The Foundry

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The Foundry Building at 101 Rogers Street was acquired by the city as the result of a real estate development proposal from Alexandria Real Estate involving a number of parcels in an adjacent sector of the Kendall Square area. The City's acquisition of 101 Rogers Street included the stipulation that a minimum of 10,000 square feet would be dedicated to community use. The property is currently vacant. In May 2015 the City Council approved a partnership with the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) including the city's disposition and demonstration plans for the building.

The Foundry is an adaptive reuse project to build a self-sustaining center for creativity and collaboration for the Cambridge community. At the intersection of the Kendall Square Innovation District and the East Cambridge neighborhood, the Foundry building will provide space and programs for the visual and performing arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and workforce education within its historic, industrial setting. The Foundry will also help facilitate access for residents, especially underrepresented communities and adjacent neighborhoods, to the dynamic working and learning environment of Kendall Square.

February 2020

Selective demolition work will continue through the spring 2020. The City's contractor W.T. Rich, will be removing interior walls, interior floor slabs, windows and mono-truss timers. In addition, they are removing the stucco elevation, the façade facing Verizon property, the roof mechanical equipment, and skylights. They will also be installing temporary roof protection. 


Interior Demolition Pictures:

Interior pic of the demolition of the building

Interior pic of demolition of the building

December 2019 through May 2020: Selective Demolition. Includes removal of equipment, interior walls, interior floor slabs, windows, mono-truss timbers.  Exterior removal of stucco elevation, façade facing Verizon property, roof mechanical equipment, skylights.  Installation of temporary roof protection.

Spring/Summer 2020: the schedule needs to be finalized but will include: Installing site utilities, Masonry restoration, installing new roof, installing foundations and structural steel.

Late Fall 2020: the renovated building and the new building addition will be enclosed and interior work will commence.

Summer 2021: building complete.

For background information, including information about the community process for this project, please visit: https://www.cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry

 

Michael Black- Construction Program Manager

617-349-4251

mblack@cambridgema.gov

 

Kate Riley- Community Relations Manager

617-349-4870

kriley@cambridgema.gov

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