Suffolk Downs

The redevelopment of Suffolk Downs, the former horse racing site on the border of East Boston and neighboring Revere, is one of the largest real estate projects in Boston’s history.

The redevelopment will transform 161 acres into a new resilient mixed-use neighborhood served by two stops on the MBTA Blue Line. Suffolk Downs will create 10,000 new units of housing to meet critical demand in the market, and will provide a mix of senior, workforce, family and young professional housing, including over 900 affordable units.
Hotels, two new retail squares, and office space for life sciences and innovative companies will create a new economic hub on previously unused land. Forty acres of new open space will provide for community gathering and recreation while also contributing to Suffolk Downs’ forward-thinking resiliency design to effectively manage for climate change and sea-level rise.

“The project will bring 10,000 apartments and condominiums with office, retail, hotel, and open space spanning more than 10.5 million square feet — a new neighborhood in its own right — to the former Suffolk Downs racetrack.”