Last Tuesday night, MIT officials presented a preview of the Institute’s rezoning petition for the redevelopment of Kendall Square to members of the Cambridge Planning Board, who responded very favorably. The meeting was attended by members of the MIT administration and faculty. Since this summer, MIT Provost Chris Kaiser has sought faculty input on MIT’s Kendall Square proposal through a task force whose report Kaiser made public in October. The report recommended that MIT file a rezoning petition — but also that it address faculty concerns about the plans for development.
“It is very important to all of us at MIT involved with plans around Kendall Square — whether we serve on the faculty or the central administration or work for the MIT Investment Management Company — that we make clear that our work is by and for our entire community,” Kaiser said. “This planning is designed to serve ‘One MIT,’ as well as our neighbors in Cambridge.” Read the rest of the article on MIT news. image by Elkus Manfredi Architects