Boston – Lincoln Property Company (LPC) announced it has filed plans with the city and state for the 1.1-acre on Parcel H called Seaport Circle, a mixed-use development featuring 650,000sf of life science research and office space on the MBTA Silver Line in Boston’s Seaport District in the South Boston Waterfront.
Following an extensive RFP process, LPC was chosen by the landowner, The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), for its proposal to create a world-class life science destination highlighted by a commitment by LPC to advance Massport’s diversity, equity and inclusion model. In addition to purpose-built lab, office and retail, LPC has planned a stand-alone Life Science and Technology Training Center (the Pavilion) with an ambitious mission focused on training for skilled jobs in life sciences and adding talent to the pipeline of opportunity in the life science sector.
“We’re bringing together life science, job training, transportation, and amenities to create a full circle of opportunity – a virtuous cycle that will open the innovation economy to diverse communities across Greater Boston,” said Scott Brown, executive vice president, Lincoln Property Company. “We would like to thank our partners – Massport and our minority and women partners and local non-profits – who have worked together to create this forward-thinking development.”
The project is pursuing LEED Platinum designation and the two-tower design provides flexible floor plates ranging from 25,000-60,000sf. In addition to state-of-the-art Class A lab and office space, the building includes a rooftop terrace, tenant amenity spaces and 5,000sf of retail space. A new MBTA Silver Line station will be built on the premises. Designed for collaboration, the site has pedestrian bridges to neighboring properties, green spaces and gathering places.
“We are excited about this important step in Lincoln’s Seaport Circle project,” said Andrew Hargens, Massport’s chief development officer. “This project advances our DE&I objectives, and the Lincoln team has come up with a creative and integrated approach to address key needs in the district, enhanced public transit, expanded access to jobs, and the resources to support the life science cluster.”
The Pavilion will be open to residents from around Boston to gain access to training; the mission driven cafe will serve area residents, workers and trainees and provide space for small events; the start-up incubator space will provide resources for nascent biopharma companies to grow and prosper; and the conference spaces will provide start-ups with needed space in this area of the Seaport.