Monday, March 21, 2022

In Development News: Life Sciences Abound & 244 - 284 A Street Returns

updated 3/21/22 with 51 Melcher March 16 meeting video and presentation (see below)

updated 3/14/22 with 51 Melcher meeting video and presentation. Public meeting is March 16th at 6:30pm
updated 3/7/22: 51 Melcher Street IAG Meeting at 6pm and Seaport Circle 3/1 meeting presentation and meeting video.
updated 2/23/22: 51 Melcher Public meeting moved to March 16th due to conflict with City's Budget Listening Session.
updated 2/17/22 with Seaport Circle IAG meeting presentation and video.
updated 2/8/22 with 244 - 284 A Street IAG presentation and meeting video.
updated 1/31/22 with Seaport Circle public meeting dates and newly proposed garage to Life Sciences lab conversion at 17-33 Farnsworth St. 

Related Beal filed Supplemental Information on the 244 -284 A Street development project along the Fort Point Channel and A Street. The Supplemental Information Filing was submitted in response to a Request for Supplemental Information issued by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) to the Proponent on October 20, 2021.There will two BPDA public meetings to review the information and the opportunity to provide public comment. 

February 3: 244 - 284 A St Impact Advisory Group
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February 15: 244 - 284 A St Public Meeting
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February 22: 244 - 284 A St Supplemental Filing comment deadline

This 1 million square feet+ mixed-use development is composed of a residential building, an office building and a laboratory/research and development Life Sciences building plus required parks and open space. 

12 Farnsworth is an office to office/labs Life Sciences conversion located at 12-22 Farnsworth St, and is scheduled to be at Zoning Board of Appeals on February 15th. For more details and to view Jan 10th Abutters meeting and presentation check out 12 Farnsworth on Fort Point Boston. 12 Farnsworth also includes the street parking lot at 11 Sleeper St. 

51 Melcher Street is a conversion of an existing approximately 97,000 square foot office building at 51-61 Melcher Street to life science use. The project will be undergoing BPDA  Article 80 public review. An Expanded Project Notification Form was filed in December and is available here. A PDA amendment filed March 3, 2022.

March 8: 51 Melcher Impact Advisory Group Meeting 6pm - 8pm
March 16: 51 Melcher Public Meeting at 6:30pm - 8:30pm (new date)
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Seaport CircleThis 600,000sf+ project includes the construction of a laboratory/research & development and office building and job training/non-profit center located at 701 Congress Street. A Project Notification Form was filed last week. More details, visit the BPDA Seaport Circle project page. 

February 16: Seaport Circle Impact Advisory Meeting

March 1: Seaport Circle Public Meeting
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Comment deadline: March 14

7 Channel Center Street is a proposed 100,000+sf, 9 story Life Sciences office/labs building that will be undergoing BPDA Article 80 public review. For an inside peek, view 7 Channel Center  Fort Point Landmark District Commission January presentation
7 Channel Center

17 - 31 Farnsworth St: Toronto-based real estate investment firm BentallGreenOak is proposing to replace a parking garage on Farnsworth Street in Fort Point with a four-story life sciences building. The new building, located at 17-31 Farnsworth St., would include just over 78,000 square feet of floor space, according to a letter of intent filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency that was published Friday. The parking garage now at the site is six stories tall, including rooftop parking, with spots for 361 vehicles. The new building would not have on-site parking, according to BentallGreenOak. source: Greg Ryan, 'Proposal would replace Fort Point garage with lab space', Jan. 28, 2022, Boston Business Journal.
17 -31 Farnsworth St

232 A Street: In September 2021, P&G Gillette sold the 2.5 acre parcel along Binford St between A Street and the Channel to Tishman Speyer's Life Sciences arm, Breakthrough Properties. The sale includes the waterfront Binford Park. Read Gillette's letter to the neighborhood

originally published 01.26.22

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