Ames Street Developments

Ames Street in Kendall Square is undergoing a transformation. Originally built as a wide access road serving two parking garages and loading areas, one infill development project is complete, and two projects including a new streetscape design is underway. This will allow the northern block of Ames Street to evolve into an active urban space.

 

Ames Residences

Boston Properties is constructing a 200,000 square-foot residential building with approximately 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail. There will be 280 units of housing (31 units will be rented at below-market rates per the city’s Inclusionary Housing Policy) delivering much needed housing for knowledge-based workers who are employed by growing companies in the Kendall Square area. The project required that Boston Properties purchase a 20-foot-wide portion of the street right-of-way. Residential units will be available for occupancy in summer of 2018

CDD Projects: Ames Street Land Disposition

Ames St Residences Article 19 Submission

Project Description: Ames Street Residential coUrbanize

 

 

Ames Street Streetscape

The redesign of Ames Street seeks to transform one block of Ames Street from a service street to a more active, pedestrian-friendly streetscape with active ground floor uses and public plaza spaces on both sides of the street, thereby greatly improving the pedestrian experience. A protected bicycle lane will be installed to provide a link from the 6th Street Walkway and Broadway to Main Street.

Project Description: Ames Street Residential coUrbanize

 

 

 

75 Ames Street

In 2014, The Broad Institute expanded their research facility with a 280-foot high, 270,000 square-foot, mixed laboratory and office building. This is a vertically integrated bio-technology building with a significant portion of the structure over the Cambridge Center West Parking Garage.

Source: Broad Institute

 
   Ames Residences Under Construction

   Ames Residences Under Construction

                     Rendering by FxFowle Architects

                     Rendering by FxFowle Architects

   Ribbon Cutting at 75 Ames Street. Photo by                  Kelly Davidson Photography

   Ribbon Cutting at 75 Ames Street. Photo by                  Kelly Davidson Photography