The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) currently operates the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (the Volpe Center) at 55 Broadway on approximately 14 acres of land in the heart of the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts (the Property). The Property is improved by six (6) buildings with a total approximate area of 375,000 gross square feet; two (2) surface parking lots and open space; and features frontage along Binney Street to the north, Third Street to the east and Broadway to the south. A pedestrian walkway directly abuts the western boundary of the Property.
On June 16, 2016, GSA issued a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is the second phase of a two-part process for pre-qualified respondents interested in entering into an exchange agreement with GSA that will require the selected respondent to design and construct a state-of-the-art facility for the Volpe Center (New Facility) on a portion of the property to be retained by the federal government. In exchange, the portion of the Property no longer needed by the federal government will be conveyed to the selected respondent after construction of the New Facility.