MIT floats ideas for Volpe Center in Kendall Square


The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
February 16, 2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday unveiled its first vision for the 14-acre Volpe Center in Kendall Square, including more than 1,000 apartments and condos, offices and stores across eight new buildings, the tallest of which could be as high as 500 feet.

University officials won development rights for the Volpe from the federal government in January for $750 million. MIT Investment Management Co. will first build a new research facility for the U.S. Department of Transportation, and then launch a series of new buildings on the remaining 10 acres.

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