Hood Park Reaches New Milestone

Charlestown, MA

Project designer SMMA has been engaged with the City of Boston, working on the redevelopment of Hood Park to transform the former Charlestown industrial zone into an urban destination, comprised of an attractive multi-use avenue enriched with bike paths, parks, and landscaped sidewalks. Most recently, the team (noted below) celebrated reaching a new milestone with construction having completed for the eponymous building at 100 Hood Park Drive.

Owner: Hood Park LLC
Owner’s Project Manager: Trademark Partners
Construction Manager: Lee Kennedy Company

Activating Hood Park

Hood Park Drive is a newly developed street with 100 Hood Park Drive serving as the main focal point. The newly constructed 100 Hood Park Drive is a seven-story building that contains over 50,000 square feet of lab space, 24,000 square feet of retail space, 900 parking spots, and more than 40 bike storage spaces.

The garage structure at 100 Hood Park Drive activates the rest of the Hood Park development by freeing up existing surface parking lots and enabling room for future growth and development. The strategy introduces new markets to the surrounding community through its inclusion of parking, retail, office space, and lab space. The master plan fosters a relationship between the garage, the adjacent historic powerhouse, and the rapidly-expanding public open spaces

100 Hood Park
100 Hood Park Possible Addition

Designed to Grow

The garage boasts significant technical flexibility. It places parking on the top five levels of the building, as opposed to the lower levels in more typically-designed parking structures. By utilizing flat plates, the garage itself can accommodate a six-story expansion for additional lab and office space, depending on developing tenancy needs. To maximize available space for tenants, the garage floors can be infilled, or additional levels can be added above in the case of expansive growth. The garage also includes a solar array on the rooftop and will be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations in 50 of the parking spaces.

Hood Park details

A New Neighbor Coming Soon

The master planning effort also includes 10 Stack Street, an ambitious, Class A structure of approximately 390,000 sf. Its design accommodates tenants seeking a mix of technologically-advanced office and lab space, while also incorporating below-grade parking, green amenity spaces, and retail programming at the ground level.

10 Stack Street is designed to inherently complement the rest of the master plan. Its concave shape embraces the street and directs the eye to the historic “Hoods Milk” smokestack: a beloved Charlestown landmark since 1928. Its design also out-performs the stringent Massachusetts Energy Stretch Code and achieved a LEEDv4 Core and Shell Silver Certification.

10 Stack Street
100 Hood Park