The developer behind the 23-acre Seaport Square project in the Seaport says it will soon file plans to redevelop a total of eight acres around Fenway Park - including a deck over the Massachusetts Turnpike - that will include eight new buildings with offices, residential space, restaurants and stores.
WS Development of Chestnut Hill says the 2.1-million-square-foot venture with the Red Sox is intended to "envelop and embrace" Fenway Park with "welcoming, people-first places and buildings" along Jersey, Van Ness and Lansdowne streets and Brookline Avenue. The new buildings will feature "a wide range of scales and architectural scales," while a number of existing buildings will be revamped and updated.
The company's plans call for permanently closing Jersey Street to vehicular traffic and extending Richard B. Ross Way from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue.
Letter of intent (53k PDF).