On September 13th, the second phase of Waterfront Square at Revere Beach kicked off with the groundbreaking of the Transit Infrastructure project. The Arrowstreet-designed project, part of a public/private partnership between Eurovest Development, the City of Revere, the DCR, and the MBTA, includes a signature pedestrian bridge symbolizing the City’s commitment to the ongoing redevelopment of historic Revere Beach, recognized as the first public beach in the US. The public plaza and bridge will directly connect the beach to mass transit and public parking. This groundbreaking follows almost a year to the day after the groundbreaking of Phase 1, our 1465-car parking facility for the MBTA’s Wonderland stop.
The bridge and plaza are part of a larger development Arrowstreet is designing at Revere Beach. Waterfront Square, conceived in 2006 in response to the City of Revere’s request for redevelopment of the 8-acre waterfront site, incorporates a major civic plaza to serve as the front door to hotel, retail, and office uses.
The gathering included the Mayor Thomas Ambrosino of Revere, City Councilors, State Representatives, the directors of the MBTA and DCR, and Congressman Edward Markey. The $20 million TIGER-funded, public/private collaboration is scheduled for completion by the end of the summer, 2012.