Quincy, Mass. -- Merchants Row, the first major block within the new Quincy Center master development plan, has begun construction. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the mixed-use block will include two buildings with a total of 287 lofts, 24,000 sq.-ft. of office space and more than 35,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
Street-Works Development LLC is the master developer for the project, and Suffolk Construction Co. is the construction manager.
Overall, the $1.6 billion redevelopment plan spans a 20 square block urban mixed-use neighborhood and comprises several office buildings, approximately 700,000 sq. ft. of anchor and street retail, restaurant and hospitality space plus 1,400 residential units and 5,000 new public parking spaces.