Jan 07, 2018
Plans revealed for 390,000-square-foot Allston Square mixed-use development
City Realty Group has revealed plans for Allston Square, a six-building, 390,000-square-foot mixed-use development centered about the intersection of Cambridge Street and Harvard Avenue in Allston. Allston Square would construct a total of 353 residences, including 245 condominiums and 108 rental apartments, 24,550 square feet of retail space and 189 parking spaces. Buildings would be constructed on multiple sites both on and off of Cambridge Street; existing buildings on the sites would be demolished. City Realty Group is expected to file plans for Allston Square with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming months to begin the project’s city review process. Preliminary project plans and renderings are posted above.
Dec 21, 2017
Boston Property Ventures’ Hillside luxury apartments, opening Fall 2018 in Quincy Center, near topping off
Boston Property Ventures (BPV)’s upcoming Hillside luxury apartments, located in Quincy Center, are about to top off at five stories tall. Just one floor remains to be added to the building’s structural frame, which has been sheathed with moisture-resistant cladding. The building’s steel base podium is complete, with a concrete slab poured on top; upper floors are being framed with wood. Within completed floors, residences and common spaces are being framed with internal wood and metal stud framing. Windows have been delivered on site and have begun to be installed in order to seal the building. In the coming weeks, exterior finish panels and interior finishes will be installed throughout the building.
Hillside is scheduled to open September 1st, 2018 and will feature 60 luxury apartment residences with amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym, a spacious roof deck, private balconies, a billiard/recreational room, on-site garage parking and a sweeping green lawn shared with BPV’s adjacent Brookside at 999 Hancock luxury condominiums. Leasing of apartments at Hillside is expected to begin in Spring 2018. The following are photographs of Hillside and the adjacent Brookside at 999 Hancock:
Dec 20, 2017
38 apartments proposed next to Suffolk Downs rapid transit station in East Boston
MG2 proposes to construct a 38-unit residential apartment building at 11-19 Walley Street next to the Suffolk Downs MBTA Blue Line station in East Boston, directly across from the 16.5-million-square-foot Suffolk Downs development and the future site of two office buildings currently being pitched to Amazon for the first phase of its’ second headquarters. MG2’s building would include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, five of which would be designated affordable, and 25 garage parking spaces. MG2 acquired the ⅓ acre 11-19 Walley Street in Summer 2016 for $1.85 million. The proponent has filed plans for the proposed building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.
Oct 11, 2017
Facade complete at 50%-sold 65 Green Street luxury condominiums in Jamaica Plain, interior finish installation underway
Attractive green and white clapboard exterior finish panels have been fully installed along the three-story facade of 65 Green Street, a new-construction condominium building located in the heart of Jamaica Plain featuring eight 2- and 3-bedroom luxury residences now on sale. Inside the building, premium finishes including quarter-sawn wood flooring and mosaic bathroom tiles are being installed. In the coming weeks, Jenn-Air appliances, quartz countertops and Wolf gas ranges will be placed into 65 Green Street kitchens
Atop 65 Green Street penthouse residences, private roof decks with sweeping views and full outdoor kitchens with hard lined gas grills, sinks and refrigerators have been constructed. Residences at 65 Green Street are 50%-sold and are now on sale ranging from $650,000 to $1,075,000. Click Contact Broker above for more information. The following are photographs of 65 Green Street:
Sep 24, 2017
Renderings revealed of 60%-sold The Lydon luxury residences in Back Bay
New renderings have been revealed of The Lydon, a luxurious five-unit condominium development under construction in the Back Bay set within a beautifully-restored historic building. Each residence at The Lydon will be appointed with finishes of the highest quality, with conveniences including daytime concierge service, automatic valet parking and direct elevator access. The latest renderings of The Lydon are posted above.
Three residences at The Lydon are under agreement, including the building’s 6,430-square-foot four-bedroom/five-bathroom penthouse, topped off with a private 3,000-square-foot roof deck, listed for $14.2 million as well as a 905-square-foot one-bedroom/one-bathroom listed for $1 million and a 410-square-foot one-bedroom/one-bathroom listed for $600,000. Remaining available residences include a 5,750-square-foot four-bedroom/4.5-bathroom listed for $13 million and a 2,850-square-foot three-bedroom/2.5-bathroom listed for $6.6 million; the building is 60%-sold.
Developer Georgantas Design + Development acquired the 21,238-square-foot The Lydon building, located at 401 Beacon Street, in October 2016 for $15 million, over $706 per square foot. Brookline Bank provided $18.4 million of financing towards Georgantas' acquisition.
Sep 15, 2017
42 new apartments proposed in East Boston's Orient Heights
Developer CB Equities of New England proposes to construct a five-story building containing 42 apartment residences at 944-946 Saratoga Street in East Boston's Orient Heights neighborhood, steps from Constitution Beach and the MBTA Blue Line. Residences would include 25 one-bedrooms and 17 two-bedrooms, with amenities including a large second floor landscaped patio and 43 on-site garage parking spaces. CB Equities has filed plans for the proposed building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.
Aug 04, 2017
Watermark Development acquires 0.69 acres in Roxbury for $4 million, allowing approved office development to proceed
Watermark Development has acquired a 0.69-acre property in Roxbury for $4 million, allowing the developer to proceed with construction of the approved 139,200-square-foot 1785 Columbus Avenue office building. Two single-story commercial buildings stand on the property, located at 0 Dimcock Avenue and 1837 Columbus Avenue; both buildings will be demolished. Watermark received approval from the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in May to construct 1785 Columbus Avenue. The building will be built on a total of 0.91 acres, 0.22 of which were owned by Watermark prior to the development’s approval. 1785 Columbus Avenue will feature office space for Horizons for Homeless Children and other social service programs, in addition to ground-floor retail. Construction of 1785 Columbus Avenue is anticipated to commence in the 4th quarter of 2017, with completion expected in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
Aug 01, 2017
The Vault, new Downtown Lynn luxury apartments opening this Fall, over 50% leased
The Vault, a new 49-unit luxury apartment building in Downtown Lynn set in a restored 1914 historic office building, is now over 50% leased and will open this Fall. Developed by MG2, the building features studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with luxurious finishes and amenities including stainless steel appliances, energy-efficient HVAC systems and in-unit full-size washers and dryers.
Rents at The Vault range from $1,300/month for a studio to $2,300/month for a two-bedroom. Studios range from 402 to 598 square feet and $1,300 to $1,650/month, one-bedrooms range from 450 to 617 square feet and $1,500 to $1,900/month, and two-bedrooms range from 813 to 1,046 square feet and $1,875 to $2,300/month. MG2 acquired the 48,808-square-foot Vault building, located at 30 Willow Street, in June 2014 for $2 million and has invested $11.3 million in The Vault's renovation and restoration.
Jul 27, 2017
Facade complete, interior nears completion at Arya, new South Boston luxury condos now on sale
All exterior finish panels have been installed along the facade of Arya, a new luxury condominium building located at 30 B Street in South Boston. Installation of luxurious finishes and appliances inside Arya’s 32 residences, which are now on sale, is nearing completion. Arya is expected to open this Fall and is located a short walk from the Broadway MBTA Red Line station, West Broadway, the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. The following are photographs of Ayra:
Jul 13, 2017
23 new condominiums approved at 114 Orleans Street in East Boston
114 Orleans Street, a new residential building in East Boston featuring 23 condominiums, was approved at today’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The $5.55 million building will feature 11 one-bedroom units and 12 two bedroom residences. Construction of 114 Orleans Street is anticipated to commence in Spring 2018. The building 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.
Jul 12, 2017
Interior and exterior finishing underway at 65 Green Street, new modern Jamaica Plain condominiums now on sale
Installation of both interior and exterior finishes is now underway at 65 Green Street, a thoughtfully-crafted new building in Jamaica Plain featuring eight 2 and 3-bedroom condominium residences now on sale. With the building’s interior fully plastered, top-quality modern finishes including quarter-sawn wood flooring, Jenn-Air luxury kitchen appliances, quartz countertops and Wolf gas ranges are being fitted into 65 Green Street’s living spaces. Private roof decks with sweeping views and full outdoor kitchens with hard lined gas grills, sinks and refrigerators are also being installed atop penthouse residences on upper floors. Along the building's facade, green and white clapboard exterior finish panels are in place, and window installation is complete. New construction residences at 65 Green Street are now on sale ranging from $650,000 to $1,115,000; click Contact Broker above for more information. The following are photographs of 65 Green Street:
Jun 04, 2017
Facade nears completion at Arya, new South Boston luxury condos now on sale
Installation of Arya’s facade is nearing completion, with almost all exterior finish panels installed. The four-story building’s exterior is fully weatherproofed. Inside Arya, luxurious finishes are being installed to complete Arya’s 32 luxury condominium residences, which range in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Residences at Arya are on sale and over 50%-reserved. The following are photographs of Ayra:
May 23, 2017
Zoning Board approves 1785 Columbus Avenue, 139,200-square-foot social services office building in Egleston Square
1785 Columbus Avenue, a new 139,200-square-foot building featuring office space for Horizons for Homeless Children and other social service programs in addition to ground-floor retail, was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) today. The building has now received all necessary approvals and can proceed with construction, which is anticipated to start in the 4th quarter of 2017. Completion of 1785 Columbus Avenue is expected in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
May 23, 2017
Zoning Board approves Walk Hill Residences, 106 new condominiums in Roslindale
Walk Hill Residences, a new building in Roslindale featuring 106 condominium residences located at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street, was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) today. The building has now received all necessary approvals and can proceed with construction. Walk Hill Residences is expected to open in late 2018.
May 17, 2017
23 new condos proposed in East Boston's Maverick Square
City Real Estate Development Corporation proposes to construct a new 5-story building at 114 Orleans Street in East Boston's Maverick Square featuring 23 for-sale condominium residences. City acquired the 7,510-square-foot land parcel, on which currently stands a 2,220-square-foot single-story building home to an auto repair shop, in August 2016 for $1.135 million. City has filed plans for the proposed building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.
May 12, 2017
Walk Hill Residences, 106 new condominiums, approved in Roslindale
Walk Hill Residences, a new building featuring 106 condominium residences located at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street, was approved at last night (May 11th, 2017)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. In response to community feedback, the building has been reduced by 30 residences, to 106 from 136 as originally proposed. Likewise, the building's height has been reduced to 4 stories from 5. Walk Hill Residences will require additional approval from the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals in order to proceed with construction. Walk Hill Residences is anticipated to open in late 2018.
May 11, 2017
1785 Columbus Avenue, 139,200-square-foot social services office building, approved in Egleston Square
1785 Columbus Avenue, a new 139,200-square-foot building featuring office space for Horizons for Homeless Children and other social service programs in addition to ground-floor retail, was approved at today’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The building will require additional approval from the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals in order to proceed with construction. 1785 Washington Street is anticipated to start construction in the 4th quarter of 2017 and open in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
Apr 10, 2017
212-214 Market Street in Brighton receives final approval, changes from apartments to condos
The City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has approved 212-214 Market Street, allowing construction of the mixed-use building to begin. While initially conceived as an apartment development, 212-214 Market Street will now feature 29 condominium residences. The building's 1,045 square foot ground-floor retail component remains unchanged. Construction of 212-214 Market Street is expected to commence by this Summer, with completion expected in Fall 2018.
Mar 19, 2017
212-214 Market Street, 29 apartments with retail, approved in Brighton
212-214 Market Street, a new 5-story building featuring 29 apartment residences with 1,045 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The developer will contribute $24,000 in community benefits as part of the project. Construction of 212-214 Market Street is expected to commence in Spring or Summer 2016, with completion expected in Fall 2018.
Mar 13, 2017
58 apartments proposed next to MBTA Orange Line in Jamaica Plain
City Real Estate Development Corporation proposes to construct 58 apartment residences across two new buildings located at 3371-3375 Washington Street & 197-201 Green Street, steps to the Green Street MBTA Orange Line station in Jamaica Plain. The buildings would also contain 1,730 square feet of retail; 33 resident parking spaces would be provided, amounting to 0.57 parking spaces per residence. The proponent anticipates to start construction of the buildings in Summer/Fall 2017, with completion anticipated in Fall/Winter 2018. Plans for the buildings have been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA); the BPDA is now reviewing these plans.
Feb 17, 2017
Weatherproofing underway at Ayra luxury condominiums in South Boston, new renderings revealed
Ayra's 5-story frame has topped off, and weatherproofing of the building's facade is underway. Windows and moisture-resistant cladding have been fully installed, and fireproofing is being affixed above cladding. Opening in mid-2017, Arya will feature 32 luxury condominium residences now on sale. New renderings of residences at Arya have been revealed; these are posted above. The following are photographs of Ayra:
Feb 07, 2017
New social services office building proposed in Egleston Square
Watermark Development is proposing to construct a 7-story, 139,200 square foot building at 1785 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury's Egleston Square with office space occupied by Horizons for Homeless Children and other social service programs. Construction of 1785 Columbus Avenue is anticipated to commence in the 4th quarter of 2017, with anticipated completion in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Watermark has filed plans for 1785 Columbus Avenue with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing these plans.
Jan 19, 2017
Stonybrook mixed-use development in Egleston Square receives final approval
The Stonybrook, a new mixed-use development in Jamaica Plain's Egleston Square neighborhood, has been approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), allowing construction of the project to begin. The Stonybrook will be located a short walk to the MBTA Orange Line and will feature 40 condominium residences with 2,560 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction of The Stonybrook is anticipated to commence in late 2017 or early 2018.
Jan 05, 2017
29 apartments with retail proposed in Brighton near Boston Landing
City Real Estate Development Corporation proposes to construct a new mixed-use building in Brighton at 212-214 Market Street, a short walk to the Boston Landing development. The development team has filed plans for the proposed building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). 212-214 Market Street is now under official review.
Nov 27, 2016
Dellbrook | JKS completes new Somerville luxury condominiums
General Contractor Dellbrook | JKS has completed 197 Union Square, a new luxury condominium development located in the heart of Somerville's eclectic Union Square. The newly opened building, developed by Cathartes, features 30 luxury condominiums and approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. A new cafe and juice bar, NU Cafe, opens this month at 197 Union Square. The following are photographs of the new 197 Union Square:
Nov 14, 2016
Demolition completed to construct new Jamaica Plain condos
Watermark Development has fully demolished the former single-story garage at 65 Green Street in Jamaica Plain. A new three-story, nine-unit condominium building will be constructed on the site. The following are tweets showing the completed demolition:
Oct 27, 2016
136 apartments proposed at major Roslindale intersection
Developers Nabil Bogus and Charles Gill have submitted a Project Notification Form (PNF) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) proposing to construct a 136-unit residential condominium development at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street in Roslindale; the following is a link to the PNF. Construction of the proposed development would commence in the second quarter of 2017, with expected completion in late 2018. The developers have the project site under agreement conditioned on the project's development. Additional information about the proposed project can be found above.
Oct 26, 2016
301 West Broadway elevator core tops off
301 West Broadway’s five-story elevator core has topped off. Construction of a four-story vertical addition above the existing South Boston single-story retail building will soon commence. The following is an Instagram post by Quirk Group showing 301 West Broadway’s topped-off elevator core:
Oct 02, 2016
New mixed-use building coming to major South Boston intersection
Developer Gregg Donovan has obtained a $2.6 million building permit from the City of Boston to construct 301 West Broadway, a five-story mixed-use building at West Broadway and D Street in South Boston containing nine residential units and a ground-floor restaurant. A four-story vertical addition will be built above an existing single-story retail building. Amenities will include elevator access and a green roof deck with sweeping Boston skyline views. A one-level underground parking garage will be excavated underneath the existing building. Reinforcement of the existing facade and excavation of the garage is underway; the following is a photograph of the 301 West Broadway site:
Aug 25, 2016
City Real Estate acquires East Boston auto repair site for $1.135 million
Yesterday (August 24th, 2016), Brookline, MA-based City Real Estate Development Corporation (CREDC) acquired the 7,500 square foot parcel located in East Boston at 114 Orleans Street, steps to Maverick Square, for $1.135 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Northern Bank & Trust Company provided a $908,000 mortgage towards the acquisition. CREDC recently filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to construct a six-story mixed-use building in East Boston at 301-323 Border Street that would contain 64 residential units and approximately 1,200 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The following is the deed for CREDC's acquisition of 114 Orleans Street:
Aug 12, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
The Stonybrook, 40 new residential condominiums in Jamaica Plain, approved for construction
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved The Stonybrook for construction. Located in Jamaica Plain steps to Egleston Square and the MBTA Orange Line, The Stonybrook will be a five-story building containing 40 new residential condominiums and 2,560 square feet of ground-floor retail. More information about The Stonybrook is posted below.
Jul 18, 2016
Local developer MG2 acquires 1/3 acre East Boston parcel next to Suffolk Downs MBTA for $1.85 million
Local real estate developer MG2 today acquired 11-19 Walley Street in East Boston for $1.85 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The approximately 1/3 acre parcel is located next to the Suffolk Downs rapid transit station on the MBTA Blue Line. A locus map of the parcel is posted above. A 5,272 square foot industrial building home to Continental Machine Products stands on the parcel. 11-19 Walley Street’s seller is Michael Todesca, owner of Continental Machine Products.
The following is the deed for the sale of 11-19 Walley Street to MG2:
(Note: Joseph Donovan of MG2 is the manager of Walley Nineteen LLC)
More information about 11-19 Walley Street is posted below.
Jul 04, 2016
Framing of new addition underway at Union Park Condos, three new South End luxury units
Framing of Union Park Condos' four-story addition along Union Park Street is underway. The future private entry of 5 Union Park Street, a duplex unit, has been fully framed with wood. Moisture and mold-resistant sheathing (yellow) is being installed along the entry's wood frame.
Steel framing for the full four-story addition has risen three stories along the existing building. The steel frame will soon extend towards 5 Union Park Street's wood-framed entry. Wood framing of first and second-floor walls has also begun. The existing building fronting Shawmut Avenue will be restored as part of Union Park Condos. The existing building is covered with flame retardant to protect the construction site from fire.
A total of three luxury units are being offered at Union Park Condos. Two units will be duplexes, and one will be an extra-large floor-through. All three units will feature open floor plans and top-quality finishes located in the heart of the South End fronting beautiful Union Park. More sales information, as well as floor plans and spec sheets, is available at UnionParkCondos.com. A project rendering is posted above.
View from Union Park with Union Park Condos at right and South End Buttery at left
Existing building covered with flame retardant
Wood-framed entry of 5 Union Park Street with steel framing at right
Steel framing along existing building
Full wood-framed entry of 5 Union Park Street
Interior of 5 Union Park Street entry
More information about Union Park Condos is posted below.
Jan 25, 2016
Interior and exterior finishes are currently being installed at 197 Union Square by the Dellbrook Construction and JK Scanlan Company team. Occupancy at 197 Union Square is targeted for spring 2016. 197 Union Square is located next door to 181 Washington Street, also built by Dellbrook Construction and JK Scanlan Company.
197 Union Square will bring new residences and retail space to Union Square's commercial heart, home to a growing number of restaurant, cafes and retail stores. A Green Line transit station is also proposed for construction steps from 197 Union Square. Check out our new photographs of 197 Union Square, posted above.
Jan 03, 2016
Construction starting at Union Park Condos
Project general contractor Boston Property Contractors has installed scaffolding and construction fencing at Union Park Condos in preparation for commencement of construction. An excavator has been parked in the backyard to begin work on the project's rear addition.
View from Union Park
Scaffolding along existing building
View along Shawmut Avenue
View along Union Park Street
Nov 16, 2015
South End building with approved addition sells for $4 million
BP Union Park LLC, a limited liability company (LLC) affiliated with local real estate developer Boston Property Development, today acquired 316 Shawmut Avenue, a four-story building in Boston's South End, for $4 million. 316 Shawmut Avenue's seller is 316 Shawmut LLC, an LLC affiliated with local real estate developer TCR Development.
316 Shawmut LLC acquired the building in September 2014 for $1,949,500 and guided an unbuilt addition to 316 Shawmut Avenue designed by EMBARC Studio through the City of Boston's approvals process. More information about the approved addition is available on EMBARC Studio's website. An architectural rendering of the approved addition is posted above.
The following is the deed for the sale of 316 Shawmut Avenue: