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Mayor Menino Celebrates Groundbreaking on New Balance World Headquarters

Sep 23, 2013

Today Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined New Balance representatives to celebrate groundbreaking on New Balance World Headquarters. It is the first building of Boston Landing, a visionary real estate development project in the Allston Brighton community. The New Balance World Headquarters building will optimize creative work space and collaboration amongst company associates and will be a significant architectural achievement along the western gateway to Boston. The Boston Landing project includes a new hotel, 1.4 acres of open space, a new commuter rail stop, additional office space, and a sports complex. New Balance’s growth, as well as its strong commitment to the City of Boston, is evident by the company’s continued investment in Allston Brighton as its global headquarters location for more than 35 years.

Boston Landing Facts
  • Boston Landing is being development on a 14-acre parcel in Allston Brighton
  • The New Balance World Headquarters will be approximately 250,000 square feet. The Headquarters building will be used for New Balance’s corporate offices;
  • Retail and restaurant space will encompass approximately 65,000 square feet;
  • The Office Buildings Project will be approximately 650,000 square feet in up to three new buildings. The Office Project will be marketed to corporate office, healthcare, clinic, technology, and research uses;
  • The Hotel will include approximately 140,000 square feet with up to 175 rooms; and
  • A Sports Facility will be approximately 300,000 square feet and will contain a variety of sports uses and a limited amount of office and clinic uses.
[gallery columns="2" ids="11787,11781"] Boston Landing, upon completion, will be a significant contributor to the City and State by providing tax income, sustainable job creation, community resources and neighborhood enhancements.  Specifically, the Project will:
  • Further develop the immediate area as a significant economic engine;
  • Broaden the diversity of uses along the Guest Street corridor to ensure increased long-term activity and vitality;
  • Create public amenity space, usable open space and pedestrian linkages that will integrate with the transportation options and restaurant and retail areas within the project, all enhancing the pedestrian experience;
  • Return the commuter rail to the Allston/Brighton neighborhood once well served by rail transit;
  • Reconnect a former industrial district into the neighborhood by planning for east/west and north/south roadway connections for pedestrian, bike and vehicular circulation;
  • Introduce a new civic amenity with a multi-purpose sports facility;
  • Create new signature buildings along the spine of the Mass Pike; and
  • Align with the City and Neighborhood’s master plan for the area by, implementing transportation connections, providing ground floor retail and restaurant amenities, commercial uses, hospitality services, open space and recreational opportunities, and delivering streetscape and sidewalk improvements.


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