100 Hood Park Drive Update
4,000-seat concert and entertainment venue pegged for ground floor of proposed Hood Park parking garage
A 4,000-seat concert and entertainment venue would be located on the ground floor of a six-story, 990-car parking garage proposed for the 20-acre Hood Park campus in Charlestown. The venue would operate 150 shows per year, with about 50 to full capacity and 100 with shows at 1,000 to 2,500 seats. Hood Park developer Catamount Management Corporation reportedly has a major venue operator in place, who operates concert and entertainment venues in Boston and other cities. A total of 75,000 square feet on the garage’s ground floor would be comprised of retail, including the venue as well as a restaurant. The garage would be located at 100 Hood Park Drive, behind the upcoming 480 Rutherford Avenue apartment building, and would start construction in July 2018 with completion expected in July 2019. Hood Park developer Catamount Management Corporation has filed plans for the proposed garage with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.