Bayside Property Supports Campus Construction Activities
On May 19, 2010, the University of Massachusetts Boston, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, bought the 20-acre Bayside Exposition Center site at 200 Mt. Vernon Street in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. The waterfront property is 0.5 miles from campus.
The Bayside property holds great potential for future redevelopment. In its current state, however, the property includes approximately 1,300 parking spaces and will provide additional space over the next several years as UMass Boston builds new campus facilities and renovates existing facilities. This construction is all part of UMass Boston’s 25-year master plan.
In the near term, UMass Boston will use the Bayside site to:
- Support construction of the new academic buildings
- Replace faculty, staff, and student parking lost to construction
- Provide staging space for construction workers
In the long term, UMass Boston will work with the City of Boston, the state, neighbors, and the surrounding communities to develop a plan that furthers the university’s mission, realizes the potential of the site, stimulates economic activity, creates jobs, and brings greater activity and opportunity to Columbia Point and the region.
The university kicked off this planning process on May 7, 2011 with a public planning charrette. Read the report here. The university hosted another charrette on November 5, 2011. The final report is posted here.