It has been five decades since there has been a commuter rail station in Brighton, but this will soon change. MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey and New Balance Chairman James S. Davis announced this summer that they will build a new Worcester Line commuter station, and just a few days ago, the sports apparel company gave word that it is slated to open in 2014.
One of the historic commuter stations in the area design by H.H. Richardson is now a pizza parlor. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
The station, New Brighton Landing, will be part of New Balance’s $500 million development complex that will serve as the company’s headquarters and also include a hotel, a sports facility, retail space, and parking. Elkus Manfredi Architects and Howard/Stein Hudson Associates will design the 250,000-sq-ft headquarters.
In June, MassDOT said that New Balance has agreed to “fund all permitting, design, and construction costs for the station and fund annual maintenance costs” for the $16 million New Brighton Landing station.