We realize that the landscape of the South Boston Waterfront aka the Seaport District is changing right before our eyes. An influx of new business, residents and development projects have transformed the once barren area into a vibrant part of the neighborhood. Well, it’s about to change a little more!
The BPDA official approved a 22-story mixed-use waterfront building for 150 Seaport. The project will contain 124 residential condominiums, 10,700 square feet of ground and second level retail space and three levels of underground parking. 19 condominiums at 150 Seaport will be designated affordable. A Harborwalk extension will be built around the building. 150 Seaport will be built at the present site of the Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden waterfront restaurants. Construction is expected to start in the spring!
Environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) had previously sued developer Cronin Holdings on the grounds of limiting public access to the waterfront with the approved tower.
In exchange for CLF dropping the lawsuit, allowing construction of the tower to move forward, Cronin will provide $13.1 million towards a new waterfront park and $5.4 million towards waterfront programming for children. Cronin will also build a public dock on the 150 Seaport site and increase the portion to the project footprint dedicated to public use by 60%.
So there you go!