Let the transformation begin

Boston Business Journal has a feature on the first phase of the redevelopment of the old Edison Power Plant on Summer Street. According to a filing with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Hilco Redevelopment Partners and Redgate will construct two lab-and-office buildings and redevelop three of the Edison turbine halls into a combination of lab-and-office space and retail, restaurant and cultural uses as part of Phase One.

Here’s the Breakdown:

The first phase of construction is expected to last two to three years, with the buildings opening in 2025.

The first phase includes the redevelopment of 8.4 acres of the 15.2-acre site – half will dedicated to  open space.

A seven-story Summer Street building will include 250,000 square feet of research and office space plus small retail spaces.

An eight-story building closer to Conley Terminal will feature 364,000 square feet of the space, plus small retail spaces.

The three turbine halls will include 55,500 square feet of lab-and-office space and 60,000 square feet of retail, community and other uses.

This phase will also include the extension of Elkins and M streets into the project site.

Reconstruction of a deteriorating seawall on the waterfront will be transformed into a new promenade that will be open to the public.

As for the construction of 636 units of housing and a hotel, that will be included in a different phase.

You can see a slideshow of renderings of the plans here. 

Save the Dates- 776 Summer Street Community Meeting

Boston Planning and Development Agency will be hosting two virtual community meetings on Tuesday, July 26th and Wednesday, August 3rd to discuss the redevelopment of 776 Summer Street. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the Project Notification Form (PNF) and Planned Development Area (PDA). The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and comments from the general public. The Phase 1 Project will be located on 8.4 acres / 364,409 square feet within the approximately 15.2 acre (approximately 661,500 square foot) parcel of land known as and numbered 776 Summer Street in South Boston. The Phase 1 Project includes the rehabilitation of the Edison Turbine Halls 1, 2, and 3 and the construction of the buildings on Blocks D and F. Please note, the two meetings will cover the same presentation and are intended to allow maximum attendance. Next meeting is Wednesday, October 26th.  You can learn more here. 


  1. Joe Cappuccio July 1, 2022 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    The entire site is contaminated,the state did a study, the results are at the SBCHC,Boston Health Commission and the library.

  2. Donna Brown July 7, 2022 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    The design needs a lot of work. It does not fit into the neighborhood at all. It should be more brick and a lot less glass or it will look like a suburban office park was plunked down in South Boston. Also, this development site needs way more affordable housing to addresss the needs of the community, as well as to mitigate the effects of all the new employees moving into the neighborhood. We deserve better.

  3. John provenzano July 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    I got a write agreement of120 parking spaces for s b residents it’s in writing check it out

  4. CHARLIE KEATING July 14, 2022 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    It is fugly zi.must say.

  5. James Jones July 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    It’s about dang time something was done with that ugly monstrosity! Surprised the EPA hasn’t stepped in to check the property for carcinogens. I know of many people who live or lived in the neighborhood, including me who ended up with lung disease and various other health issues because of the 💩 that came out of the smoke stacks! And the waste water that was released into the water over there. The smells would knock you over on a warm day! Definitely had chemicals dumped into that water.

  6. Chris September 13, 2023 at 6:22 am - Reply

    That area is toxic. From there, all the way down E 1st St to about G Street is a Superfund Site. Loaded with asbestos, heavy metals etc.

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