Forbes Crossing a ‘Gateway’ to Foxborough

By November 30, 2015 Engineering News


The 19-acre Foxfield Plaza property in Foxborough, MA is being redeveloped into Forbes Crossing — a mixed-use development at 369 Central Street. The site was acquired by Saletin Real Estate Group; with local and state land use permitting, surveying, and site engineering led by DiPrete.

“There is a lot of excitement among officials and community members about the Forbes Crossing proposal, and with good reason,” said Jeffrey Saletin, president of Saletin Real Estate Group. “Our proposal for a mixed-use site will bring activity into the area.”

The project site — on the Foxborough/ Mansfield line, not far from Gillette Stadium; the Xfinity Center; Cabot Business Park; Meditech and GE office buildings —will bring more business and youth to the area.

With a 139-room hotel and two restaurants in the plan, portions of the existing plaza must be demolished. Added will be three pad sites and more than 46,000 square feet of retail space. The back door of the center will be transformed into a visible entrance and the site’s main access point will discourage cut-through traffic. Other site enhancements will include replacing the current pavement and adding landscaping and improved water quality.

The Saletin Real Estate Group has teamed up with DiPrete Engineering to complete land surveying and site engineering.

“We’re really excited about this project and happy to be leading a strong team of consultants,” said Eric Prive, Project Manager at DiPrete.

DiPrete Engineering is leading the design team, which includes GZA GeoEnvironmental, Sage EnvironmentalPare Corporation, Studio 401 Architecture, and Natural Resource Services, through the permitting process. Engineering design and application packages were submitted to the Foxborough Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

In July, the Forbes Crossing proposal cleared an important hurdle, receiving approval from the Foxborough Zoning Board of Appeals. Before construction can begin, the project will need to receive approval from the town planning board and the conservation commission.