Highlighted Developments in the Region
Union Point, Weymouth, Abington and Rockland
One of the largest redevelopment projects in the northeast is the conversion of the former 1200 acre US Naval base into a vibrant mixed-use development.
Union Point is a culturally rich urban environment 20 minutes from Boston, with its own commuter rail station. Envisioned as a beautiful and sustainable city, Union Point is technologically advanced and environmentally conscious.
The Mixed-use development is expected to entail approximately 8 thousand sqft.of commercial space, 4 thousand residences, 50 miles of hiking/biking trails and 1000 acres of open space.
Visit www.unionpointma.com for additional information.
New Quincy Center, Quincy
New Quincy Center is among the largest urban revitalization efforts in Massachusetts, encompassing a total of more than 50 acres of mixed-use development in the heart of one of America's most historic cities.
The dramatic mix of housing, commercial space and a vibrant retail and restaurant scene is already taking shape with new residences and restaurants opening throughout the past year. A new world-class park, the Hancock-Adams Green now under construction between the historic First Parish Church and Old City Hall is set to provide the civic foundation. Projects under construction include a 48 unit luxury condominium building with 8,000 sqft. of commercial space and a 171 unit apartment complex with 27,000 sqft of retail space.
Cordage Commerce Center, Plymouth
Located on Route 3A in North Plymouth Cordage Park is a 1.4M mixed-use waterfront development that offers an existing fully-occupied 350,000 sf of unique creative loft office space, 204 apartments and up to 23,000 sf of office retail. The prospective phase 3 development will include an expanded marina, waterfront condos, additional restaurants and incredible views.
The 55-acre waterfront property was the former home of the Plymouth Cordage Company, which was the largest manufacturer of rope and twine. The site also includes a hiking/biking trail link to Downtown Plymouth, access to the waterfront, public bus service and a MBTA commuter rail stop with direct access to Boston.
Visit www.cordagecommercecenter.com for additional information.
The Landing, Braintree and Weymouth
The Braintree/Weymouth Landing commercial area is a unique business district along Route 53, which is shared by both communities. The recent introduction of a MBTA Commuter Rail Station and a coordinated planning effort by both communities, which includes new zoning and infrastructure investments, has resulted in new commercial investment in the area.
One such project is Landing 53 transit orientated residential development, which includes 172 apartment units and 11,000 sqft. of retail. The project is scheduled for completion to be ready for leasing in early 2018.
Visit www.townofbraintree.gov for additional information on the commercial development area
Regional Planning Reports:
Below are various reports and documents pertaining to business and economic development opportunities throughout the region.
Manufacturing on the South Shore: The focus of this initiative was to undertake a needs assessment and industry wide analysis of the region’s manufacturing sector across the South Shore.
Quincy Economic Development Report: Highlights a variety of residential and commercial developments planned and underway in the City of Quincy.
Randolph Economic Development Snapshot: Highlights a variety of residential and commercial developments underway and available properties in the Town of Randolph.
Town of Plymouth Economic Development Self-Assessment Report: An analysis of a community self-assessment to better understand the Towns economic development assets, strengths and weaknesses.
Quincy College Economic Impact Study: An overview of the positive impacts on the business community and benefits to major stakeholder groups.
Life Sciences Corridor Brochure: A marketing initiative to utilize the Red Line as a transportation corridor to attract Biotech companies to Quincy and Braintree.