A developer has proposed replacing an open-air parking lot and Silver Line Way at the end of Congress Street at Starboard Way with a two-wing, 13-story life-sciences lab building and a two-story building aimed at providing STEM training for people from more distant parts of Boston.
Part of the Seaport Circle project would sit atop what is now Silver Line Way, next to the former John Hancock building that is itself being transformed into life-sciences lab space, and would include construction of an expanded replacement for the current Silver Line bus stop, according to the letter of intent filed with the BPDA by the Lincoln Property Co., based downtown, and its partners.
In all, the developers plan some 665,000 square feet of space on roughly 2.5 acres of land, which includes the one-acre parking lot. The new buildings would have a total of 100 parking spaces.
The two-story education building would be run as a non-profit and would be aimed at providing STEM education for high-school and other students from "Boston's underserved and diverse neighborhoods."
The "Parcel H" land is owned by Massport, which selected Lincoln in January for a long-term lease in part because of its strong commitment to hiring minority-owned businesses for the construction, including its development partners, architects, subcontractors and property managers.
Seaport Circle documents and calendar.