Business & Tech

Developer plans tech space for former Globe site in Dorchester

John Blanding/Globe staff/file
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The company that is buying the former Boston Globe headquarters said Friday it plans to turn the 16-acre Dorchester site into a light industrial and office complex.

Nordblom Development Co. filed a brief description of its plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, kicking off a review process that will likely last several months. The Burlington-based company has recently begun meeting with neighborhood groups in Savin Hill and Columbia Point, sharing its intent to convert most of the existing 723,000 square-foot building to tech- and life sciences-oriented commercial space, along with restaurants and perhaps a craft brewery.

Nordblom reached an agreement to purchase the site from the Globe in August. The company expects to close the deal by the end of the year. It has not disclosed the price it paid for the site, which had been the Globe’s home since the late 1950s. The Globe’s newsroom moved to downtown Boston in June; it built a new printing facility in Taunton.