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About SouthGate Boston

185 Kneeland Street, Leather District, Boston, MA

7.5 total acres of state-owned land located steps to South Station. 

SouthGate Boston is currently used as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) District 6 Highway Division headquarters and also houses a Veolia steam plant. 

MassDOT put SouthGate up for sale in 2016, with a bid deadline of April 28th, 2017. 

No developers responded to MassDOT's bid; MassDOT remains committed to developing the site. The following is a locus map of SouthGate Boston:


Joint venture between MassDOT and Veolia would demolish steam plant, replace DOT's District 6 offices, and open up as much as 2 million sq ft for development.

Latest Updates

May 02, 2017

No bidders for SouthGate Boston, 7.5 acres of state-owned land in Leather District


Nov 02, 2016

MassDOT puts Kneeland Street development site up for sale


Jun 30, 2016

Design guidelines released for Kneeland Street development


Feb 09, 2016

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today announced that the 5.5-acre...


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Issue Date Doc Type Docnumber Description Consideration Grantor Grantee Follow
02/06/20 Permit EXCA630895 Search $0.00 ITK
11/13/19 Permit E1022999 Search $1,500.00 ITK ITK
09/09/19 Permit ELV998855 Search $15,000.00 ITK
04/08/20 Permit EXCA1054581 Search $0.00 ITK

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