There’s no denying that North Station has seen a ton of commercial and residential activity. This week, news broke that come January, the area will get a huge new tenant: Uber. The ride-sharing startup just announced it signed a 17,494-square-foot lease at 239 Causeway Street. Our Ben Sutton and Jeffrey Becker represented Uber in their search for a space that “could house not only our Uber Boston team but also teams that support the broader region in New England and beyond,” said Meghan Joyce, general manager of Uber Boston.
Here are three reasons why Uber’s move to Causeway Street validates North Station as a hot new destination for trendy companies. And a place to live, too:
- Other hip neighbors. TripAdvisor recently moved into 226 Causeway Street (even as they are completing a headquarters in Needham) and the new Converse headquarters will open right next to Uber at Lovejoy Wharf, making this one very hot little corner of the city.
- A housing boom. Boston Properties is also building a 600-foot tower at North Station. Overall, developers are adding more than 1.2 million square feet of new space to the area.
- Amenities. The activity is transforming North Station into a new destination for those looking for ease of access, sporting venues, good restaurants and luxury apartments. It is finally becoming a 24/7 neighborhood where the hustle and bustle used to be confined to business hours.
Overall, North Station has always been a transient location – for people to come and go as they commute and attend Celtics and Bruins games. But with the combination of cool tenants, amenities, and new construction happening, the area is morphing into a place where people want to stay.
For more information about the Uber deal, check out Ben Sutton’s conversation with the Boston Globe’s Casey Ross here.