0 Water Transportation Would Suit Seaport District

Ferry in Boston Harbor

Credit: Banker and Tradesman

Water shuttle service simply makes sense to accommodate Boston’s daytime and nighttime population growth and resulting transportation demands. The benefits of water travel from North Station to the Seaport would be a welcome alternative for many within our workforce; complaints of snarled traffic access during business hours are common refrains among Seaport commuters. Additionally, the reactivation of Track 61 from Back Bay to the Seaport will contribute to further traffic relief.

From B&T:

The 2015 South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan specifically recommended ferry service between Fan Pier and North Station, due to the need for improved regional access to the jobs and activity in the Seaport district. The report called water transportation “an untapped resource to open up new channels of transit ridership to/from North Station, the downtown, and coastal communities to the north and south.”

0 Office Tower Planned at 121 Seaport

seaport office space at 300 A Street

300 A Street office space in Boston Seaport

One of the next major projects to come out of the ground in the Seaport looks to be from developer Skanska.  As office rents continue upward, what tenant will make the migration from E. Cambridge to the Seaport?

From Banker & Tradesman:

“As it finalizes cost estimates for 121 Seaport in Boston, developer Skanska USA is positioning the 425,000-square-foot tower as a rival to Cambridge’s Kendall Square among tech companies looking for build-to-suit sites….Shawn Hurley, executive vice president of Skanska USA Development, said 121 Seaport has a shot at attracting the neighborhood’s next big lab tenant. Vertex Pharmaceuticals was the first major life science company to commit to the South Boston waterfront, moving from Cambridge to a 1.1-million-square-foot headquarters on the Fan Pier in January 2014.”

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0 Defining Boston’s Seaport District

Seaport office space in boston

Credit: BBJ

The Seaport, formerly known as the South Boston Waterfront has not only evolved, but arrived.  Interestingly it is not as clearly defined geographically as one might think.  One border is the Fort Point Channel and another is Boston Harbor.  Beyond that, it is up to some interpretation.

According to CoStar, the border continues to West 2nd Street and East 2nd Street.  The core of the Seaport in my opinion consists of: Summer Street, Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard and the various intersecting streets.  The Boston Design Center, Convention Center and Wormwood Street would also be included.

The Boston Business Journal quantifies the growth, noting, the Seaport District “already has a population bigger than Beacon Hill’s, and more radical change is on the short-term horizon. Some of the region’s most experienced developers are pushing forward projects that within three years should create more than 2,500 housing units. City planners see another doubling in housing stock, to 10,000 units, by 2030.