Revere Journal Story
After a summer break in August, the Suffolk Downs Advisory Group comprised of local officials and community members, returned to work discussing the future development of Suffolk Downs with HYM Investments, owners and developers of the 161-acre site in Revere and East Boston.
The topics at last Wednesday night’s meeting, were workplace development to include Revere residents, the proposed Innovation Center at Beachmont, and of course the topic of traffic came up, but that will be discussed at the Oct. 10 meeting a which there will be a much-anticipated traffic and transportation analysis.
Tom O’Brien, head of HYM Investments, said the Innovation Center, which will be near the Beachmont side of the development and “sets the table,” as he likes to say.
“There’s a plug-in mentality to it,” he said. “You have your laptop and ID. There might be a central office administrator there who will tell you what offices or cubicles are available that day. It’s seems strange but it’s the nature of how things are.”
“The Innovation Center is a table setter,” O’Brien said. “It creates a new entry for what the site is going to become. We want it to be a prominent building (50,000 sq.ft.) on the site.”
/O’Brien has said that the developers will be putting up $50 million for the center.