Construction starts at athenahealth campus in Watertown in October

Wicked Local Watertown | By Vekonda Luangaphay
August 31, 2016

As the plans for a revamped aethenahealth campus near completion, developers announced that construction would start in mid-October. Additionally, engineers unveiled plans for over 1,000 more parking spaces at the campus.

This week, a couple dozen people gathered to hear updates on the site plan review of a parking garage and adjacent premises at the athenahealth campus.

So far, the Athena Environment design team has spent about 12 months into the process. When construction starts on Oct. 17, it is expected to last 15 months, finishing on Jan. 18, 2018.

“It’s been a long process, but I hope it feels like the right building for the campus,” said Mark Blair, Director of Athena Environment.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Bob Corning, architect of Stantec, and project manager of the design team presented the newest changes to the campus layout.

According to plans, the West Parking Garage will have more parking spots. Currently there are 1,958 parking spaces. With the proposed designs, the garage would have 2,946 spaces. The design, which features enough space in between the floor to the ceiling to further stack cars if necessary, could fit a total of 3,080 parking spaces. Also proposed is a bike room that could fit 204 bikes.

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