The Davis Company has big plans for the Seaport area of Boston, which includes the construction of the Seaport’s largest hotel to date, along with the renovation of a 376-square-feet of industrial space in the heart of Boston’s most bustling commercial submarket.
“Our goal is to help continue the transformation of South Boston’s waterfront district, as there has already been significant development over the last several years,” Omni Hotels & Resorts CEO Jim Caldwell said.
The Omni project is not the only development the company has underway in the neighborhood. Davis announced in April a return to a stretch of the Seaport it famously revived before the rest of the neighborhood began its current building boom.
“The Seaport, and in particular the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park area, is arguably becoming Boston’s most innovative research and development cluster,” Davis Cos. founder and CEO Jonathan Davis said.
Some Boston restaurants are moving away from brick and mortar and migration to shipping containers. Jamestown’s Drydock facility is home to many of these new venues.
The term sheet for the Boston project says the company [Mei Mei] will lease up to eight custom-built shipping container kiosks. It’s all part of $100 million in upgrades to the The Innovation and Design Building as a whole, according to the building’s…other companies moving into containers include Niche Urban Garden Supply, Drydock Exchange, and the hair salon Cut-Splice. The kiosks will be open year-round and the space will offer indoor and outdoor seating.
The design center will be changing what it offers after receiving BRA approval. The change will be the conversion of industrial to commercial combined with dedicated retail and amenities such as vending trucks and Hubway bikes stations.
According to Banker & Tradesman, “the $15.5 million project will convert the space from industrial to commercial space, including 50,000 square feet that will be set aside for retail and restaurants.”
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What does today’s innovative office space look like? Well MassChallenge has moved into their new offices in Jamestown’s building at 21 Drydock in the Seaport area of Boston. Have a look at cool creative space designed to allows today’s innovators creates tomorrow’s new technology.
The Boston Business Journal describes the accelerator’s move, “Boston-based startup accelerator MassChallenge has officially moved from One Marina Park Drive to 21 Drydock Avenue, in the Innovation and Design Building. Over 100 startups will work in the new place from June 23, kicking off the fifth MassChallenge accelerator program.”