Infill Development Concept Plan (IDCP)
In February of 2017, The CRA Board and Planning Board approved a new Infill Development Concept Plan (IDCP) for the MXD District of the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP).
The IDCP is a concept plan required to be created and approved by the CRA and City, as a result of the major KSURP Amendment 10 passed by the CRA Board and City Council in December of 2015. The concept plan was informed by the K2 planning process, and details the urban design, circulation, and open space of the new development in the MXD District. The IDCP document can be found here, and will be completed in three phases.
Phase One will include the completion of Ames Street Redevelopment including construction of The Proto residential tower and Pioneer Pedestrian Way, 145 Broadway which will be the new Akamai headquarters, and creation of Innovation Space at 255 Main Street. Open space enhancements will include improvements to the existing Loughrey Walkway (6th St. Walkway) and the addition of a new bike path.
IDCP improvements after full build-out
Phase Two will involve the reconstruction of the commercial building at 250 Binney Street and new residential space located on the South side of the existing Blue Garage. The East/West pedestrian connectors from Loughrey Walkway to the East Service Drive and Broadway Park (South Park) will also be improved.
Phase Three incorporates the demolition and reconfiguration of the North side of the Blue Garage for commercial use. This reconstruction will also allow for improvements to Binney Park (North Park).