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By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:30 pm
Old photo of Hotel Buckminster in 1900

Hotel Buckminster in 1900, three years after it went up in what would become Kenmore Square. From BPL.

A developer says it will soon file plans to gut Kenmore Square's Hotel Buckminster and turn it into a part of a new life-sciences building next door to the life-sciences-focused Fenway Center complex it's already building. Read more

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:33 pm

A San Diego real-estate firm says it wants to transform the floors above the CVS on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing into life-sciences labs and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/22 - 2:56 pm

Developer Ron Druker told the BPDA yesterday that he will file plans in February for nearly 600,000 square feet of life-sciences lab space in two buildings at 1033-1055 Washington St. that reaches to Shawmut Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 3:42 pm

MassBio announced today that Joe Boncore of Winthrop is stepping down as president, a year after he took the job after stepping down as state senator for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex district, now represented by Lydia Edwards. He is setting up a consulting practice - and one of his first clients will be MassBio, which he will advise on "state and federal issues."

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 9:52 am
Rendering of proposed Dry Dock Avenue building

Rendering by SGA and DREAM Collaborative.

A trio of developers have filed plans for a seven-story life-sciences R&D building at 22 Drydock Ave. in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will include space for the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, which does life-sciences research focused on ocean life, and which plans to use its space for entry-level life-sciences training for BPS students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 11:00 am
Pipetting robot

The tray would be empty if the pipette tips of the previous batch met specs, Ginkgo charges.

A South Boston life-sciences company that relies on robotic systems to squirt small amounts of things into tiny containers is suing a company that sold it $3.3 million worth of pipette tips it says kept making its robots stop working. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 11:57 am
Rutherford Avenue lab-space rendering

Rendering by NBBJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Related Beal to replace a self-storage building at 420 Rutherford Ave. with a three-story building aimed at life-sciences startups - although in a pinch, a robotics developer could also rent space there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 10:58 am
975 Boylston St. rendering

Rendering by The Architectural Team. See it larger.

A Miami developer has proposed a new complex over the Massachusetts Turnpike and a rarely used Hynes Green Line exit that would include a 12-story life-sciences wing, a 10-story wing with 125 affordable apartments, two new ADA-compliant T-stop entrances and a public bicycle "hub" with bike racks and lockers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 9:17 am

A trio of developers say they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story life-sciences R&D building in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will include space for a non-profit aimed at better living through the study of the DNA of marine creatures. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/22 - 9:16 am
Rendering of proposed 65 Wareham St.

Bird-enhanced rendering by SGA.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA for their proposed five-story life-sciences building at 65-69 Wareham St. in the South End, in what would be the latest outpost in a life-sciences corridor along Albany Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:29 pm

The Swellesley Report reports developers are looking to build life-sciences labs in the part of town that borders the interchange of routes 9 and 128.

By adamg - 6/6/22 - 10:15 pm
Rendeirng of new Boylston Street building and park

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, looking across from 401 Park to where the Star and gas station used to be.

Samuels & Associates, which has been building in the Fenway for a couple decades now, today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace the Boylston Street Star Market and the neighboring abandoned gas station with an 11-story life-sciences building, new parkland and bike lanes along Park Drive and a "cultural pavilion." Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 11:47 am
Rendering of proposed 17 Farnsworth St. building

Rendering by Perkins + Will.

A Canadian developer last week filed detailed plans with the BPDA for a four-story life-sciences building that would replace a 369-space garage at 17 Farnsworth St. off Congress Street.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:27 am

A pair of developers say they will soon file plans to replace five rundown buildings and a parking lot on Wareham and Plympton streets with a five-story life-sciences building - with ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 12:01 pm
Rendering of proposed 804-814 Huntington Ave.

Rendering with ghost family by Stantec.

A developer has proposed a two-building project at 804-812 Huntington Ave. that would feature life sciences along Huntington Avenue and 23 residential units in the rear on what now consists of a parking lot, a vacant lot and an unused building where the Red Cross once took blood donations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 11:41 pm
Parcel 25

Parcel 25; steam plant and Reggie Wong Park not included.

The MassDOT board today approved a 99-year lease for construction of a new building between Kneeland, Lincoln and Albany streets that would include a deck over a part of I-93. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 5:07 pm

A Seaport developer says it will soon file plans to replace a parking lot at 60-66 Cambridge St. in Charlestown with a two-building, 812,000-square-foot complex aimed at the life-sciences companies that developers are betting will need more and more space in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 3:15 pm
Rendering of Parcel X buildings

Looks just like the Seaport, but inspired by stacked shipping containers: Rendering by SGA.

Marcus Partners has filed plans with the BPDA for a two-building, seven-story life-sciences building in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will require the relocation of the seafood companies that now use the site, which will have a raised first floor to deal with rising sea levels and which is supposed to play homage to the stacked shipping containers and cranes across the Reserved Channel at the Conley Terminal. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 10:58 am

The Globe reports that Eli Lilly, an Indianapolis-based drug company, will establish a $700-million genetic-medicine hub in a 12-story building now under construction on Necco Street - on what was originally supposed to be part of the GE campus. Lilly already has a relatively small outpost in Kendall Square.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 11:00 am

A Canadian developer says it will soon file plans with the BPDA to replace a 361-space parking garage on Farnsworth Street with a four-story life-sciences building with no parking whatsoever. Read more.

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