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Channelside Receives Approval from Boston Planning and Development Agency

At a meeting last week, the KPF-designed mixed-use project received high praise from members of the BPDA and surrounding community, clearing the way for its approval.

The project, developed by Related Beal, includes public park space, apartments with a portion of the units dedicated to affordable housing, a 418,000-square-foot lab, and a 322,000-sqaure-foot commercial office building. The development will be raised to account for future sea level rise and will include an amphitheater for performing arts on the waterfront.

Workspaces for local artists will be incorporated throughout the project. The Boston Globe reported that many local artists from the Fort Point neighborhood endorsed Channelside at last week’s meeting. Local elected official Rep. Stephen Lynch said the project “exceeds my hopes and expectations.”

Additional reporting by The Boston Business Journal highlighted BPDA Board Chair Priscilla Rojas’ response to the project, saying “…I think this probably has to be the most proud that I’ve ever been of the agency, of our community, just of… humanity.”

Learn more about Channelside on the project’s website.