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Total Dollar Volume $ 3,409,200,000

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Established 1990
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Copley Wolff Design Group is a landscape architecture and planning firm located in downtown Boston, MA. We specialize in the planning and design of academic, housing, green roof, corporate, institutional, mixed-use, park, streetscape, and children's play and discovery projects throughout the country. A number of our projects focus on placemaking, integrating art into the landscape, cultural and historic interpretation, environmental education, and community participation.


Founded in 1990, CWDG believes in the power of people and place and we collectively work together to create memorable places for our daily lives, celebrations, and recreation.


Copley Wolff Design Group is a SDO-certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

Updates

399 Binney Street
- Jul 13, 2018

Facade Work Starting at 399 Binney Street in Kendall Square

With framing in place facade work is starting at 399 Binney Street in the very busy Kendall Square, Cambridge. This mixed-use building will featuring 164,000 sf of office, lab and retail space. 75% of the space is already leased to three drug specialists, Rubius Therapeutics, Relay Therapeutics and Celsius Therapeutics.  A green roof deck will provide open space for tenants of the building.





AVA North Point
- Jul 11, 2018

Phase II Complete at Ava North Point

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.


345 Harrison
- Jul 02, 2018

Interior Fit Out Underway at 345 Harrison

Construction continues at 345 Harrison with interior fit out of a new 10,000 square-foot CVS Pharmacy and retail store on the ground floor of the building.

When complete 345 Harrison will consists of two new 14-story buildings totaling approximately 535,900 square feet of new space. Approximately 585 rental residential apartments are being built at 345 Harrison, along with up to 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. including a 10,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy and the Shore Leave tiki bar and restaurant.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jun 15, 2018

New Boston Ventures Continues Redevelopment of Boulevard on the Greenway

Developer New Boston Ventures - alongside construction teams Commodore Builders and Walsh Brothers - is currently redeveloping Boulevard on Greenway, a four-story building & 19th-century warehouse with 36-condo residential complex. Finegold Alexander Architects is the lead architect and LDa Architecture & Interiors is handling the interior design. The building is located at 110 Broad Street beside the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. The Boulevard’s amenities will include concierge service, a club room, a fitness center, a pet spa, and an underground parking garage with room for 48 vehicles. Renovations are currently ongoing, with the project slated for completion by August 2018.


345 Harrison
- Jun 04, 2018

Certificate of Occupancy Issued

The South End's highly anticipated 345 Harrison development has just been issued a certificate of occupancy. 

The development, a mixed-use project, consists of two new 14-story buildings totaling approximately 535,900 square feet of new space. Approximately 585 rental residential apartments, along with up to 40,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail including a 10,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy and the Shore Leave tiki bar and restaurant.


Jefferson at Malden Center
- May 16, 2018

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.


The BEAT
- Apr 14, 2018


The Beat at 135 Morrissey gets BPDA approval

FROM THE BPDA:

The proposed project consists of the renovation and reuse of the approximately 695,000 square foot building located at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester (the former Boston Globe Headquarters).

Live: A contribution of $4,772,723 in Housing Linkage to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), public community space
Work: 3,000 full-time jobs, STEM-focused campus, on-site career center
Connect: 275 bike storage spaces, building wifi, LEED Silver Certified
Size: 695,000 square feet

The 135 Morrissey Boulevard project is located in Dorchester at the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. The project includes a comprehensive renovation of both the inside and outside of the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. In addition, the project will include landscaping improvements throughout the project site.

Overall, the improvements will result in 695,000 square feet of refurbished space meant to attract creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, retail, and life science tenants, with approximately 868 off-street parking spaces and approximately 209 bicycle storage spaces. The envisioned building program is made up of the following uses: office/business, tech flex/light industrial, retail/restaurant, food service and fitness space.

In addition, the proposed 135 Morrissey Boulevard project will provide community benefits to Dorchester and Boston as a whole. These benefits  include 2,500 square feet of space located at the project site to be programmed and utilized as a community job training/employment center, open to the public. This space will be provided at no cost to a local non-profit organization. In addition, a contribution of $4,772,723 in housing linkage will be made to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), along with a commitment to adopt the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)-owned public open space known as Patten’s Cove for no less than 10 years.



Boulevard on the Greenway
- Apr 13, 2018

Boulevard Boston Penthouse on for $5.75 million

With an expected opening in late August 2018, the Penthouse Unit in the new luxury condo building has just hit the market for $5.75 million.  The building is located at the heart of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, directly across from Rowes Wharf in Boston's legendary Waterfront, The Boulevard on the Greenway is the newest residential addition to this quintessential Boston neighborhood.

Comprised of a collection of 36 stunning new construction homes sprouting from a beautifully restored historic Charles Bullfinch building, nestled between Boston’s Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods.

 Building & unit amenities include a state-of-the-art automated parking system, private fitness center, concierge services, resident's club room, private outdoor spaces, duplex penthouse residences, pet spa, bike Storage, and private resident storage.


125 Amory Street
- Mar 14, 2018

599 Housing units move forward in Jamaica Plain, including preservation of 199 income restricted units

Live: 559 housing units, preservation of 199 affordable housing units, 145 new affordable housing units, transit oriented
Work: 364 construction jobs, 15 permanent operations, management and maintenance staff jobs
Connect: 260,000 square feet of site improvements, new pedestrian and bicycle path, central connecting green, play area, accessible connections
Size: 320,000 square feet

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) issued a request for proposals for the 125 Amory Street property in July 2015 in an effort to preserve the existing 199 units at 125 Amory Street, and provide new housing on the adjacent vacant land. The project, the result of a partnership between the Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge, will preserve the 199 existing affordable units, and build 145 new affordable units and 215 market rate units.

125 Amory Street is an approximately six acre site owned by the BHA. The renovation portion of the preservation of the existing Amory Street Apartments, including new windows, high-efficiency mechanical systems, accessibility improvements, reprogrammed and improved common spaces for 4 residents, facade repairs, and interior unit upgrades. Existing additions to the building will be demolished, and improvements will be made for parking and open space around the site. The building will include up to 209 units of affordable senior housing, including an additional ten units that will be constructed in areas currently used by the BHA, which will be relocated offsite. Common program spaces will be upgraded within the building, and residential parking will be re-organized with replacement spaces adjacent to the building.

The project includes construction of three new residential buildings totaling approximately 308,950 square feet. Building A will be a six story building over parking with approximately 147 rental apartments, including approximately 37 apartments affordable to households earning up to 70 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Approximately 25 percent of the units will be two-bedroom or larger units sized for families. The building will include approximately 57 below grade parking spaces. Building B will be a six story building over parking with approximately 140 rental apartments, including approximately 35 apartments affordable to households earning up to 70 percent of the AMI. Approximately 25 percent of the units will be two-bedroom or larger units sized for families. The building will include approximately 58 below-grade parking spaces. Building C will be a four and five story building with approximately 62 affordable rental apartments, with approximately 76 percent sized for families. At least eight units will be set aside for residents earning under 30 percent of the AMI, with the remainder for residents up to 60 percent of the AMI.


40 Mount Hood Road
- Mar 04, 2018

178 residences proposed at site of Brighton motel


A newly proposed development would replace the existing Hotel Boston motel at 40 Mount Hood Road in Brighton with 178 residences. The proposed five-to-seven-story building, which would be located just off of Commonwealth Avenue steps from the MBTA Green Line, would contain 64 apartments and 114 condominiums. Amenities would include lounges, fitness space and an outdoor courtyard with a pool.


142 garage parking spaces would be located on site, including 114 for condominiums and 28 for apartments. Construction of the 40 Mount Hood Road development is expected to start in Spring 2019 and last approximately 24 months. Proponent 1650 Commonwealth LLC has filed plans for 40 Mount Hood Road with the City of Boston, who is now reviewing the proposed development.


AVA North Point
- Feb 26, 2018

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:



345 Harrison
- Feb 21, 2018

Shore Leave tiki bar coming to 345 Harrison in South End


The proponents of the Upper South End’s successful Bar Mezzana Italian restaurant will open Shore Leave, a tiki bar and restaurant, on the ground floor of the neighborhood’s new-construction 345 Harrison apartment development. The island-inspired Shore Leave will be located across from Ink Block, home of Bar Mezzana, and is expected to open later this year. Details of Shore Leave’s menu have not yet been revealed. The Shore Leave space will be designed by Hacin + Associates, and fit out by Cafco Construction. Opening this Spring, 345 Harrison will feature 585 luxurious apartment residences, as well as 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail that will also be home to CVS/Pharmacy.


399 Binney Street
- Feb 12, 2018

Rubius Therapeutics to anchor 75%-leased 399 Binney lab development in Kendall Square


Cancer drug specialist Rubius Therapeutics has leased 45,000 square feet at Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ new 164,000-square-foot 399 Binney Street development in Kendall Square, becoming the property’s anchor tenant. Per Alexandria, 399 Binney Street is 75%-leased, with other committed tenants including Relay Therapeutics and Celsius Therapeutics. 41,000 square feet remain for lease at 399 Binney Street, which is expected to open beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. 399 Binney Street is part of the nine-building One Kendall Square office and retail campus, and will be built to LEED Gold efficiency certifiable standards. The new-construction building also includes a 1,500-square-foot ground-floor retail space.


The Archer Residences
- Feb 07, 2018

$160 million construction financing secured for The Archer Residences luxury condominiums on Beacon Hill


The Archer Residences, an upcoming luxury condominium building located on Beacon Hill at 33-61 Temple Street, has secured $160 million in construction financing, allowing the project to proceed. Financing has been provided by a joint venture of GTIS Partners, Golden Tree Asset Management and The Union Labor Life Company. “We were attracted to this investment principally because The Archer Residences Beacon Hill is destined to become a much sought-after development in one of Boston’s most elite areas,” said Herb Kolben, Senior Vice President of Union Labor Life's Real Estate Investment Group, in a prepared statement. “There’s nothing else comparable to it in the neighborhood.”


The Archer Residences is Beacon Hill’s largest luxury condominium development currently under construction. Developed by Center Court Partners, the building will feature 70 residences anticipated to be available for sale by the end of this month. Amenities at The Archer Residences will include on-site parking, concierge service, a fitness center, a kids room and a common roof deck.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Feb 06, 2018

Boulevard on the Greenway luxury condominiums in Financial District top off


The 12-story concrete superstructure of Boulevard on the Greenway, a new-construction luxury condominium building located in the heart of the Financial District overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway, has topped off. With concrete pouring complete, installation of Boulevard on the Greenway’s panelized facade system has begun, with tan brick exterior finish panels already reaching the building’s second floor. The facade will integrate an existing historic brick facade designed by acclaimed architect Charles Bulfinch, which dates back to the early 1800s. Inside the building, steel framing is being erected in order to partition individual residences.


Boulevard on the Greenway will feature 31 luxury condominium residences now on sale, as well as five artist lofts and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Underneath the building will be a two-level Park Plus underground automated parking garage, a first for Boston. The following is a photograph of Boulevard on the Greenway:



345 Harrison
- Feb 06, 2018

Finishing touches underway at South End’s new-construction 345 Harrison luxury apartments


The multifaceted facades of both buildings of 345 Harrison, a 14-story, 535,900-square-foot mixed-use development located in the burgeoning Upper South End, have been just about fully installed, bringing a bright new multicolored array of red, yellow, orange, grey and white exterior finishes, in addition to blue floor-to-ceiling windows, to the growing neighborhood. Inside the buildings, luxurious finishes including California Closets, Italian cabinetry, quartz and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, USB outlets and wood plank flooring are being installed within residences.


Finishing touches are also being put upon 345 Harrison’s amenity spaces, including a 13th floor Sky Lounge with an indoor lounge and outdoor roof deck, an outdoor, resort-style rooftop pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room. On the development’s ground floor, glass is being fit along retail spaces, which will total 40,000 square feet and include a 10,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy. In the coming weeks, landscaping of 345 Harrison’s central pedestrian plaza will begin. 345 Harrison is expected to open early this year. The following is a photograph of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison


The BEAT
- Feb 02, 2018

The BEAT to provide Dorchester with creative office and industrial hub


Nordblom Company and Alcion Ventures, who acquired the former Boston Globe property in Dorchester for $81 million in December 2017, propose to transform the property into The BEAT, a $200 million office and industrial innovation hub that would bring over 3,000 new jobs to the Dorchester economy. The BEAT would repurpose the existing building on site, creating a total of 695,000 square feet including 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space.


At The BEAT’s center would be a natural light-laden atrium open to the public during working hours, including a food hall and collaborative meeting and gathering spaces. The BEAT would also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness space, a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden.


Nordblom and Alcion hope to start construction of The BEAT in the third quarter of 2018; construction would last 12 to 14 months. The City of Boston is now reviewing the proposed project plans.


345 Harrison
- Dec 31, 2017

CVS Pharmacy coming to ground floor of 345 Harrison development across from Ink Block in South End


CVS Pharmacy will reportedly open a 10,000-square-foot store within the 40,000-square-foot retail component of 345 Harrison, a nearly-complete mixed-use development opening early 2018 across from Ink Block in the South End. Per an update by The Boston Sun, the CVS lease is finalized, and developer UDR is also in discussions with retail tenants including a bar and restaurant concept. UDR is also considering opening a dog day care at 345 Harrison given neighborhood demand. 345 Harrison will feature 585 luxurious apartment residences with amenities including a 13th floor Sky Lounge with an indoor lounge and outdoor roof deck, an outdoor, resort-style rooftop pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room.


Watermark Seaport
- Dec 30, 2017

Skanska sells ownership stake in Watermark Seaport luxury apartments for about $60 million


Skanska, in partnership with project co-developer Twining Properties, has announced the sale of its’ Watermark Seaport luxury apartment tower in the Seaport District to CLPF Residences at Seaport LLC. The sale of Skanska’s equity ownership in the development, 42.75%, will reportedly amount to about $60 million. The transfer of ownership of Watermark Seaport to CLPF will reportedly occur in the first quarter of 2018.


The 17-story Watermark Seaport was completed in the first quarter of 2016 and features 346 luxurious apartment residences, including 65 lofts in a six-story building adjacent to the main tower. Watermark Seaport, which is LEED Gold sustainability certified, also includes 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, including an 11,590-square-foot CVS Pharmacy and multiple dining options. Resident amenities at Watermark Seaport include a roof deck with views of the Financial District and Boston Harbor, a wellness studio, a resident lounge, an innovation lab and underground parking.


The BEAT
- Dec 21, 2017

Sale of Boston Globe’s former Dorchester headquarters closes for $81 million


Nordblom Company and Alcion Ventures, who propose to develop The Boston Globe’s former headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester into a hub for high-tech jobs, have acquired the property for $81 million. The sale of the 815,000-square-foot office and industrial building, which stands on 16.5 acres located just off of Interstate 93, amounts to about $99 per square foot. Acore Capital Mortgage LP provided $75 million in financing towards the acquisition.


Nordblom and Alcion plan to construct an urban innovation campus on the property, renovating and reusing the existing building to create 690,000 square feet of creative office space for technology and life sciences companies, light industrial space and food & beverage-oriented retail including a craft brewery. The adjacent Patten’s Cove public park would also be overhauled, and improvements would be made to the connectivity of the Savin Hill neighborhood to the nearby JFK/UMass MBTA Red Line station. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is now reviewing Nordblom and Alcion’s proposed plans for 135 Morrissey Boulevard.


The Residences at Forest Hills
- Dec 15, 2017

Developer acquires site of approved 250-unit Forest Hills apartment development for $11.75 million


Criterion Development Partners has acquired the 2.2-acre site of its' approved 250-unit Residences at Forest Hills development, located across from Forest Hills Station, for $11.75 million. Criterion received approval from the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to construct the $101 million, 235,000-square-foot project last summer. The project site is currently used as a surface commuter parking lot. The Residences at Forest Hills will also include 4,070 square feet of ground-floor retail and will be composed of three new buildings.


399 Binney Street
- Dec 07, 2017

W. L. French completes mass excavation at 399 Binney, upcoming lab and office building in Kendall Square


W. L. French Excavating Corporation has completed the mass and footing excavations for 399 Binney Street, an upcoming 172,500-square-foot lab and office building located in Kendall Square, one of the United States’ strongest life sciences real estate markets. W. L. French has hauled and disposed of over 60,000 tons of soil, and is currently preparing and installing basement slab subbase materials. As part of W. L. French’s contract to install site utilities at 399 Binney, work has begun to connect water services to the project site. W. L. French will install water infiltration, drainage and sanitary sewer systems throughout the site in Spring 2018. 399 Binney’s excavation is supported by an internally braced support of excavation system, which was installed between May and July 2017.


Completion of 399 Binney is expected by the end of 2018. The building will be built to LEED Gold efficiency certifiable standards and will also include a 1,500-square-foot ground-floor retail space. 399 Binney is part of the existing nine-building One Kendall Square office and retail campus, which 399 Binney developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities acquired in November 2016 from DivcoWest for $725 million, or $1,124 per square foot, one of 2016’s most significant real estate sales. Space at 399 Binney is now available for lease, with demand reportedly strong; overall, the Cambridge lab real estate market has a microscopic vacancy rate below 1% per Lincoln Property Company's latest Cambridge Office & Lab Market Report. The following are photographs of work underway at 399 Binney:


399 Binney Photos


249 Third Street
- Dec 01, 2017

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:


249 Third Street Photos


The Archer Residences
- Nov 28, 2017

Construction of exclusive Archer Residences condominium development on Beacon Hill begins


Work has begun on The Archer Residences, an exclusive 71-unit luxury condominium development on Beacon Hill. Set within two historic buildings, The Archer Residences will be located across from the State House and steps from the Financial District. Demolition of existing finishes within the two buildings, former Suffolk University academic buildings located at 33-61 Temple Street, is now underway. The buildings will be improved with state-of-the-art luxury finishes, a new penthouse level, a renovated facade and underground garage parking. Sales of condominiums at The Archer Residences are expected to begin before the end of 2017. The following are photographs of work underway on The Archer Residences:


The Archer Residences Photos


125 Amory Street
- Nov 14, 2017

Renderings revealed of 125 Amory Street mixed-income development in Jamaica Plain


The proponents of the $150 million 125 Amory Street mixed-income development in Jamaica Plain have revealed renderings of the project’s three proposed new-construction buildings, as well as a site plan for the overall project. The new-construction buildings are designed to relate to the materials of adjacent warehouse buildings, the existing housing complex on site which would be renovated and overall neighborhood scale. Renderings of the buildings show large scale windows and bays, with stepped volumes to resonate with neighboring two- and three-family homes. The overall 125 Amory Street site plan calls for a new linear park along the MBTA Orange Line, with new community spaces and roadways throughout the six-acre site.


125 Amory Street would construct a total of 353 new apartments, 135 of which would be designated affordable, across the three new buildings. The existing 199-unit complex on site would be fully renovated, and ten new affordable senior housing units would be constructed within. 125 Amory Street’s proponents anticipate to commence renovation of the existing building in the second quarter of 2018, and construction of the three new buildings by the end of 2018. The latest renderings of 125 Amory Street are posted above. The project is now undergoing design review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).


The BEAT
- Nov 14, 2017

Nordblom begins city review process for 135 Morrissey commercial development in Dorchester


Nordblom Company has submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) for 135 Morrissey, the proposed redevelopment of the former Boston Globe Headquarters in Dorchester into a hub for high-tech jobs, kicking off the project’s official review process. As previously reported, the existing building would be renovated and reused, resulting in approximately 690,000 square feet of uses including creative office space for technology and life sciences companies, light industrial space and food & beverage-oriented retail. Significant landscaping and pedestrian realm improvements would be made to the 16.61-acre site, including an overhaul of the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and increased connectivity of the Savin Hill neighborhood to the nearby JFK/UMass MBTA Red Line station. Nordblom will reveal additional details of the 135 Morrissey proposal in a Project Notification Form (PNF) filing in the coming months.


345 Harrison
- Nov 13, 2017

Interior renderings of 345 Harrison luxury apartments in South End, opening early 2018, revealed


Developer UDR has revealed renderings of residences and amenity spaces at 345 Harrison, a new 585-unit South End luxury apartment community with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail slated to open in early 2018. 345 Harrison will offer residents exclusive amenities including a 13th floor Sky Lounge with sweeping views of the Boston skyline featuring an indoor lounge and an outdoor roof deck with a fireplace and sweeping views; an outdoor, resort-style rooftop pool; and a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room. Residences at 345 Harrison will feature custom finishes with “sleek, contemporary designs and cinematic views” per UDR. The latest renderings of 345 Harrison are posted above.


The BEAT
- Oct 04, 2017

Plans unveiled for former Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester


Developer Nordblom Company, who has an agreement in place to acquire the 16.5-acre former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, plans to transform the existing three-story building into a hub for high-tech jobs. Existing structures would be retrofitted for new uses including large labs and offices for robotics, life sciences and high tech manufacturing. Per a Dorchester Reporter report, MassRobotics and Cambridge Innovation Center are interested in opening a joint workspace at 135 Morrissey Boulevard.


Some smaller outbuildings would be removed from the existing 815,000-square-foot 135 Morrissey Boulevard building, resulting in 690,000 square feet of available space. A portion of the property would become a micro craft brewery with a food component. As part of the project, a multi-use path would be created around the site, renovating the underutilized adjacent Patten’s Cove park. Nordblom’s deal to acquire 135 Morrissey Boulevard is expected to close in mid-November. The latest details and renderings of the proposed project are posted above.


Boston East
- Sep 28, 2017

Pre-leasing underway at Boston East apartments on East Boston Waterfront, opening this Fall


Pre-leasing has begun at the 200-unit Boston East new-construction apartment development opening this Fall on the East Boston Waterfront, which will feature studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with rents starting at $1,950/month. Studios at Boston East range from $1,950 to $2,250 per month, 1-bedrooms begin at around $2,200 and cap out at about $2,800 per month, 2-bedrooms range from just under $3,100 to about $3,700 per month and 3-bedrooms can be rented starting at $4,800 per month. 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom loft-style apartments range from about $2,400 to just over $5,000 per month. Boston East apartments feature luxurious amenities including patios and balconies in select apartments, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring and oversized windows, with sweeping views of Boston Harbor throughout. Communal amenities include a top floor lounge and terrace, a courtyard with a fire pit and lounge areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site parking. The latest renderings of Boston East are posted above.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Sep 25, 2017

Boulevard on the Greenway concrete superstructure construction underway


Pouring of Boulevard on the Greenway’s 12-story concrete superstructure overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Downtown Boston and Boston Harbor is now underway following completion of the building’s slurry wall foundation by Treviicos. The concrete base slab and columns of the superstructure’s first floor have been poured, as well as the first level of Boulevard on the Greenway’s concrete elevator core. The superstructure’s second floor concrete base slab is now being poured, and a network of cables is being set into the concrete and hydraulically tensioned prior to the concrete's full curing in order to fully strengthen the concrete.


Boulevard on the Greenway will feature 31 luxury condominium residences now on sale, as well as five artist lofts and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail space. A two-level Park Plus automated parking garage with room for 35 cars will be located underneath the building, set within the building’s 53-foot-deep slurry wall built by Treviicos. An existing Charles Bulfinch designed historic brick facade on site, which is over 200 years old, will be incorporated into Boulevard on the Greenway’s 12-story facade. The following is an aerial photograph of superstructure construction underway at Boulevard on the Greenway:



Boston East
- Aug 24, 2017

Boston East apartments facade nears completion, interior finishing underway


Nearly all brick and metal panel exterior finishes have been installed along the six-story facade of Boston East, an upcoming 200-unit luxury apartment building situated on the East Boston Waterfront. Boston East's exterior has been fully fireproofed, and all windows are in place. Inside the building, installation of luxurious reisdence and common space finishes is well underway. Boston East is expected to open this Fall. As part of the project, a new Harborwalk extension and public open space will be constructed along the waterfront. The following are photographs of Boston East:



McCormack Public Housing Redevelopment
- Aug 17, 2017

$1.6 billion redevelopment set for McCormack public housing development in South Boston


WinnDevelopment has been selected by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to redevelop the 1,000-unit, 27-acre Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development in South Boston into a 3,000-unit mixed-income residential community, an initiative estimated to cost $1.6 billion. All existing buildings, which date back to the 1930s, will be demolished, and new buildings will be built in their place; all units will be of identical quality and integrated evenly throughout the development. All 1,000 existing public housing units will be rebuilt, and 2,000 new middle-income apartments and market-rate apartments and condominiums will be introduced throughout four phases. All existing McCormack residents will have the right to return to the development following its’ redevelopment, and will be offered relocation options including housing at other BHA properties and Housing Choice/Section 8 vouchers.


WinnDevelopment was one of five development companies who responded to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the BHA for the redevelopment; the RFP selection committee consisted of both existing McCormack residents and BHA staff. The McCormack redevelopment will now undergo standard development review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). ”We are grateful for the chance to partner with the McCormack residents, the BHA and the City of Boston to redevelop this community into a first class mixed-income neighborhood," said WinnCompanies CEO Gilbert Winn in a prepared statement. "We recognize the property is old and therefore requires a major redevelopment effort. Our goal then, is to move through the formal approval process as quickly as possible while paying close attention to resident and community input." Preserving housing developments by creating partnerships with developers who understand the value of community is key to maintaining our housing stock in this city,” said BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle in a prepared statement. “I am pleased with the selection of Winn and look forward to working with the residents and the development team."


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Aug 15, 2017

Treviicos completes slurry wall of Boulevard on the Greenway luxury condos


Treviicos has completed construction of the slurry wall foundation of Boulevard on the Greenway, a 12-story, 36-unit luxury condominium building overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The slurry wall has a maximum depth of 53 feet below the Greenway, with an average depth of 47 feet, and has a concrete surface area of 15,500 square feet. Concrete for the 353-linear-foot-long, 30-foot-thick slurry wall was poured from January to March.


Excavation of slurry wall panels at Boulevard on the Greenway hit rock bottom in June, at which point Treviicos installed a two-level internal horizontal bracing system to retain the slurry wall throughout construction. Treviicos will remove the bracing once Boulevard on the Greenway’s foundation is fully constructed and the superstructure has begun to rise in mid-September. A concrete cap beam has been nearly fully installed along the top perimeter of Boulevard on the Greenway’s slurry wall, and concrete is being chipped back from the slurry wall in order to give the wall a uniform shape. The slurry wall will enclose a Park Plus automated parking garage, a first for Boston, featuring room for 35 cars.


Located on a small, angled site in the heart of Downtown Boston parallel to the Central Artery highway tunnel, Boulevard on the Greenway’s slurry wall presented numerous design and construction challenges for the Treviicos team. With thousands of cars passing by the foundation daily, excessive vibration and prevention of wall movement were both design concerns. Thanks to the Treviicos team’s expert engineering, both of these issues have been resolved. Another challenge posed was the existing Charles Bulfinch designed facade on site, which is over 200 years old and will be incorporated into Boulevard on the Greenway’s future facade. In order to retain the facade throughout foundation construction, an elaborate joint system was installed. The following are photographs of the Boulevard on the Greenway site:


Boulevard on the Greenway Photos


125 Amory Street
- Aug 13, 2017

$150 million renovation and mixed-income expansion proposed for Jamaica Plain affordable housing complex


Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, The Community Builders and Urban Edge propose to develop a $150 million renovation and expansion of the existing Amory Street Apartments affordable senior housing complex in Jamaica Plain, located steps from Egleston Square and the MBTA Orange Line. The existing 199-unit complex would be fully renovated, and ten new affordable senior housing units would be constructed within the existing building. Throughout the six-acre Amory Street Apartments site, three new buildings would be constructed containing 353 new apartments, 135 of which would be designated affordable.


The proponents have filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) signaling their intent to develop the project, and will file a Project Notification Form (PNF) with additional details in the coming months. The proponents anticipate to commence renovation of the existing building in the second quarter of 2018, and construction of the three new buildings by the end of 2018.


UMass Boston Residence Hall 1
- Aug 03, 2017

UMass Boston's first student residence hall tops off at 12 stories tall


UMass Boston's first-ever on-campus student residence hall, featuring 1,077 beds and a host of amenities, has topped off at 12 stories tall. A topping-off ceremony was held at the $120 million residence hall today, during which the structure's last steel beam was lifted into place. With structural steel construction complete, concrete floor pouring is now underway on the residence hall's upper floors. Concrete floors have been poured on the building's lower floors, along which facade weatherproofing has begun. Opening in time for the Fall 2018 semester, UMass Boston's residence hall will also provide the UMass Boston community with a new ground-floor dining hall. Resident amenities will include a TV lounge, a gaming area and a study lounge. The following are photographs from the residence hall topping-off ceremony, courtesy residence hall architect Elkus Manfredi Architects:





The BEAT
- Aug 03, 2017

Nordblom acquiring 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester


Local real estate developer Nordblom Company will reportedly acquire the 16.5-acre former Boston Globe headquarters site at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The Boston Globe and Nordblom reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition this past Tuesday, August 1st; the deal will likely close this Fall. Development plans for the site have not yet been revealed. A vacant three-story, 815,000-square-foot building currently stands on the site, with the site's remainder comprised of surface parking. The Boston Globe has moved its' operations to a 75,000-square-foot office at Exchange Place in the Financial District, and its' printing and distribution to a 330,000-square-foot industrial building in Taunton.


345 Harrison
- Aug 01, 2017

Facade installation underway at 345 Harrison apartments in South End


The multifaceted brick, metal panel and glass curtain wall facade of 345 Harrison's east tower has been nearly fully installed. Inside the building, metal studs have been erected to partition individual apartment residences, allowing for interior finishing to begin in the coming months. Throughout the recently topped off west tower, concrete floors are being poured on upper floors and fireproofing is being sprayed on completed lower levels. Installation of the west tower's facade will begin in the coming months. 345 Harrison will open in early 2018 and will feature 585 luxurious apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


399 Binney Street
- Jul 27, 2017

W. L. French breaks ground on 399 Binney Street, new Kendall Square research and development building


W. L. French Excavating Corporation has broken ground on 399 Binney Street, an upcoming 172,500-square-foot research and development building that will expand the existing nine-building One Kendall Square office and retail campus in Kendall Square. W. L. French has successfully completed site demolition and utility relocation and is now at work excavating the building's basement level. A temporary internally-braced sheet pile cofferdam has been installed across the project site to support and retain the basement throughout excavation. 399 Binney Street's basement will be 22 feet deep; W. L. French will also operate dewatering and groundwater treatment systems on site and dispose of upwards of 65,000 tons of soil.


399 Binney Street's developer, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, acquired the 7.88-acre One Kendall Square campus in November 2016 from DivcoWest for $725 million, or $1,124 per square foot. The building will be primarily composed of office and lab space, with approximately 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Expected completion of 399 Binney Street is in late Fall 2018. The following is a photograph of W. L. French at work at 399 Binney Street, courtesy Gaston Electrical:



Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jul 18, 2017

Excavation complete at Boulevard on the Greenway luxury condominiums, foundation concrete pouring underway


Boulevard on the Greenway’s underground parking structure has been fully excavated, and pouring of the structure’s concrete base slab is well underway. The historic, Charles Bulfinch-designed facade on site has been reinforced in anticipation of Boulevard on the Greenway’s 12-story structure’s rise into the Boston skyline; the facade will be incorporated into the new structure. Condominium residences at Boulevard on the Greenway are now on sale; 31 condominiums are available ranging from one to three bedrooms and including penthouse duplexes. Five artist lofts are also available at Boulevard on the Greenway, in addition to approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The following is an aerial photograph of Boulevard on the Greenway:



Hodge Boiler Works
- Jul 14, 2017

Revised Hodge Boiler Works development, featuring 119 new condominiums, approved on East Boston Waterfront


Revisions to the Hodge Boiler Works development on the East Boston Waterfront were approved at yesterday’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The development will now feature 119 condominium residences overlooking the Boston skyline, in addition to 7,200 square feet of shared-work space and a Harborwalk extension. The development’s change from apartments to condominiums signifies the growing strength of the East Boston Waterfront condominium market. The nearby under-construction Slip65 development, the East Boston Waterfront’s first condominium offering, has been seeing very strong demand, with 50% of residences reserved for prices ranging from $700- to over $1200 per square foot; some residences at Slip65 are under agreement for over $1.5 million. The Hodge Boiler Works development will now go before the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for review; ZBA approval will be required in order for the building to proceed with construction.


345 Harrison
- Jul 13, 2017

345 Harrison mixed-use development in South End tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held last Wednesday (July 12th) for 345 Harrison, an upcoming mixed-use development in the South End featuring 585 apartment residences and 40,000 square feet of retail. The two-building development has topped off at 14 stories tall and is on schedule to open in early 2018. Located across from the Ink Block development and steps from multiple new and planned buildings, 345 Harrison is set to further activate a rapidly-growing corner of the South End with increased residential presence and a walkable, engaging streetscape. “The owner and architect took an innovative approach to this ultra-urban site by creating ground level open spaces that extend under building elements many floors above and connect to the public streets,” said Mark Junghans, Principal and Managing Director of the Boston office of 345 Harrison engineer VHB. “It gives it the feeling of a village space and creates the perfect spot for restaurants, sidewalk cafes and passive spaces for the residents and public alike.” The following is a photograph from the 345 Harrison topping-off ceremony, courtesy VHB:


345 Harrison Topping Off


The Residences at Forest Hills
- Jul 03, 2017

Zoning Board approves The Residences at Forest Hills, 250 new apartments with retail


Last week, the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved The Residences at Forest Hills, a new mixed-use development in Jamaica Plain featuring 250 apartment residences with 4,070 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project has now received all necessary approvals and can proceed with construction. The $101 million Residences at Forest Hills will replace an existing commuter parking lot located across from the Forest Hills rapid transit station with three new buildings.


Serenity Apartments
- Jun 14, 2017

Construction complete at Serenity Apartments, new Mission Hill luxury residences now leasing


Construction is complete at Serenity Apartments, a new 15-story luxury tower in Mission Hill featuring 195 distinctive residences now leasing. Move-ins at Serenity began earlier this month; the building was 40% pre-leased prior to opening. Churchill Corporate Housing, a short-term corporate housing provider, has leased 24 apartments at Serenity, which is managed by Greystar. Serenity is located steps to Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical Area and features the latest in-demand amenities, including Wi-Fi enabled common areas, a billiard room, meeting and collaborative areas, a private courtyard, a rooftop pool and lounge deck, a barbecue deck and a green roof. Direct-access garage parking with electric car charging stations is available on-site, in addition to Zipcars and bicycle storage. Serenity presents an unprecedented green living option, with LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification and direct access to the MBTA Green Line.


“As we designed the community, we knew we needed to create something special to draw tenants to this corridor from Fenway and other nearby neighborhoods,” said Anthony Nader, Vice President of Serenity developer Longwood Group. “The rooftop pool and amenity area are really something to be seen.” Serenity residents will be located in an area seeing tremendous growth, with a number of development projects planned, under construction and recently completed. “The leasing demand is showing that with a destination asset, that provides a great living experience, prospective residents are willing to move to this side of the Longwood Medical Area,” said Nader. “The growth coming down the Brookline Avenue corridor, with the Children’s Hospital expansion at Brookline Place, Homewood Suites and potentially an additional hotel at Brookline Avenue, has created an exciting area of the city to be in. More restaurants will activate the streetscape, but the neighborhood is already beginning to come alive.”


Beach House
- Jun 11, 2017

Beach House waterfront luxury apartments in Revere near full framing, exterior finishing begins


The south wing of Beach House, a new 234-unit luxury apartment building overlooking picturesque Revere Beach, has been fully framed, with weatherproofing, windows and balconies all installed. The building's north wing is now being framed with wooden panels and has reached the future six-story building's second floor. Beach House will feature luxurious amenities including a rooftop pool and terrace with scenic ocean views, a state-of-the-art gym and a movie room. The following are photographs of Beach House:


Beach House Photos


Boston East
- Jun 08, 2017

Brick finish installation underway at Boston East waterfront apartments in East Boston, artist residence applications begin


Brickwork has been installed along a large section of Boston East’s six-story facade facing Border Street. The building is fully framed, and fireproofing, weatherproofing and windows have all been installed along Boston East’s facade. Inside the building, fit-out of residences and common spaces has begun.


Developer Trinity Financial has begun accepting applications for Boston East’s six artist live-work residences, which will be rented to households earning no more than 70% of Area Media Income (AMI); Boston East will include a ground-floor local artwork gallery. Artist residences will be available for $1,450 per month; rents for market-rate residences at Boston East will range from $2,000 to $4,700 per month, averaging $2,900 per month. Opening in September, Boston East will feature 200 apartment residences along with a new Harborwalk extension and public waterfront space. The following are photographs of Boston East:


Boston East Photos


345 Harrison
- Jun 04, 2017

Exterior finishing underway at 345 Harrison, upcoming South End luxury apartments


The east building at 345 Harrison has topped off at 14 stories tall, and installation of the building’s exterior facade is well underway. Brick and metal exterior finish panels have been installed up to the east building’s top floor at sections. Finishes, in addition to windows, are nearly fully installed along the east building's base facing Harrison Avenue. Remaining sections of the east building are now being weatherproofed. Construction of the steel frame of 345 Harrison’s west building along Washington Street is well underway, and has risen to as high as seven stories at sections. Opening in early 2018, 343 Harrison will feature 585 apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Jefferson at Malden Center
- May 24, 2017

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:


Jefferson at Malden Center Photos


The BEAT
- May 18, 2017

Developer backs out of deal to acquire 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester


Center Court Properties has reportedly backed out of a deal to acquire the 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester for over $80 million. “We’re enthusiastic about exploring other possibilities,” said Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan in the Globe's report. Center Court's abandonment of the deal follows Winstanley Enterprises pulling out of its' agreement to acquire the Globe property in 2015. The Globe will still move forward with its' move to a new 75,000-square-foot office at Exchange Place in the Financial District this June.


Hodge Boiler Works
- Apr 14, 2017

Revised plans filed for long-stalled Hodge Boiler Works development on East Boston Waterfront


The Davis Companies, who acquired the approved 2.5-acre Hodge Boiler Works development site on the East Boston Waterfront for $5 million in March 2015, proposes to revise the project plans to include additional residences, a new public work share space component and expanded public waterfront open space. Davis proposes to construct 119 rental apartment residences at Hodge Boiler Works in addition to 7,200 square feet of public waterfront work share space. The previous project plan, approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in 2012, consisted of 95 apartments, six bed-and-breakfast hotel rooms and a 576 square foot cafe. The new project plan includes a total of 34,500 square feet of public open space. A 42 boat slip marina, included in the approved plan, has been eliminated. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is now reviewing the revised Hodge Boiler Works plans. The latest Hodge Boiler Works renderings are posted above.


The Residences at Alewife Station
- Apr 13, 2017

320 apartments approved at site of West Cambridge bowling alley and motel


The City of Cambridge's Planning Board has approved The Residences at Alewife Station, a 320-unit apartment development that will replace the Lanes and Games bowling alley and Cambridge Gateway Inn motel along Route 2 in West Cambridge. Lanes and Games will remain open through this summer, after which construction of the development is anticipated to commence.


345 Harrison
- Apr 13, 2017

345 Harrison apartments in South End reach full height


345 Harrison’s east tower along Harrison Avenue has reached its’ full height of 14 stories and will soon top off in full. The concrete elevator core of the west tower along Washington Street has reached its’ full height; construction of the west tower’s steel frame will commence imminently. Two active tower cranes now stand in place over the 345 Harrison site. Opening in early 2018, 345 Harrison will feature 585 apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Boston East
- Apr 09, 2017

Fireproofing underway at Boston East, framing just about complete


Fireproofing and windows have been installed along a large section of Boston East’s topped-off north wing, and moisture-resistant cladding is in place along large sections of both the north and south wings. Wood framing of the south wing is just about topped off. Interior metal framing of individual apartment residences is underway across Boston East. Opening this Fall, the mixed-use development will feature 200 apartment residences with a Harborwalk extension and public waterfront amenities including art galleries, historic exhibits and a boat launch. The following are photographs of Boston East:


Boston East Photos


AVA North Point
- Mar 30, 2017

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:


Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two Photos


Mosaic on the Riverway
- Mar 26, 2017

Mosaic at the Riverway residences in Mission Hill now open


Mosaic at the Riverway, a 145-unit mixed-income residential building in Mission Hill, is now complete and open, with all condominiums sold and affordable apartments now leasing. Located steps to the Longwood Medical Area, Mosaic on the Riverway features 42 market-rate condominiums, 43 affordable condominiums and 60 affordable apartments. The following are photographs of Mosaic at the Riverway:


Mosaic on the Riverway Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Mar 26, 2017

Finishing touches underway at Serenity Apartments, opening this Spring in Mission Hill


Serenity Apartments’ 15-story facade is nearly fully installed, and interior fit-out of luxury apartments and common spaces is nearly complete. Just about all exterior finish panels and windows have been installed, and nearly the entire interior has been plastered. State-of-the-art finishes and appliances are now being installed in apartments and common spaces. Opening this Spring, Serenity Apartments will feature 195 apartments including studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms and amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity Apartments:


Serenity Apartments Photos


The Eddy
- Mar 16, 2017

Waterfront restaurant nears completion at East Boston’s The Eddy, luxury apartments now leasing


Interior fit out of Reel House, the upcoming 5,000 square foot waterfront seafood restaurant at The Eddy in East Boston, is nearly complete in advance of Reel House’s opening this Spring. Reel House will serve a “globally coastal seafood menu” and will feature a dining area with seating for over 200 people, two mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio. Sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be visible throughout the Reel House space.


Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. With unparalleled resident amenities including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping views, a second-floor pool deck with a fire pit and barbecues, a fitness center and a communal lounge space as well as the upcoming Reel House restaurant, The Eddy will conveniently enable a live, work and play lifestyle. For more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a private showing, please call 866-318-2748 or click Contact Broker above. The following are photographs of The Eddy and the upcoming Reel House restaurant:


The Eddy Photos


101 Seaport
- Mar 13, 2017

SoulCycle and Tikkaway Grill now open at 101 Seaport


Both full-body indoor cycling and lifestyle studio SoulCycle and Indian-inspired restaurant Tikkaway Grill have opened new locations at the new 440,000 square foot 101 Seaport Class A office and retail building in the Seaport District. SoulCycle is the Seaport's first fitness studio and features 57 bikes as well as a lifestyle boutique featuring SoulCycle performance and leisure clothing. Tikkaway Grill is a "self-directed journey through the traditional tastes and flavors of India," featuring build-it-yourself rice bowls, salad bowls and whole-wheat Roti wraps. Opening this month at 101 Seaport will be Juice Press and Yoki Express, at which point 101 Seaport's 25,000 square feet of street-level retail will be fully occupied. Also open at 101 Seaport are Aceituna Grill, by CHLOE., Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks.


Myles Standish Hall Renovation
- Mar 09, 2017

Restoration underway at BU's Myles Standish Hall in Fenway


Renovations are well underway to restore Boston University’s Myles Standish Hall student residence, set in a 203,000 square foot historic hotel building in the heart of Kenmore Square. Work is nearing completion at the west end of the building, with new windows installed and interior fit out underway. Myles Standish Hall will be renovated in phases, with full completion expected in Fall 2018. The following are photographs of the Myles Standish Hall Renovation:


Myles Standish Hall Photos


Beach House
- Mar 02, 2017

Wood framing underway at Revere Beach's Beach House luxury apartments


Wood framing of Beach House's 6-story structure has begun, with the building's first floor concrete base nearly fully poured. At Beach House's south end, wood framing has reached the building's 5th floor, and the base is fully poured. Concrete pouring is wrapping up at Beach House's north end, and wood framing will begin thereafter. When complete, Beach House will feature 234 luxury apartment residences fronting Revere Beach featuring sweeping ocean views. The following is a photograph of Beach House:



101 Seaport
- Feb 21, 2017

Vegan dining sensation by CHLOE. opens Thursday at 101 Seaport


by CHLOE., a plant-based, fast casual restaurant with locations in New York City and Los Angeles, will open this Thursday (February 23rd, 2017) at the recently completed 101 Seaport office and retail building in the Seaport District. by CHLOE. will front onto the upcoming Harbor Way pedestrian passage, which will ultimately link Summer and Congress Streets and future development to the waterfront.


by CHLOE. will feature creative, fully vegan recipes free of meat, dairy, and egg products as well as of saturated animal fat, added preservatives, and artificial flavors. by CHLOE.'s menu will include 4 exclusive Boston-themed vegan items: Clam Chowder, Lobster Roll, Boston Cream Whoopie Pie and Boston Cream Pie Chill. Beer and wine will be served in addition to fresh pressed juices and smoothies.


by CHLOE. will be open 7 days a week, from 11am to 10pm Monday through Friday and from 10am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday, at 107 Seaport Boulevard. The 2,400 square foot Seaport location will seat 43 people; outdoor seating will be added as well. A second Massachusetts location of by CHLOE. will open this Spring at the recently completed Van Ness mixed-use development in the Fenway.


by CHLOE. is the latest addition to 101 Seaport's 25,000 square feet of retail space, which includes the now-open Aceituna Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks and will soon also include SoulCycle, Juice Press, Tikkaway Grill and Yoki Express. The following is a photograph of by CHLOE.:


By-Chloe


The Eddy
- Feb 17, 2017

Reel House, globally-inspired waterfront seafood restaurant, opening at The Eddy in East Boston this spring


Reel House, a new waterfront restaurant featuring a "globally coastal seafood menu," will open this spring at The Eddy, the East Boston Waterfront's newest luxury building. Led by award-winning Executive Chef Marc Orfaly and owned by Navy Yard Hospitality Group, Reel House will serve a distinctive seafood menu with "a fusion of flavors" and "approachable plates" inspired by worldwide waterfront cuisines.


Designed by Sousa Design Architects, Reel House's 5,000 square foot waterfront space overlooking Boston Harbor will be open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner. The space will accommodate over 200 seated diners across a main dining room, 2 mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio facing the Boston skyline. A complimentary boat shuttle will connect Reel House and The Eddy to the Charlestown Navy Yard and Navy Yard Hospitality Group's Pier 6 waterfront restaurant. Visit ReelHouseBoston.com for more information about Reel House.


Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. In addition to the upcoming Reel House restaurant, Eddy residents have access to amenities including a top-floor roof deck with unparalleled views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, a second-floor pool deck and more. Click "Contact Broker" above or call 617-561-9600 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are renderings of the Reel House restaurant space:


Reel House Renderings


345 Harrison
- Feb 16, 2017

345 Harrison in South End nears topping off


Framing of 345 Harrison's 14-story steel superstructure has reached the mixed-use development's 10th floor and is rising rapidly. Both of 345 Harrison's elevator cores have now reached their full height. Pouring of concrete floors has commenced at 345 Harrison's base. Opening in early 2018, 345 Harrison will feature 585 residential apartments with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


101 Seaport
- Feb 07, 2017

Aceituna Grill opens Thursday at 101 Seaport


WS Development has announced that Kendall Square-based Mediterranean food restaurant Aceituna Grill will open its' second location at 101 Seaport in the Seaport District on Thursday (February 9th), becoming one of 101 Seaport's 8 confirmed retail offerings. Aceituna's 2,500 square foot space will seat 49 people and will be open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Aceituna is the latest retail offering to open in 101 Seaport's 25,000 square foot ground-floor retail component. Other offerings include the now-open Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks, with SoulCycle, By Chloe, Juice Press, Tikkaway Grill and Yoki Express also opening in the coming months.


Boston East
- Feb 05, 2017

Weatherproofing underway at East Boston's Boston East development


The 6-story Boston East superstructure on the East Boston Waterfront is being weatherproofed and prepared for installation of windows. Boston East’s north wing has topped off, and wood framing of the south wing has reached the third floor. Hardscaping has been installed at Boston East’s ground level for the public pedestrian atrium that will connect Border Street to the East Boston Waterfront. Opening this fall, Boston East will feature 200 apartment residences, a Harborwalk extension and public waterfront amenities including art galleries, historic exhibits and a boat launch. The following are photographs of Boston East:


Boston East Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 24, 2017

Serenity Apartments facade nearly complete, new drone footage released


Serenity Apartments’ facade is nearly fully fit out with exterior finish panels and windows in advance of the 15-story Mission Hill building’s opening this spring. Bricks are fully installed along the building’s base. Interior fit out of Serenity’s common spaces and 195 apartments and common spaces is well underway. New aerial drone footage of Serenity has been released:



The Residences at Forest Hills
- Jan 17, 2017

250 new Forest Hills residential apartments approved


The Residences at Forest Hills, a 235,000 square foot mixed-use development located across from Forest Hills Station in Jamaica Plain, was approved at last Thursday (January 12th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The $101 million project will construct three new buildings containing 250 residential apartments and 4,070 square feet of ground-floor retail on an existing commuter surface parking lot. The Residences at Forest Hills will now go before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for review. Approval by the ZBA is required in order for the project to proceed.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jan 12, 2017

Boulevard on the Greenway luxury residences hit market


The first condominiums at the 12-story Boulevard on the Greenway luxury residential building in Downtown Boston have been listed for sale. Condominiums listed range from a 1,392 square foot eighth floor one-bedroom/two-bathroom unit offered at $1.695 million ($1,218 per square foot) to a 2,362 square foot tenth floor three-bedroom/four-bathroom unit offered at $3.835 million ($1,624 per square foot). A total of five condominiums have been listed for sale. Boulevard on the Greenway will feature 36 total residences, including 31 market-rate condominiums and five artist lofts.


The Eddy
- Jan 03, 2017

Fit out underway for waterfront restaurant opening Spring 2017 at The Eddy


Interior fit out work is underway for Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly’s waterfront destination restaurant opening Spring 2017 at the iconic new Eddy apartment building in East Boston. The restaurant will be located on The Eddy’s ground floor and will feature sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. Open since Fall 2016, The Eddy features 258 luxury residential apartments with picturesque views. Call 855-534-3833 for information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are photographs of The Eddy:


The Eddy Photos


Boston East
- Jan 03, 2017

Boston East superstructure nears topping off


Wood framing of Boston East’s six-story superstructure is well underway and has reached as high as the fifth story at the north wing of the East Boston Waterfront development and the second story at the south. Steel erection of Boston East’s ground-floor podium and center pedestrian atrium is complete. Masonry elevator cores have topped off for both building wings. Opening in Fall 2017, Boston East will feature 200 residential apartments and will activate the East Boston Waterfront with a Harborwalk extension, a boat launch and exhibition space. The following are photographs of Boston East:


Boston East Photos


345 Harrison
- Dec 14, 2016

Superstructure rising at South End’s 345 Harrison


Construction of 345 Harrison’s 14-story superstructure is well underway for both of the mixed-use development’s buildings. The northeast concrete elevator core has topped off, and the final story of the northwest core nears completion. Steel framing has reached 345 Harrison’s second floor and continues to progress quickly across the development site. 345 Harrison is expected to open in early 2018. Retail space at 345 Harrison is now leasing. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


UMass Boston Residence Hall 1
- Dec 04, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies breaks ground on first-ever UMass Boston student housing


A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Thursday (December 1st, 2016) for UMass Boston’s first-ever on-campus student housing facility, which will open in Fall 2018. The J. Derenzo Companies team is hard at work performing initial site work to prepare for pre-cast structural pile driving. Following pile driving, the residence hall’s pre-cast concrete foundation will be constructed. The following are photographs of the UMass Boston residence hall site:


UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Nov 27, 2016

Serenity Apartments nearly fully sealed, new aerial footage released


Windows and exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of Serenity Apartments’ facade as the building nears its’ Spring 2017 opening. At Serenity’s base, brick finishes have been just about fully installed. The construction team is now plastering Serenity’s apartments and installing interior finishes. HVAC utilities have been installed on Serenity’s roof and throughout the building. Serenity General Contractor Suffolk Construction has released two new aerial videos of Serenity, a new drone flyover and a time-lapse showing Serenity’s progression since the start of construction in Winter 2015:


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The Victor
- Nov 27, 2016

IMP completes $187 million acquisition of Bulfinch Triangle’s The Victor


Institutional Multifamily Partners (IMP), a partnership between CalPERS of California and GID of Boston, has closed on the acquisition of The Victor, a 377,000 square foot Bulfinch Triangle luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail, for $187 million or $496 per square foot. With the acquisition, IMP has assumed the 99-year ground lease of the Victor parcel, which is owned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). “The Victor represents an opportunity to add to our portfolio in a dynamic location with incredible access to transportation, jobs and entertainment,” says Bill Chiasson, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at GID, in an official release. The acquisition of The Victor is GID’s first in Downtown Boston. The following is the deed for IMP’s acquisition of The Victor:



The Residences at Alewife Station
- Nov 20, 2016

Renderings unveiled for proposed 320-unit Alewife development


Criterion Development Partners has unveiled the latest renderings of the proposed 320-unit Residences at Alewife Station development in Cambridge. The development would replace the existing Lanes and Games bowling alley and Cambridge Gateway Inn motel. The latest renderings of the proposed development, as well as the latest project details, can be found above. The following is a link to a recent community meeting presentation with more information about the proposed development.


The Eddy
- Nov 11, 2016

Enjoy luxurious waterfront living with sweeping skyline views at The Eddy


The Eddy, a luxurious new 258-unit waterfront apartment tower overlooking the Boston skyline, is now leasing. Eddy residents will enjoy amenities including a waterfront resident lounge graced with exquisite artwork, a panoramic furnished roof deck and sweeping skyline views from every corner. A new waterside restaurant will open at The Eddy in Spring 2017. Call 855-534-3833 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a tour of the building. The following are photographs of the Eddy roof deck:


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The following are photographs of an apartment at The Eddy:


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The following are photographs of amenities at The Eddy:


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The following are exterior photographs of The Eddy:


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Serenity Apartments
- Nov 03, 2016

New Serenity aerial footage released, finish installation underway


Suffolk Construction has released new aerial footage of Serenity, a 195-unit apartment building with 2,100 square feet of retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Exterior finish panel installation is well underway, and moisture-resistant cladding is fully installed along the building’s frame. Per an update by Prellwitz Chilinski Architects, interior unit finishing is underway on lower level units. Steel framing is being installed on upper floors to lay out units. The following is the latest aerial footage of Serenity, courtesy Suffolk Construction:



Boulevard on the Greenway
- Oct 21, 2016

Boulevard on the Greenway condos priced from $1.46 million, slurry wall pre-trenching underway


J. Derenzo Companies is hard at work preparing the Boulevard on the Greenway construction site for Treviicos to install the building’s slurry wall foundation. Derenzo is pre-trenching the slurry wall, excavating deep trenches along the slurry wall’s perimeter down to glacial till and refilling the trenches with flowable fill. The fill will serve as the base for Treviicos’ installation of guide walls for the slurry wall. The guide walls will in turn frame pouring of concrete to construct the slurry wall.


Derenzo is also relocating existing utilities to outside the perimeter of the slurry wall to make way for slurry wall construction. A concrete duct bank was poured today to contain relocated water piping, and a second duct bank will soon be poured for relocated television transmission lines and electrical wiring. An existing elevator core that extends deep into the construction site will also soon be pulled out of the ground to make way for the slurry wall.


The existing Charles Bullfinch-designed facade that will be incorporated into Boulevard on the Greenway is being fully reinforced in anticipation of start of foundation construction. The facade will be reinforced with concrete columns on Saturday (October 22nd, 2016) and further reinforced with steel beams on Monday (October 24th, 2016), at which point a concrete grade beam will be poured.


A sales gallery for Boulevard on the Greenway is now open at 88 Broad Street in Downtown Boston. One, two and three-bedroom condominiums are for sale priced from $1.46 million. An expanded website, TheBoulevardBoston.com, has been released with more information about Boulevard on the Greenway. The following are photographs of the Boulevard on the Greenway site:


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The following is the latest Boulevard on the Greenway sales brochure:


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The Residences at Forest Hills
- Oct 21, 2016

252 apartments proposed across from Forest Hills Station


Criterion Development Partners submitted a Project Notification Form (PNF) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) yesterday (October 20th, 2016) with new details and renderings for The Residences at Forest Hills, a proposed 280,000 square foot development that would be located across from the Forest Hills rapid transit station; the following is a link to the PNF. The Residences at Forest Hills would construct three new buildings in one phase containing approximately 252 residential rental apartments and 5,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Additional information about the proposed Residences at Forest Hills can be found above.


AVA North Point
- Oct 19, 2016

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:


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A photo posted by Feldman Land Surveyors (@feldmanboston) on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:06am PDT


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Oct 07, 2016

Boulevard on the Greenway excavation underway


Excavation of Boulevard on the Greenway's underground parking structure is well underway. J. Derenzo Companies has cleared all debris from the construction site and is now excavating 29 vertical feet of soil. Boulevard on the Greenway's parking structure will be mechanically operated and will contain 48 stacked parking spaces. The 12-story, $58.7 million building will feature 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail located in the heart of Downtown Boston on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The following is an Instagram post by Kelly Roche showing an aerial view of the Boulevard on the Greenway construction site:


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A photo posted by Kelly Atlantic Realty (@kellyatlanticreal) on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:58am PDT


Mosaic on the Riverway
- Oct 05, 2016

Mosaic on the Riverway condominium closings underway, 100% sold out


Closings of Mosaic on the Riverway’s 85 mixed-income condominiums commenced last Friday (September 30th, 2016). 11 condominiums have closed to date for an average of $928 per square foot. Closing prices to date range from $499,408 for a 569 square foot one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit to $825,300 for an 892 square foot two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit. Mosaic on the Riverway’s condominium component is 100% sold out per the Mosaic on the Riverway condominium sales website. The 145-unit Mosaic on the Riverway contains 42 market rate condominiums, 43 affordable condominiums and 60 affordable rental units.


A 569 square foot sixth floor one-bedroom condominium at Mosaic on the Riverway has been listed for rent for $3,600/month per Trulia. The following are photographs of a completed unit at Mosaic on the Riverway via Trulia:


Mosaic on the Riverway Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Sep 30, 2016

Serenity website released with new renderings and drone footage, apartments opening Spring 2017


Developer Longwood Group and Property Manager Greystar have released a new website, TheSerenity.com, for Serenity, a 195-unit residential apartment building with 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Per the website, Serenity will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park will feature private elevator access. With the website, new interior renderings of Serenity and a building logo have been released along with drone footage of the under-construction building. Renderings of Serenity and additional information can be found above; the following is the drone footage video:



Beach House
- Sep 26, 2016

Baystone Development secures $50 million construction financing for Beach House


Baystone Development has secured $50 million in construction financing through First Niagara Bank for Beach House, an under-construction 234-unit luxury apartment building fronting Revere Beach with sweeping ocean views. John Kelly, Kyle Juszczyszyn, Chris Coutts and Lenny Pierce of CBRE/New England arranged the financing with First Niagara Bank Senior Vice President David Yesue and Market Executive Doug MacLean.


“We are pleased to have assisted Baystone Development with the construction financing and look forward to the grand opening of this exciting new development,” noted Kelly of CBRE/New England in an interview with Boston Real Estate Times. "This new development should provide an attractive option to renters seeking a well-located and well-appointed home with great amenities at a discount to downtown Boston options,” said Yeuse of First Niagara Bank. The following is the mortgage for Beach House's construction financing as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds:



Serenity Apartments
- Sep 25, 2016

Serenity exterior finish installation underway


Exterior finishes have reached the top level of Serenity's 15-story frame and are installed along a large frame section. Concrete has been poured on nearly all floors, and framing of interior units is underway.


Located in Mission Hill overlooking the Emerald Necklace, Serenity will feature 195 rental residential apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space fronting South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity, courtesy Newman Associates:


Serenity Photos September 2016


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Sep 23, 2016

Boulevard on the Greenway site work commences


Initial site work has commenced at Boulevard on the Greenway to prepare for the 29-foot-deep excavation of the building’s 48-space mechanically-operated underground parking structure. J. Derenzo Companies is clearing the construction site of debris from demolition of a pre-existing building and preparing for the upcoming excavation. Drilling is underway to install a temporary underground electrical conduit system to power the construction site. Treviicos will install a slurry wall foundation system for the underground garage and expects to start work in December.


A pre-existing historic Charles Bulfinch designed facade has been firmly secured and will be integrated into Boulevard on the Greenway’s future facade. The 12-story, $58.7 million Boulevard on the Greenway will feature 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of the Boulevard on the Greenway construction site:


Boulevard on the Greenway Photos


The Victor
- Sep 14, 2016

286-unit Bulfinch Triangle luxury residential building selling for nearly $190 million


The Real Reporter reports that Institutional Multifamily Partners (IMP) of California will acquire The Victor, a 286-unit Bulfinch Triangle luxury residential apartment building with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, from developer Simpson Housing for nearly $190 million. IMP has reportedly submitted a non-refundable deposit for the acquisition. The LEED Gold-certified Victor opened in 2013 and cost $140 million to build; the building is located on a state-owned parking lot. Rents at The Victor range from $2,705/month for a studio to up to $5,250/month for a two-bedroom unit per the Victor leasing website.


345 Harrison
- Sep 12, 2016

345 Harrison elevator core rising, tower crane installed


345 Harrison’s one-level, 275-car underground parking garage along William Mullins Way has been fully excavated. A concrete elevator core is under construction at the garage’s base; the core has risen two stories above grade. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame concrete pouring to construct the core. A tower crane has been installed on site in anticipation of impending steel superstructure construction. Mockup finishes have been posted along Traveler Street as a preview of 345 Harrison’s future exterior.


A sheet pile wall has been driven along the garage’s perimeter, and concrete piles have been driven into the garage’s base for structural support. Concrete piles have also been driven at the Traveler Street end of the project site. Large concrete footings are being poured above concrete pile caps at the garage’s base.


345 Harrison will feature two buildings containing approximately 585 residential units and 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Resident amenities will include a 14th floor Sky Lounge with sweeping skyline views, a resort-style pool and a fully-equipped fitness center. Retail space at 345 Harrison is currently for lease, and residential unit pre-leasing is underway. Visit developer UDR’s 345 Harrison page for more information about residential unit pre-leasing. The following are photographs of the 345 Harrison site:


345 Harrison Photographs


249 Third Street
- Sep 02, 2016

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. 


The Residences at Alewife Station
- Aug 28, 2016

Residences proposed at site of Alewife bowling alley and motel


Criterion Development Partners has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the City of Cambridge to construct The Residences at Alewife Station, two new residential apartment buildings located steps to the Alewife MBTA station. The buildings would be constructed on the site of the existing Lanes and Games bowling alley and Cambridge Gateway Inn motel, both of which would be demolished. The following is a link to the NOI application for The Residences at Alewife Station; a preliminary site plan can be found above. This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.


AVA North Point
- Aug 26, 2016

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:


Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two


The Eddy
- Aug 22, 2016

The Eddy, opening September on the East Boston Waterfront, ready to welcome residents


The Eddy, a 16-story, $135 million mixed-use tower on the East Boston Waterfront, is ready to welcome its first residents this coming month. Visit the Eddy website for residential leasing information. The Eddy will feature 258 studio, one and two-bedroom residences with a ground-floor waterfront destination restaurant operated by Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly. State-of-the-art residential unit finishes are designed in keeping with the building’s waterfront location, with blue kitchen tiles, an open floor plan and oversized windows throughout. With sweeping harbor and skyline views from every corner, and a particularly breathtaking vista from the top-floor communal roof deck, The Eddy is a uniquely positioned offering that is sure to be a great place to call home.


Matt Edlen, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Gerding Edlen, sees being able to invite people to experience the East Boston neighborhood as “a tremendous opportunity.” In addition to “very cool, show-stopping” water views that will be “a huge part” of the Eddy resident experience, explains Edlen in an interview with BLDUP, East Boston is “contextually is not the same [experience] you would find in Back Bay or downtown,” with unique culture, art and food and an inherent sense of community. Kelly Saito, a Partner at Gerding Edlen, notes in an interview with BLDUP that while East Boston “seems distant across [Boston Harbor], it is actually really well connected.” With Downtown Boston one subway stop away, Saito notes, East Boston is a “very viable place to live for downtown workers” that is close to, but outside of, downtown and surrounded by water, parks and beaches. “The most unique thing about [The Eddy] is the views,” explains Saito, but “the biggest surprise will be its’ convenience.”


The following are photographs of views from The Eddy’s top-floor roof deck:


The Eddy Views


The following are photographs of the Eddy building:


The Eddy Building


The following are photographs of a unit at The Eddy:


The Eddy Unit


The following are photographs of the pool deck at The Eddy:


The Eddy Pool Deck


The following are photographs of the Harborwalk and waterfront park at The Eddy:


The Eddy Harborwalk and Public Park


The Residences at Forest Hills
- Aug 10, 2016

Criterion Development Partners releases renderings of The Residences at Forest Hills


Jamaica Plain News reports that Criterion Development Partners has released renderings and site plans of the proposed Residences at Forest Hills, which would be constructed on an existing two-acre surface parking lot located at 3694 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain steps to the Forest Hills MBTA station. A Letter of Intent (LOI) to construct the project was submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month; the following is a link to the LOI. Per the LOI, The Residences at Forest Hills would contain 260 residential apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms as well as approximately 5,500 square feet of retail. The following are renderings of The Residences at Forest Hills:


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The following is a site plan of The Residences at Forest Hills:


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Boulevard on the Greenway
- Aug 10, 2016

Summer Olympics slow Boulevard on the Greenway construction


Banker & Tradesman reports that construction of Boulevard on the Greenway has been put on pause due to required utility work coinciding with the 2016 Summer Olympics underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In order to commence work on Boulevard on the Greenway's foundation, a major Comcast transmission line that traverses the construction site must be relocated. Comcast reportedly requested that developer New Boston Ventures hold off on relocating the cable until after the Olympics' closing ceremonies on August 21st, 2016. “They didn’t want any chance of interrupting service, so we’re not relocating the line until after the Olympics,” says Jim Alexander, a principal of Boulevard on the Greenway architect Finegold Alexander Architects. Following the Olympics, construction will commence on the foundation of the $58.7 million, 12-story Boulevard on the Greenway. The building will feature 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail.


The Residences at Forest Hills
- Jul 26, 2016

Letter of Intent filed for mixed-use Forest Hills project


Criterion Development Partners (CDP) has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to construct a mixed-use development project on the existing two-acre parking lot at the corner of Washington Street and Arborway in Jamaica Plain located across from the Forest Hills rapid transit station. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent. As previously reported, the project would include approximately 260 residential apartments. Per the LOI, units would range from studios to three-bedrooms and would also include "three-bedroom townhouse" units. The project would include an affordable housing component "in excess of that required" by the City of Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP).


Per the LOI, approximately 5,500 square feet of retail would be located on site, down from previously reported 6,000 square feet. The project would be constructed across three new wood-frame buildings above a single-level parking garage. A total of approximately 136 parking spaces would be constructed on site, including approximately 10 surface parking spaces. The project would provide Zipcar spaces and a community bike-share facility.


One Canal
- Jul 26, 2016

Ribbon cut on One Canal in Bulfinch Triangle


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official One Canal ribbon cutting ceremony this past Wednesday, July 13th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Aimco and Trinity Financial on this important milestone. The 12-story, 435,000 square foot One Canal will further enliven Bulfinch Triangle with 310 new luxurious residential rental apartments, including 20 affordable units, as well as approximately 21,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space located steps to Downtown Boston, the North End and multiple transportation options. Upcoming retail options at One Canal include Boston’s first City Winery, a specialty culinary and cultural destination opening in early 2017. Apartments at One Canal are now leasing, visit LiveOneCanal.com for more information. The following is a link to the official press release announcing the ribbon cutting, and the following are photographs of the ribbon cutting:


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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb following ribbon cutting


The following are photographs of the completed One Canal:


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View of One Canal from Rose Kennedy Greenway


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One Canal rooftop pool


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One Canal roof deck


Speakers at the One Canal ribbon cutting ceremony included Aimco Chief Investment Officer John Bezzant, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Betty Bigwood of the Middlesex Canal Association, Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb and Aimco Vice President of Operations Jason Kessler. The following are photographs of the speakers:


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Aimco Chief Investment Officer John Bezzant


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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker


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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh


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Betty Bigwood of the Middlesex Canal Association


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Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb


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Aimco Vice President of Operations Jason Kessler


Following speeches and the ceremonial ribbon cutting, guests were given tours of One Canal’s units and amenities. One Canal includes an expansive roof deck featuring a heated pool, an outdoor cinema and a fire pit in addition to 360-degree Boston skyline views. One Canal also includes a 2,000 square foot fitness center and a Canal Club resident lounge. The following are photographs of units and amenities at One Canal:


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Serenity Apartments
- Jul 21, 2016

Serenity apartment tower in Mission Hill tops off


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Serenity topping off ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Longwood Group on this important milestone. Serenity will further enliven Mission Hill with 195 new residential rental apartments and approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. Serenity will be LEED Silver certified and is anticipated to open in Spring 2017. Greystar will be Serenity's property manager.


The following is a link to an official press release announcing Serenity's topping off. The following are renderings of Serenity. Serenity's architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and the building's interior designer is RD Jones + Associates.


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View of Serenity from Emerald Necklace (Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


Prior to speeches, ceremony attendees were given the opportunity to sign the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction team members sign final steel beam


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Members of the Nader family of Longwood Group


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Ceremony prior to speeches


Speakers at the Serenity topping-off ceremony included Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole, Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse, Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader, Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman and Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden.


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Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole


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Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse


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Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader


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Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman


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Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden


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Speeches were followed by the raising and installation of the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction workers prepare to raise the final steel beam


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Final steel beam prior to raising


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Installation of final steel beam


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Frame prior to final steel beam installation


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A drone monitors final steel beam raising


Work will now commence upon installation of Serenity’s exterior and interior finishes. A construction elevator is being installed to lift workers, equipment and materials throughout Serenity’s frame. Framing for installation of insulation and moisture-resistant cladding is being installed along the frame's exterior.


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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Construction elevator installation underway


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A worker installs framing along Serenity's frame's exterior


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Construction materials staged inside Serenity's frame


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


More information about Serenity is posted below.


The BEAT
- Jul 21, 2016

Center Court Properties acquiring Boston Globe’s Dorchester headquarters


Banker & Tradesman reports that David Ridini of Center Court Properties, based in New York, will acquire The Boston Globe’s 16.5-acre Dorchester headquarters facility for approximately $80 million. The sale price would top the $70 million that John Henry paid to acquire The Boston Globe in 2013.


Ridini is a partner in JDMD Owner LLC, developer of the 71-unit Archer | Donahue condominium project on Beacon Hill approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for construction this month. Ridini is also a partner in 171 Tremont LLC, developer of the 18-unit 171 Tremont Street condominium project in Downtown Crossing. Ridini is also a partner in CC Bunker Hill Owner LLC, who acquired the 52,944 square foot Bunker Hill Business Center at 440 Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown for $14.725 million in September 2015.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jul 20, 2016

$58.7 million financing secured for Boulevard on the Greenway


Commercial real estate capital intermediary Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) reports that it has secured $58.7 million in financing for Boulevard on the Greenway, a 12-story mixed-use building under construction in Boston's Financial District. A $46 million fixed-rate construction loan has been secured through East Boston Savings Bank, and $12.7 million in subordinate financing has been secured through Canyon Partners Real Estate. Currently under construction, Boulevard on the Greenway will feature 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail.


More information about Boulevard on the Greenway is posted below.


The BEAT
- Jul 18, 2016

Boston Globe reaches agreement to sell 16.5-acre Dorchester headquarters


The Boston Globe reports that it has reached an agreement to sell its 16.5-acre headquarters facility located along Morrissey Boulevard and Interstate 93 in Dorchester. A locus map of the facility is posted above. The 16.5-acre facility includes the 815,000 square foot Boston Globe headquarters building in addition to surface parking lots.


Citing a confidentiality agreement, The Boston Globe has not disclosed the facility's buyer. The Boston Globe's headquarters will move to Exchange Place (53 State Street) in Downtown Boston, and printing and delivery operations will move to a new facility in Taunton, MA. This page will be updated with additional details as they become available.


The Archer Residences
- Jul 17, 2016

Archer | Donahue on Beacon Hill approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Archer | Donahue on Beacon Hill for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by JDMD Owner, LLC of Dedham, the $162 million Archer | Donahue will feature 71 residential condominiums with approximately 5,700 square feet of undetermined resident amenities. The project will fully restore two existing buildings at 33-61 Temple Street and construct a new penthouse level. Construction of Archer | Donahue could commence this summer. A rendering of Archer | Donahue is posted above.


Since the project's Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) filing, Archer | Donahue's penthouse level height has been reduced and will not exceed the height of the existing structure. Residential unit count has decreased by four; 75 units were originally proposed. Parking space count has been reduced to 54 from 60. More information about Archer | Donahue is posted below.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jul 13, 2016

New Boston Ventures acquires air rights for Boulevard on the Greenway construction


Last Monday, July 11th, 2016, developer New Boston Ventures acquired air rights for construction of Boulevard on the Greenway for $594,000 from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The Boston Business Journal reports that the air rights acquisition was necessary as a number of the units at Boulevard on the Greenway’s edges will extend into public right-of-way, namely the surrounding streets. According to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin, air rights takings are rather frequent for buildings with overhangs that extend into city property, and “a larger taking than you might normally see” was required for Boulevard on the Greenway. Boulevard on the Greenway will be a 12-story mixed-use building featuring 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail.


The following is the deed for New Boston Ventures’ air rights acquisition at 110 Broad Street, the future site of Boulevard on the Greenway:



More information about Boulevard on the Greenway is posted below.


The Residences at Forest Hills
- Jul 08, 2016

Criterion Development Partners plans mixed-use Forest Hills project for existing parking lot


Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Criterion Development Partners plans to construct a new mixed-use development project on the LAZ surface parking lot located across from Forest Hills Station at the corner of Washington Street and Arborway in Jamaica Plain. An aerial view of the parking lot is posted above. The development team plans to file a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in 45 to 60 days.


The proposed project would include approximately 260 residential units and 6,000 square feet of retail. A single-level underground parking garage would be built on site as well as some surface parking spaces. MetroMark Apartments, a mixed-use development project including approximately 283 rental residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space, is under construction across Arborway from the proposed project site.


Beach House
- Jul 05, 2016

Beach House, 234 new Revere Beach apartments, breaks ground


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Beach House groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 2nd. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Baystone Development on this important milestone. Beach House will further enliven beautiful Revere Beach with hundreds of new residents. Beach House will be a 234-unit luxury apartment building. Resident amenities will include a rooftop pool and terrace with sweeping ocean views, a 2,000 square foot gym, a movie room and on-site vehicle parking. The following are renderings of Beach House:


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View along Revere Beach Boulevard


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View along Revere Beach Boulevard


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View along Revere Beach Boulevard


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View along Revere Beach Boulevard


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Rooftop pool


Speakers at the Beach House groundbreaking ceremony included Roy MacDowell Jr. of Baystone Development, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, Ward 5 Councillor John Powers and Bob Upton of RevereBeach.com.


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Roy MacDowell Jr. of Baystone Development


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Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo


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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers


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Bob Upton of RevereBeach.com


Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking and reception on the construction site.


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Shovels fly at Beach House


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Baystone Development team


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Ceremonial shovels


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Beach House renderings


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Members of project team with renderings


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Groundbreaking reception


More information about Beach House is posted below.


Serenity Apartments
- Jun 27, 2016

Steel frame rising at Serenity


Serenity’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s steel frame is well underway. The construction team is using a tower crane to raise and install the frame’s structural elements. The section of Serenity bordering Jamaicaway has risen to the fifth floor, which will be the top floor for that section. Along South Huntington Avenue, frame construction will continue until the frame tops off at 15 stories tall. Serenity will be a 195-unit residential apartment tower with 2,100 square feet of retail.


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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from Jamaicaway

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Tower crane

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Foundation and steel I-beam frame

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View from Jamaicaway

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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Construction materials


J. Derenzo Companies continues to perform excavation and utility work at Serenity’s base.


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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe alongside steel frame

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J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig under the building

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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe

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View from Jamaicaway

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Substructure and J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig


More information about Serenity is posted below.


Boulevard on the Greenway
- Jun 24, 2016

Demolition by J. Derenzo Companies nearly complete at Boulevard on the Greenway


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has just about fully demolished the former building at 110 Broad Street and the interior of 102 Broad Street. The historic facade of 102 Broad Street, designed by Charles Bulfinch, will be preserved and incorporated into the future facade of Boulevard on the Greenway, a 12-story mixed-use building featuring 36 residential units, including 31 luxury condominiums and five artist lofts, and approximately 3,550 square feet of ground-floor retail.


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Demolished buildings


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JDC Demolition excavator with demolition rubble


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View along Broad Street


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Demolition rubble


Metal bracing has been installed surrounding the historic Bulfinch facade to support and reinforce the facade throughout construction of Boulevard on the Greenway.


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View of metal bracing from Broad Street


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Metal bracing along Bulfinch facade exterior


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View of metal bracing through Bulfinch facade


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Metal bracing along interior of Bulfinch facade


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Metal bracing along Bulfinch facade exterior and fastened to ground


More information about Boulevard on the Greenway is posted below.


Mosaic on the Riverway
- Jun 22, 2016

Exterior shell of Mosaic on the Riverway is sealed, condos over 95% sold


Installation of windows at Mosaic on the Riverway is complete, and the exterior of the building is completely sealed from the elements. Exterior finishes are nearly fully installed, and installation of interior finishes is underway. Per the Mosaic on the Riverway project website, condominiums are over 95% sold with one remaining. Mosaic on the Riverway will contain a mix of homeownership condominiums and rental apartments.


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Looking west on Fenwood Road

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View from Riverway

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View from Brookline Avenue

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View from Riverway


USG Securock Sheathing (green) and Carlisle Waterproof Coating (blue) are installed along the Mosaic on the Riverway facade, providing a moisture and mold resistant air/water barrier system. Exterior finish panels are being installed along the facade using a pulley system anchored at the roofline. VMZINC facade application material is being used to affix finish panels.


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South corner of building

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East corner of building

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Pulley system anchored on roof

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Crates of VMZINC facade material

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Installation of facade


Work is underway on sidewalks and curbing surrounding Mosaic on the Riverway.


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Workers curbing out the project

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Excavation rigs and telescoping forklift


More information about Mosaic on the Riverway is posted below.


345 Harrison
- May 27, 2016

345 Harrison officially breaks ground


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official 345 Harrison groundbreaking ceremony this past Wednesday, May 25th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to UDR on this important milestone. 345 Harrison will further enliven the rapidly developing South End New York Streets neighborhood with hundreds of new residents in addition to new retail space. Above and below are the latest renderings of 345 Harrison.


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Nighttime view of 345 Harrison from Traveler Street towards Downtown Boston


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View of 345 Harrison at corner of Harrison Avenue (right) and Traveler Street (left)


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View of 345 Harrison at corner of Traveler Street (right) and Washington Street (left)

Speakers at the 345 Harrison groundbreaking ceremony included UDR Vice President of Development Robert McCullough, UDR Development Associate Elizabeth Likovich, City of Boston Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith, CBT Architects Principal David Hancock and John Moriarty & Associates CEO David Leathers.


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UDR Vice President of Development Robert McCullough


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UDR Development Associate Elizabeth Likovich


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City of Boston Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith


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CBT Architects Principal David Hancock


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John Moriarty & Associates CEO David Leathers


Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction site.


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Shovels about to fly at 345 Harrison


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Shovels fly at 345 Harrison


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UDR development team


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CBT Architects team


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View of the ceremonial groundbreaking tent


Pile driving and excavation are underway at 345 Harrison. A large section of the project’s sheet pile wall is in place. The sheet pile wall will reinforce 345 Harrison’s foundation and underground parking garage. Two new buildings will be built at 345 Harrison.


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Excavators parked along a section of 345 Harrison's sheet pile wall


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View of 345 Harrison sheet pile wall along Harrison Avenue (right) towards Downtown Boston


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View of 345 Harrison sheet pile wall construction facing Harrison Avenue and Ink Block


Concrete piles are being driven for additional structural support. Approximately 650 concrete piles will be driven at 345 Harrison. A number of H piles will also be driven. A number of piles have been driven along the north side of the project site fronting William Mullins Way. Pre-trenching is underway to remove debris and stone and prepare the south side of the site fronting Traveler Street for pile driving.


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Concrete pile driving underway at the corner of Harrison Avenue and William Mullins Way


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View of pile driving at 345 Harrison including concrete piles, H piles and sheet piles


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The 345 Harrison construction team drives concrete piles along Harrison Avenue


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Pre-trenching underway at the south side of 345 Harrison


Excavation of 345 Harrison’s underground parking garage is well underway. A one-level underground garage with parking for 275 cars and 325 bicycles will be built along William Mullins Way. Approximately 10 more vertical feet will be excavated prior to the garage’s completion.


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View of partially excavated section of 345 Harrison's underground parking garage along William Mullins Way looking towards Harrison Avenue


UDR is looking for suggestions for potential names and building amenities for 345 Harrison. Tweet your suggestions with #Lovefor345Name and #Lovefor345Amenity, respectively, and you could win up to $10,000!


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UDR #Lovefor345 graphic


345 Harrison is expected to open in early 2018. Pre-leasing of residences at 345 Harrison has begun, visit UDR’s 345 Harrison page for more information and to join the interest list. A live camera has been installed showing progress at 345 Harrison. More information about 345 Harrison is posted below.


The following are photographs of 345 Harrison taken earlier in May showing excavation and sheet pile driving underway:


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Panoramic view of 345 Harrison site from corner of Washington Street and William Mullins Way


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Panoramic view of 345 Harrison site from corner of Harrison Avenue and William Mullins Way


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View of excavation underway in background and sheet piles ready for driving in foreground


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View of sheet pile wall along Harrison Avenue towards SoWA


Boston East
- May 24, 2016

Boston East officially breaks ground


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Boston East groundbreaking ceremony this past Thursday, May 19th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Trinity Financial and East Boston Community Development Corporation on this important milestone. Boston East will enliven the East Boston Waterfront with public amenities including a Harborwalk, art galleries, historic interpretive exhibits and a boat launch in addition to 200 new residential units. Above and below are the latest renderings of Boston East.


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View of Boston East from Boston Harbor


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View of Boston Harbor at sunset from Boston East


Speakers at the Boston East groundbreaking ceremony included Trinity Financial Vice President Abby Goldenfarb, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, State Representative Adrian Madaro, City Councillor Sal LaMattina and East Boston Community Development Corporation Executive Director Al Caldarelli.


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Trinity Financial Vice President Abby Goldenfarb


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Governor Charlie Baker


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Mayor Martin J. Walsh


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State Representative Adrian Madaro


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City Councillor Sal LaMattina


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East Boston Community Development Corporation Executive Director Al Caldarelli


Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking along the East Boston Waterfront.


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Shovels fly at Boston East


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View of shovels overlooking Boston Harbor


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View from the future Harborwalk at Boston East


Initial site work at Boston East has been underway since February. The six-story building’s sheet pile wall is complete. The sheet pile wall will reinforce the building’s foundation and one-story underground parking structure.


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Completed sheet pile wall at Boston East's south side


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Completed sheet pile wall at Boston East's north side


The Boston East building’s foundation is nearly fully dug, and final excavations are taking place.


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Final excavations underway at Boston East's north side

The construction team is driving concrete piles at the foundation’s base to support the building.


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The construction team directs a pile driver onto the construction site


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The construction team moves a concrete pile (gray rod at right) to the pile driver (at left)


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Base of Boston East's foundation following concrete pile driving. Note bumps in the ground, under which are driven piles.


Concrete will soon be poured along the base and sides of the foundation, enabling construction of the building’s superstructure.


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Concrete will be poured along the base and sides of the foundation upon completion of excavation


Boston East is expected to open in fall 2017. Pre-leasing of residences at Boston East has begun, visit bostoneast.com for more information. Below is a video exhibiting Boston East.


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More information about Boston East is posted below.


AVA North Point
- May 15, 2016

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


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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


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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.


Boston East
- Apr 19, 2016

Sheet pile wall foundation under construction at Boston East on East Boston Waterfront


Construction of Boston East's sheet pile wall is moving forward swiftly. The sheet pile wall will reinforce Boston East's foundation and underground parking structure. A 120-car underground garage will be built at Boston East.


Once the sheet pile wall is complete, the construction team will excavate the project's foundation and underground parking structure. Excavation equipment has been parked at the Boston East site including excavators and a dump truck. The following are photographs of the equipment:


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A blue Mantis 15010 crane is being used to drive the wall's sheet piles into the ground. The following are photographs of the crane driving piles at Boston East:


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Many sheet piles have already been driven along the Boston East building's future perimeter. The following are photographs of the sheet piles:


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As foundation construction progresses at Boston East, timber and earth fill used to originally construct today's East Boston Waterfront is being uncovered. The East Boston Waterfront, like much of Boston, was constructed using land filling techniques to expand the original land area. The following is a photograph of unearthed fill:


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101 Seaport
- Apr 12, 2016

101 Seaport sold to Union Investment for $452 million


An official press release from Skanska confirms the sale of 101 Seaport to Union Investment of Germany. Sale price is $452 million. The Boston Globe notes that the sale represents the highest price per square foot ever recorded for a Boston office tower, at $1,027 per square foot. A deed was recorded for the sale at 9:46 AM this morning in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds:



Skanska bought the 101 Seaport parcel in 2013 for $33 million. Union Investment also recently bought the Hoffman Building on Lovejoy Wharf for $150 million. More information about 101 Seaport is posted below.


The Archer Residences
- Apr 03, 2016

New details and renderings for proposed condominium conversion of former Suffolk University buildings


JDMD Owner, LLC has submitted an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) for the proposed Archer | Donahue project on Beacon Hill. The development team hopes to start construction in late summer 2016; Consigli Construction is the project's construction manager.


The following is a link to the full EPNF. The following are EPNF renderings of Archer | Donahue:





Beach House
- Mar 01, 2016

Baystone Development proposes 234 new luxury apartments along Revere Beach


Weston, MA-based Baystone Development proposes to build a six-story residential building along Revere Beach located steps to the Waterfront Square development and the MBTA Blue Line. The building would contain 234 luxury rental apartments ranging from studio to two-bedroom configurations.


Resident amenities would include a rooftop pool, a 2,000 square foot gym and a movie room. The building would include a 368-space parking garage. Start of construction is anticipated by summer 2016.


Serenity Apartments
- Feb 26, 2016

Excavation and foundation work underway at Serenity


J. Derenzo Companies is at work performing excavation and foundation work to prepare the Serenity site for tower construction. Much of the tower's foundation has already been excavated; S&F Concrete is pouring concrete along the excavated foundation. Suffolk Construction is managing Serenity's construction. Serenity will feature 195 apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space in the heart of Mission Hill along the Emerald Necklace park.


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View of Serenity construction site


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View of foundation construction and concrete pouring underway


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View of excavation underway


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J. Derenzo Companies excavator


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Concrete poured along foundation


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J. Derenzo Companies bobcat vehicle


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J. Derenzo Companies vehicles


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Freshly poured concrete foundation


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Excavation underway


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View of construction site


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Foundation work underway


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Foundation work underway


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View along Huntington Avenue


The Eddy
- Feb 19, 2016

Ten New's facade is just about complete. Interior work continues to progress on the 16-story building's apartments, resident amenities and ground-floor commercial space. Located on Boston Harbor, Ten New residents will enjoy sweeping views of the downtown Boston skyline. Ten New's ground floor is anticipated to house a waterfront restaurant.


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Boston East
- Feb 19, 2016

Construction commences at Boston East


Construction has commenced at Boston East. LM Heavy Civil Construction is performing initial earthwork to prepare the site for foundation construction. Boston East will be a 200-unit apartment building with ground-floor art gallery space. An extension of the East Boston Harborwalk waterfront park and walking trail will also be built on the Boston East site. The following are photographs of earthwork underway at Boston East:

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Myles Standish Hall Renovation
- Feb 15, 2016

Myles Standish Hall Renovation is now approved for construction.


345 Harrison
- Feb 08, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies completes demolition at 345 Harrison


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has demolished the former Graybar Electric building at 345 Harrison. In spring 2016, construction will commence of two new mixed-use buildings with approximately 585 residential units and up to 40,000 square feet of retail.


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345 Harrison site following demolition of Graybar Electric building


The Eddy
- Jan 15, 2016

Exterior finishes and glass are just about fully installed at Ten New!

   

   


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 15, 2016

Work starting at Serenity


Suffolk Construction has begun work at Serenity! Concrete will be poured next week:

Beginnings of our Serenity 105 Apartments project...concrete pour coming next week! #Boston #construction #jamaicaplain

A photo posted by Suffolk Construction (@buildsmart) on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:06pm PST


One Canal
- Jan 10, 2016

Leasing begins at One Canal, building nearing completion


Leasing has begun at One Canal as the building nears completion. Visit LiveOneCanal.com for more leasing information. Exterior finishes are just about fully installed, and glass has been installed along One Canal's future ground-floor retail spaces. The construction elevator system is being dismantled, and windows and finishes are being installed in its' place.


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View of One Canal from New Chardon Street


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Future ground-floor retail


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Exterior finishes nearly fully installed


The Archer Residences
- Jan 07, 2016

Letter of Intent submitted for condominium conversion of two Suffolk University buildings


JDMD Owner, LLC has submitted a Letter of Intent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct 75 condominiums in two former Suffolk University buildings on Beacon Hill at 33-61 Temple Street. The following is a link to the full Letter of Intent.

JDMD Owner, LLC acquired the buildings last summer on July 2nd, 2015 for $43.5 million. The following is the deed for JDMD Owner, LLC's acquisition:

   

More information about the proposed project is posted below.


Mosaic on the Riverway
- Dec 29, 2015

Shell nearly sealed at Mosaic on the Riverway


Exterior finishes and windows are nearly fully installed at Mosaic on the Riverway. Work will soon commence on interior finishes.


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Frontage along the Riverway


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Frontage along the Riverway


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Installation of windows and finishes underway


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Frontage along Brookline Avenue


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Frontage along Brookline Avenue


Boston East
- Dec 24, 2015

Boston East parcel transferred to development team for $2 million


A deed was recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds on December 23rd, 2015 transferring the parcel at 102-148 Border Street in East Boston from the City of Boston to Trinity Border Street, LLC for $2 million, clearing the way for construction of Boston East. The following is the recorded deed:


   


Trinity Border Street, LLC is a partnership of Trinity Financial, Inc. and the East Boston Community Development Corporation. Boston East is fully approved for construction. The following are photographs of the Boston East site:


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One Canal
- Nov 27, 2015

Exterior finish installation underway at One Canal


Exterior finish installation is well underway at One Canal. Windows are installed throughout, and the red and yellow brick facade is just about complete. Blue fireproofing has been set in place for installation of metal panel finishes along the windows.

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View from North End


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View from Haymarket Station


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View from North Washington Street


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View at Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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Metal panel installation underway


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View from North Washington Street


The Eddy
- Nov 16, 2015

We stopped by the 6-26 New Street, since officially named Ten New, construction site and were excited to see that installation of finishes had progressed significantly! We were able to gain a closeup view of the finishes as they were delivered on street level; see our photographs above. Ten New was officially topped off on Friday, November 13th; congrats to Gerding Edlen, Suffolk Construction and all involved!

   

   


The Eddy
- Nov 09, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street last week and were thoroughly impressed. The building has grown significantly and appears just about ready to top off. Finishes and windows are also beginning to be installed on the building's ground floors. With its added height, 6-26 New Street is now visible from all around, throughout East Boston as well as from downtown Boston.

   

   


345 Harrison
- Nov 08, 2015

Demolition at 345 Harrison underway


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division is demolishing the former Graybar Electric building at 345 Harrison. Demolition is well underway and will clear the site for construction of two new buildings.

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Demolition of Graybar Electric building underway


Serenity Apartments
- Oct 24, 2015

Start of construction imminent at 105A South Huntington


Start of construction at 105A South Huntington appears imminent as the project's official status was changed yesterday, 10/23/2015, to "Under Construction" on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)'s website. The status change is shown on the BRA's project page for 105A South Huntington.


The Eddy
- Oct 01, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street on the East Boston Waterfront recently. Construction is progressing smoothly. We are excited to watch this game-changing development continue to take shape!

   

   


Mosaic on the Riverway
- Sep 24, 2015

Mosaic on the Riverway tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held today for Mosaic on the Riverway. Expected completion of the project is in 2016.


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The final beam is raised (Source: Traggorth Companies)


One Canal
- May 28, 2015

Window and fireproofing installation underway at One Canal


Windows and blue fireproofing are being installed along One Canal's topped-off frame. Purple moisture-resistant cladding has been nearly fully installed. Brick finishes have been installed along the frame fronting Valenti Way.


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View from Greenway


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Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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View along Valenti Way


The Eddy
- Apr 30, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street recently. Construction appeared to be actively progressing. At the time, demolition of the structurally unsound nine-story building was not yet approved. (The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the new development plans on April 16th, 2015.) The tallest building shown on site is the nine-story building that would have been renovated along with a seven-story height addition. Both buildings shown in our site photos will now be demolished, and new ones will be built in their stead.

   

   


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