Friday, December 13, 2019

15 Necco (formerly GE) Life Sciences Project Enters Community Review

updated 12/3/19: BPDA reschedules the 15 Necco Community Public Meeting to December 18th at 6pm at 300 A Street. 

updated 12/2/19: BPDA cancelled Monday, December 2nd meeting due to weather. It will be rescheduled to a future date. 

The Boston Planning & Development Agency is hosting two public meetings to solicit feedback on the proposed new development at 15 Necco Street. GE and MassDevelopment sold the two historic Necco buildings and parcel to National Development and Alexandria Real Estate Equities earlier this year. 

The Proponent proposes the construction of a new, 12-story, approximately 316,000 square-foot, multi-tenant office/life sciences/research and development building with active ground floor uses, such as retail and restaurant spaces within the southern portion of the Project Site (15 Necco Street). Because of the Project Site's proximity to public transit and nearby public parking facilities, the new building is not proposed to include any underground parking.  Depicted below is the new building design.

RESCHEDULED TO 12/18: The  Public Community meeting originally planned for 12/2 will be held on December 18th at 6 pm on the first floor of 300 A Street. 

The first meeting of the Impact Advisory Group meeting occurred November 21st at 6 pm on the second floor of 300 A Street. The public is also welcome to attend.






On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, ARE-MA No. 74, LLC, which is a joint venture between affiliates of Alexandria Real Estate Equities ("ARE") and National Development, and ARE-MA No. 72, LLC, an affiliate of ARE (collectively, the "Proponent"), filed a Notice of Project Change ("NPC") with the Boston Planning & Development Agency ("BPDA") for 5 and 15 Necco Street, which comprise an approximately 2.7-acre site in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston and for which the General Electric Company (GE) Headquarters Project was previously slated for construction. 

Concurrently with this NPC, the Proponent also filed a proposed Amended and Restated Development Plan for 5 and 15 Necco Street, South Boston, Massachusetts, within Planned Development Area No. 69, South Boston/The 100 Acres and a proposed Fifth Amendment to the Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 69, South Boston/The 100 Acres. The previously approved project was contemplated to include GE occupancy in both 5 Necco Street and the new office building at 15 Necco Street. GE will now occupy office space only at 5 Necco Street. 
originally published 11.14.19

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