When it’s finished in late 2021, the redeveloped One Post Office Square will feature what its developers are now calling the first automated parking garage in downtown Boston.
Commuters will be able to leave their cars in one of the six-story, eight-level garage’s 371 spots and then retrieve it via their smartphones. Developers Anchor Line Partners and JLL have partnered with UTron, an automated parking systems firm based in New Jersey, to design and outfit the amenity.
The redevelopment of the 41-story Financial District tower dating from the early 1980s is due to produce some 775,000 square feet of office space by the fourth quarter of 2021, including flex space. The building will also feature amenities such as roof decks—including over the redone lobby—and a fitness center. There will be new dining options too.
The project also involves basically sheathing the tower in glass. Gensler is the architect.
“One Post Office Square occupies a central location in one of Boston’s most dynamic working environments,” Andrew Maher, cofounder and managing partner of Boston-based Anchor Line Partners, said in a statement. “Our team relished the opportunity to reconceive this building to thoroughly and effectively support the ways that we work now and to address our future needs too.”
The One Post Office Square project is only a couple of blocks away from the under-construction Winthrop Center, a 691-foot mixed-use project with hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space. That tower will be one of the tallest in the U.S. north of New York City, and is supposed to come online in 2022.