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Highway District 6 Headquarters RedevelopmentGovernor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the release of an invitation to bid (ITB) for the proposed Kneeland Street Parcels Redevelopment Project in Boston, which include parcels owned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the City of Boston, and Veolia Energy Company near South Station, I-90 and I-93.

“The Kneeland Street parcels are prime real estate assets with the potential to contribute more to Massachusetts, the City of Boston and this neighborhood’s economic activity and housing needs,” said Governor Baker.  “We welcome redevelopment proposals that can put this, and other state properties across the Commonwealth, to better uses that advance local economic growth and opportunities within the community.”

The sale of the assembled 5.5 acre site is a result of the Baker-Polito Administration’s, “Open for Business” initiative, launched last year by Governor Baker. The initiative seeks to develop the Commonwealth’s vacant or underutilized assets so they may have more productive uses to benefit the local economy, including office space, retail and housing.

“After several public meetings and many conversations with elected and civic leaders, we feel we have a proposed plan that is sensitive to issues raised by the community and which would be an attractive development opportunity,” said Secretary Pollack.  “This location is within walking distance of a major transit hub, Boston’s financial district and the Seaport, and to theatre and shopping.  We appreciate the collaborative work among the state, the City of Boston, Veolia and residents to move forward in making this opportunity become a reality.”

“I look forward to the bid process as we seek development that aligns with the City’s housing goals, and brings equitable economic development to the people of Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “I thank the Governor, MassDOT and Veolia for their support as we begin this critical project to improve our City.”

Veolia Energy officials say this re-development will offer the company an opportunity to build a new, highly efficient steam plant on the re-developed land, supporting Veolia’s district energy network.

Commonwealth and City officials hosted public meetings and worked closely to craft the Joint Development Design Guidelines which reflect important goals for the redevelopment of the properties.  The process to develop the Guidelines included public input during which residents and business owners of the adjoining Chinatown and Leather District neighborhoods voiced their vision for the properties.

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