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Kendall Square Construction Projects

Map of Kendall 4-30

Kendall Square Construction Update

The following is an outline of the active construction projects in Kendall Square, including private development projects and City of Cambridge infrastructure projects. To stay up-to-date on the projects listed below, please sign up for the newsletter. For questions, please contact Kristen Kelleher at kkelleher@cambridgema.gov.

This webpage is updated regularly. The last update was on July 1, 2024.

Project List 

Click any of the below projects to learn more and view upcoming impacts: 

Binney Park

The Binney Park parcel is located at the intersection of Binney Street and Galileo Galilei Way and extends to the intersection of Galileo Galilei Way and Broadway.  The City is designing the project to incorporate a section of the Grand Junction Multi-Use Path, new landscaping and other park facilities.  This new park project is still in the design phase.  A contract was awarded to Argus Construction, and construction began in October 2022.  

Upcoming Impacts

  • Construction of the dog park began in October 2023 and will continue through Fall 2024.
  • The sidewalk on Galileo Galilei Way will be closed until Summer 2024.
    • Pedestrians and Cyclist shared detour on existing bike lane in effect. 

325 Binney Street

Alexandria Real Estate Equities is in the process of developing commercial lab space at 325 Binney Street. The project will occupy sidewalks and parking lanes to accommodate building construction logistics on Binney and Fulkerson Streets. The proposed scope also includes utility construction and exterior surface work. The contractor for this project is John Moriarty and Associates.

Upcoming Impacts 

  • Surface work on Binney Street began in June 2024. Road closures are in effect for vehicles between Fulkerson Street and the railroad tracks. 
    • Daily road closures will take place to support this activity. Detour signage will be placed for pedestrians and motorist. 
  • Final paving of Binney Street will be completed in Summer 2024.

40 Thorndike Street

Leggat McCall Properties is converting the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse and jail in East Cambridge into a mixed-use office, residential, and retail development. The interior and exterior renovation will deliver a vibrant development that is integrated into the residential and commercial neighborhood. The contractor is John Moriarty and Associates.

Upcoming Impacts 

  • The adjacent parking lane and a portion of the travel lane on Thorndike Street have been closed to facilitate work on the building façade and a pedestrian detour has been implemented. This restriction is anticipated to remain in place through the completion of the project.
  • The Pocket Park at Spring Street and Thorndike Street will be completed Summer 2024.


This project involves repurposing the existing site to develop a mixed-use location including retail, work and living spaces. This work will include the sidewalk on First Street and a small portion of Lechmere Canal Park.  New England Development is the developer for this project.

Upcoming Impacts

  • Work at the former Macy’s building at the corner of Land Boulevard and CambridgeSide Place is ongoing. Traffic islands have been reconfigured and the right lane on Land Boulevard adjacent to the mall has been closed to facilitate the work. This lane closure is anticipated to remain in place through Summer 2024.
  • Lechmere Canal Park work is ongoing
  • Utility work on Land Boulevard began in August 2023 and will continue through early 2024.

SoMa Site 2 - 200 Main Street

Located at 200 Main Street, SoMa Site 2, a mixed-use building, will incorporate the existing structure at 200 Main Street (known as the Kendall Building) with a 12-story addition providing new commercial laboratory and office spaces. This work includes demolition of the Site 2 building on Wadsworth Street and reconstruction of Wadsworth Street. The contractor for Site 2 is John Moriarty & Associates and for Sites 3 through 5 is Turner Construction.  

Upcoming Impacts 

  • The east sidewalk on Wadsworth Street between Main and Amherst Streets will remain closed to facilitate work on the site. The west sidewalk is open for pedestrian use.

Headhouses of MBTA Kendall/MIT Stations


The North Side of the MBTA Kendall/MIT Headhouse is being reconstructed as part of the project at 325 Main Street.


Upcoming Impacts  

  • Pedestrian detours have been implemented.  

Greater Cambridge Energy Project

Eversource proposes to construct a new underground substation in Kendall Square, along with eight new underground transmission lines interconnecting to existing substations in the surrounding area. The project is expected to bolster system reliability, meet growing energy needs, and further facilitate access to clean energy resources. 

Upcoming Impacts

  • The State Utility Siting Board public hearing process was completed at the end of October 2023.
    • A draft decision has been issued
  • Updates on project activities can found here: Greater Cambridge Energy Project | Eversource
  • Soil boring work has commenced in January 2024 throughout the project area.  

330 Third Street at Kendall Street

The new building at the northeast corner of the intersection of Third and Kendall Streets will be a 500,000-square-foot, 16-story, mixed-use structure including laboratory and office space, a performance center, and a ground-level indoor/outdoor public space.

Upcoming Impacts

  • Building construction is ongoing

The Boston Properties MXD Project

Upgrades to the current site, Blue Garage at 290 Binney Street, will consist of an Eversource underground substation, a reconstructed Blue Garage below grade, a 420,000-square-foot housing building, two new 400,000 square foot commercial buildings, and a new open space with circulation connections located between Binney Street, Galileo Galilei Way, and Broadway. 

Upcoming Impacts

  • The current work zones described below will remain in place through 2024:
    • Work zone on Binney Street: Will reduce vehicular traffic to one lane in each direction at Sixth Street. A pedestrian detour will be in place set up at that location. 
    • Work zone on Broadway: Will be one way traffic east bound towards Boston between Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street.
  • Building construction is ongoing through 2024. There will be heavy trucking around the site for the duration of this work.
    • Work will take place Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am - 11:00 pm through Summer 2024.

41 Linskey Way

Alexandria Real Estate Equities will be renovating the existing, underutilized three-story brick building at 41 Linskey Way by constructing a new one-story annex on the building’s north side. This renovation will provide office space and a mixed mode transportation and mobility hub. The proposed, expanded building footprint will be set back from the northern property line to accommodate the Binney Street cycle-track. Centrally located between the MBTA Red Line Kendall Square and Green Line Lechmere Stations, the Hub will provide area residents, commuters, and visitors with a more efficient transfer between transit modes.

Upcoming Impacts

  • Work is nearing completion with limited site work remaining




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