MIT provost Martin A. Schmidt has released a follow-up of the on-going redesign of the East side of MIT’s campus and Kendall square. MIT will advance a proposal with ideas for the new East Campus/Kendall Square layout of this buzzing area in the Cambridge community. The board of MIT is aiming to “achieve the vibrancy and integration that is essential for that critical gateway area of the campus.” The new layout includes space for the MIT Museum, an Innovation Space, and room for a new graduate student residence building with a child care facility. In this vision, a new residence will be built to house the current residents of Eastgate as well as additional graduate students; Eastgate will then be replaced by a lab building. The MIT executive board members are hoping to begin this process in the fall.
Proposal for the East Campus/Kendall Square gateway study
July 29, 2014