MassDOT, New Balance Announce Brighton Station
MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and New Balance Chairman James S. Davis announced an agreement in a co-signed Letter of Intent to build a new Worcester Line commuter rail station at Everett Street in Brighton.
The station, called New Brighton Landing, will serve the general public in the Allston-Brighton area of Boston and New Balance’s New Brighton Landing development including a New Balance world headquarters, additional office building, hotel, sports complex, and retail space.
As part of the agreement, New Balance will fund all permitting, design, and construction costs for the station and fund annual maintenance costs. The New Brighton Landing development and new commuter rail station will create approximately 3,000 permanent jobs in addition to 400 full-time construction jobs.
The new commuter rail station at Everett Street will serve the public in the Allston-Brighton area, including 550 New Balance Athletic Shoe employees, 550 employees of nearby WGBH, and additional Brighton Landing tenant employees.
The New Brighton Landing station will be designed according to all MassDOT and MBTA station requirements and constructed using a management plan approved by MassDOT and all federal, state, and local agencies.
MassDOT and New Balance will now proceed with a Memorandum of Agreement that specifies in detail the commitments of each party in designing and building the commuter rail station. A date for beginning of station construction has yet to be identified.