Star Market is the missing piece to The Hub on Causeway, a bustling transit-oriented development adjacent to North Station and TD Garden in downtown Boston.
The largest supermarket in Boston, Star Market at TD Garden is the newest store within this highly recognized northeast grocery brand. Located next to the TD Garden sports and entertainment arena and North Station, the approximately 60,000 sq. ft. store addresses a “grocery vacancy” for the area, offering an abundance of fresh produce, pre-made meals, a custom Starbucks, Regina Pizzeria, Instacart grocery delivery and pick-up, and a full-service pharmacy.
Star Market is situated at and below the ground level of the Gensler-designed, 500-foot towers that are part of The Hub on Causeway mixed-use development, which includes more than 1.5 million square feet of retail, office, and residential space, as well as a citizenM hotel and an expansion of TD Garden.
Designing Star Market within this dense urban environment, during construction of the overall development, required close coordination with The Hub on Causeway developers, Boston Properties and Delaware North, and architect, Gensler. Some of the complexities included making horizontal connections to the existing parking garage below the train station/stadium by cutting through the three-foot-thick stadium foundation wall and creatively locating the supermarket’s 13 heating and cooling units within the ceiling space.
Cushing Terrell provided architectural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, refrigeration, and structural services for the project.
Design team (names/roles):
Christopher Dwyer (Architect), Bradley Dunbar (Architect), James Brennan (Architect), Catherine Clay (Design Professional), Sarah Holnbeck (Design Professional), Amy Probert (Design Professional), Todd Poirier (Design Professional), Corey Stidham (Design Professional), Maria Chavez (Design Professional)
Consultants: Jensen Hughes, Inc. (construction engineering and consulting: @JENSEN_HUGHES)
Contractor: CM&B (@cmbteaminc)
Structural Engineer: Timothy Lannen (no longer with Cushing Terrell), Brandon Besser, Trent Schwartzkopf (CADD Tech)
Mechanical Engineer: Rob Arthur (PM), Jay Listoe, Jeremy Wilson, Darren Johnson, Ramiro De Leon Arias, Brian Emtman, Mike Nitschke, Michael Amestoy, Donald Koberg, Garett Mitchell Electrical Engineer: Alan Carter (no longer with Cushing Terrell), Neil Schupp, Tanesha Roberts (no longer with Cushing Terrell), Michael Stockweather, Michael Engmark (no longer with Cushing Terrell), Tyler Victorino, Jeffrey Fain
Other(s): Steve Bingham (Fire Protection), Sawyer Arneson-Nelson (CADD Tech/Fire Protection) Sean Allen (Refrigeration CADD Tech), Tony Ytuarte (Refrigeration Designer), Chris Goslin (Refrigeration Designer)
Photographer: James Ray Spahn (@jamesrayspahn)
Project address/location: Star Market, 120 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114
Client name: Shaw’s/Albertsons Companies
Square footage: approximately 60,000 sq. Ft.