GSA in talks for Seaport parcel


Spokesman says building to house federal tenants

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
May 6, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in talks to hand over about 9 acres of Seaport District land — including the nine-story Barnes Building, distinguished by its porthole-like windows on the corner of D and Summer streets — to the U.S. General Services Administration.

It doesn’t appear that the site, which is on prime real estate across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, will be redeveloped — at least according to the GSA, which said the building will remain federally owned.

“GSA does not plan to sell the Barnes Building,” said Patrick Sclafani, spokesman for the GSA’s New England office. “If acquired, it would be utilized to house federal tenants.”

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