Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to be expanded

Hynes Convention Center to go on sale

Annika Dammann, m+a - Tuesday, October 22, 2019    

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The Baker-Polito Administration announced plans to pursue the expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston, with the goal of consolidating the city’s major convention business in one dynamic location to ensure that Boston continues to be a major global event destination. The plan calls for the sale of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighbourhood, which will open up a valuable parcel for redevelopment in the heart of the city and is part of a responsible financing plan for the BCEC expansion. The Administration plans to file legislation authorising the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) to sell the Hynes property, with the proceeds of the sale set aside for the BCEC expansion project. The legislation will further authorise the MCCA to undertake the BCEC expansion, which is consistent with its master plan. “Boston is a popular convention destination, and there has been market demand for larger, more flexible event space in recent years. This expansion will meet demand, unlock greater economic potential, and support the creation of new jobs,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Our plan will make Boston’s convention space more efficient and maximise new economic opportunities in both the Seaport and the Back Bay, benefiting the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.”

 

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