Looks like the Boston Convention Center could be expanding again! On Wednesday, the Mass Convention Center Authority sent out a press release about the potential expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center by issuing a request for proposals to design a plan for the complex’s 70-acre campus.
Initially back in 2015, the proposed expansion had a $1billion price tag and later was squashed by Governor Charlie Baker. In the press release, Executive Director of the MCCA David Gibbons stated the RFP will ask designers to combine the needs of the BCEC customers with the needs of the neighborhood. “The RFP will task designers to meet the needs of the BCEC’s current and future customers, better integrate the BCEC into the South Boston’s proximate neighborhoods, outline a building program that is financially self-sufficient, innovative and minimizes the impact on the environment in order to enhance the MCCA’s competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving convention marketplace.”
Proposals from bidders are due back to the MCCA by September 20th. You can check out the RFP here!
The Boston Globe also has an interesting article about the expansion here!
Screw expanding the Convention Center.
You got what you originally asked for plus the hotel rooms.
Time to include some appropriate public transportation and amenities for the residents and taxpayers of Boston.
How about housing, a supermarket, school, YMCA, a cultural center.