Wexford and the Aloft Hotel
Wexford Science & Technology, LLC are in Phase 1 of proposing a $158 million commercial development project. Phase 1 of the project includes two ground-up construction buildings: a 191,000 SF Innovation Center office building and the Starwood Brand Aloft Hotel, an approximately 170-room hotel with ground floor retail that will be adjacent to the office and research building. The Innovation Center is anchored by Brown’s School of Professional Studies, which will occupy about 50,000 SF, and the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), which will feature approximately 66,000 SF of office space. CIC will also operate an on-site café and District Hall, along with a two-story public meeting space, which will facilitate gathering and collaboration among local entrepreneurs. Together, the anchor tenants- CIC and Brown University- will foster innovation that will act as a catalyst for research and development startups across the Innovation and Design District. Phase 1 of the project is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2017.