Boston – Marcus Partners, a real estate investment, management and development firm, filed a Project Notification Form for Parcels O and P in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park (RLFMP) in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood for a new new life science campus.
The campus spans two buildings, totaling 228,000sf. Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, has signed a lease for 150,000sf as the anchor tenant for the project.
At Parcel O, Marcus Partners is planning a new state-of-the-art 219,000sf life science building. An adaptive reuse of an existing steel manufacturing building at Parcel P will become a 9,000sf amenity building for the campus’ users.
The new building’s design is aiming to celebrate the RLFMP’s industrial ecosystem while offering a forward-looking expression. The adaptive reuse of the existing steel manufacturing building works to further enhance the industrial character of the neighborhood.
On Oct. 15, 2020 the Boston Planning & Development Agency unanimously approved the assignment of the existing ground leases for Parcels O and P to Marcus Partners.
Currently, demolition is proposed for Q4 2021 with a construction start in Q1 2022. The project aims to deliver in 2024. Marcus Partners is one of the first development firms to join the city’s Climate Resiliency Infrastructure Fund, and the project is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification by an architectural joint venture between SGA and DREAM Collaborative.
Construction will be managed by John Moriarty & Associates in a joint venture with a Minority or Women-Owned Business Enterprise.