Development at Forbes Crossing, located on 19 acres on the Foxborough/Mansfield, Mass. line, is continuing at a steady pace and heading toward completion, as marked by the recent opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hotel. Saletin Real Estate Group, a commercial real estate developer throughout Southern New England, led the retail center’s redevelopment.
Forbes Crossing, formerly known as Foxfield Plaza, received a total facelift with select demolition of buildings and the addition of 46,500 square feet of new retail space that includes a bank pad, two restaurant pads, and the 139-room hotel. Recently, Starbucks, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Fit Factory opened their doors at the center.
Additional updates to original tenant space, including Edible Arrangements, Bangkok Café, Antonia’s Italian Cuisine and Foxboro Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, are already bringing more business and energy to the area. Located just one-quarter mile from I-95 on Foxborough Boulevard at Route 140, Forbes Crossing is convenient to its neighbors in Cabot and Foxborough Business Parks, as well as Gillette Stadium and Xfinity Center.
“We knew from the start that the location was superb and that with responsible redevelopment we could give the center a new vibrant life and be a great fit in the community,” said Jeffrey Saletin, President of Saletin Real Estate Group. “The brisk business tenants are reporting speaks for itself, as well as being nearly fully leased at this time. We look forward to the final phase.”
DiPrete Engineering led the project’s design team, which included GZA GeoEnvironmental, Sage Environmental, Pare Corporation, Studio 401 Architecture, and Natural Resource Services, through the permitting process.
“This has been a really exciting project to be a part of,” said Eric Prive, Senior Project Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “This redevelopment is going to bring a lot of activity and revenue to the area.”
Transformations at Forbes Crossing include the expanded main entrance from Foxborough Boulevard, where a new roundabout is scheduled for construction this year. The new design, which has been approved by Mass DOT and is publicly funded, is a significant safety improvement to the current intersection and will provide an aesthetically pleasing entrance to the development.
Other site enhancements include revised vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow, new pavement, landscaping, updated LED lighting, and improved stormwater quality.