Hood Park’s current master plan, permitted in 2000, is outdated. While it enables total development of nearly two million square feet, tenant expectations for office design and workplace culture have evolved in ways that the existing plan cannot meet. The idea of the traditional office building, with stacked floors and cubicles, disconnected from the city surrounding it, is the opposite of what is desired today, not just among those who might work there, but also in the broader community. We are listening carefully to the community and studying the most visionary approaches as we update our plans to better serve all of Charlestown’s residents, especially our immediate neighbors to the east. Over $325 million in roadway improvements over the next several years will turn Rutherford Avenue from a regional highway to a neighborhood-friendly urban boulevard with pocket parks, street furniture and improved lighting and Hood Park will be designed to have a seamless connection from the MBTA to the rest of the Charlestown neighborhood. Additionally, we’re creating community-centric open spaces, bike sharing facilities and a 4,000-square-foot community space for nonprofits.
We look forward to working with the entire Charlestown community to show how our updated master plan will benefit the neighborhood and the City of Boston.
Proposed Future Plan
Hood Park today
Hood Park today consists of three existing buildings - 500, 510 and 570 Rutherford Avenue and is approved for a total buildout of nearly 2 million square feet of office, lab, retail, restaurant and residential space.
There are two buildings approved on the site that are currently under construction:
● A 177-unit residential building with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail which is under construction and slated to open in May 2019. This building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
● A new lab & office building is slated to break ground in July 2018 and is scheduled for occupancy in the summer 2019. It will contain a 900-space parking garage, including 50 electric car-charging stations.
We are proposing a new, 13-story office and lab building at 10 Stack Street.
This new building will consist of 450,000 square feet of office & lab space, including 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and two levels of below-grade parking totaling 150 parking spaces.