TD Garden, home to the world-famous Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, has given residents, commuters and tourists yet another reason to visit, with the unveiling of The Hub on Causeway, a new transit-oriented development that includes a mixed-use retail, office, hotel, entertainment complex.
The grand opening ribbon cutting took place on Wednesday, November 6 and included a confetti parade for spectators to enjoy.
The project is a partnership with Delaware North and Boston Properties to develop over 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use retail, office, hotel, residential and an expansion of TD Garden on the 2.5-acre site. This significant investment in development brings substantial improvements to North Station, transforming the area into a revitalized destination and providing major economic impact for the neighborhood.
CEO Charlie Jacobs of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings expressed his company’s pride in the opening, “What we see before us today is exactly the kind of transit-oriented development that we always envisioned for this area. I would like to thank all partners involved for their commitment to this project and I look forward to seeing the third and final phase through to the finish line.”
Executive Vice President Bryan Koop of Boston Properties said the opening of The Hub on Causeway “has solidified this neighborhood as the entertainment and creative district for the City of Boston. The Hub combines the best of Boston’s sports, dining and live music as well as provides jobs and housing at the Northern gateway to the city. We are thankful for the City of Boston’s continued support of our vision to create an urban village at The Hub.”
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, “North Station and TD Garden are some of the most iconic places in Boston, and today marks an important milestone in completing The Hub on Causeway. I’m proud that the City of Boston is making powerful investments in this neighborhood, from Connect Historic Boston, to rebuilding the North Washington Street Bridge, to a new park on the north end of the Greenway. The Hub on Causeway is an anchor for investment and growth, and shows what we can accomplish when we work together.”
The Hub on Causeway groundbreaking was in January 2016, and the project was constructed in three phases. Today marks the completion of Phase I and II, which includes:
• ArcLight Boston | Northeast’s first 15-screen ArcLight Cinema.
• Banners Kitchen & Tap | An immersive two-story restaurant and bar featuring upscale tavern cuisine.
• citizenM hotel | A European inspired hotel with over 270 rooms, rooftop bar and lounge area.
• Big Night Live| An intimate concert venue for 1,500 people.
• Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina | A 6,000 square foot Latin-American inspired restaurant.
• Hub50House | A residential tower including 440 luxury units in a 38-story tower.
• Hub Hall |A food hall showcasing 18 local eateries and food vendors.
• ProShop powered by ’47 | The official team store of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
• Star Market | Boston largest urban grocery store with over 60,000 sq. ft.
• TD Garden expansion | A legendary transformation of the 24-year-old arena, with an additional 64,000 square feet of expansion spaces on floors 3-9.
• TD Garden & North Station Entrance | Over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space serves as the new entrance.
• North Station Garage Expansion | Over 500 new below-grade parking spaces that connect to the North Station garage.
• North Station pedestrian connector tunnel | A covered, underground connection from the commuter rail to the subway at North Station.
• Creative office space | Over 145,000 square feet, home to Rapid7’s world headquarters.
Phase III consists of a 31-story office tower with approximately 630,000 square feet. It is expected to be completed in 2021. Verizon is the anchor tenant with 17 floors of office space.
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