Interesting tenant possibility. I would think that discussions must be fairly serious if they are going to the BRA for approval.
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/view.bg?articleid=1054920Vertex Pharmaceuticals eyes Fan Pier site
By Jay Fitzgerald and Greg Gatlin
December 19, 2007
Developer Joseph Fallon is in talks with Vertex Pharmaceuticals and other biotechnology firms about building research labs within the new $1 billion Fan Pier complex in South Boston.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority today is expected to vote on Fallon?s request that some research-lab space be allowed within the massive Fan Pier project.
Spokesmen for Fallon and city officials would only say that there?s been ?some interest? expressed about life-science firms moving into the massive Fan Pier project.
But sources say Vertex, which has more than 1,000 workers, many of them at its headquarters in Cambridge, is one firm in talks with Fallon, who broke ground on the first phase of the Fan Pier build-out in September.
A spokesman for Vertex declined comment about any possible negotiations.
But he said Vertex is in the ?early stages of exploring all options? for a future expansion in the Greater Boston area and elsewhere.
?We have not made any commitment to occupy any new space,? said Michael Partridge.