New owners of Flower Exchange unveil their plan for the site

16flower - Rendering of the Exchange South EndÕs Albany Green, a proposed sunlit park and gathering place that will be lined with shops, restaurants, and civic space at The Abbey GroupÕs new life science, technology and office hub. (The Abbey Group)
A rendering of the plans for the former Boston Flower Exchange in the South End. –The Abbey Group

The new owners of the former Boston Flower Exchange in the South End unveiled their plan for the site Wednesday night, envisioning four lab and office buildings, with thousands of tech and life sciences jobs, built around a 1-acre public plaza lined with restaurants, retail, and a new cultural center.

The plans, which the Abbey Group shared with a neighborhood group, are preliminary. Abbey is still months and many neighborhood meetings away from filing formal plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

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