The decision is in! UMass officials voted on Thursday for a $235 million deal to lease the land of the old Bayside Expo. According to the Boston Globe, Accordia Partners will be developing the site.
Next steps including planning the site with a review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. This development group have build projects in Fort Point and the Seaport District.
The residents of Dorchester and South Boston have been waiting with bated breath to see what will become of the now empty lot of land that was once the Bayside Expo Center site. No doubt both neighborhoods will be voicing their opinions on what should be built there.
This land has not been without controversy
To refresh your memory, this lot of land was considered a potential spot for the Olympic Village as part of Boston 2024 and just recently Bob Kraft was hoping for a New England Revolution soccer stadium. The proposal was shutdown after lack of transparency and input from the public and local elected officials.
This property is right across the way from the new development taking over the Boston Globe site on Morrissey Blvd. in addition to the renovation of the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development in Southie.
Finger’s crossed they fix the rotary from hell!