The Foundry Consortium, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was selected by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) and the City of Cambridge to be the Operator of the Foundry building in April 2018. The Operator role includes providing for the day-to-day programming and management of the Foundry building at 101 Rogers Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Foundry is currently undergoing a $30 million renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2021. Updates on the reconstruction process can be found on the CRA website. The Foundry Consortium proposal to the City of Cambridge can be found here.
The CRA identified the Foundry as an adaptive reuse project to build a self-sustaining center for creativity and collaboration for the Cambridge community. At the intersection of the Kendall Square Innovation District and the East Cambridge neighborhood, the Foundry building will provide space and programs for the visual and performing arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and workforce education within its historic, industrial setting. The Foundry will also help facilitate access for residents, especially underrepresented communities and adjacent neighborhoods, to the dynamic working and learning environment of Kendall Square.