New England Real Estate Journal
October 12, 2016
Dorchester, MA On Wednesday, August 10, EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate developers, broke ground on a new 700,000 s/f mixed use project adjacent to its South Bay retail development at 101 Allstate Rd. EDENS CEO Jodie McLean was joined by Boston’s mayor Martin Walsh, city councilor Frank Baker and (other elected officials) to mark the occasion. Construction partner Lee Kennedy Co., local union leaders, along with representatives from surrounding neighborhood associations were on site.
The groundbreaking marks the start of transforming vacant industrial property and an active concrete plant into a mixed use destination including upgrades to the existing South Bay shopping center.
“I want to thank EDENS for investing in Dorchester, and for being a great partner to the city and its residents,” said mayor Walsh. “This project will bring a new vibrancy and energy to a once-vacant area in South Bay, and the benefits will not only be felt in Dorchester, but all across the City as people flock to this new destination.
This project serves as a great example of the type of mixed-use and transit-oriented development that we are looking to bring to all corners of our city.”
EDENS will develop 160,000 s/f of retail with a mix of restaurants and shops, a 12-screen luxury AMC Theatre with IMAX, a flagship Wahlburgers, and a 130-room hotel for Dorchester and the greater Boston area.