Sep 08, 2017
W. L. French excavates underground parking and foundation of Phase I of Packard Crossing in Brighton
W. L. French Excavating Corporation is hard at work excavating the 39-car underground parking garage of Phase I of the $45 million, 147,438-square-foot Packard Crossing mixed-use development in Brighton. Soil is rapidly being removed from the project site, and soldier piles with lagging have been installed along the sides of the garage to maintain the 12 foot deep excavation. Following completion of the excavation, concrete will be poured in order to construct the Phase I building’s garage and foundation.
Phase I of Packard Crossing will construct a four-story, 47,736-square-foot building containing 38 apartment residences which will integrate and restore an existing Victorian house on site. Following completion of Phase II, Packard Crossing will feature 114 apartment residences and 3,050 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of W. L. French at work at Packard Crossing:
Dec 08, 2016
64-unit East Boston condo building receives final approval
A 64-unit condominium building located along the East Boston Waterfront, 301-303 Border Street, has received all necessary approvals to move forward with construction. The City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project at Tuesday (December 6th, 2016) night’s meeting. The building is located steps to Maverick Square. Construction is expected to commence in early 2017.
Nov 20, 2016
301-303 Border Street, 64 new East Boston condominiums, approved
At Thursday (November 17th, 2016)'s board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved 301-303 Border Street Street. Located along the East Boston Waterfront near Maverick Square, the $21.61 million building will contain 64 new condominiums. Construction of 301-303 Border Street is anticipated to commence in spring 2017.
Sep 26, 2016
64 new East Boston Waterfront residences proposed
City Real Estate Development Corporation has filed a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) with detailed plans for the proposed $21.61 million mixed-use development at 301-303 Border Street on the East Boston Waterfront; the following is a link to the PNF. A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the project was filed in June 2016; the following is a link to the LOI.
The proposed six-story, approximately 75,000 square foot building would contain 64 rental residential units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms and approximately 1,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space that could house a yoga studio or juice bar. A ground-floor gallery would pay homage to East Boston's shipbuilding legacy. Construction of the proposed building could commence in Spring 2017, with expected completion in Fall 2018. Additional information about the proposed building can be found above.
Sep 16, 2016
Packard Crossing approved, construction could commence Q1 2017
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Packard Crossing for construction. Located in Allston’s Packards Corner steps to the MBTA Green Line, Packard Crossing will contain a total of 114 rental residential units and 3,050 square feet of ground-floor retail across two new buildings constructed over two phases. Construction of Phase One is anticipated to commence in the first quarter of 2017. Additional information about Packard Crossing can be found above.
Aug 02, 2016
The Hamilton Company releases renderings and details for Packard Crossing in Allston
In a Project Notification Form (PNF) submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last Friday (July 29th, 2016), developer The Hamilton Company released renderings and details for the proposed 147,438 square foot Packard Crossing mixed-use development project in Allston’s Packards Corner; the following is a link to the PNF. A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the project was submitted to the BRA on June 24th, 2016; the following is a link to the LOI. Additional information about Packard Crossing can be found above.
Jun 29, 2016
Letter of Intent filed for Packard Crossing, new rendering released
The Boston Business Journal reports that The Hamilton Company has filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct Packard Crossing, a proposed two-building mixed-use development project including approximately 114 rental residential apartments in addition to street level retail, at 45-55 Brighton Avenue in Allston. Project architect Hacin + Associates reports that a new six-story building containing 75+ apartments would front Brighton Avenue, replacing an existing single-story retail building home to an AutoZone auto repair shop. A second four-story building containing 35+ apartments would front Gardner Street. An existing historic Victorian home on site would be restored and incorporated into the lobby of the Gardner Street building.
The following is Hacin + Associates' latest rendering of Packard Crossing:
Proposed view of Packard Crossing along Brighton Avenue
The Boston Globe reports that apartments at Packard Crossing would be primarily two-bedrooms and that rents would be "well below downtown prices." The development team anticipates to start construction of the Gardner Street building in 2018, with the Brighton Avenue building to follow. A total of approximately 215 parking spaces would be located on site. Universal Hub reports that approximately 114 parking spaces would be reserved for apartment tenants. The remaining parking spaces would be used for the new retail space at Packard Crossing and by employees at The Hamilton Company's nearby offices.
Jun 09, 2016
The Hamilton Company reveals plans for new Allston apartments
Universal Hub reports that The Hamilton Company presented plans to the Brighton Allston Improvement Association this month to construct 114 new residential apartments at 45-55 Brighton Avenue in Allston. The existing AutoZone facility at 45-55 Brighton Avenue would be demolished.
Two new buildings would constructed, and an existing victorian house at 75 Gardner Street would be incorporated into the design. New street-level retail space would be built along Brighton Avenue.
The following is a preliminary rendering of the proposed project:
Proposed view along Brighton Avenue
Jun 07, 2016
Letter of Intent filed for new East Boston Waterfront mixed-use development
City Real Estate Development Corporation has filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority proposing to construct a new six-story mixed-use building on the East Boston Waterfront. The proposed building would be located steps to Central Square on a 17,817 square foot site located at 301-323 Border Street. The site is located near under-construction Boston East, which recently broke ground, and Seville Boston Harbor. All existing buildings on site would be demolished.
The following is a link to the Letter of Intent for 301-323 Border Street. The following is a locus graphic of 301-323 Border Street: