JMA and Boston Properties celebrated the topping off of the 88 Ames St. residential tower in Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA) today.
The new 214,000 GSF, 22-story residential tower will accommodate studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartment units, as well as housing retail and other amenities in the podium levels.
The new residential building will not only bring much needed housing to the neighborhood, helping create a greater sense of community, but will significantly transform Ames Street by creating a new, activated pedestrian experience replacing the existing street-facing service/loading area and parking garage entrance. The project will also include a long term bike storage facility to house more than 296 bicycles for residents.
The project is slated for completion in 2018/9, and is targeting LEED NC v2009.
The Green Engineer is currently providing sustainable design services on the project, including LEED project management and permitting assistance.