I think how this process ends up panning out (see, in particular, Workshops #3-4) will be quite telling. We're talking about redevelopment of a 14-acre swath central to stefal's image; this could make a huge impact in either direction. What gives me hope is that this particular developer is in it for the long game, not short-term profiting. Their success at the ground level of 292-310 Mass Ave. suggests there is hope, if it can be done at a larger scale.While there are some nice buildings in Kendal, the place is overthought and over-compromised by control freaks, inflexible academics, and political extremists. The result is a rigid, anemic realm with a failed skyline and boring, largely lifeless streetscape. Not a bad place but certainly one that has failed it's potential on so many levels. It does achieve being a great life sciences and R&D cluster. That should be enough, but this area could have been so much more aesthetically, creatively, and for human habitation and enjoyment.