This may be the biggest project to yet hit South Boston

The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
May 15, 2017

The redevelopment of the old Boston Edison power plant site in South Boston was always going to be a big project.

Now it’s clear just how big.

Developers who bought the shuttered power plant detailed their building plans for the 15-acre site in a new filing to City Hall on Monday. It would be among the largest in Boston at a time when big projects are popping up all over — and perhaps the largest ever in Southie proper, a neighborhood already busy with building projects.

Among the details released by Redgate Partners and Hilco Global:

■ 1,588 units of housing — both apartments and condos.

■ Seven new buildings, three of which will be at least 200 feet high;

■ A 150-room hotel, 339,000 square feet of office space, and 68,000 square feet of retail;

■ 987 underground parking spaces and more than 10,000 new car trips per day to and from the project, with another nearly 5,000 transit riders;

■ A new road off Summer Street and a 1.15-acre plaza along the Reserved Channel;

■ Dedicated space for “arts and industry” uses, and a rehab of the plant’s century-old Turbine Hall.

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