Fort Point District Plan
Utile was commissioned to undertake a portfolio-wide master planning effort for 13 historic loft buildings, two parking garages, and several undeveloped parcels that Berkeley Investments purchased from Boston Wharf Company in late 2004. The goals of the master plan were to make recommendations for the improvement of the buildings and open spaces and to set the agenda for implementation.
The majority of the development opportunities involve the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Building projects were analyzed on a case-by-case basis in terms of conceptual structural capacity, building code limitations, and the best uses of floor plate configuration.
Branding of the area galvanized around a strategy that leverages the perception of the Fort Point District as a “creative urban district” with one-of-a-kind businesses, institutions, and retail venues. This identity acknowledges and builds on the quality of the existing buildings and the character of the urban space.