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General Electric’s Fort Point headquarters to get city’s green light

Plans call for $200M in renovations, construction

Rendering of GE HQ Gensler

The Boston Planning and Development Authority is expected Thursday evening to approve General Electric’s titanic headquarters development in Fort Point.

The formal nod would mark perhaps the last big hurdle for the three-building complex, which will involve the company spending about $200,000,000 to renovate two existing warehouses on Necco Court and construct a 12-story addition.

All total, we’re talking a 2.4-acre campus with what GE has dubbed "maker space" for employees, tech startups, students (both university and high school), and locals; a community work lounge; space for conclaves and presentations, never mind ample laboratories; and an employee cafeteria.

GE expects to open the HQ in 2018, having "sailed through Boston’s notoriously thorny permitting process," according to the Globe’s Tim Logan. There was that affair regarding the pedestrian bridge. But that’s in the past now.

A St & Necco Ct, Boston, MA 02210, USA

A St & Necco Ct, Boston, MA 02210, USA