Seaport Square in South Boston
The Seaport Square project in South Boston involves transforming 23 acres of vacant parking lots in the heart of South Boston into a new mixed-use neighborhood. The new neighborhood will include 6.5 million square feet of new construction surrounded by approximately six acres of open space. The public benefits from this project include the creation of 10,000 construction jobs and 20,000 permanent jobs, new open space, educational facilities, a performing arts center, a library, landscape improvements as well as street, sidewalk, and pedestrian connections. The project is a Transit-Oriented Development and anticipates qualifying for LEED-Neighborhood Development Silver. Construction of initial projects began in 2012.
Epsilon was involved in acquiring approvals from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office, and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. MEPA issued a Phase One Waiver allowing certain portions of the project to move forward while others remained under review. Key elements of the Environmental Impact Review/Project Impact Report included greenhouse gas analysis, Chapter 91, and historic resources.