Live, work play is coming to an old power plant near you Southie.
According to the BBJ, “The former Boston Edison power plant, a sprawling pink and red-brick behemoth that has long been a South Boston landmark, could be transformed into a ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use project with ‘a broad mix of adaptive re-use and new development.’”
From the Boston vertical of Bizjournals.com:
At last week’s community meeting, Cox and the Boston Edison development team highlighted eight “guiding principles” for the site’s redevelopment potential, including:
- Decommission and continue the clean-up of this heavily industrial site so that it is healthy and safe
- Take down the walls and fences surrounding the site, and create connections into and through the site, so that it is accessible and inviting to the South Boston neighborhood, and all the way down to the water’s edge
- Convert the site to a ‘live/work/play’ mix of uses that fit with the neighborhood.
- Preserve and protect the continuing operation of an active, thriving Conley Terminal
- Include retail and other uses, and significant public spaces, that will be used by the neighborhood
- Preserve some significant building elements, to give the site character and a sense of history
- Minimize the use of cars, by providing better transportation alternatives
- Make the site green, sustainable and resilient