The Raymond Flynn Marine Industrial Park isn’t going to be so industrial anymore. The 1.17 acre parcel is owned by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston and has agreed to a long-term lease with Harbinger Development, which wants to build a 411 room hotel in a 15-story building with a ground floor restaurant.
The hotel will be jointly managed as a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, according to the expanded project notification form filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. It will contain 320,000 square feet of space. According to the filing, 245 of the rooms will be select-service (ordinary, likely the Hampton Inn rooms) and 166 will be extended stay. There will be one level of parking, with 75 spaces.
The hotel is positioned to take advantage of Boston’s cruise ship terminal and is accessible using the Silver Line.
The site’s location and the project size have resulted in it subject to several overlapping jurisdictions. It needs approval from 12 city agencies, four state agencies and one federal agency. That’s in addition to the regular Article 80 large project review process. As a result, Harbinger filed for a planned development area scoping determination that would allow much of the review to be bundled.