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By adamg - 6/8/23 - 5:56 pm

A developer will soon file detailed plans to replace a warehouse and Boston EMS garage at 287 Western Ave., behind Jessie and Katey's Art House, in Allston with a 90,000-square-foot lab building aimed at smaller start-up firms in life sciences. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/23 - 10:04 am
Rendering of proposed 6 Elkins

Bird-enriched view from across Summer and East 1st, rendered by Elkus Manfredi.

Plans for a proposed life-sciences building off Summer and East 1st street in South Boston show large first-floor picture windows so passersby can gaze in and feel some of the miracle of science happening right in their neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 3:05 pm

California life-sciences developer IQHQ says it will soon file plans with the BPDA to replace Marty's Liquors, which closed recently at 103 North Beacon St. in Allston - just down the street from where it hopes to build a three-building life-sciences complex. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/23 - 11:21 pm
Rendering of proposed new building at old Globe site

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi of what somebody standing no the Expresseway north would see.

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. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 10:11 am

BioProcess International reports the owner of the glass and brick structure with giant tanks filled with Chinese hamster ovary cells next to the Allston/Cambridge turnpike exit is laying off more than 200 workers as it figures out what to do with the tanks and cells now that its contract to produce a particular type of enzyme has ended. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 10:09 am

A New York developer that paid $80 million for a slice of Gillette's land in South Boston in 2021 says it will soon file detailed plans for a new building there that will have both lab and retail space, or as it calls it, "a vibrant, inclusive mixed use project that integrates into and complements the Fort Point neighborhood." Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/23 - 1:59 pm
Rendering of new building

Rendering shows the building looking pretty much the same as now, but with a modified "penthouse" at the roofline.

A California real-estate firm that built an eight-floor life-sciences building atop a parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street in the South End says it now want to convert the existing "aging" office building next door into a similar life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/23 - 11:43 am

A trio of developers say they will soon submit plans to replace a Wentworth Institute of Technology sports field at 500 Huntington Ave. with two buildings aimed at "innovative" life-sciences R&D. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 11:14 am
1033-1055 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co. has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a vacant warehouse and a parking lot with a two-building, 588,000-square-foot life-sciences complex at 1033 Washington St. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 9:38 pm

A New York developer with an active Boston presence and a South Boston family say they will soon file plans to replace a garage built in 1945 with a three-story life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:30 pm
Old photo of Hotel Buckminster in 1900

Hotel Buckminster in 1900, three years after it went up in what would become Kenmore Square. From BPL.

A developer says it will soon file plans to gut Kenmore Square's Hotel Buckminster and turn it into a part of a new life-sciences building next door to the life-sciences-focused Fenway Center complex it's already building. Read more

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:33 pm

A San Diego real-estate firm says it wants to transform the floors above the CVS on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing into life-sciences labs and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/22 - 2:56 pm

Developer Ron Druker told the BPDA yesterday that he will file plans in February for nearly 600,000 square feet of life-sciences lab space in two buildings at 1033-1055 Washington St. that reaches to Shawmut Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 3:42 pm

MassBio announced today that Joe Boncore of Winthrop is stepping down as president, a year after he took the job after stepping down as state senator for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex district, now represented by Lydia Edwards. He is setting up a consulting practice - and one of his first clients will be MassBio, which he will advise on "state and federal issues."

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 9:52 am
Rendering of proposed Dry Dock Avenue building

Rendering by SGA and DREAM Collaborative.

A trio of developers have filed plans for a seven-story life-sciences R&D building at 22 Drydock Ave. in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will include space for the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, which does life-sciences research focused on ocean life, and which plans to use its space for entry-level life-sciences training for BPS students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 11:00 am
Pipetting robot

The tray would be empty if the pipette tips of the previous batch met specs, Ginkgo charges.

A South Boston life-sciences company that relies on robotic systems to squirt small amounts of things into tiny containers is suing a company that sold it $3.3 million worth of pipette tips it says kept making its robots stop working. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 11:57 am
Rutherford Avenue lab-space rendering

Rendering by NBBJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Related Beal to replace a self-storage building at 420 Rutherford Ave. with a three-story building aimed at life-sciences startups - although in a pinch, a robotics developer could also rent space there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 10:58 am
975 Boylston St. rendering

Rendering by The Architectural Team. See it larger.

A Miami developer has proposed a new complex over the Massachusetts Turnpike and a rarely used Hynes Green Line exit that would include a 12-story life-sciences wing, a 10-story wing with 125 affordable apartments, two new ADA-compliant T-stop entrances and a public bicycle "hub" with bike racks and lockers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 9:17 am

A trio of developers say they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story life-sciences R&D building in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will include space for a non-profit aimed at better living through the study of the DNA of marine creatures. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/22 - 9:16 am
Rendering of proposed 65 Wareham St.

Bird-enhanced rendering by SGA.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA for their proposed five-story life-sciences building at 65-69 Wareham St. in the South End, in what would be the latest outpost in a life-sciences corridor along Albany Street. Read more.

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