Needham Crossing welcomes world-class businesses and complimentary retailers in a modern, connected, mixed-use urban layout that embraces contemporary architecture and urban design. Needham Crossing is unique in its mix of residential, office and other commercial uses (including retail, restaurant, and consumer services allowed on the first floor of multistory buildings), as well as the natural amenities which surround it—Cutler Lake Park and the Charles River. Already a high tech center with PTC, TripAdvisor, and other companies, Needham Crossing is home to many life science companies including Verastem. Needham Crossing is serviced by infrastructure undergoing expansion and improvement through Add-A-Lane on Route 128 (adding a new Kendrick Street interchange to the existing and soon-to-be improved Highland Avenue one), MassWorks on Highland Avenue (widening and improvements fostering multimodal travel), widening of Second Avenue intersection, and new traffic signal at First Avenue. The 2011 rezoning of this area reflects the Town’s vision of an urban, real, ready, flexible and accessible modern environment. Existing infrastructure together with improvements already funded will support up to three million square feet of new development with visibility on and easy access from/to Route 128.