About Widett Circle
Foodmart Road, South Boston, Boston, MA
20-acre parcel of land sandwiched between South Boston and the South End, just one mile south of downtown, offered for sale. The property is currently owned by the New Boston Food Market (NBFM), a co-op of food vendors who own several large warehouses there, that is ready to sell and move on. The property is listed for sale by real estate firms HFF and Transwestern.
Widett Circle had been overlooked by Boston’s real estate market until the failed Boston 2024 Olympics bid, which brought the site into the spotlight and made Widett Circle a development priority for a city in need of new places to grow. Widett Circle is bound by Interstate 93, the South Boston Bypass Road and rail lines, and has been home to two dozen meat and seafood wholesalers for nearly 50 years.
The City of Boston owns parcels adjacent to Widett Circle which, combined with NBFM’s 20 acres, could sum to 50 acres of potential development. Any development at Widett Circle will require significant infrastructure investment and rezoning. NBFM hopes to have a buyer lined up for Widett Circle by early 2018.