Boston Volvo Village Redevelopment Update 08/07/17
Initial demolition underway at Boston Volvo Village mixed-use redevelopment in Brighton
The interior of 61 North Beacon Street, a historic 5-story, 71,000-square-foot office building, has been nearly fully demolished to make way for renovations that will comprise the first phase of the mixed-use redevelopment of the 5.3-acre Boston Volvo Village property in Brighton. 61 North Beacon Street will be converted into a new dealership and offices for Boston Volvo Village, freeing the existing dealership property up for redevelopment. Preliminary development plans for the site call for three new buildings, which could include multifamily housing. 61 North Beacon Street will also contain ground-floor retail and 28,000 square feet of upper-floor office or R&D space.
At 61 North Beacon Street’s rear, a section of an existing single-story commercial building formerly home to a service center for Charles River Saab has been demolished. Prior to demolition, the Saab building had abutted 61 North Beacon Street; ultimately, the Saab building will likely be fully demolished to make way for further development. A surface parking lot accessible from North Beacon Street that formerly served 61 North Beacon Street has also been demolished; the lot will serve as a staging area for 61 North Beacon Street’s renovation, and will ultimately serve as the new Volvo dealership’s front driveway. The following are photographs of the Boston Volvo Village Redevelopment: