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Quincy Center Station the latest transit hub to host big-time development?

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MBTA makes a move

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The MBTA has issued a request for interest in redeveloping Quincy Center Station in Quincy’s busy, busy core.

Specifically, the agency wants to know if anyone’s interested in developing the 6.31 acres of air rights above and around the hub, which includes Red Line and commuter-rail stops.

If there is interest, the MBTA will then issue a request for proposals. And that could lead to a major project at the site.

Currently, per, a condemned five-story parking garage crowns the station, though demolition of the top three stories is supposed to commence this fall. The MBTA’s request also includes the air rights above adjoining train rights of way and the site of the Quincy Center Bus Terminal.

The footprint of the possible development.
Photo via BldUp

A major development here would fit a trend. Major transit hubs—including South Station, Back Bay Station, and North Station—are drawing some of the biggest new projects in the region, either on top or all around.

Never mind how much construction is happening along the Blue Line or along—and over—the Mass Pike.

Stay tuned.