In the blink of an eye, the landscape of Morrissey Blvd is changing.
The Boston Globe is reporting that the developers who proposed two residential towns on Morrissey Blvd. are now adding four laboratory buildings to their plans.
Early this week, Center Court Mass submitted a master plan to the Boston Planing and Development Agency for a 1.56 million-square-foot development with seven buildings at 35-75 Morrissey Blvd., on the site of the old Channel 56 building.
According to the plan, there will be 585 residential units in three buildings, four lab facilities, retail space, parks and a plaza, underground parking, plus a new grocery store. The buildings will range in height from 9 to 22 stories.
This project is just one of many transforming this neck of the neighborhood. Right next door is the old Globe headquarters – now called the “Southieline Boston.” (Remember it was called The BEAT for like five minutes?) This will be office and lab space – along with a fancy food court.
Right across the street will be the mammoth Dorchester Bay City!
According to the Globe, if the 35-75 Morrissey Blvd project is approved, the three-phases would start with two nine-story lab buildings immediately adjacent to the former Globe. The second phase includes a 10-story, 169-unit residential building with a grocery store to replace the existing Star Market and an 18-story, 188-unit residential building. The supermarket would open before demolishing the current Star, as part of the project’s third phase, allowing the store to stay open during construction. The third phase of development includes two lab buildings, at 9 stories and 10 stories each, along with the 22-story, 228-unit residential building.
Holy Moly. You can read the full article here.
This property is also right down the street from the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development in Southie which is getting a major renovation.
Finger’s crossed they fix the rotary from hell!