Menino: Development Projects Will Create 2,700 Jobs

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s Redevelopment Authority has given the go-ahead on five key projects that will create thousands of new jobs.

The BRA approved a $69 million seafood processing center at Marine Industrial Park that Mayor Menino calls “long overdue.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports

The plant, which is still subject to environmental and state review, will include cold storage and packing areas, a public seafood auction, and a public viewing area along Boston Harbor.

Harvard’s $20 million innovation lab in Allston was also approved.

The BRA gave the green light on three residential projects, a 27-story tower in Chinatown, an 80-unit development in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner, and a 265-unit development in Downtown Crossing.

In all, the city estimates the projects represent more the $470 million in private investment and will create 2,700 new jobs.

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