Project Progress: Letter of Intent

About Columbia Point Mixed-Use Development

200 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA

20-acre development site located on Dorchester’s Columbia Point along the Harborwalk overlooking Boston Harbor. The former location of the now-demolished Bayside Expo Center, the site is located three miles from Downtown Boston steps from the MBTA Red Line and minutes to Interstate 93.

UMass Boston, the site’s owner, is has engaged Accordia Partners to help transform the site into a modern-day Harvard Square. The university envisions a mixed-use neighborhood that is complementary to and integrated with the existing UMass Boston campus and includes academic, research, retail, residential, dining, entertainment, and cultural uses.

In March 2020 Accordia filed a Letter of Intent for a proposed development on this site and adjacent 2 Morrissey Boulevard property. The proposal would include 5.9 million square feet, approximately 3.5 million square feet of development on the UMBA property and approximately 2.4 million square feet of development on the 2 Morrissey Boulevard property. The development is proposed to include 1,460,000± square feet of residential development, around 1,740 new housing units plus, 4,006,000 square feet of office, research and development, life sciences and/or academic uses. Finally, plans would include 155,00 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant and or cultural/civic space.

Construction Cost $235,000,000.00
Square Feet 5,900,000






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