MBTA officials are working to bring a redevelopment plan for Quincy Center station to the agency’s fiscal control board for review by the end of the month, a spokeswoman said.
Meanwhile, preparations for demolition of the top three levels of the long-shuttered garage at Quincy Center station are getting underway, and demolition will begin in earnest in January, said spokeswoman Lisa Battiston.
The agency is evaluating bids from developers on a new plan for the air rights above the station, one that could include new housing and retail components. Its request for proposals asked for a “level of density and mix of uses that would increase the vibrancy of Quincy Center.”
Battiston said agency officials expect they will bring their preferred redevelopment proposal to the MBTA fiscal control board by the end of the month.
But before work begins on the redevelopment, commuters who board the Red Line trains, buses, or the commuter rail there will have to navigate around demolition and construction activity at the station through the end of 2018.
On the Hancock Street side of the station, the busway will be relocated, as will the taxi stand and some parking. Bus stops in the area will be relocated in mid-December.
The MBTA is conducting preliminary site work for the temporary busway and is expecting that major demolition work on the garage will begin in mid-January and will be completed by December 2018, Battiston said.
The T is knocking down all but the first two levels of the garage, which closed in mid-2012, to make way for private development.Jill Terreri Ramos can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @jillterreri.