MXD Substation Plan

Kendall Square, Cambridge

In response to a call from the City Manager and in consultation with the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA), Boston Properties (BXP) proposed an alternative site for the Eversource substation, on the site of the Blue Garage in Parcel Two of the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP), located between Binney Street, Galileo Galilei Way, and Broadway.

  • Providing a site for the substation and needed distribution infrastructure

  • Burying the substation underground

  • Demolishing and reconstructing the Blue Garage below grade

  • Completing 420,000 SF of housing on Parcel Two, with 25% below-market-rate housing

  • Constructing two new 400,000 SF commercial buildings

  • Creating new open space and circulation connections

Public Benefits


Completion of 420,000 SF of housing development maintaining the commitment to 25% below market rate housing.

Modern Housing Complex

Open Space

This project includes the creation of new open space and circulation connections.

Public Park


This project includes the construction of two new 400,000 SF commercial buildings.

Street Art

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