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Building supplier F.W. Webb Co. plans to replace a group of dilapidated buildings and scrap metal yard in Boston’s Newmarket section with a new warehouse and showroom, and eyeing additional future development on the 3.3-acre site.

The Bedford-based wholesaler is planning a redevelopment of the parcels on Hampden, Yeoman and Chadwick streets. Designs by Boston-based RODE Architects call for a 91,000-square-foot building including a 2-story, high bay warehouse, self-service area for contractors, offices and showroom space.

A portion of the site bordering Melnea Cass Boulevard is being reserved for an unspecified future development, according to a project notification form submitted to the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

Developers say the proposal conforms with zoning and are targeting a groundbreaking in the third quarter, pending BPDA approval. Completion is projected for early 2023.

RAM Construction, an F.W. Webb affiliate, owns the site and will develop the project.

Development parcels in Newmarket, one of Boston’s last remaining industrial districts, are attracting interest for modernized distribution and R&D facilities. An affiliate of City Realty is proposing a 310,000-square-foot development at 17 Bradston St. including offices and advanced manufacturing.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency is in the midst of a study that could lead to rezoning the neighborhood for additional commercial uses, such as life science facilities.

Building Supplier Charts Expansion in Newmarket

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min