Proto Kendall Square Frequently Asked Questions
The Proto leasing office is now open! We have an on site team of experts who are excited to offer tours of our luxury studio, one and two bedroom apartments and the common areas that feature some of the most unique and appealing apartment building amenities in all of Boston. If you’re new to the area or if this is your first time looking for an apartment in Kendall Square, you can count on our team to give you accurate, reliable and detailed information about Proto and all that the dynamic neighborhood has to offer.
To get you started with some basic information about Proto and the things that residents can enjoy once they move in, we’ve answered some of the frequently asked questions our sales team gets from callers and visitors. Let’s take a look:
When will the apartments at Proto be available for occupancy?
How big are the apartments at Proto?
Are pets welcome at Proto?
What type of appliances are included in the homes at Proto?
Is there parking available at Proto?
What amenities are offered at Proto?
What businesses will be occupying the first floor retail space?
We’re making great progress on the construction of Proto, and the exterior is now complete. The building, its common areas and the studio, one and two bedroom apartments will be completed by June 1st. Residents will be able to move-in beginning this June.
There are close to 50 different apartment layouts at Proto, including studios, oversized studios, one and two bedroom apartments, with many of the two bedroom apartments offering a second bathroom.
Proto is a pet friendly apartment complex. In fact, we love pets so much that we’re building an onsite pet spa with an adjacent outdoor deck perfect for our furry residents!
All Proto homes feature Blomberg high-end refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers, which have high powered, rapid settings. Most apartments offer a Bosch in-unit stackable washer and dryer, but those that don’t are located on a floor with convenient access to a shared washer/dryer unit.
There is covered, on-site parking available at Proto – an invaluable convenience in the winter months.
This is one of our favorite questions to answer because the amenities at Proto are a great blend of fun and useful. Some are relatively standard – free Wi-Fi in the common areas and a fitness room – but most are anything but. In fact, very few apartment buildings in Cambridge or Boston have a communal kitchen and dining room, a yoga-spin studio, music rooms with amps and a keyboard or video gaming systems with the latest feature games. You can find a full list of amenities here.
We were thrilled to recently learn that our retail neighbors on the first floor will be Blue Bottle Coffee and Cava Grill! Blue Bottle Coffee is considered a major player in “third wave coffee,” which is a movement to produce high-quality, artisanal coffee by improving all stages of production, from plant growing and harvesting to improved relationships with coffee growers and skilled brewing. Blue Bottle Coffee will be an excellent addition to Kendall Square, a neighborhood that appreciates a progressive approach to developing well-crafted products. Cava Grill is a popular Mediterranean, fast-casual restaurant with healthy and flavorful foods. Their chef-crafted dips and spreads are so popular that they’re now available at Whole Foods and other specialty markets across the country. There’s no doubt that Proto residents will love having such convenient access to two high-quality establishments.
If you’re on the hunt for apartments in Kendall Square, you should know that Proto is not at all like other Cambridge apartment buildings – it’s pioneering the balance of connection and comfort and offers amenities that optimize the lifestyle of its residents. Want more information? Contact us or come see us at 88 Ames Street in Cambridge!