Boston released its bid for Amazon’s new North American headquarters Friday, presenting its case for why the retail giant should settle in the Bay State’s capital.
In the 218-page document, Suffolk Downs is presented as the city’s site of choice for Amazon’s so-called second headquarters. The site in East Boston is already slated for mixed-use development, the city says, and the 161-acre area has a single owner, HYM Investment Group.
Retail, the city suggests, will be clustered in four areas on the campus, and there will be 40 acres of open space, including a public common, playing fields, and an outdoor performance theater. Five hotels and up to 10,000 housing units “of all shapes and sizes” are also being planned in addition to the 8 million square feet of office space for Amazon.
Take a look at how Boston is envisioning the site with the renderings from the bid below: