With its labor intensive quarrying, the granite industry brought many immigrant workers to this area, many of who maintained a permanent presence long after the industry faded. The legacy of many service-related enterprises that catered to the needs of the quarry workers and the industry is still evident throughout the area.
Residential and commercial development has dominated in recent years. The first major office development built at Batterymarch Park features a four building Class A office park that attractively complements the physical aspects of the site and has magnificent views of the Boston skyline. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-95 and I-93, the park allows tenants ready access to the areas highway system and is near major shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.
Proximity to the highway and public transportation as well as attractive, available space led to the Crown Colony Development. A well-planned mixed-use development of 175 acres created in a pleasing park-like atmosphere, this complex features a condominiums, two million square feet of office space in more than 13 buildings and the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel.
Through a partnership with the City of Quincy, the Quarry Hills Project used excavated material from Boston’s Big Dig to recently transform three adjoined landfills into a major recreational complex. Consisting of a world-class premier golf course known as Quarry Hills, baseball and soccer fields, the facility serves both the residents of the City and visitors.
There are many business opportunities in this area. Local business districts support the growing residential population. Office and light industrial development flourishes. From home improvement to construction, plumbing and heating companies, printers, banks and medical, mortgage and financial services, the area is a strong base for business.
Business District Community Police Contacts
The Community Police Department encourages you to contact the Patrol Officer representing your business are if you have a need, concern or idea to make the business district a safer environment for you and your customers.
Main Officer Number: 617-770-4993
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (617) 770-4993
Officer Jim Silcox (339) 237-1575
The Business District Partnership Chairs for the South/West Business District Partnership are:
Patriot Plumbing & Heating
Commonwealth Building Inc.
Wood Commercial Painting & Wall Covering