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UMass Boston to house a handful of classrooms in Corcoran Jennison's Mount Vernon Street building

Posted by Patrick Rosso  May 21, 2013 02:23 PM

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Corcoran Jennison, the owner of the office building at 150 Mount Vernon St. in Dorchester, was recently approved by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to lease some of its space to the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The university will use the space to house six small classrooms, according to Richard Fullam, regional property manager for Corcoran Jennison.

Fullam was before the board Tuesday to receive final approval on the plan. He said a contract has not yet been signed by UMass Boston for the space, but that he expects it will be a five-10 year lease.

At Tuesday’s hearing the offices’ of at-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Pressley along with the office of Dorchester City Councilor Frank Baker, the office of Representative Nick Collins, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services all voiced support for the lease.

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