Delaware North and Boston Properties Celebrate Groundbreaking of ‘The Hub on Causeway’

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BOSTON, MA — Officials from Delaware North, Boston Properties, the City of Boston, the state of Massachusetts and over 200 community members celebrated the official groundbreaking of ‘The Hub on Causeway’ development at a ceremony today on the site of the former Boston Garden on Causeway Street. Delaware North and Boston Properties have formed a partnership 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 transit-oriented development is a significant investment that will bring substantial improvements to North Station, will create major economic impact for the area and strengthen the viability of this important district in the City of Boston.

“Delaware North is proud to partner with Boston Properties and the City of Boston on this transformational project,” said Jeremy Jacobs, Chairman of Delaware North and owner of the Boston Bruins. “The Hub on Causeway is the kind of transit-oriented development that we have always envisioned for the people living in this community, fans coming to the TD Garden, and commuters utilizing North Station. The project will change the landscape of Boston and will improve the quality of life for the residents in this neighborhood, and we’re proud to be leading that vision.”

“Boston Properties is proud to partner with Delaware North to kick off this exciting project,” said Bryan Koop, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager for Boston Properties. “Building over a multi-modal transit hub epitomizes our sustainable development strategy, allowing easy access for the community and activating Causeway Street beyond the event schedule. The mix of uses will spread customer usage throughout the day and week, maximizing the potential of this northern gateway to Boston.”

The Hub on Causeway will be constructed in three phases. Phase I will consist of:

  • 210,000* square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space, including the city of Boston’s largest supermarket, a 60,000* square foot Star Market, and the Northeast’s first ArcLight Cinema, ArcLight Boston, a 60,000* square foot theater with 15 screens.
  • 10,000* square feet of outdoor space for a new entrance to TD Garden and North Station.
  • 540 spaces of below grade parking which will be connected to the existing North Station garage.
  • 64,000* square feet of expansion space for TD Garden on floors 3-9.
  • And 175,000* square feet of creative office space.

[*Square footage numbers are approximate.]

Phase I is expected to be completed in three years, with an opening in late 2018. Upon completion of Phase I, there will be a covered, underground connection from the commuter rail to the subway at North Station, a new entrance to North Station via Causeway Street, and the public realm on Causeway Street will be complete.

Phase II consists of:

  • Residential tower including approximately 440 units in a 38-story tower.
  • Hotel including approximately 260 rooms in a 10-story tower.

Phase III:

  • Office Tower including approximately 525,000 square feet in a 21-story tower.

“We are extremely proud to break ground on The Hub on Causeway – a project that will bridge the North End and the West End,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO for Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. “The extensive planning process has truly been a City and community collaboration, as we worked together to identify the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods. The effort to bring a supermarket to the area is finally complete, and we are thrilled to have Star Market as our first tenant. At project completion, the development will provide numerous best-in-class retail and dining options, centered by a dynamic, breathtaking front door entrance to TD Garden and North Station.”

“The Hub on Causeway will be a great addition to the West End neighborhood, bringing thousands of jobs and a much-needed vibrancy to the area,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “This development will have a transformative effect on the neighborhood, with housing, office space, a hotel, supermarket, retail and restaurant space being added. I thank all partners involved for their commitment to this project and I look forward to seeing it through to the finish line.”

Boston Properties will manage all development aspects of the project. The project is being constructed by John Moriarty & Associates. The architect for the commercial spaces is Gensler. The architect for the residential building is Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Delaware North is owner and operator of TD Garden.

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About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than 500 million guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of about $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at www.delawarenorth.com.

About Boston Properties
Boston Properties is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a diverse portfolio of Class A office space, one hotel, four residential properties and five retail properties. The Company is one of the largest owners and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in four markets – Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. For more information about Boston Properties, please visit the Company’s web site at www.bostonproperties.com.