Monday, December 19, 2016

Electric Vehicle Parking Lot Ribbon Cutting

Eversource and Madison Properties partner on ‘Green Block’ amid historic buildings on Congress Street in Fort Point. 

WHAT:  Ribbon-cutting and grand opening of “green” parking facility where electric vehicles of all makes can park by the hour or by the day, while recharging their batteries for a clean ride home.

WHEN:  11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

WHERE:  363 Congress St., in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood of South Boston, location of Eversource substation

WHO:  Austin Blackmon, City of Boston Chief of Environment and Energy;  Jim Hunt, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, Eversource Energy; and Denis Dowdle, President of Madison Properties.

FORECAST:  Sunny but temperature in the 20s. Coffee at the event.

BACKGROUND
Madison Properties, a Massachusetts real estate development company, and Eversource Energy have collaborated to create an electric-vehicle charging station and parking facility in South Boston’s Seaport District, known as the Innovation District because of its cutting-edge business tenants and environmentally aware workforce, at 363 Congress St.
The mostly vacant rectangular block, about 90 feet by 78 feet on the south side of the street between two historic Boston Wharf Co. commercial buildings, is currently and will continue to be the location of an Eversource substation.

Madison Properties and Eversource have designed spaces for 13 vehicles, with seven spaces equipped with chargers for electric vehicles. Vehicles may be rotated as they become fully charged, and power is configured to the lot so that as demand grows more of the remaining parking slots can be served by chargers.

The EV parking location has been paved with porous asphalt, which returns rainwater to the ground. The lot, about 7,000 square feet, has been beautified with lighting, safety bollards, and decorative fencing. The substation portion of the lot is separated by a fence from the angled parking spaces. Cars will enter from Congress Street and exit onto the alley behind the Congress Street buildings on the south side of Congress, turning onto either Boston Wharf Road or A Street.

For more information, please contact:
Tom Palmer, Tom Palmer Communication
m 617.755.7250, tompalmer@rcn.com

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