Status

There is currently no funding identified for the project.  Treatment of this green space will be reviewed as part of the East Cambridge Open Space Study. 

For More Information

For more information about the East Cambridge Open Space Study please contact Taha Jennings at or by phone at 617/349-4603.

For questions about the Innovation Boulevard project, please contact either Kathy Watkins at the Cambridge Department of Public Works at or 617/349-4751 or Bill Deignan at the Cambridge Community Development Department at or 617/349-4632.