BOSTON – EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate developers, received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board last week for a 700,000 square foot mixed used development at South Bay. The plans envision a transformation of the adjacent vacant industrial property and concrete plant into a vibrant, dynamic town center along with upgrades to the existing South Bay shopping center.
EDENS, drawing from its fifty years of experience in crafting community gathering places across the country, is proposing 113,000 square feet of restaurants and shops, a 12-screen luxury AMC Theatre with IMAX, a flagship Wahlburger’s, and a 130-room hotel.
EDENS will also partner with Mill Creek Residential, one of the leading multifamily builders in the US, to bring 475 housing units to the South Bay development with a mix of studio to 3 bedroom residential units. The new residences, all within close proximity to two T Stops, will be highly amenitized with roof decks, a pool with cabanas & grilling areas, fitness facilities, and more.
EDENS continues its commitment to enriching communities through the planned investment of over seven million dollars to neighborhood infrastructure improvements and over one million dollars in community benefits during South Bay’s development. In addition to partnering with local authorities to make significant traffic improvements for the community, EDENS will increase security, shuttle services, and create a series of landscape improvements, a pedestrian main street and welcoming outdoor spaces.
“Our mission at EDENS is to enrich communities. We do this by creating engaging, sustainable retail centers, focusing on smart design and merchandising and forging strong ties with our neighborhood which will last for decades and beyond,” explains Brad Dumont, Senior Vice President of Development for EDENS. “We understand our responsibility and unique opportunity here at South Bay to build a gathering place that will become a thriving center of community life not only for Dorchester but Boston residents in general.”
EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 130 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.