Governor Deval Patrick today joined local officials and community members to break ground on a major housing development project on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.
Located on the corners of Causeway, Beverly and Haverhill streets, the site known as Parcel 1 will be transformed into “The Victor”, a 12-story, 286-unit apartment building with 138 parking spaces and 17,000 square feet of retail space. The project will create an estimated 400 construction jobs during the course of building and additional jobs through future retail occupants.
"Massachusetts is creating jobs faster than most other states thanks to projects and partnerships like this one,” said Governor Patrick. "I know that this development will serve as a national model on how to revitalize our cities."
Governor Patrick cited the unprecedented level of cooperation among officials from Mayor Menino and the City of Boston, MassDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and neighbors of the project. Parcel 1 once stood in the shadows of the elevated Central Artery and was slated for redevelopment as part of the Central Artery/Tunnel project mitigation.
Construction on the project began in August 2011 with a completion date set for early 2013.
“This is a great example of how we can be creative with land we’ve reclaimed from the elevated artery,” said MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey. “In today’s world, we have to look beyond transportation projects as a means for moving people and goods; we must also consider what impact they have on a community and how they can benefit the residents and businesses of the area."
Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances posted on Feb 25
MassDOT has announced that it is continuing to move forward with the project to construct the Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center and the adjacent multi-use path in the City of Worcester. A Notice to Proceed (NTP) was recently awarded for Phase II of this project …Continue Reading Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances
I-90 Toll Plaza Demolition Construction Updates posted on Feb 24
The MassDOT I-90 Toll Demolition and Road Reconstruction Project continues with work at all 23 locations trending on or ahead of schedule. Each work location has its own unique traffic management and construction management plans. All work is contingent upon the weather. Please check the …Continue Reading I-90 Toll Plaza Demolition Construction Updates
MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set posted on Feb 22
MassDOT is hosting the second Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, The Conference Center at Bentley University, Room 325ABC (Third Floor), 175 Forest Street, LaCava Campus Center #300, Waltham The second Freight Advisory Committee …Continue Reading MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set