Reinventing the Suburban Office Park

The need to update aging facilities, as well as competition coming from once-dormant urban rivals, is compelling many suburban office parks to invest in the trappings of more urban settings.

According to an article by Jay Fitzgerald, "owners and developers across Eastern Massachusetts are seeking to reinvent the suburban office park, taking a page from urban revitalization that transformed old mill and factory buildings into mixed-use developments of housing, retail, and office spaces."

The article cites examples (with renderings and status updates in some cases) of suburban office park renovation projects along Interstate 495 and Route 128 in Massachusetts, including:

  • Marlborough Hills: the former Hewlett-Packard campus in Marlborough
  • Northwest Park in Burlington
  • Wells Avenue Park in Newton
  • New England Executive Park in Burlington
  • Elmwood Park: the former headquarters of data storage giant EMC Corp. in Hopkinton 
Full Story: Developers take steps to reinvent suburban office parks


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