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Dec 03, 2019
Newton City Council Approves Northland's Mixed-Use Project
Last night the Newton City Council approved the 14 building mixed-use project Northland has planned for the 22+ acre site on Needham and Oak Streets. The project will include a total of 800 housing units (140 of which will be affordable), 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans also call for 10 acres of open space including 8 new parks plus a mobility hub that will offer free electric shuttle service to the Newton Highlands MBTA Station.
Nov 21, 2019
Building Permit Issued for 7INK by Ollie
With the site clear, a building permit valued at $52M has been issued for 217 Albany Street, the 7INK by Ollie project. The upcoming 14-story building, the final piece of the INK Block, will feature 180 units of co-living. The building will also provide a full range of services, unique community engagements and extraordinary shared amenity spaces.
Nov 15, 2019
Site Clear for 7Ink by Ollie in the South End
Demo has wrapped up and the site is now clear for 7Ink by Ollie. Located along Albany Street in the South End, 7Ink will offer 180 co-living units, all fully furnished and complete with cleaning service and other hotel-style amenities. The building will also provide a full suite of amenities plus unique opportunities for community engagement.
Nov 12, 2019
Window and Facade Install Underway for The Beat
Windows are going in, and new sections of the brick facade are taking shape at The Beat in Dorchester. The redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters will feature 695,000-square-feet of creative office, lab, and retail space. Amenities on-site will include a fitness center, roof deck, mini-basketball court, and a golf simulator. The project will also include a 100-seat restaurant and craft microbrewery.
As part of the renovation, Eversource is working with the development team at Nordblom to support the installation of energy-efficient infrastructure. High-efficiency rooftop air conditioning units will be used to condition and ventilate the building, and an LED lighting scheme will provide superior lighting quality while consuming minimal energy. The Beat will also include one of Eversource’s largest EV projects, featuring more than 40 spaces equipped with ports for charging electric vehicles. Construction is expected to wrap up this coming spring.
Nov 05, 2019
Permit Pulled for Demo at 212 Stuart Street
A permit has been pulled to demolish the single bay service garage that sits on the site at 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village. This demo will make way for the approved 19 story tower to feature 131 residential rental apartments and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms with resident amenities to include a landscaped rooftop deck.
Sep 27, 2019
Demo Underway at 7Ink by Ollie Site
Demo of the existing 2 story structure that sat on the final Ink Block development site has kicked off. The site is the future home of 7Ink by Ollie, Boston's first major co-living project that will offer units ranging in size from studios through 4 bedrooms. The upcoming 14-story tower will feature 180 units along with ample community space offering an array of social programming and services. Construction is expected to last around 20 months and be completed in 2021.
Sep 23, 2019
HCP, Inc. Acquires Alewife Research Center for $332.5 Million
HCP, Inc. has acquired the Alewife Research Center in Cambridge from The Davis Companies for $332.5 million.
The property features a 223,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building located across from the Alewife MBTA Red Line station. Alewife Research Center features flexible research and development office space with amenities including a two-story lobby, a fitness center, conference/meeting areas, and an employee lounge.
Sep 13, 2019
247 Unit Project Approved in Hyde Park
The two-building project proposed at 36-40 Sprague Street in Hyde Park's Readville has been approved by the BPDA. The project will include 247 total rental units, 32 of which will be designated affordable along with a two-story pavilion intended to house and promote work-share activities for the residents. Other resident amenities will include a fitness and gym space, a coffee shop, and a dog run.
Aug 27, 2019
After Extensive Demo, The Beat Beginning to Show Signs of It's New Look
As construction continues on the revamp of The Beat, leasing efforts are also ramping up with new signage on the project (as we are sure anyone driving on 93S has noticed). Hints of the finished product are also beginning to show with some windows in and new steelwork in place over what will be the main entrance to the nearly 700,000 square foot project. Tenants and the public will be welcomed to the building via the new multi-story atrium which will create a central gathering area and feature a food hall and collaborative meeting spaces. The atrium will also allow natural light to circulate throughout the building.
Jun 21, 2019
Construction Continues on The Beat in Dorchester
Construction continues on Nordblom's transformation of BEAT in Dorchester, set to include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space. The project will also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A new multi-use path will also be created around the site, restoring the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and integrating the site into the surrounding Dorchester community.
Apr 16, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for 20 CityPoint in Waltham
Construction is in the final stages for 20 CityPoint, a new six-story class A office building in Waltham. The project will include a total of 211,000 square feet of office space, 110,000 of which has already been leased to anchor tenant Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger. The engineering firm plans to move into the space in August.
As part of the project, a connector bridge is being built from the second floor of 20 CityPoint to the second floor of 10 CityPoint next door. This connector bridge will allow access to the amenities offered in the 10 CityPoint building which was completed in 2016.
Apr 12, 2019
NPC Approved for 7INK By Ollie
A notice of project change to adjust the unit mix within the upcoming co-living 7INK by Ollie has been approved by the BPDA. The change keeps the total number of units the same at 250 however by changing smaller studio units to 3 and 4 bedrooms the total bed count is not increased from 327 to 353. There is no change to building size.
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