Kendall East Set to Break Ground

Kendall East / rendering by Perkins Eastman

Cambridge, MA – Urban Spaces, a Cambridge-based commercial real estate development company, has begun demolition on its former headquarters to make way for Kendall East, a mixed-use apartment complex comprised of 136 units and 14,800sf of retail.

The site, which encompasses 99-119 First Street, 18 Hurley Street, and 29 Charles Street, is located across from CambridgeSide, a mixed-use 1 million sf shopping center, located within a short walking distance to Kendall Square, Lechmere Station, and Cambridge Crossing.

Designed by Perkins Eastman, Kendall East is set to begin construction of the new buildings in April. The larger of the two pet-friendly buildings in the complex will include 118 luxury apartments above 14,800sf of ground floor retail and 23 surface parking spaces to support retail.

An additional 18 residential units will be built on the adjacent parcel. The two buildings will share a two-level underground garage with 142 parking and 159 bicycle spaces that will be built underneath a half acre open air green space, and will include a bike and pedestrian path that will connect Charles and Hurley Street.

The complex will be comprised of a four-story and a six-story wood-frame building constructed over steel and concrete podium. The 136 apartments will be a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with 16 designated as affordable.

Kendall East is an integral component of the First Street Corridor, a $275 million development that is adding much-needed vitality to the approximately 1 mile stretch between the Lechmere MBTA station and Kendall Square.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.