Owner of old Globe plant turned hub for life-sciences startups proposes six-story extension
The owners of Southline, the former Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard turned lab and office space, have filed plans with the BPDA to use part of a former Globe parking lot between the building and the Expressway for a six-story building focused on, naturally, life sciences space, but also with the ability to use space for offices, should the market change.
Beacon Capital Partners, which acquired the project and site in 2020, says its new building would be connected to the existing one by an elevated pedestrian walkway.
The Proponent is continuing the Project site’s transformation into an innovation campus comprised of creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, and life science tenants. Since the submission of the [Globe conversion, in 2018}, the demand for flexible, large-scale office and lab space has only grown in the Boston market, and infill development on the Project site’s surface parking lot offers a sustainable option to meet this demand.
The building would have a 417-space garage. With the elimination of 173 existing lot spaces, that would mean a net increase of 244 parking spaces.
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Field trips for students
Field trips for students should be to life science facilities.
I haven't been down that way
I haven't been down that way since 1975 when I graduated from BC High but I find it hard to believe that area looks that rural in less than 60 years. What the heck happened over there?
A deliberate displacement
A deliberate process of de-denazification and displacement for the working class/ poor people who lived there. It is covered well in this podcast.
Today I Learned
I never realized that merely dotting a parking lot with some rectangles of grass and a small tree would convert that blacktop into a serene bucolic setting.
I haven't been down that way
I haven't been down that way since 1975 when I graduated from BC High but I find it hard to believe that area looks that rural in less than 50 years. What the heck happened over there?
A block from the T
This is a block from the T (Savin Hill) and only a little further from Umass which has commuter rail in addition to the red line, yet they seem to be planning for everyone to drive to this. We need better planning.
Going to need a boat landing in a few years.
Not that this will flood immediately, but might need one to access the island.
The proposed building is adjacent to the houses on the north side of OTB Savin Hill Ave. That little pond near the entrance to OTB off Morrissey floods fairly regularly.
More parking spaces
It’s good to see that some developers are recognizing that parking spaces are needed. The T has totally gone to hell. People need cars and parking spaces.
Maybe Mr. Eng can make things better but I doubt it.
Did they finish...
...the original build? I work at UMass so I walk by there every day and the parking lot is always empty, and I've never seen more than a handful of people in those giant windows. Seems like an aggressive expansion for a building that doesn't appear to have any activity in it...
all those biotech workers
will be able to jump on the Red Line at JFK for the 2 hour ride to Kendall, where they can mingle with their peers.