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Jan 23, 2020
CO Issued for Addition at 50 Staniford St
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the lobby addition at 50 Staniford Street. The project features renovations to over 34,000 square feet at the existing 10 story medical office building plus a new 19,500 square foot addition. The renovations and addition will revitalize the building and also create a dedicated pickup/drop-off area to accommodate the high volume of patients coming through the building.
Jan 21, 2020
Brookfield Properties & New England Development Named New Master Developers for Union Point
Brookfield Properties in partnership with New England Development have been named the new master developer for Union Point in Weymouth. The group will be the 4th master developer for the nearly 1500 acre site. The decision comes months after LStar was terminated from the project in February 2019. Long term plans for the site call for nearly 4,000 housing units, up to 6 million square feet of commercial space, plus ample open space.
Jan 12, 2020
$700M Building Permit Pulled for Winthrop Center
Although the project officially broke ground in October 2018, the actual building permit for Winthrop Center has now been pulled. The permit pulled by Suffolk Construction is valued at $700M. The 53 story tower will feature over 770,000 square feet of Class A office space plus around 387 condos. At the base of the building a multi-floor public gathering space and thruway, the Connector, will offer a restaurant, retail, and community space. Construction is expected to wrap up in early 2022.
Jan 10, 2020
Glassdoor Leases 52K SF at Upcoming West End on Fulton
Developer Trammell Crow has signed a lease with Glassdoor to occupy two full floors at the upcoming West End on Fulton. Glassdoor will occupy 52,000 square feet of the 300,000 total within the Class A project. With this new office, the recruiting and jobs review site will more than double its number of Chicago based employees from 300 to 800 total.
While West End on Fulton was originally planned as an apartment project, Trammell Crow decided to pivot to offices after reassessing demand in the area and they are pulling out all the stops in the amenities department. The building will feature View Dynamic Glass, to let in more natural daylight, a key amenity employees want and need as it has been shown to have positive impacts on wellness and productivity. The View Glass will also cut down on energy costs. Additional amenities at West End on Fulton will include a rooftop deck that includes a gaming lawn, a beer garden with grill stations and fire pits, an indoor/outdoor lounge and bar, movie screening area, dog run, and community garden. There will also be a fitness center on-site along with covered ride-share drop-off and pickup area. Construction on the 14-story tower is expected to wrap up this coming April.
Dec 22, 2019
$33.75M Electrical Permit Pulled for Winthrop Center
An electrical permit valued at $33.75M has been pulled for the upcoming Winthrop Center Tower. The 53 story tower will feature approximately 387 condo units plus over 770,000 square feet of office space. At the base of the building a multi-floor public gathering space and thruway, the Connector will offer restaurant, retail, and community space.
Dec 17, 2019
CO Issued for GE Office in Fort Point
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the base building core and shell plus the office space on floors 1 through 6 at 5 Necco Court in Fort Point. The historic brick and beam buildings have been fully renovated and will now be home to around 250 GE employees.
Dec 16, 2019
$5.7M Permit Pulled for CBRE Office at 33 Arch Street
A building permit has been pulled for the buildout of new offices at the CBRE office at 33 Arch Street in Downtown Boston. The permit valued at over $5.7M also calls for a new interconnecting stairway, lighting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and finishes.
Dec 11, 2019
$2.1M Fit-Out Permit Pulled for Weber Shandwick Office at 33 Arch St.
A permit valued at $2.1M has been issued for the fit-out to the 14th floor at 33 Arch Street, for the Weber Shandwick office. Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading global public relations firms. Work to the 20,000 square feet space will include new drywall partitions plus electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler work and new finishes.
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 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 21, 2019
$2.8M Interior Reno Permit Pulled for 711 Atlantic Ave.
A permit has been pulled for interior renovations to floors 1, 3 & 4 at 711 Atlantic Avenue. The permit calls for new finishes, millwork, and MEP's and is valued at $2.8M. The 99,200 square foot office property was acquired by Asset Preservation, Inc. for $68.5 million in May 2019.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
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