Boston – Oxford Properties, a global real estate investor, developer and manager, and Pappas Enterprises announced that 645 Summer Street will become part of the Bluebikes, Metro Boston’s public bike share system.
The new station will include a 19-dock station and 10 bicycles. The popular bike sharing model offers members access to more than 3,500 bikes located at over 330 stations across 8 communities in metro Boston including Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown (Chelsea and Revere Stations are launching later this year). The addition is sponsored by Oxford and Pappas Enterprises as part of their commitment to supporting greater connectivity across the South Boston community. They are exploring a second station in the neighborhood with the City of Boston.
“Pappas Commerce Center sits in a critical location along the evolving waterfront surrounded by job growth and great residential neighborhoods. This area continues to grow and flourish and Oxford and Pappas are pleased to bring Bluebikes to the neighborhood to be proactive about mobility solutions and support access to healthy, convenient and affordable transportation,” said Brian Barriero, Vice President of Operations (US Region) for Oxford Properties.
“A leading recommendation of The South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan is to expand biking connections in the community,” said a Pappas Enterprises spokesperson. “Adding a new Bluebike station in this highly-travelled corridor addresses an important community concern and we are pleased to offer this new option.”
Oxford Properties, the global real estate subsidiary of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS), and Pappas Enterprises, a fourth-generation family business that has developed commercial and industrial real estate in Boston for over sixty years, jointly own the 42.3-acre business park known as Pappas Commerce Center, which includes 645 Summer Street, in Boston’s Seaport District. Pappas Commerce Center consists of nine buildings and approximately 750,000 square feet of space currently serving industrial, logistics, and research uses. Oxford and Pappas highly value community-focused business operations. Together, they will continue to make significant and thoughtful contributions to tenants and local communities in this important area of the city.