Callahan is a full service construction company serving the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. They provide a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services, and execute large- and small-scale building projects for clients in multiple markets. With extensive experience, dedication to strong partnerships, and the ability to provide enhanced services that the competition can’t, Callahan consistently delivers solutions that exceed clients’ expectations. It’s why they’re known as one of the leading open shop firms in New England.
Callahan Inc. has been in the construction business for over twenty years. The company is actually a successor to a family business that goes back over sixty years. The company was founded on the principles of integrity, quality, service, customer satisfaction and outstanding project management. They take great pride in their ability to deliver fast track projects on schedule and within budget while maintaining a safe and orderly work environment. Callahan has gained an excellent reputation for their ability to resolve the most complex issues through their partnering approach to the construction process. As a testament to Callahan's success in this effort, they find that a majority of their work comes from repeat clients.
One Beachmont, a new luxury apartment complex in Revere welcomed its first residents last week. The 195 unit project features studio, 1, and 2 bedroom units along with a host of resident amenities including a pool with cabanas and a year-round roof deck. The building is situated just a few blocks from the beach with easy access to the MBTA. Rents are starting at $1810 for studios and go up to $3100 for 2 bed/2bath units.
Great Pond Residences in Randolph Refinanced for $50.188 Million
The Great Pond Residences in Randolph have been refinanced via KeyBank for $50.188 million.
The new-construction apartment community features 234 luxury, market-rate residences. Amenities at Great Pond Residences include an outdoor grilling area, an outdoor fire pit, a swimming pool and a single-story clubhouse featuring a great room, a conference center, a community room, a billiards room, a kitchen, and a fitness center. Residences at Great Pond Residences feature high-end appliances, in-unit laundry and luxurious finishes throughout.
Framing has reached full height for this new five-story mixed-use project Callahan Construction Managers is building in Kendall Square. 249 Third Street will feature 84 residential units along with just over 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Residents will have access to a fitness center, clubroom, private roof deck, and a landscaped courtyard.
Callahan is on track to complete the 91,682 square foot project in late August 2019.
Watertown Office Properties Acquired for $157.56 Million
Clarion Partners has acquired the LINX in Watertown and the adjacent property at 480 Arsenal Street for $157.56 million.
The Linx 185,000-square-foot Class A, LEED-certified creative office building now leasing located in Watertown steps from the upcoming Arsenal Yards mixed-use development. LINX Watertown features an open floor plan with high ceilings, extensive outdoor green space and regular shuttle service to Harvard Square.
480 Arsenal Street is located at 480 Arsenal Street in Watertown. The Class B Office building was completed in 2002 and features a total of 141,548 square feet. It sits on a 10.358-acre lot and is currently the headquarters for New England Sports Network (NESN).
Callahan Continues Construction on Jefferson at Malden Center
Callahan Construction Managers continues work on various stages of the revitalizing project, Jefferson at Malden Center. This transit-oriented development will include 320 apartments, 45,000 sf of office space, and over 22,500 sf of retail space. Part of the office space within Jefferson at Malden Center will be the new home of Malden City Hall.
The three buildings are currently undergoing exterior work and window and storefront installation. When complete they will be connected via a unique sky bridge. Residents of the complex will have access to 30,000 sf of indoor/outdoor amenity space. These amenities will include a fitness center, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, a life-size chess game and roof deck with skyline views.
Callahan expects to complete construction in Fall of 2019.
Callahan Construction Wrapping Up Interior Finishes on One Beachmont
Callahan Construction Managers is wrapping up interior finishes on the six-story, 195 unit project One Beachmont in Revere. Apartments will include studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms, ranging in size from 482 to 1,121 square feet. The luxurious units will feature walk-in closets, quartz countertops, and herringbone tile backsplashes. Residents will also enjoy a fitness center, yoga studio, conference room, and outdoor amenities that include a pool, grilling stations, and turf exercise area.
Callahan expects to complete construction in January 2019.
Criterion Development Partners have refinanced their property in Medford known as RE150 for $74.25 million via Northwestern Mutual.
RE150 is located across from 100 Rivers Edge Drive, the first residential building at Rivers Edge, which features 222 apartments and was completed in 2009. RE150 is located a short distance from the Wellington MBTA Orange Line station and Interstate 93, minutes from Downtown Boston and Cambridge. Apartments and retail space at RE150 are now available for lease.
Callahan Construction Managers Completes 70 Unit Senior Housing Community in Mashpee
Callahan has completed construction on Laurentide at Mashpee Commons. The all-new 70-unit senior housing community offers independent, assisted, and memory care accommodations. The two-story coastal inspired building features an array of resident amenities including a beauty salon, pub and lounge, theater room, and exercise room. Laurentide is conveniently located just steps from the Mashpee town center, offering residents easy access to local shopping and dining.
The project was designed by EGA Architects and developed and managed by The Northbridge Companies, one of New England's premier senior living providers.
Framing is ongoing along Revere Beach for the upcoming mixed-use project at 500 Ocean Avenue. The beachfront property will feature luxury residences and offer over 13,000 square feet of amenity space to include a roof deck with ocean views, bar/lounge, fitness center with outdoor yoga studio, and lap pool.
The site, adjacent to the Blue Line MBTA Station, is part of the master-planned Waterfront Square district, which will also include hotel and retail programming.
Callahan Construction Managers is working to complete exterior finishes on this 77-unit luxury building in the Hingham Shipyard. The waterfront project, designed by Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Inc, will feature one and two bedroom residences ranging from 800 to 1900 square feet. Residents of Brio will have access to concierge service, a waterfront courtyard, along with ample garage and outdoor parking. The four-story, 160,000 square-foot project is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.
Brio Hingham is located in the heart of the Hingham Shipyard
Residences at Brio will feature amazing water views.
Callahan Construction Completes Relocation of BU Clinical Psychology
Callahan Construction Managers has completed the relocation of Boston University's Clinical Psychology program. The new 30,000 sf space at 900 Commonwealth Avenue, was designed by Wilson Architects and will streamline the patient experience and improve upon research collaboration. The project that includes clinical, research and office space features nature-inspired materials and colors for a calming aesthetic. Callahan's work on the project allowed Boston University to consolidate four floors of activity into one single level in the heart of BU's West Campus.
Callahan Construction Nears Completion on Elevation Apartments in Quincy
Callahan Construction Managers is wrapping up construction on Quincy's newest luxury apartment complex, Elevation at Crown Colony. This gated community features 492 units spread over six residential buildings with a large rustic resident clubhouse at the center of the property. The project was designed by Sheskey Architects.
The premiere units range in size from studio to two bedrooms and most feature large private balconies. The resident clubhouse includes the management office, fitness center, lounge, and event space. There is also a heated salt water pool, tennis court, and ample parking on-site for residents.
Currently five of the six buildings are complete with the final stage of the project to be wrapped up later this month.
Pictured Above: One of the six residential buildings within the community.
Pictured Above: The Resident Clubhouse (left) and one of the residential buildings surrounded by lush landscaped grounds.
Pictured Above: The Resident Clubhouse at the center of the community.
Pictured Above: The Interior of the resident clubhouse.
Framing is well underway and the sky bridge to connect the complex is now in place at Jefferson at Malden Center. The development includes 3 buildings to feature 320 apartments along with 30,000 square-feet of common/amenity space. Residents will have access to a fitness center, conference space, outdoor pool, and roof deck with Boston views. The project also includes 22,500 square-feet of ground-floor retail and a 45,000-square-foot office space that will serve as Malden's new City Hall.
Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2019.
Callahan Construction Managers was recently awarded a Gold Level Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) Award. This marks the 11th year the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of MA have recognized Callahan Construction for their commitment to safety in the workplace.
S.T.E.P., established in 1969, is a national program developed by contractors that provides safety benchmarking and improvement tools for both large and small companies. Award recipients are assessed through a combination of factors including incident rates, lost time, and OSHA recordables. Callahan’s safe job site practices across the Northeast have placed them once again in this distinguished group.
Callahan Construction Managers Begins Work on The Residence at Penniman Hill
Callahan Construction Managers has started work on The Residence at Penniman Hill, a new senior living community coming to Hingham. This LCB Senior community will offer both assisted living and memory care facilities spread over the three-story, almost 90,000 square foot facility. The state-of-the-art building will feature 90 apartments along with a fitness center.
Throughout the months of June and July the Callahan Construction Site Division completed demolition of existing structures, including the old Penniman Hill Farm, on the 5.3 acre site. The team then removed debris and the additional underground obstructions that were uncovered. They have now started excavation for the footprint of the building. Callahan expects construction to be complete in late 2019.
Callahan Construction Managers & Claremont Companies Break Ground on Hilton Garden Inn
Callahan Construction Managers & Claremont Companies broke ground last month on the Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston. The upcoming 175 room hotel is ideally located near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. Amenities are set to include a fitness center, pool, restaurant, and business lounge. The project designed by Cambridge Seven Associates is set to open in spring 2020.
Callahan Continues Foundation Work at 249 Third Street
Callahan Construction Managers continues foundation and site work at 249 Third Street in Cambridge. Block 1 and Block 2 foundation walls are now complete and 50 % of the Level 1 concrete slab is complete. The upcoming mixed-use building, located in Kendall Square, is being developed by Equity Residential and designed by ICON Architecture. When complete the building will feature 84 apartments and a ground floor retail space. Residents will have access to a private roof deck, landscaped courtyard, and ample on-site bicycle parking.
Construction Continues at The Village at Barnstable
Callahan Construction Managers advances exterior work on the first phase of The Village at Barnstable, an all-new senior housing community, developed by Greystar and designed by The Architectural Team, located on Cape Cod. During the month of June, Callahan continued work on wood framing, roof installation; exterior element installation, and began gas line installation.
This first phase of the project will include 225 independent style residences in a four-story building. All residents will have access to a clubhouse, pool, and underground parking. The articulated façade will include balconies at each unit.
For the second phase of the project, Callahan will be completing two smaller buildings set to specialize in assisted living. Upon completion, The Village at Barnstable is set to include 340 total units.
Callahan Construction Managers has completed construction on Phase II of AVA North Point in Cambridge. The 265 total unit luxury buildings (2), developed by AvalonBay Communities, features a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom residences. Resident amenities include a 24hr fitness center, gaming lounge, pool, elevated courtyard, pet spa, and a bike workshop with a unique DIY space.
The distinct apartments exterior was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architects Inc. with CUBE 3 Studio designing the interior units. Most feature sliding barn doors, gear walls, utility charging stations, and chalkboard walls. In addition, the apartments include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, in-unit laundry, and are designed for LEED Silver sustainability.
Callahan's work on the six-story, wood framed building also includes 3,000 square-feet of retail space on the ground floor and three levels of underground parking. AVA North Point is ideally situated less than a 5 minute walk from the Lechmere MBTA station and just one mile from Boston.
Callahan completes 20-story Montaje luxury apartment tower at Assembly Row in Somerville
Callahan Construction Managers has completed Montaje for Federal Realty Investment Trust. The 768,000-square-foot luxury apartment and retail development, located at the heart of Assembly Row in Somerville, features a landmark 20-story, 236-foot-tall tower and a 77-foot-tall, six-story, wood framed building. Designed by Stantec, Montaje features 447 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences that are outfitted with luxurious finishes, including quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
At Montaje’s summit is a top-floor Sky Lounge featuring striking views of Boston and the nearby Mystic River. The Sky Lounge includes an outdoor roof deck, a chef’s kitchen, a dining area and a media/living room. A second, lower level courtyard features grilling stations, a bocce court and an outdoor fireplace. Additional Montaje amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center with a yoga studio, artist space, a resident lounge featuring a billiards table and a meeting room. A seven-story precast parking garage with space for 650 cars has also been constructed on site.
On Montaje’s ground floor is 40,000 square feet of retail, home to multiple shops, restaurants and bars including MidiCi Pizza, Ann Taylor Factory Shop, Yankee Candle, Fragrance Outlet, Columbia Sportswear Company, Mass General Hospital and American Fresh Brewhouse. Montaje is located next to the Assembly MBTA Orange Line station and minutes from Interstate 93, offering a short commute to Downtown Boston and Cambridge by transit or car.
Construction Continues at Woburn Hotel Development
June saw steady progress on masonry and slab work on the first and fourth floors at the upcoming Woburn Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn. The project, part of the highly anticipated Woburn Landing, continues with masonry emu ongoing with plank and stairs. On the first floor, slab on grade is being prepped and to be poured while the under slab SSV system is 90% complete. The first floor interior layout is underway with exterior wall stud and sheathing also beginning. Vertical MEP layout and shafts underway as the fourth floor pre-cast concrete plank is also being set.
When complete, the dual-branded property will feature 235 guest rooms. The Homewood Suites will include 103 fully equipped suites with kitchens for long-term guests, along with separate living and sleeping areas.
The Hampton Inn will have 132 guest rooms, offering the latest upgrades for value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. The hotel will share some amenities including an indoor pool, exercise room and 602 square-feet of meeting space.
Site Work Underway at Hingham's Broadstone Development
The month of May saw steady progress in site work and foundation placement. Bulksoil export and Zone 1 footing excavation were ongoing, while the installation of infiltration system #4 was completed. Approximately 40% of the exterior footings, 14% of the foundation walls and 20% of the column footings for Building 2 were placed. ACM abatement activities were close to completion.
The project is an upcoming multi-family apartment development located in Hingham, MA. It will consist of two buildings, both with four stories of wood framing above one level of post-tensioned podium parking.
North Carolina-based, Concord Hospitality Enterprises has refinanced their hotel development in Woburn, MA for $35.64 million via Western Alliance Bank.
The Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn is a major part of the much anticipated, $55 million Woburn Landing project. The development will feature new restaurants and businesses, all conveniently accessible from the city’s public transportation system. It is expected to create approximately 200 new jobs and bring $1 million in annual tax revenue to the city
Callahan Continues Work on Cooper Street Apartments
Located on a four-acre lot situated between Cooper and Elm Streets and abutting the Charles River, Callahan Construction Management is constructing the Waltham-based Cooper Street Apartments. The building is a 397,927 square-foot, Type 3A, five-story wood frame structure with 264 units, offering residents a fitness center, lounge, and an outdoor swimming pool. There are 68 walk-out balconies and 53 Juliet balconies with glass sliding doors. The facade of the building will be comprised of multiple materials including fiber cement siding, brick, metal panels, aluminum storefront as well as vinyl & aluminum windows. The Cooper Street Apartments construction is scheduled to last nineteen months, with final completion and turnover planned for December 31st, 2019.
The project is divided into two Phases: Phase 1 consists of the turnover of the garage, the Amenity area and 139 units in roughly nineteen months. The amenity area and model unit are turned over 7 weeks prior to the rest of Phase 1. Phase 2 represents substantial completion of the remaining 138 units and the landscaping and River Walk area.
Callahan Construction Managers, teaming together with the Architectural Team, is building the Wingate Residences at Haverhill, consisting of a 3-story assisted living and memory care facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The ground and 1st floors are comprised of common space, seating and dining spaces, and a commercial kitchen. The second floor consists of the living area, primarily residential units. The facility is intended to serve two types of residents, limited and minimal supervision patients. With musical performances, art classes, yoga and guest lectures, the Wingate Residences have both high-quality living spaces and amenities.
Construction is ongoing: roofing is nearing completion with only roof pavers and standing seam remaining. All windows have been installed with siding and trim ongoing. In the interior, insulation is ongoing, while drywall began last week.
Construction Continues on Transformative Jefferson at Malden Center Development
Boston-based builder Callahan Construction Managers, joining forces with CBT Architects and Jefferson Apartment Group, are building a massive mixed-use development that will transform Malden Center, replacing the city's former government center with three new buildings oriented about a walkable, 21st-century streetscape.
Jefferson at Malden Center will feature 320 market-rate apartment residences, more than 22,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 45,000-square-foot office space that will serve as Malden's new City Hall. The future complex will reconnect Pleasant Street to Commercial and Florence Streets for the first time since the former City Hall's construction in the early 1970s, helping restore Malden Center's walkability, creating new public parking and improving access to the train station.
Current construction is ongoing on all three buildings comprising the complex. In the North building, roof truss installation is complete, as is 1st-floor fireproofing installations. Interior and exterior pre-sheetrock wall installation is ongoing, as well as plumbing, electrical and mechanical installations. Additional construction includes exterior sheathing waterproofing installation and sixth-floor wall panels. In the South building, floor truss installation is wrapping up with floor wall panels installation to follow. Slab on deck placements are currently ongoing for levels. Underground plumbing and electrical backfill will be complete this week. In the Northeast Building, structural steel installation is ongoing and should be completed in mid-May. Level 1 slab on deck placement occurred the first week of May.
Despite having zero signed tenants, POST at 200 Smith St in Waltham is now open. The new 395,000 square foot state-of-the-art office building was the result of the renovation of a historic postal service distribution center into new open-floor-plan office space with authentic exposed ceiling beams and other original features. POST has state of the art configurable open spaces including a lounge and a cafe.
“We have a lot of demand, so we’re feeling pretty good,” JLL Managing Director Matt Daniels said. “As someone who runs the suburban and Cambridge leasing program, a lot of the activity we’re getting is from companies in the city.”
Gate Residential Mortgages 500 Ocean Ave Development
Boston based, Gate Residential, has mortgaged the property at 500 Ocean Ave in Revere for $65 million. The group has received the funds for the beachfront development from PNC Bank.
The current project at 500 Ocean Ave is a mixed-use development that consists of an apartment building with shared amenities and retail on a 2.4-acre parcel. The parcel is part of the master-planned Waterfront Square district, which will also include hotel and retail programming.
Callahan Inc. has been selected as the General Contractor for 500 Ocean Ave - Waterfront Square Project, a new apartment development located in Revere, MA.
When completed in the winter of 2020 the project will consist of one apartment building, seven stories tall, inclusive of two courtyards, a lap style pool and (2) retail areas. There will be 305 residential units.
The amenities are located throughout the building on the first and third levels. The first level houses a reception area, cardio room, strength training room, on demand room, dog wash, package room and (3) offices. The third level includes an extensive lounge with an outdoor deck along with a pool and lounge area.
The unit mix consists of lofts and studios along with one, two, and three bedroom apartments ranging in size from 441 square feet to 1,430 square feet. There are two levels of parking under podium including 203 spaces on the lower level, 206 spaces on the upper and electric car charging stations.
Underground Site Utilities are in progress and are currently 25% complete.
1 Beachmont's 6-story exterior facade is nearing completion, located minutes from Boston on the Revere Beach Parkway. Metal exterior finish panels have been fully installed, in addition to windows, which are nearing completion along the building’s exterior.
Slated to open winter 2019, the development will feature 195 luxury apartment residences steps from Revere Beach and the MBTA Blue Line. Residences at 1 Beachmont will include studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, ranging in size from 482 to 1,121 square feet.
Finishing touches underway at AVA North Point luxury apartments in East Cambridge, built by Callahan Construction Managers
The exterior facade of AVA North Point, a new six-story, wood framed, 265-unit luxury apartment community, has been completed. The complex, developed by AvalonBay Communities and built by Callahan Construction Managers, is set to open this summer. In addition to the façade completion, finishes are currently being installed within apartments that include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hard surface flooring and in-unit washers and dryers. Common spaces, including lounges, a fitness center, landscaped elevated courtyards and a swimming pool are also being fit out.
AVA North Point will feature studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, efficiently designed to LEED Silver sustainability specifications. The community will also include a 3,000-square-foot ground-floor retail space and three levels of underground parking. AVA North Point is located steps from the Lechmere MBTA Green Line station, Kendall Square and the 45-acre, 4.5-million-square-foot Cambridge Crossing development, soon to be home to the North American headquarters of global healthcare technology leader Philips. The following is a photograph of AVA North Point:
Callahan beginning vertical construction at Brio condominiums on Hingham waterfront
With foundation work complete, Callahan Construction Managers is beginning vertical construction at Brio, a five-story, 157,000 square-foot, 77-unit luxury condominium building located in the Hingham Shipyard. The complex will feature a four-story wood frame above a structural steel and concrete podium.
Following completion of structural construction, Callahan will begin installation of amenities that include an elevated residents-only waterfront courtyard with a fire pit and grill stations, bicycle and kayak storage, dog run and pet washing station and a roof deck with sweeping waterfront views. Brio residences will range from 750 to 2,100 square-feet in size. In addition, a total of 160 indoor and outdoor parking spaces will be located on-site. Brio is located steps from multiple restaurants and shops, as well as MBTA ferry service to Boston.
First buildings open at Quincy’s Elevation Apartments, built by Callahan Construction Managers
The first two buildings at the 492-unit Elevation Apartments have opened to residents. The new luxury apartment development, developed by The John Flatley Company and built by Callahan Construction Managers, is located in Quincy just off of Interstate 93 and Route 3. The final four buildings are in stages ranging from interior and exterior finishing to structural wood framings. Full completion of Elevation Quincy is expected by Summer 2018.
Elevation Quincy features one- and two-bedroom residences, with amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center featuring a yoga area, pond, central park area and garage parking. The development is a short drive or train ride to Boston. The following is an aerial photograph of Elevation Quincy:
Callahan completes Meriel Marina Bay luxury apartments on Quincy waterfront
Callahan Construction Managers has completed Meriel Marina Bay, a 352-unit luxury apartment community located on the Quincy waterfront overlooking Boston Harbor. Meriel Marina Bay, developed by Hines, features studio to three-bedroom apartments available for immediate lease, and also includes a new extension of the Marina Bay public waterfront with 20,000 square feet of retail space.
Residences at Meriel Marina Bay feature open layouts and luxurious finishes such as oversized windows, wide plank flooring and kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, center islands with breakfast bars, quartz countertops and European-style soft-close cabinets. Many apartments are equipped with oversized balconies or private patios. Resident amenities at Meriel Marina Bay include four elevated courtyards featuring fire pits, barbeque grills, wet bars and deck swings, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a club room with lounge seating, a catering kitchen and a fitness center.
Sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline are visible throughout Meriel Marina Bay. Both of the developments’ buildings structural frames include five stories of wood above a base two-level steel podium that contains a total of 500 garage parking spaces, in addition to indoor storage for bikes, paddle boards and kayaks. Meriel Marina Bay is conveniently located near Downtown Boston and Interstate 93. The community is also adjacent to Squantum Point Park, which features a two-mile Riverwalk trail and beaches. The following is a photograph of Meriel Marina Bay:
Addgene leases space at LINX Watertown, building now over 50%-leased
The recently completed 185,000-square-foot LINX Watertown Class A office building has landed its' third life sciences tenant with Addgene's lease of 39,333 square feet, bringing the building to 56%-leased. Addgene, a locally-based nonprofit repository created to help scientists share information, joins C4 Therapeutics and Macrolide Pharmaceuticals at LINX and is the second life sciences company to relocate to LINX from Cambridge, C4 being the first, and the latest step in Watertown's emergence as a life sciences destination. LINX developer Boylston Properties is currently constructing Arsenal Yards, a $400 million mixed-use development located steps from LINX that will open in spring 2019 and feature 100,000 additional square feet of office space, as well as 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences and a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel.
Callahan Construction Managers has completed two new senior living communities, The Residence at Melrose Station located in Melrose and The Residence at Vinnin Square located in Swampscott. Both were developed by LCB Senior Living, with a combined 174 apartments. The communities mark Callahan’s second and third projects with LCB, following Callahan’s successful completion of the 84-unit Residence at Valley Farm in Ashland. All three communities feature Independent and Assisted Living accommodations, along with LCB’s renowned Reflections Memory Care services, tailored for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments
Both the 90-unit Residence at Melrose Station and 84-unit Residence at Vinnin Square are built with structural steel. The buildings range from three to five stories in height, respectively. Each building features both memory care and assisted living units, with amenities including a commercial kitchen, a dining room, activity rooms, outdoor terraces and landscaped grounds. Both communities are located convenient to public transportation.
Financing secured for new-construction Hilton hotel in Woburn
A new 235-key Hilton hotel in Woburn located next to the intersection of Interstates 93 and 95 is expected to break ground this month after securing $53 million in equity financing. Colliers International worked on behalf of site owner Madison Properties and hotel developer Concord Hospitality Enterprises to secure the financing through Whitman Peterson LLC. The hotel, which is scheduled to open 2018, will be located in a retail and entertainment dominated area minutes from Downtown Boston. The hotel will be a dual branded Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites, and will feature three retail pad sites including Red Robin and Chick-Fil-A.
W. L. French begins site work at 249 Third Street, upcoming 84-unit apartment building in Kendall Square
W. L. French Excavating Corporation has begun soil remediation at 249 Third Street in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, the future site of an 84-unit apartment building. W. L. French’s scope of work at 249 Third Street includes an extensive health and safety plan that requires workers to wear Level C personal protective equipment (PPE), installation of steel sheet piles for support of excavation (SOE), drilled deep wells for construction dewatering, extensive groundwater treatment and, ultimately, excavation and disposal of 6,000 tons of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) waste and 15,000 tons of Non-TSCA waste. W. L. French will continue work at 249 Third Street into the 1st quarter of 2018. Upon completion, 249 Third Street will feature 84 apartment residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms and 1,540 square feet of ground-floor retail located in the heart of Kendall Square, the United States’ hottest life sciences market, steps from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The following are photographs of 249 Third Street:
Callahan completes new-construction RE150 apartments along Mystic River in Medford
Callahan Construction Managers has completed RE150, a 282-unit new-construction luxury apartment complex along the Mystic River in Medford, the latest residential building at the 30-acre Rivers Edge mixed-use development. Located at 150 Rivers Edge Drive, RE150 features desirable amenities including a clubhouse, a fitness center, a swimming pool and outdoor entertainment areas such as two private courtyards and green space overlooking the Mystic River. On RE150’s ground floor is 18,200 square feet of retail and restaurant space, which could soon be home to a full-service bar/restaurant and specialty/convenience retailers, as well as vehicle parking.
RE150 features two five-story buildings constructed with four-stories of wood framing above one-story steel podiums. The buildings are wrapped around an above-grade precast concrete parking garage, with a total of 1,042 parking spaces.
RE150 is located across from 100 Rivers Edge Drive, the first residential building at Rivers Edge, which features 222 apartments and was completed in 2009. RE150 is located a short distance from the Wellington MBTA Orange Line station and Interstate 93, minutes from Downtown Boston and Cambridge. Apartments and retail space at RE150 are now available for lease. The following are photographs of RE150:
Callahan completes construction of relocated Cambridge College campus in Charlestown
Callahan Construction Managers has completed a 108,000-square-foot state-of-the-art tenant fit-out project for Cambridge College’s newly relocated, unified campus in Charlestown’s Hood Park. The newly built campus features classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, offices, administrative areas, studies, lounges and ancillary support spaces, all equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual, communications and teaching technologies.
The state-of-the-art facility is built to best serve Cambridge College’s 5,000 students, who were previously scattered between multiple buildings blocks away from each other. The new campus’ unified format will be a boon for Cambridge College’s base of adult learners, many of whom are juggling multiple responsibilities including family care, careers and the needs of life. “In exploring options for our graduate programs, which have always been in multiple locations, it became clear that we had a unique opportunity to think strategically about our physical presence,” said Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College, in a prepared statement. “A single campus model will more effectively meet the needs of our current and prospective students.” Cambridge College’s new location just steps from the Sullivan Square MBTA Orange Line station and minutes from Interstate 93 will facilitate easy access for students, who come from across the Boston area.
Macrolide Pharmaceuticals leases space at new LINX Watertown office building
Macrolide Pharmaceuticals has leased over 18,000 square feet at the new 185,000-square-foot LINX Watertown creative office and lab building, which opened last Summer. Macrolide’s lease follows C4 Therapeutics’ lease of over 45,000 square feet at the building in July. Macrolide is a developer of preclinical antibiotic compounds that fight some of today’s most dangerous bacterial threats.
Macrolide’s move to LINX epitomizes Watertown’s emergence as a life science hub and credible alternative to traditional locations such as Kendall Square. “LINX, with its' proximity to Boston and Cambridge, continues to attract top-notch life science companies...[who] appreciate that this property is in a walkable, urban neighborhood with new housing, restaurants, retail and hotels," said Bill McQuillan, President of LINX developer Boylston Properties, in a prepared statement. Boylston Properties is also constructing Arsenal Yards, a transformative mixed-use development located steps from LINX, which will feature 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space.
Developers begin rebuilding fire-ravaged Waltham apartment development
Developers Daiwa House and Lincoln Property Company have begun rebuilding The Edison on the Charles, a 264-unit apartment development in Downtown Waltham that was destroyed by a fire in July. Cleanup of the site and demolition of fire-destroyed structures will begin the week of September 17th, after which construction of five new buildings will begin. "We’ve received our insurance proceeds, and we’re going to proceed and rebuild exactly the same project, in the same location, with all the benefits that the City of Waltham is going to attain from this development,” said John Noone, Lincoln Property Company's Northeast Region Executive Vice President, in an interview with Wicked Local Waltham. Officials have determined that the 10-alarm blaze that destroyed The Edison on the Charles, which was fully framed and nearing completion, was set by an arsonist; property damages are estimated at $110 million.
Ribbon cut on newly completed Meriel Marina Bay luxury apartments, and Marina Bay boardwalk expansion, on Quincy waterfront
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday, August 12th for the newly completed Meriel Marina Bay luxury apartments on the Quincy waterfront, and the associated expansion of the Marina Bay boardwalk. The boardwalk’s size has been nearly doubled as part of Meriel Marina Bay’s development, creating new publicly-accessibly waterfront space and retail. Meriel Marina Bay features two five-story buildings featuring 352 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, with resident amenities including a fitness center, three elevated courtyards, a swimming pool and on-site garage parking. Breathtaking views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline are visible throughout Meriel Marina Bay. Over 25% of apartments at Meriel Marina Bay are leased following the launch of leasing last Spring; apartments are now available for lease.
Meriel Marina Bay is the latest addition to Quincy’s thriving Marina Bay neighborhood, located a short drive, transit trip or boat ride to Downtown Boston. “The expansion of the Marina Bay boardwalk is a truly meaningful milestone in our work to complete the Meriel Marina Bay community and further enhance the many wonderful aspects of this neighborhood,” said Hines Managing Director Michael Francis in a prepared statement. “The new boardwalk and new retail spaces will provide additional opportunities to complement the already thriving mix of retail offerings along the waterfront and provide both locals and visitors with added space to enjoy the unique benefits of this waterfront neighborhood.”
Meriel Marina Bay complements Quincy’s recent resurgence, with hundreds of thousands of square feet of new housing and commercial space currently under development and recently completed. “Our city has experienced an ongoing positive evolution across all neighborhoods over the last number of years with the steady addition of new businesses and residents proud to call Quincy home,” said Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch in a prepared statement. “Marina Bay has particularly continued to thrive as a destination where residents and visitors alike come to live, work and play, and I’m thrilled to see the continued growth of this community with the expansion of the boardwalk through the construction of Meriel Marina Bay.”
Brio, featuring 77 new waterfront condominiums, breaks ground in Hingham Shipyard
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday (July 19th) for Brio, a new waterfront luxury condominium building in Hingham Shipyard located steps from multiple restaurants and retail options, as well as direct ferry service to Downtown Boston. Brio will feature 77 one- and two-bedroom residences with stunning water views. Brio is developed by A.W. Perry and Boston Andes Capital (BAC); Callahan Construction Managers is building the project. “We are pleased to partner with Callahan in the construction of this vibrant waterfront property in a community known for a variety of options for entertainment, shopping and dining," said Bob Maloney, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Acquisitions for A.W. Perry, in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with A.W. Perry and BAC in delivering a high-end residential component to this thriving community,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “This project stands to revive a previously underutilized site and expand access to the waterfront.”
New 185,000-square-foot LINX Watertown creative office building lands first tenant with C4 Therapeutics’ lease of 45,559 square feet
Private biotechnology company C4 Therapeutics will relocate from Cambridge to the newly built 185,000-square-foot LINX Watertown creative office building, becoming LINX’s first tenant and leasing 45,559 square feet. With C4’s lease, LINX is now 25%-leased; Cushman & Wakefield represented developer Boylston Properties in the transaction, and JLL represented C4 Therapeutics. LINX is located in Watertown’s fast-transforming East End, which is undergoing a tremendous renaissance. Boylston Properties will soon start construction of Arsenal Yards, a transformative mixed-use development located steps from LINX which will feature 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space.
The East End of Watertown is quickly becoming a credible alternative to Kendall Square and other traditional technology and life science company locations. “C4 Therapeutics’ commitment to LINX is a validation of the East End of Watertown’s location for life science companies that are currently located in Cambridge,” stated Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director Duncan Gratton. “We have a lot of leasing momentum and are seeing an increasing number of Cambridge lab and technology companies touring LINX. We expect to be signing additional leases in the near future.” “The East End of Watertown is the ideal location for C4 Therapeutics,” said Boylston Properties’ President Bill McQuillan. “Not only does the proximity to Boston and Cambridge make the location attractive to technology and life science companies, but the location offers a walkable, urban neighborhood with new housing, retail, restaurants and two new hotels.”
C4 is expected to take occupancy of its’ new space in early 2018. The company is renowned for its’ development of breakthrough technologies that treat a number of diseases without the issue of drug resistance. “We are very excited about relocating to the LINX building and to calling Watertown our new home,” said C4 Therapeutics CEO Andy Phillips. “LINX is a spectacular work environment that offers us the ideal spot to grow as a company. We like the proximity to other biotechs and we are also thrilled to be part of the vision for growth and rejuvenation in and around Arsenal Yards.” LINX features numerous desirable amenities including an acre of outdoor green and recreation space and a high-ceilinged lobby area with a cafe and seating.
Construction complete at LINX Watertown, new creative office space now leasing
Construction is complete at LINX Watertown, a new 185,000-square-foot Class A creative office building located steps from Watertown's upcoming $400 million Arsenal Yards mixed-use development. Built by Callahan Construction, the LEED-certified LINX Watertown features an open floor plan with high ceilings, with amenities including extensive outdoor green space and a dramatic two-story atrium lobby. Office space at LINX Watertown is now available for lease. The building is the latest Watertown development from Boylston Properties, who recently cut the ribbon on the new 150-room Residence Inn Boston-Watertown and is now building Arsenal Yards, which will feature 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space. The following are photographs of LINX Watertown, courtesy Boylston Properties:
Work begins on transformative Malden Center mixed-use development
Demolition has begun to make way for Jefferson at Malden Center, a $120 million development that will replace former government buildings with three new mixed-use buildings and reconnect Malden Center through a pedestrian streetscape. Malden’s former city hall and police station, as well as the former First Church of Malden, are now being demolished, clearing 3.2 acres for Jefferson at Malden Center’s construction. The development will restore the connection of Pleasant Street, one of Malden’s main thoroughfares, to Commercial and Florence Streets and the Malden Center train station. Pleasant Street has been divided into two by City Hall and closed to through traffic since the early 1970s, when the building was built at Pleasant Street’s center facing the train station.
Demolition work will continue through this Summer, after which foundation work for Jefferson at Malden Center will begin. The development is expected to open by Fall 2019. Jefferson at Malden Center will feature 320 market-rate apartment residences, over 22,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 45,000-square-foot office space that will serve as Malden's new City Hall. The following are photographs of Jefferson at Malden Center:
TA Realty acquires newly-built, 180-unit Deco luxury apartments in Quincy for $68.5 million
Real estate investor TA Realty of Boston has acquired Deco, a 180-unit luxury apartment development completed in 2016 located across from the Quincy Adams MBTA Red Line station, for $68.5 million, or $380,556 per unit. Developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes acquired the 2.3-acre parcel on which Deco is built for nearly $10.4 million ($10,391,456), or $4,518,024 per acre, in May 2014 and paid around $36 million to develop the building. Lincoln Property Company will take over as Deco's property manager; Deco was previously managed by The Bozzuto Group.
Façade nears completion, interior construction underway at POST, new Class A Waltham office building
Installation of facade finishes at POST, an upcoming Class A office building built by Callahan Construction Managers, is well underway, with large sections of the building’s glass curtain wall installed and exterior finish panels in place over a number of fireproofing sections. A section of the existing building’s eastern wing has been demolished to create POST’s signature center 16,000 square foot outdoor courtyard; fit out of the courtyard area is now underway. Concrete hardscaping has been installed along POST’s perimeter, and new staircases between POST and the surrounding parking lot will soon be installed.
Inside POST, pouring of concrete to construct the building’s upper level and 44,000 square foot cast-in-place interior mezzanine is essentially complete. A new elevator core has been constructed to transport employees and visitors at POST up to the building’s newly created upper level. Large sections of POST’s interior are now just about ready for custom tenant fit out.
With completion scheduled for this summer and office space now leasing, POST will repurpose an open, high-ceilinged former postal service distribution center into Class A office, lab and research & development (R&D) space. The following are photographs of POST:
Wood superstructure framing underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two in Cambridge
Construction of wood superstructure framing is well underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two, a new mixed-use building located across from the Lechmere MBTA Green Line station, and will soon reach its’ full height of six stories. The first section of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s post tensioned concrete podium structure, which will house the building’s ground floor lobby and retail space and is serving as the wood framing’s base, is complete. Underneath Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two are three completed levels of below-grade parking. Upon completion, Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two will feature 285 apartment residences with approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two:
Interior and exterior finishing touches are well underway at Meriel Marina Bay, a waterfront luxury apartment community opening Phase 1 this Spring in Quincy. Callahan Construction Managers is building this mixed-use property in Quincy’s thriving Marina Bay neighborhood in partnership with client Hines. The construction team is installing luxurious features including stainless steel appliances, porcelain backsplash kitchen tiles, solid quartz countertops, Kronoswiss® hardwood flooring and plush bedroom carpeting in Meriel Marina Bay’s 352 apartments.
Windows have been fully installed across both of Meriel Marina Bay’s buildings, and exterior finish panel installation is just about complete. The construction team is also installing railings and finishes along communal elevated courtyards and apartments’ private balconies. Along Meriel Marina Bay’s ground floor, a public waterfront boardwalk is being constructed overlooking Boston Harbor. The property will also include approximately 20,000 square feet of retail space that will line the boardwalk. The following are photographs of Meriel Marina Bay:
Façade installation underway at POST, new Waltham office space now leasing
Weatherproofing is well underway along the façade of POST, an upcoming 395,000 square foot state-of-the-art office building in Waltham just off of Route 128 being built by Callahan Construction Managers. The façade is being enclosed with metal framing as well as air and vapor barriers. Brick finishes have also been installed in a number of locations, and installation of curtain wall glass is beginning.
Pouring of concrete to construct POST’s 44,000 square foot cast-in-place interior mezzanine is over halfway complete and will be finished by the end of this month. Along POST’s exterior, concrete is being poured to construct hardscaping. A 16,000 square foot outdoor courtyard is also being constructed in the middle of the building.
Opening this summer and now leasing, POST will renovate and restore a historic postal service distribution center, preserving the authentic exposed ceiling beams and other original features of the building while converting the building into new Class A office, lab and research & development (R&D) space. The following are photographs of POST:
Updated plans revealed for proposed Brookline Village hotel
Claremont Companies has revealed updated plans for the proposed hotel at 700 Brookline Avenue at the gateway to Brookline Village. Plans now call for an 11-story, 175-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn with a sweeping glass curtain wall designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. A restaurant and a ground-floor cafe with outdoor seating have also been added to the program. The latest plans and renderings for the 700 Brookline Avenue hotel are posted above.
Interior finishing of the LINX Watertown creative office building is nearing completion. Interior lighting and finish panels have been just about fully installed. The interior is now ready for installation of interior furnishing and LINX Watertown's distinctive artistic finishes. LINX Watertown is now leasing and ready for office tenant fit out. The following is a photograph of the nearly completed LINX Watertown atrium:
Montaje, Assembly Row’s next luxury apartment community, opening mid-2017
Montaje, 447 luxury residential apartments at Somerville’s Assembly Row, will begin leasing in Spring 2017 in anticipation of a mid-2017 opening. Formerly known as Block 6 at Assembly Row, Montaje’s 20-story tower topped off last month. Exterior and interior finishing are now underway at Montaje in anticipation of leasing.
Exterior finish installation underway at Waltham’s POST, new 128 office space opening Summer 2017
New hardscaping and brick exterior finishes are being installed at POST, a new 395,000 square foot state-of-the-art office building opening Summer 2017 in Waltham along Route 128. Finish installation systems are also being installed along the facade to install new wood finishes. Installation of floor-to-ceiling windows will soon follow. The following are photographs of POST:
A topping off ceremony was held Monday (November 14th, 2016) for Block 6 at Assembly Row, a 20-story development with 447 residential apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail opening in Early 2018 in Somerville’s rapidly growing Assembly Row neighborhood. Representatives of the Block 6 development and construction team gathered to sign the 20-story Block 6 tower’s final steel beam then lifted the beam and connected it to the tower’s top floor.
Block 6, along with neighboring Alloy, will bring increased vitality to Assembly Row. “We are honored to play a role in the advancement of one of the region’s most exciting new neighborhoods in collaboration with such valued partners,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Block 6 General Contractor Callahan Construction Managers. Both Block 6 and Alloy are developed by Federal Realty Investment Trust. Upon completion, Assembly Row will include over 600,000 square feet of retail, 1,800 residential units and 2.8 million square feet of office space. The following are photographs from the Block 6 topping off ceremony, courtesy the Block 6 team:
Meriel Marina Bay’s Building Two has reached six stories tall, the building’s full height. The frames of both buildings at Meriel Marina Bay are now being prepared for installation of exterior finishes. Windows have been installed along large sections of both buildings. Meriel Marina Bay will open in Spring 2017 and will feature 352 luxurious residential apartments overlooking Boston Harbor with sweeping views of the Boston skyline.
Geotechnical design/build contractor Helical Drilling prepared the Meriel Marina Bay construction site, which overlooks scenic waterfront Squantum Point Park, for development of the two new Meriel Marina Bay buildings. The existing urban fill on which the Park and its’ surroundings are built was deemed unsuitable for traditional foundation support methods such as over-excavate/replace and deep pile foundations. Accordingly, Helical Drilling installed several hundred Geopeir grouted rammed aggregate pier elements in the Meriel Marina Bay site’s soil. These elements extend 9 to 16 feet below grade and support the footings of Meriel Marina Bay. The following are photographs of Meriel Marina Bay, courtesy the development team on Twitter:
Exterior and interior finishing touches are being installed at LINX Watertown, a 185,000 square foot creative office building located in Watertown. LINX Watertown is leasing for a January 1st, 2017 opening and features an open floor plan with high ceilings, extensive outdoor green space and regular shuttle service to Harvard Square. The following are new photographs of LINX Watertown by Callahan Construction:
J. Derenzo Companies excavates Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two foundation
J. Derenzo Companies has excavated Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s three-level underground parking garage. Concrete is now being poured to construct the building’s foundation and the garage. The following is an Instagram photograph by Feldman Land Surveyors of the Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two construction site:
The 20-story tower at Block 6 at Assembly Row is about to top off. Concrete has been poured on many floors. Exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of the tower's steel structural frame. Moisture-resistant sheathing and fireproofing are being installed along the adjacent six-story wood-framed structure. A new pre-cast parking garage has been constructed at the project's rear. Block 6 is targeting a January 2018 opening and will contain 447 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Across from Block 6 is Alloy at Assembly Row, a mixed-use hotel, residential and retail building that is about to top off. The following are photographs of Block 6 at Assembly Row:
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Tweet by Girder-Slab with Aerial View. Alloy at Assembly Row is in foreground, Block 6 is in background -
Approved Kendall Square apartment plan revised to include additional amenities
The City of Cambridge's Planning Board will hold a hearing this Tuesday (September 6th, 2016) to review Equity Residential's proposal to add 14,484 additional square feet of basement level amenities and utilities to the approved 249 Third Street apartment project in Kendall Square. The basement level would contain a gym and bike parking in addition to utility spaces and
storage. Under the revised proposal, the height, building footprint and number of dwelling units at 249 Third Street would remain unchanged. 249 Third Street will feature 84 residential apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms and 1,540 square feet of ground-floor retail. 249 Third Street was approved for construction by the Planning Board in October 2015; construction has not yet commenced.
Meriel Marina Bay wood framing nearly complete, exterior finishing underway
The wood frame of Meriel Marina Bay's Building One, overlooking Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline, is complete. Windows and moisture-resistant sheathing are now being installed along Building One's exterior. Building Two's five-story frame is just about to top off; exterior finishing of Building Two will commence shortly afterwards. Opening Spring 2017, Meriel Marina Bay will feature 352 waterfront luxury rental residential apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms located on the Marina Bay boardwalk steps to beaches, ferry service to Downtown Boston and multiple waterfront dining and entertainment options. Visit MerielMarinaBay.com for apartment leasing information. As part of Meriel Marina Bay, the Marina Bay boardwalk will be extended along Boston Harbor; approximately 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail will be located at Meriel Marina Bay fronting the new boardwalk. The following are photographs of Meriel Marina Bay:
The following is a panoramic view of the Marina Bay boardwalk:
Excavation and foundation work underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
J. Derenzo Companies has nearly fully excavated the underground parking structure of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two, a six-story residential building located steps away from the Lechmere rapid transit station. A total of three levels of underground parking will be excavated. Sheet pile walls reinforced by horizontally-mounted large diameter round steel beams are being used to support the excavated garage. A reinforced concrete foundation is being poured vertically along the garage’s perimeter to support the building’s substructure. Approximately 285 residential rental apartments and 3,000 square feet of retail space will be constructed at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two. The following are photographs of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two:
DSF Group acquires 480 Main, new 195-unit Malden Square apartment building, for $73.75 million
This past Friday (July 29th, 2016), Waltham, MA-based real estate investor DSF Group acquired 480 Main, a new 195-unit, 243,611 square foot Malden Square apartment building with 9,600 square feet of ground-floor retail, for $73.75 million as recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds. The sale equates to approximately $303 per square foot and approximately $378,205 per residential unit. Units at the 100% occupied 480 Main range from studios to two-bedrooms and 526 to 1,050 square feet. Rents range from $1,855 to $2,950 per month per the 480 Main leasing website.
480 Main opened in April 2015; an official ribbon cutting for the building was held in October 2015. The building features an outdoor patio with a swimming pool and grilling stations, 171 underground parking spaces, a media room and a fitness center. The Malden Center MBTA Orange Line station is located steps away.
480 Main's developer and seller is Priderock Capital Partners of West Palm Beach, Florida, who acquired the approximately 61,869 square feet of land on which the building is built for a total of $3.15 million last decade. Approximately 10,433 square feet at 450-464 Main Street were acquired for $1 million in June 2003. Approximately 25,792 square feet at 466-490 Main Street were acquired for $1.4 million in July 2003. A third plot, 33 Dartmouth Street, was acquired for $750,000 in foreclosure in February 2006.
Priderock Capital Partners invested $54 million to develop 480 Main and secured $34 million in project financing in July 2013 through PNC Bank. DSF Group, 480 Main's buyer, invests in residential and office space in a number of markets and acquired the 433-unit former Avalon Danvers, since renamed Halstead Danvers, in Danvers, MA for $108.5 million in June 2014. Halstead is DSF Group's signature brand for residential communities.
The following is the deed for DSF Group's acquisition of 480 Main this past Friday for $73.75 million:
A topping-off ceremony was held for Meriel Marina Bay on June 28th, 2016. The following is a link to the official press release announcing the topping-off. During the ceremony, Meriel Marina Bay's last beam of steel was lifted into place and installed, completing Building Two's structural steel frame. 163 wood-framed residential apartments will now be constructed above Building Two's steel frame. Wood framing is underway on Building One, which will contain 189 apartments.
Located in Quincy's waterfront Marina Bay neighborhood with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline, Meriel Marina Bay will feature 352 luxury apartments across two new buildings. Resident amenities will include a fitness center, three elevated courtyards and a swimming pool in addition to sweeping ocean and skyline views. The project will also include a public waterfront boardwalk extension and approximately 20,000 square feet of retail.
J. Derenzo Companies breaks ground on NorthPoint’s next residential development
J. Derenzo Companies has broken ground on Phase Two of the Avalon NorthPoint residential development project and is excavating the project’s foundation and underground parking structure. Two new buildings will be built as part of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two containing approximately 285 residential units and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
J. Derenzo Companies excavates Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two's foundation and underground parking structure
J. Derenzo Companies excavators at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Excavation at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Driving of sheet piles is underway along the foundation to construct the sheet pile wall. The wall will reinforce Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s foundation and three-level underground parking structure.
Sheet piles being driven along Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two's foundation
Allied Pile Driving, Inc. driving sheet piles at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Sheet piles driven at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Driving of sheet piles underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
NorthPoint master developer DivcoWest acquired the 42-acre master-planned NorthPoint site for $300 million in August 2015. Upon completion, NorthPoint will contain a mix of residential and commercial uses located near Downtown Boston and Kendall Square. A new 355-unit residential apartment tower at NorthPoint, Twenty|20, opened in summer 2015.
Locus map of NorthPoint site
Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is being developed in partnership with AvalonBay Communities and The McKinnon Company. AvalonBay Communities is building a 38-story mixed-use tower, Avalon North Station, across the Charles River from NorthPoint. Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is located across from both the existing Lechmere rapid transit station and the new relocated Lechmere station planned as part of the Green Line Extension project.
Rendering of future Lechmere station with Avalon North Point (white buildings) and the NorthPoint site in the background
More information about Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is posted below.
The 25 Washington Street parcel is currently zoned for industrial use; a zoning change will be required to build the proposed hotel. More information about the proposed hotel is posted below. The following is the deed for Claremont Companies' acquisition of 25 Washington Street as recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds:
Newly opened Fuse Cambridge offers the best of city dwelling and suburban living
The newly-built Fuse Cambridge apartment building has been open to new residents since November 2015. Fuse Cambridge is uniquely positioned along the Alewife Brook Greenway, a great place to walk, run and bike. Fuse Cambridge residents have access to complementary bicycles, ensuring residents can take full advantage of Fuse Cambridge's surroundings.
Units at Fuse Cambridge feature abundant natural light and views of the lush green surroundings. Residents have access to a rooftop terrace with a pool and a panoramic view of Alewife Brook. Fuse Cambridge is a thoughtfully and distinctively designed building that offers the best of city dwelling and suburban living.
New photographs of Fuse Cambridge are posted above. Additional project information is posted below.
Deco's 180 apartments are now leasing targeting a March 15th opening. Finishing touches are being installed along the building's facade. Deco's bright, distinctive finishes and Art Deco architectural inspiration have a strong presence at the gateway to Quincy Center. With a number of resident amenities and a walkable location convenient to rapid transit and highways, Deco is a great choice for those seeking an urban lifestyle.
We were impressed by the quality of finishes and layout of spaces on our recent tour of Chroma, a cutting edge new luxury apartment building now leasing in Cambridge's delightful Cambridgeport neighborhood. Chroma's common areas are thoughtfully designed with attractive furnishings and amenities, such as a state-of-the-art gym and a lounge featuring a pool table, that promote an active and collaborative lifestyle. With a resident Think Space, high-speed wireless internet in all common areas and a convenient location steps to Kendall Square and MIT, Chroma also fosters innovation, teamwork and 21st century thinking.
Our photographs of Chroma are posted above. Take a look at Chroma's distinctive artwork, roof deck, communal spaces, units and more. Additional photographs are posted further below. Also watch our video interview about Chroma with National Development's Jessica Buonopane (Vice President of Residential Properties) and John Felix (Development Project Manager); National Development is a developer of Chroma and Chroma's building manager. Video is embedded below.
During Chroma's construction, an old granite lion sculpture was unearthed. Subsequently named Sidney, the lion is now on display in Chroma's landscaped courtyard. Watch the Chroma team's video of Sidney the Lion's installation, embedded below. Photographs of Sidney the Lion in his new home are also posted above.
We visited the One North of Boston—Phase Two construction site in Chelsea. Callahan Construction has done a beautiful job; the building's finishes are attractive, and the structure, designed by Sheskey Architects, fits well within the existing neighborhood fabric.
We look forward to One North of Boston—Phase Two's anticipated opening in April 2016! Residents will be located in a convenient, walkable setting near downtown Chelsea and shopping options. Downtown Boston is also easily accessible by car or MBTA Commuter Rail, and soon by MBTA Silver Line bus service! Judging by One North of Boston—Phase One's success, One North of Boston—Phase Two is sure to be a great place to live.
View our construction site photographs above, and stay tuned for further updates!
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Meriel Marina Bay on September 21st, 2015. Guests included Quincy Mayor Tom Koch, Massachusetts State Senator John F. Keenan, Massachusetts State Representative Bruce J. Ayers and Quincy Planning Board Chairman William Geary. Meriel Marina Bay will feature 352 waterfront luxury residential apartments, 20,000 square feet of retail and a public waterfront boardwalk. Occupancy of Meriel Marina Bay is expected in Spring 2017. The following is a link to the official press release for the groundbreaking. The following is a photograph from the groundbreaking, courtesy Hines: