Millennium Partners told the BPDA this week it hopes to build a 900,000 office building with shops and restaurants on two parcels it now leases off Northern Avenue in the Raymond Flynn Marine Industrial Park in South Boston.
In a letter of intent, the developer - better known for its downtown towers, including Millennium Place - says it will soon file more detailed plans for its "South Boston Innovation Campus," which would replace "a vacant deteriorated warehouse building and truck parking." It wrote that the basics of the project will include "general office, research, parking and related retail, restaurant and other uses."
The proposed campus is large enough that the company will file a proposed "planned development area," under which it and the BPDA can toss the site's current zoning and come up with a master plan better suited for the proposal.
Although state law requires that most of the jobs in the 191-acre industrial park - formerly an Army and Navy base - be related somehow to the sea - and a 2017 master plan for the park called for improvements to make it even more sea-worthy - in recent years the BPDA has allowed non-marine uses on the land not directly on the water. The proposed Millennium Partners campus, for example, would be kitty corner from Harpoon Brewery - but also right next to a Stavis Seafood facility.
South Boston Innovation Campus letter of intent (366k PDF).
2017 master plan (19M PDF).