Thursday, January 12, 2017

MBTA advances Greenbush Station transit project

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) approved Jan. 9 further development at its Greenbush Station project.

The announced property sale allows a transit-oriented development project at Greenbush Station in Scituate, Mass. to move forward.

While the parking area at Greenbush Station to the east of New Driftway is being repurposed for the project, a total of 370 parking spaces are proposed to be preserved with 240 parking spaces preserved specifically for MBTA commuters at the Greenbush Station parking lot.

Construction of the project is expected to be accomplished in 16-18 months during one phase with 33 full- and part-time jobs generated.

“The MBTA continues to leverage opportunities to advance underutilized property to advance transit-oriented housing and development around its stations,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “As the Commonwealth’s second largest property owner, the MBTA’s pursuit of private sector partnerships promotes public transit, local economic growth, and opportunities for the MBTA to boost non-fare revenue as it aims to control costs and reinvest in the core system.”



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