Seaport makeover to begin next year - Metro US

Seaport makeover to begin next year

Construction on the city’s largest development in history will begin next year after gaining approval this week.

Seaport Square is a $3-billion, 6.3-million-square-foot project that will replace parking lots in South Boston’s waterfront with buildings, parks and boulevards. The project will fill a swath of real estate between the federal courthouse and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

“Approval of the Seaport District is a giant step forward for our neighborhood,” said Jim Rooney, the executive director Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “Not only do we think this will spur further development in the area, but the jobs created here will be a key part of Boston and the Commonwealth’s future economic engine.”

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