A developer told the BPDA today it will soon file plans to replace a three-story office building at 17 Bradston St., just steps from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, with a "mid-rise" building with space for everything from life-sciences labs and medical offices to "pharmaceutical back of house operations" and "advanced manufacturing."
"Exciting urban design" is promised for the building, along with job training space, according to the letter of intent filed with the BPDA by a lawyer for Bradston South Realty Trust. The letter says the building will likely only be the first of numerous new buildings to revitalize the area as part of the BPDA's ongoing Plan: Newmarket initiative which aims to keep Newmarket Square's existing industries while also attracting "the industries of tomorrow," as well as maker spaces and artistic endeavors.
The 1.1-acre project will require "large-scale project review" by the BPDA, which means the new building will have at least 50,000 square feet of space.
The letter of intent does not specify who is behind the realty trust, but one of the names on a CC line is Josh Fetterman, an executive at City Realty, which has long focused on residential and small retail spaces.