The new facility [artist's rendering shown above] would allow commuters to move “seamlessly” from the 220 bus route and the commuter boat in Hingham to Rowes Wharf in Boston, says the MBTA’s web site. It would also include offices for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Harbor Island Cruises, and the Hingham Harbormaster.
The design for the 12,767 square foot, two-story facility is about 60 percent complete and was done by STV Inc. of Boston, said Lydia Rivera, a spokesperson for the MBTA.
“The conceptual design is there ... they’re just filling in the details,” Rivera said.
The design, which Rivera said has cost approximately $800,000 so far, is expected to be completed in May. Rivera said the project’s construction costs and timeline will not be known until the design is put out to bid this spring.
“In May, they’d have more of a sense of how long it’s going to take,” Rivera said.
The facility, at 45 Shipyard Drive, would be located to the west of the current building and would replace the “outdated” offices and ticket sales facilities in the existing MBTA facility at Hingham Shipyard, according to the MBTA’s web site for the project.
A sheltered area where people can wait for the ferry is part of the design, Rivera said.