BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St.

The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices, storage room, “a first-floor maker space,” and space “intended to invite the campus population to experience first-hand displays of Wentworth’s engineering capabilities and teachers,” according to WIT documents filed with DPDA.

The building, which would replace three tennis courts along Parker Street, is slated to be built to the environmental goal of LEED Silver certifiable status. WIT is also committing to implementing the Boston Residents Jobs Policy, with a goal of 50 percent of construction jobs for city residents, 25 percent for minorities, and 10 percent for woman during the expected 14-month construction period.

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