BPDA Approves 6-Story Hood Park Addition

At its October 14 board meeting the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved an update to the previously approved Hood Park project.

The BPDA approved the project’s proposed 6-story addition to the existing building located at 100 Hood Park Drive within Hood Park in Charlestown. The proposed addition consists of 154,700 square feet of lab/office space on six levels, plus a mechanical floor. This addition was approved as part of Hood Park Master Plan approved in March 2019.

Overall the approximately 20-acre site will be a full mixed-use development where people can live, work, and play.  Ryan Park and the open space at Sullivan Square will complement the new open spaces in this project.

The proposed building that was approved in the Master Plan in 2019 will be built above an 850-space parking garage and will have 30,900 square feet per floor. The developers will add five floors above the garage for a combined height of 185 feet. The building will be an energy-efficient structure with solar panels for batteries to be added on the west side of the building facing I-93 North. In light of the rejection by the Boston School Department of a subsidized program at this location, the Charlestown community will receive $400,000 for each of the next five years as part of the project to establish a Youth Educational Program with the community deciding the type of programs to be created with the funds

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