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Old Posted Aug 22, 2016, 4:27 PM
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June, 2016 update. No mention of rezoning to 1,000 ft.

US seeks formal bids to redevelop Volpe Center in Kendall Square

The race is officially on for one of the hottest development sites in Greater Boston.

The federal government on Wednesday issued a formal request for proposals for the 14-acre campus of the Volpe Transportation Center in Kendall Square, offering up a rare swath of open land in one of the tightest real estate markets on the East Coast. Developers will have 90 days to respond with their plans, and the General Services Administration hopes to award the site to one of them by year’s end.

It’s not clear what form that development might take, or how big it could be. Late last year, Cambridge officials halted a plan to rezone the Volpe site for the new project until a developer was selected. The city was considering allowing a building as high as 500 feet, which would be the tallest in Cambridge, along with adopting steep requirements for affordable housing and open space.
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