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New Balance to kick off construction of $500m 'Boston Landing' development in Brighton

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  September 9, 2013 03:48 PM

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New Balance will hold a ceremony this month to kick-off the construction of its half-billion dollar “Boston Landing” development project in Brighton.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to be held on Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the 14-acre development site, which neighbors New Balance’s current headquarters building on Guest Street.

Over the past year, the company has knocked downold warehouse buildings at the site to make room for the shoe company’s plans to build a 1.45 million square-foot “health and wellness district” consisting of a new headquarters, sports complex, hotel, and up to three office buildings along with space for retail, restaurant, recreation and parking.

The company also plans to pay to build a new commuter rail station on the Framingham-Worcester line tracks that abut the site and run parallel to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

New Balance has received city and state approval for its plans and company officials have said they expect to complete the six-phase project within about a four-year span.

The commuter rail station would open in 2014. The headquarters, sports complex and the hotel are expected to be completed by 2015. The office buildings are expected to be built by 2017.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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