First Units Expected to Open Mid-October at St. Gabriel's Monastery
The first building within the St. Gabriel's Monastery redevelopment in Brighton is nearly complete with first units expected to open in mid-October. Studio through 3 bedroom units range in price from around $2200 per month up to nearly $6500. The new homes include designer cabinets, quartz countertops, keyless entry, walk-in closets, and balconies. The 11+ acre hilltop site, offering great views of Boston, will feature a total of 555 apartments and 105 condos.
Avalon Saugus Expected to Welcome First Residents This Month
The first units at Avalon Saugus are nearly complete with first residents expected to move in this month. The redevelopment of the 14-acre former Hilltop Steakhouse site will include 280 luxury apartments in total, a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms. Units feature open plan, modern kitchens along with walk in closets and many offer den or loft space. Final phases of construction will continue through the fall with completion of the full project expected by the end of the year.
Allston Co-Living Project Under Review
A PNF has been filed for the co-living project proposed in Allston along Lincoln Street, Common Allbright. The plans call for a 6-story building to include 80 residential units, a mix of 10 traditional studio units, 8 three-bedroom co-living suites, and sixty-two 62 four-bedroom co-living suites. There will be a total of 282 bedrooms within the project. The development team of ARX Urban & Boylston Properties will partner with Common Living, Inc. one of the largest co-living management companies in the U.S., to oversee daily operations.
The project also includes a ground-level garage to feature around 30 parking spaces with the ability to add another 30 spaces with a mechanical parking solution. Common Allbright will designate 2 traditional studio units and 9 co-living suites containing 35 bedrooms to be income-restricted for individuals earning not more than 70% of the AMI.
Site Work Underway for Kendall East
With demo complete, site work is now underway for the upcoming mixed-use project Kendall East. The 211,000 square foot two-building development will include 136 residential units along with retail space and parking for 142 cars.. An expansive half-acre courtyard will connect the parcels along First, Hurley, and Charles Street providing green space for residents and the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Structure in Place for Car Dealership on Soldier's Field Road
The foundation and walls are finished for the upcoming Alfa Romeo and Maserati dealership in Brighton. A new single-story, approximately 27,000-square-foot building is being constructed on the 1.84-acre site to accommodate the dealership’s business. The remainder of the site would be used to provide 102 parking spaces.
Marine Wharf Hotel Refinanced for $105.63 Million
The hotel development at 660 Summer Street has been refinanced via Santander Bank for $105.63 million.
The upcoming 14-story, 320,000 square foot dual-branded hotel will include a 245-room Hampton Inn and a 166-room Homewood Suites, providing a total of 411 new Seaport District hotel rooms.
Approximately 19,300 square feet of amenities will be located at Marine Wharf Hotel including an exterior terrace, a fitness center, an indoor pool, meeting spaces, and a 500-seat restaurant. Approximately 3,500 square feet of retail will be located on the hotel's ground floor.
Steel Framing Almost Complete for Hilton Hotel in South Bay Center
Structural steel framing is nearly complete for the upcoming Hilton Hotel as part of the South Bay Town Center redevelopment. The 6-story hotel will feature 130 guest rooms and is expected to be complete sometime next year. The hotel is the final piece of the redevelopment of the 10-acre site which includes new retail/restaurant space along with The Andi apartment building, featuring 475 units, now leasing.
Steel Framing Nearly Complete for Marine Wharf Hotel
Steel framing is nearly complete for the upcoming dual-branded Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in the Seaport. The 411 room hotel will include 7,400 square feet of prime restaurant and retail space, a fitness center, a heated pool, a business center, an outdoor terrace and valet parking for around 75 cars. The hotel is located just steps from the Flynn Cruise Terminal.
Construction Continues for The Buckley in Framingham
Framing is wrapping up for 3rd and 4th buildings at The Buckley in Framingham as siding and window install begins on the first building. In total, The Buckley will feature 201 luxury units along with a standalone clubhouse and restaurant. Resident amenities on the 6.7-acre site include a pool, outdoor lounge, fitness center, and dog park.
Demo Permit Application Filed for 30 Penniman Road
The Boston Landmarks Commission has received an application to demolish the commercial building at 30 Penniman Road in Allston to make way for the approved condo project for the site. The new development will include 46 condos above a ground-level parking garage. The parking garage will utilize a mechanical parking system and have room for 42 vehicles. There will also be two artists’ loft live and workspaces on the ground level of 30 Penniman Road with direct access outside.
ICYMI Encore Boston Harbor is Now Open
In case you had skipped town for a weekend break or may be living under a rock, Encore Boston Harbor is now open. The massive, 3 million square foot project which officially broke ground in early August of 2016 welcomed large crowds on opening day June 23rd. Around 7,400 construction workers helped build the $2.6B project. The Encore features...
- 671 guest rooms ranging in size from 650 - 5800 square feet- 210,000 square foot of casino space including 3158 slot machines & 231 table games- 15 restaurants & 5 shops- 50,000 square feet of meeting space- 26,000 square foot spa- Public waterfront park with boat dock
Tocci Selected as Builder for Worcester Courthouse Redevelopment
Tocci Building Corporation has been named Construction Manager for the historic restoration of the former Worcester County Courthouse in Worcester, MA. Tocci is joining Trinity Financial and The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) to deliver this multi-family, residential, preservation, and adaptive reuse effort. The 202,000 square-foot building will be converted into 117 market-rate and affordable apartment units. The amenities will premier a museum dedicated to “American bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932), the world’s first African-American sports-superstar, who became known as “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown.” (Major Taylor Association, Inc.) Additionally, the historic courtrooms in both the majestic 1800s building and 1955 mid-century modern Annex will be restored to their previous grandeur and used for apartments and amenity space. The courthouse has been vacant since 2007 awaiting this transformation.
Cooperation between the City of Worcester and Trinity Financial has been impressive, as the City helped the development process with their abatement and building stabilization efforts. The construction team is excited about bringing an A+ work/live/play environment to this vibrant city with the support of local, minority and female labor. All in all, this project is a powerful example of Public-Private partnership.
This pivotal urban site is ideally nestled between Main Street, Highland St., Harvard St., Court St. and in close walking distance to Downtown Worcester and the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The historic restoration scope of work includes masonry restoration on the exterior façade as well as historic plaster restoration, millwork restoration, and window replication. The grounds surrounding the Courthouse will be restored and will feature tenant gathering spaces, green-life, trees, and re-imagined parking. The interior space will be transformed as three enormous courtyards (one is 74’ x 20’) spanning multiple floor levels, will bring natural light throughout the interior of the building and to adjacent apartments.
“It is an honor to work on a project of this scale, imagination and potential civic impact. The City has rightfully long-awaited the right team to take on the challenge of transforming a gorgeous and iconic building in the heart of their city. Trinity Financial, TAT, and Tocci is that right team. This promises to be another key piece in the on-going transformation of the City of Worcester. Tocci is proud to be a part of this effort.” -- Valentino Tocci