Boston's New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

The much-anticipated and much-delayed Fenway Center development, solar power and all, just cleared the final barriers to construction.


https://businessfacilities.com/2013/07/bostons-new-fenway-center-development-to-begin-construction/
The much-anticipated and much-delayed Fenway Center development, solar power and all, just cleared the final barriers to construction.
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

Boston's New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

Designed by architecture and master planning firm The Architectural Team for Boston developer John Rosenthal, the massive five-building, 500-unit complex recently received the final approval from Boston’s Department of Transportation. This follows more than five years of legal and bureaucratic wrangling that have thus far kept the project from becoming a reality.

Now there could be steel in the ground at the 4.5-acre site around the intersection of Brookline and Beacon as early as this fall.

The Architectural Team’s design for Fenway Center incorporates facilities in a transit-oriented development adjacent to the new Yawkey Commuter Rail Station, connecting and integrating the new buildings into the existing Fenway, Kenmore, and Longwood Medical Area neighborhoods. The plan respects the urban grid and adds significant greenspaces for community enjoyment.

Fenway Center will also feature one of the largest private solar power plants in Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority’s first net-zero-energy train station.

“Fenway Center is a significant mixed-use transportation-oriented development project that will help to knit back together Boston’s Fenway, Kenmore and Longwood Medical neighborhoods, which have long awaited this vital economic, social and urban revitalization,” says Michael Binette, AIA, NCARB, Vice President and Principal of The Architectural Team. “Our aim was to ensure that the master planning and design embodied our client’s mission of transforming an unsightly and underutilized asset of the city into a vibrant and sustainable economic hub.”

Suggested Links:

  • Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America's largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.
  • Zipcar Zipping From Cambridge To Boston, MA Zipcar has been headquartered in Cambridge since the company was founded in 2000. More than 200 employees will move to Zipcar's new Boston corporate headquarters next year. Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:49 PM
  • California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power California retains its crown as the nation's king of solar power: The Golden State was the top-ranked state in all three solar power categories in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

LEAVE A REPLY