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Nov 26, 2019
South Boston Innovation Campus Now Under Review
Millennium Partners has filed a project notification form for the South Boston Innovation Campus. The plans call for the demolition of the existing warehouse on-site and construction of a 10-story, approximately 381,000 square foot building including laboratory, r&d, and office. Parking for 325 vehicles is also proposed in surface lots and a below-grade garage plus a new public plaza that will extend the series of open spaces along Northern Avenue that stretches across the South Boston Waterfront from Seaport Square to the Marine Industrial Park. Per the filing, construction is expected to begin in late 2020 or early 2021 and last around 2 years.
Nov 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
Oct 29, 2019
NPC Filed for Winthrop Center Plus $30M Plumbing Permit Pulled
A notice of project changed has been filed for Millennium Partners Winthrop Center Project. The updated documents call for the following changes to the project.
- Height of the building remains the same however total square footage has been decreased from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021
- The original proposal called for up to 500 residential units, current plans would include 387
- Office square footage has increased from 750,000 square feet to 772,422
- One level of garage parking has been eliminated for a net loss of 50 parking spaces.
While the project change is under review construction is also ongoing on the site and a plumbing permit valued at $30M has been pulled for the project by EM Duggan.
Oct 15, 2019
31 Story Tower Under Review for 290 Tremont St.
The 31-story, 426,500 square foot mixed-use tower proposed at 286-290 Tremont Street in Chinatown is officially under review. Plans call for a 100% income-restricted residential tower with up to 171 affordable units a mix of rentals and condos, a hotel with up to 200 rooms, up to 340 off-street vehicle parking spaces, 2,500 square feet of retail/cafe space, and approximately 8,000 square feet of community space. Approximately 110 units at 290 Tremont are a direct result of the IDP requirements in the Winthrop Center project.
The development team, of Millennium Partners, in partnership with Corcoran Jennison, Asian Community Development Corporation, and Tufts Shared Services, Inc. hopes to commence construction in the second quarter of 2021, with initial occupancy by the second quarter of 2023.
Aug 27, 2019
Updated Plans for South Boston Power Plant Reduce Residential and Add Lab Space
In a supplemental information filing, Redgate and Hilco Global have revealed updated plans for the South Boston Power Plant redevelopment. The overall project has been reduced in size by 150,000 square feet and the mix of uses has been re-balanced with a focus on commercial uses. The number of proposed housing units is reduced by almost half from 1,344 units to 750. Office space has been increased from 368,000 to 470,000 square feet and 330,000 square feet of R&D space has also been added to plans.
The updated plans also address the community concerns about parking, by providing an increased residential parking ratio on-site of one space per unit. The Project will also provide 120 parking spaces to neighborhood residents on nights and weekends at a discounted rate within the parking garages in the commercial buildings.
According to the filing, the project will be developed in multiple phases spanning an approximately 10 to 15-year period, with demolition commencement anticipated in late 2019. After the completion of the site demolition and remediation, Phase 1A, will prioritize the construction of low-rise residential along East 1st Street and the renovation of Turbine Hall 3 on East 1st Street into office. The remaining two Turbine Halls will be renovated to an interim condition for public events and activities.
Jul 16, 2019
LOI Filed for Millenium Partners Tremont Street Project
Millennium Partners, Asian Community Development Corporation (CDC), Corcoran Jennison Companies and Tufts Shared Services have officially filed a letter of intent to construct a 31-story, $174 million tower at 286-290 Tremont Street in Chinatown, replacing a City-owned surface parking lot.
The tower would contain 171 affordable apartment and condominium residences, a 140-room expansion of the adjacent Doubletree Hotel, a 264-space expansion of the adjacent Tufts Shared Services parking garage and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor community space.
Residences would include 45 apartments and 126 condominiums, and would represent Millennium’s affordable housing contribution for the upcoming 115 Winthrop Square tower. Corcoran Jennison owns the adjacent hotel, and Tufts owns the adjacent parking garage. Asian CDC recently completed the 21-story One Greenway mixed-income housing tower in partnership with New Boston Fund.
Jun 10, 2019
625,000 Square Foot Office Tower at 125 Lincoln Street Officially Under Review
Oxford Properties planned 24 story office tower to replace the garage at 125 Lincoln Street is now officially under review. The plans call for a 625,000 square foot office building with retail and publicly accessible ground floor uses. The development would also include the redesign of 7,500 square feet of existing open space at the corner of Lincoln Street and the Greenway along with the creation of a publicly accessible indoor space of approximately 7,000 square feet that includes gathering and retail spaces. Parking capacity for up to 275 vehicles would be located in up to five levels below grade. Oxford Properties purchased the garage for around $40M in May 2017.
May 14, 2019
Work Continues on Slurry Walls for Winthrop Center
Construction continues on the slurry walls for the $1.3B Winthrop Center project in Downtown, Boston. The 53 story tower will include 500 condominium residences, with approximately 750,000 square feet of commercial office. The entire tower is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards with the office portion striving to become the world's largest Passive House office. Office tenants will also have access to a full floor of amenities including a fitness center, coffee bar, and game area. The most unique amenity, however, will be an electromagnetic-free zen room which will block cell phone service with a radiation-blocking grid built into the walls. Residential and office tenants will also have access to a proprietary app, ConnexIQ, which will allow them to access information on energy efficiency, request services, or order coffee.
Construction on Winthrop Center is expected to be complete in 2022.
May 09, 2019
Simmons University Files Letter of Intent for Campus Development
Simmons University has filed a letter of intent for its campus development project.
The Institutional Master Plan Notification Form/Project Notification Form (IMPNF/PNF) presents a 10-year plan for their Residence and Academic campuses, detailing the renovation of the existing Lefavour Hall to accommodate the science program and laying out the One Simmons vision for one, unified campus.
Apr 08, 2019
24 Story Building Proposed in Leather District
Oxford Properties Group proposes to demolish the existing parking garage and construct a new, approximately 625,000 square foot, 24 story office building containing retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses on the ground floor, below grade parking and indoor/outdoor public space. The project will be a dynamic addition to downtown Boston that will revitalize the site.
The site currently features a 115,625 square foot parking garage including upper-floor office and ground-floor retail space located on a 27,800 square foot lot steps to South Station. Existing zoning for the 125 Lincoln Street parcel would allow up to 223,880 square feet of mixed-use development; current tenant lease termination options would allow a potential development to begin in 2018.
Apr 04, 2019
Early Stages of Construction Continue at Winthrop Center as The Great Hall is Renamed The Connector
As site and slurry wall work continues for Winthrop Center the development team has announced a shift in the plans for the common space at the bottom of the project. What was originally dubbed The Great Hall, 12,000 square feet of public space over three floors has been revamped and renamed "The Connector". The update calls for a long lobby across the base of the tower, "connecting" Federal Street and Devonshire, still open to the public and programmed with year-round events.
Construction on the 691' tower is expected to be complete in 2022.
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