GE’s new Boston complex poised for city approval

The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
October 20, 2016

gesCity officials are expected to approved General Electric Cos.’ planned headquarters on Fort Point Channel at a Thursday meeting of the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

The BPDA will hold a public hearing and likely vote on the three-building complex at its board meeting Thursday afternoon at City Hall. The plan also needs approval from the city’s zoning board, scheduled for November, but remains on track to break ground early next year and open in 2018.

GE is proposing to spend $200 million renovating two empty warehouses on Necco Court that it plans to buy from Procter & Gamble and constructing a 12-story building on a parking lot next door. The complex would sit alongside Fort Point Channel, and GE has pledged to make the ground floors of buildings open to the public, with exhibits showing the company’s long history of inventions and innovations.

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