Special to the Bridge
Hood Park LLC, Catamount Management Corporation, Lee Kennedy Company and Trademark Partners, rcently celebrated the topping off of 100 Hood Park Drive. Women and men from the building trades and greater Charlestown community were invited to sign the ceremonial beam, marking completion of vertical construction on the project. 100 Hood Park Drive will serve as an anchor for Hood Park, a 20-acre, Class A urban campus located in the heart of Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood that will include 1.8M square feet of office and laboratory space, 100,000 square feet of retail and 335 residential units upon completion.
With immediate proximity to Kendall Square, Assembly Row and several MBTA Orange Line Stations, Hood Park has quickly become Boston’s next life science cluster, attracting leading life science companies such as Bluebird Bio, Mori, Solid Biosciences, Indigo, and Advent Technologies and serving as a catalyst for continued life science investment in the area. Current and future tenants and visitors of all ages enjoy access to the campus’ pedestrian friendly local retail vendors, which include Landry’s Bicycles, Tradesman Coffee Shop and Lounge, The Handle Bar, Element Hair Salon and Spa, and Boston Veterinary Clinic. Hood Park’s vibrant on-site amenity base includes over an acre of publicly accessible green space and frequent on-site community events including a beer garden held in partnership with Aeronaut Brewing every Thursday during summer months and an inaugural Spring Fest held May 13th that saw over 500 people from the Charlestown community in attendance.
Designed by Cambridge-based design firm SMAA, 100 Hood Park Drive’s existing 7-story mixed use building was completed in 2020 and is comprised of 61,139 SF of lab on the second floor, a 900-space garage with 50 EV chargers, and approximately 40,000 SF of ground level retail. Today’s topping off celebrates the tower addition of 100 Hood Park Drive, which will add 5 stories of office and laboratory space totaling 186,000 RSF with floor plates averaging 37,000 RSF-capable of providing a 60/40 lab split. Once complete, the building will be 13 stories and total over 287,000 RSF of lab, office and retail.
“Strategically situated just north of Downtown Boston and east of Kendall Square, 100 Hood Park Drive is the perfect home for a life science company looking to join Hood Park’s diverse ecosystem of innovative companies, academic institutions, and curated retail,” said Chris Kaneb, Manager of Hood Park LLC. “We are grateful for the hard work of the individuals at every stage of the development process-from design to construction, who have made our vision for the Hood Park neighborhood come to life.”
Hood Park is a dynamic, mixed-use urban campus in the heart of Boston’s vibrant and historic Charlestown neighborhood. Originally home to the New England dairy company H.P. Hood and Sons, the 20-acre site has been completely reimagined as an innovation district and community destination for residents, employees and visitors to live, work, play and gather. Hood Park includes first-class lab and office space, a dynamic mix of activated retail, luxury apartment living and publicly-accessible open spaces including Hood Green, a one-acre lawn and focal point of the development. Pedestrian friendly and transit oriented, Hood Park is conveniently located steps away from the MBTA Orange Line and Interstate 93, and is quickly accessible from Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. For more information, including development updates and the latest events and activations at Hood Park, visit hoodpark.com or follow us on Instagram @HoodParkCharlestown.