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Kendall Square Initiative advances with permit applications filed

MIT has taken another step in its six to 10 year plan for the development of the East Campus and Kendall Square area, recently filing its Project Review and Planned Unit Development special permit applications with the Cambridge Planning Board.

The application includes detailed plans for the designs of six proposed buildings, which will provide research space, 500 new housing units, and retail/office space. The Cambridge Planning Board will review all aspects of the proposal, including design, infrastructure, transportation, and parking plans, according to MIT News.

MIT anticipates that it will invest at least $1.2 billion in the Kendall Square Initiative. The Institute plans to build a residence hall for graduate students in Kendall Square, replacing Eastgate. The project also includes plans for 3 acres of connected open spaces, replacing the parking lots south of Main Street.

—Katherine Nazemi