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Quincy Center Station development would add 602 apartments around transit hub

Office, retail space too

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The board of the MBTA could approve as soon as early December a plan to build 602 apartments, plus office and retail space, atop and around Quincy Center Station in downtown Quincy.

The plan from Hingham-based Atlantic Development and Bozzuto Development Co. out of Maryland also involves upgrading the station—a stop on the Red Line—with a new bus terminal and the restoration of more than 600 parking spots lost when the station’s garage was closed for repairs in 2012.

Such a project would be in keeping with a general wave of development in downtown Quincy. Proximity to public transportation—in particular the Red Line into Boston and points north—is driving much, if not all, of that development.

Atlantic and Bozzuto, for instance, are developing 600 apartments and tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space around North Quincy Station.

As for the Quincy Center Station project, which is undergoing further review and still needs final MBTA approval, it would go up in three phases. The first—the upgrades, the new bus terminal, and the first 300 apartments—would be finished by 2023, and the rest by 2031.

Sit tight.