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.
Nov 29, 2017
Callahan completes new-construction RE150 apartments along Mystic River in Medford
Callahan Construction Managers has completed RE150, a 282-unit new-construction luxury apartment complex along the Mystic River in Medford, the latest residential building at the 30-acre Rivers Edge mixed-use development. Located at 150 Rivers Edge Drive, RE150 features desirable amenities including a clubhouse, a fitness center, a swimming pool and outdoor entertainment areas such as two private courtyards and green space overlooking the Mystic River. On RE150’s ground floor is 18,200 square feet of retail and restaurant space, which could soon be home to a full-service bar/restaurant and specialty/convenience retailers, as well as vehicle parking.
RE150 features two five-story buildings constructed with four-stories of wood framing above one-story steel podiums. The buildings are wrapped around an above-grade precast concrete parking garage, with a total of 1,042 parking spaces.
RE150 is located across from 100 Rivers Edge Drive, the first residential building at Rivers Edge, which features 222 apartments and was completed in 2009. RE150 is located a short distance from the Wellington MBTA Orange Line station and Interstate 93, minutes from Downtown Boston and Cambridge. Apartments and retail space at RE150 are now available for lease. The following are photographs of RE150:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The following is a site plan of 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.
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.