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Deconstruction:
L Street Station 

Boston, MA

This 1.68 million square foot mixed-use development project will bring new energy to the Boston Harbor waterfront, adding jobs and creating new community open space for the South Boston neighborhood. The project includes new retail, housing and commercial space using best-in-class environmental sustainability standards and incorporates resilient site design that will create nearly 6 acres of open space throughout the site, including a new 2.5-acre public park along the waterfront.

This website is specifically dedicated to deconstruction updates. For more information about the project, visit lstreetstationboston.com.

 

CONTACT

EMERGENCY 

For immediate concerns about activities on site, please call (617) 517-5235.

 

COMMUNITY INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWER
Community questions on abatement and remediation can be submitted directly to the Community Independent Environmental Reviewer, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., at LStreet@gza.com.

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STREET & SIDEWALK PROTECTION

 

DECONSTRUCTION

Schedule of Work​

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During deconstruction at L Street Station, the safety of the neighborhood and the workers on site is paramount. In order to ensure the work is completed with the utmost care, the estimated duration for the entire scope of work, including fully abating and dismantling the designated structures, will be 20 months. The work will proceed in phases, allowing debris to be removed from the site as work in each area is completed. The general sequence of work in each space will be to first to create an interior containment area using barriers and negative air pressure, abate and remove any regulated materials, dismantle equipment and other large interior structures, and finally deconstruct the exterior structure in that area. This process will repeat for each structure on site that is not being retained. To ensure existing historic structures on site are properly protected, ongoing monitoring of vibration levels will be conducted.

SCOPE & SEQUENCE

  • Month 1

    • Mobilization and Site Preparation

    • Site Controls and Utility Disconnections

    • Regulated Materials Abatement on New Turbine Hall and outbuildings

    • Scaffold installation and inspection of the Masonry Stack

  • Months 1-3

    • Regulated Materials Abatement moves to the Coal Storage Area, 1898 Addition, Transformer House, and New Boston Building.

    • Deconstruction activities to commence on:      

      • Masonry Stack, New Turbine Hall, Control Building, Intake and Filter Structures

  • Months 4-6

    • ​Regulated Materials Abatement will continue in Main Boiler house and the Switch house/Office Building.

    • Deconstruction will consist of work on:      

      • Coal Storage/Boiler Room, Transformer Buildings, New Turbine Hall – Scaffold install to begin, Interior of New Boston Building 

  • Months 7-9

    • Regulated Materials Abatement will continue in Main Boiler house.

    • Deconstruction will consist of work on:      

      • Completion of the East Transformer Building and switch house

      • Continued work on the New Boston Building and scaffold installation to begin

  • Months 10-15

    • ​Regulated Materials Abatement will reach completion finishing in the 1922 Boiler house building.

    • Deconstruction will consist of work on:    

      • New Boston Building Dismantlement    

      • Start of deconstruction on the Main boiler House    

      •  End of phase will begin Scaffold installation on the 1922 Boiler house

  • Months 16-19

    • ​Deconstruction will be completed to grade during this window      

      • Completing work on the Main Boiler House and 1922 Boiler House    

      • Below grade construction will be removed following superstructure removals throughout the site. 

  • Month 20

    • ​Deconstruction will be complete; site grading and demobilization will occur. 

    • Traffic and sidewalks will return to original configurations.

RODENT CONTROL 

  • The site has been continuously monitored for rodent control throughout the last five years of HRP’s ownership of the site

  • A new site survey is being conducted to reevaluate potential areas of issue and a licensed exterminator will provide traps & bait around these key areas

  • A licensed exterminator will perform site inspections every 2 weeks throughout deconstruction to check activity

NOISE CONTROL 

  • The majority of work on site will occur during the City of Boston’s regular construction hours from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional work may occur by permit on Saturdays. Quiet work within buildings will occur on 2nd shift (4PM-11PM).

  • Noise levels will comply with the City of Boston limits set for construction activity

  • Noise monitors will be set up to detect any possible exceedances of allowable limits

  • No high impact or high vibratory activities are anticipated

DUST CONTROL & MONITORING

  • Water will be utilized for dust control, including:

    • Washing down equipment and wheel washes at site exits

    • Misting during demolition activities

    • Maintenance of stockpiles and work areas

  • Daily inspections will be performed to verify mitigation measures are working properly

  • Third party continuous air monitoring will verify mitigation measures are working properly

REGULATED WASTE ABATEMENT OVERSIGHT

  • An initial site survey & regulated waste inspection to identify specific contaminants, location and quantity was conducted

  • Abatement of each regulated material will be performed by specialty abatement contractor to approved specifications

  • Additionally, third party full time on-site oversight will be provided throughout the project

  • An asbestos abatement plan will be submitted to Mass DEP for their review and approval before work commences

VIBRATION MONITORING

  • There will be continuous on-site vibration monitoring

  • There will be additional locations in the neighborhood for offsite vibration monitoring

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BUILDING PATHWAYS

Building Pathways creates opportunities for low-income area residents, particularly in underserved communities, to access and prepare for building trades apprenticeships and family-sustaining careers in the construction industry. Through apprenticeship preparedness training, outreach to young adults, and advocacy, Building Pathways addresses the need to recruit top talent into the industry while opening career pathways to women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and transitioning veterans. 

https://buildingpathwaysboston.org/

MASS FALLEN HEROES

As a group of Combat Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mass Fallen Heroes is committed to memorializing our fellow service members who did not return home to their families. So far, they have raised funds, created a first-of-its-kind memorial, developed the Veteran’s Edge program to assist Veterans, and created a network of support and programs for our Gold Star Families. Their four main goals are to: 1) Honor the memories of our fallen 2) Support our Gold Star Family members 3) Empower our Veterans and 4) Educate our communities. 

https://www.massfallenheroes.org/

 

TEAM

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Construction Manager

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Deconstruction Subcontractor

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Owner

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Owner

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Architect

Owner’s Environmental Reviewer

Owner’s Environmental Reviewer

 

COMMUNITY INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWER

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GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc, headquartered in New England, will provide ongoing environmental review of the deconstruction on behalf of the community. 

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

GALLERY