Jul 06, 2018
Phase II Underway at Brookline Place
Phase II underway at Brookline Place as a temporary surface parking lot, which supplied parking for the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical office building during the garage’s construction, is now being razed to make way for Two Brookline Place.
Two Brookline place is an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square-foot building, that will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. Also, underway is a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place.
The project completion date remains on schedule for late 2018 using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.
Jul 02, 2018
Callahan completes 20-story Montaje luxury apartment tower at Assembly Row in Somerville
Callahan Construction Managers has completed Montaje for Federal Realty Investment Trust. The 768,000-square-foot luxury apartment and retail development, located at the heart of Assembly Row in Somerville, features a landmark 20-story, 236-foot-tall tower and a 77-foot-tall, six-story, wood framed building. Designed by Stantec, Montaje features 447 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences that are outfitted with luxurious finishes, including quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
At Montaje’s summit is a top-floor Sky Lounge featuring striking views of Boston and the nearby Mystic River. The Sky Lounge includes an outdoor roof deck, a chef’s kitchen, a dining area and a media/living room. A second, lower level courtyard features grilling stations, a bocce court and an outdoor fireplace. Additional Montaje amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center with a yoga studio, artist space, a resident lounge featuring a billiards table and a meeting room. A seven-story precast parking garage with space for 650 cars has also been constructed on site.
On Montaje’s ground floor is 40,000 square feet of retail, home to multiple shops, restaurants and bars including MidiCi Pizza, Ann Taylor Factory Shop, Yankee Candle, Fragrance Outlet, Columbia Sportswear Company, Mass General Hospital and American Fresh Brewhouse. Montaje is located next to the Assembly MBTA Orange Line station and minutes from Interstate 93, offering a short commute to Downtown Boston and Cambridge by transit or car.
Jun 20, 2018
Boston Celtics and New Balance Open “The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters"
The 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics together with New Balance Athletics and NB Development opened the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters on June 19th as the team’s official practice facility. The 70,000 square foot structure at Boston Landing boasts best-in-class technology and equipment across strength and conditioning, recovery, sports science, and nutrition - each geared towards optimizing athlete performance.
The Auerbach Center, or “Red’s House,” is the centerpiece of the wide-ranging initiative between the Boston Celtics and New Balance. The relationship includes a shared focus on performance, innovation and community give-back, and has its origins in a little-known but formative friendship between the patriarchs of the two Boston institutions.
The bond dates back to the late 1970s, when Arnold “Red” Auerbach, then the President and General Manager of the Boston Celtics, served as a mentor to current New Balance Chairman, Jim Davis. The two entrepreneurial minds met regularly to share thinking on establishing winning cultures for their respective organizations. That spirit remains intact and informed every aspect of this collaboration.
“The Auerbach Center will be the foundation on which future great Celtics teams will be built,” said Wyc Grousbeck, Boston Celtics Governor, and Managing Partner. “We are so glad to honor Red, the architect of Celtic Pride, in this way, and to work with New Balance to build this stunning facility.”
“New Balance is extremely proud to join with the Boston Celtics in honoring Red Auerbach’s professional achievements and personal values of teamwork and integrity through the opening of ‘Red’s House’ at Boston Landing,” said Jim Davis, Chairman at New Balance. “Red Auerbach was a true entrepreneur whose passion for winning and dedication to the sport of basketball and the Boston Celtics was equally matched with his commitment to people and the Boston community.”
“Boston Landing is a great example of successful collaboration between the private and public sector to expand development opportunities for the Allston-Brighton community,” said Governor Baker. “Our administration has been pleased to play a role in this area’s expansion and we look forward to seeing the Boston Celtics and New Balance open the Auerbach Center to honor Red Auerbach’s legacy and use the space to build leaders on the court and in the community.”
“Red Auerbach’s legacy burns bright in Boston, and nowhere is that more evident than right at Red’s House,” said Mayor Walsh. “This new facility brings our Celtics home, so they won’t just be winning in Boston, but they’ll be training in Boston as well. I thank the Celtics and New Balance for making Boston a championship city, for earning the banners, for honoring Red’s legacy and putting an emphasis on community, making sure the spirit of the team also extends into Boston’s neighborhoods.”
The 70,000 square-foot Auerbach Center is a striking addition to Boston Landing, cantilevered 55 feet in the air out to the edge of the Mass Pike and its hundreds of thousands of weekly commuters. It features a forty-foot glass wall that overlooks the practice courts and replicas of the team’s 17 NBA Championship banners. The comprehensive training facility has a wide range of features to optimize player performance, health, and recovery, as well as build team camaraderie, through the integration of:
Expanded strength and conditioning, training, and recovery facilities, including a 40-foot exercise pool, hydrotherapy pools, and a float tank
Best-in-class players’ locker rooms, auxiliary men’s and women’s locker rooms, players’ lounge, and nap room
Expanded media workroom, press conference, and broadcast facilities
Flexible hospitality area designed for community relations activities, partner gatherings and other guest events
Enhanced workspace for the team’s coaching and basketball front office staffs
Commitment to Community
One of the many shared values between the Boston Celtics and New Balance is a commitment to the community. In keeping with this joint mission, the Celtics worked with New Balance Foundation to renovate the basketball court at the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston. Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens will lead a basketball clinic at the Club this Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the renovation. This is one of several community initiatives on which the organizations will collaborate.
World Class Collaboration
A project of such scale and significance can only be completed by a world-class team working in perfect collaboration. The following vendors made valuable contributions as part of this team:
NB Development Group
Elkus Manfredi Architects
John Moriarty & Associates General Contractors
Lucinda Loya Interiors
Erik Rueda Design
Connor Sports Flooring
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
CBRE (fka Transwestern)
Jun 06, 2018
Grand Opening Ceremony for The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters
On Tuesday, June 19th, the Boston Celtics will unveil their new practice facility, The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters. The Auerbach Center is the latest dramatic element at Boston Landing — at 55 feet in the air cantilevered out to the edge of the Mass Pike. The Celtics’ new 70,000 square foot practice home is highly visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike with a forty-foot glass wall enclosing the practice courts that face the approximately 130,000 daily commuters.
Wyc Grousbeck and Rich Gotham of the Boston Celtics, Jim Davis of New Balance Athletics, Jim Halliday, of NB Development Group, Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh will all be in attendance.
Mar 08, 2018
Bose beginning tenant fit-out of newly leased space at Boston Landing. Consisting of 98,000 square footage on levels 7-8-9 & 10 in the building, new lighting and lighting control is being completed. Installation of new electric rooms on each level and new general purpose power wiring. All heating and cooling equipment is already in place.
Feb 27, 2018
New street-level glass atrium opens at 100 Federal in Financial District
A new public glass atrium overlooking Post Office Square teeming with natural lighting has opened on the ground floor of the 100 Federal office tower. Dubbed The Exchange, the atrium features 8,500 square feet of retail, 500 square feet of kiosk space and a 8,990 square foot year-round garden. The atrium’s civic space is now open, and retail announcements will follow in the coming months. The following are photographs of The Exchange:
Feb 22, 2018
Brookline Place medical office property redevelopment begins next phase
Following completion of a new seven-level, 683‐space parking garage, the redevelopment of the Brookline Place medical office property in Brookline Village is beginning its’ next phase. A temporary surface parking lot, which supplied parking for the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical office building during the garage’s construction, is now being razed to make way for Two Brookline Place, an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square foot building, as well as a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place. The upcoming structures will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of the Brookline Place site:
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:
May 18, 2017
100 Federal Street atrium frame construction underway
Steel erection is well underway for the 17,990-square-foot glass-encased atrium addition to the 100 Federal Street office tower in Post Office Square. The addition will soon top off, with primary steel framing elements installed in addition to many secondary steel elements and mechanical platforms. Once steel erection is complete, glazing installation will begin in order to construct the building's glass curtain wall facade overlooking Post Office Square. Upon completion, the new 100 Federal Street atrium will house 8,500 square feet of retail space and 500 square feet of kiosk space, in addition to 8,990 square feet of open garden space. The following are photographs of the 100 Federal Street atrium:
May 17, 2017
The new Boston Landing commuter rail station.
With a new commuter rail station set to open this morning, Boston Landing, a former vacant brownfield site located just outside of Downtown Boston, has become the next epicenter for transit-oriented development. The opening of the station will serve as the key connecting factor for the thriving, multi-phased 15.2-acre Boston Landing mixed-use development, built by NB Development Group and The HYM Investment Group, and the Brighton neighborhood at large, providing a direct rail link to Downtown Boston. New Balance, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins are just a few of the influential organizations who have already become a part of Boston Landing, with many more sure to come.
Boston Landing Site Plan.
New Balance’s headquarters at Boston Landing.
The first building to unveil at Boston Landing, New Balance’s 250,000-square-foot sneaker-inspired headquarters, opened in 2015. In 2016, the Boston Bruins cut the ribbon on Warrior Ice Arena, the team’s new 500-seat practice facility at Boston Landing. 80 Guest Street, a 10-story commercial building located adjacent to Warrior Ice Arena featuring 220,000 square feet of lab and office space and 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, was also completed in 2016 and is currently available for lease.
Boston Landing’s Warrior Ice Arena, the official practice facility of the Boston Bruins, with 80 Guest Street at rear.
The next phases of Boston Landing will include new office, retail and residential space, as well as state-of-the-art sports facilities. The Residences at Boston Landing, a 17-story building featuring 295 modern luxury apartment residences and 16,400 square feet of retail, topped off last week, and the 160,000-square-foot Auerbach Center, which will house the Boston Celtics’ new official practice facility, will soon top off at six stories tall. Both new buildings are expected to open in mid-2018.
The Auerbach Center, future official practice facility of the Boston Celtics.
The Residences at Boston Landing.
Across from the Bruins’ and Celtics’ facilities, 71 Guest Street will provide a state-of-the-art track-and-field complex. Spanning 290,000 square feet, the building’s centerpiece will be a 200-meter hydraulically-operated running track suitable for hosting large-scale athletic events. 71 Guest Street will also include office and laboratory space, as well as ground-floor retail.
71 Guest Street.
Next to New Balance’s headquarters and the commuter rail station will be the new Boston Landing Hotel, which will accommodate up to 175 hotel rooms and meeting space for large groups or events. The hotel will also house a restaurant, as well as a lounge featuring live music and a full bar for socializing and networking.
View from the rooftop bar of the future Boston Landing Hotel.
For companies hoping to become a part of Boston Landing’s burgeoning live, work and play environment, 60 Guest Street presents a unique build-to-suit opportunity. The 350,000-square-foot building will consist of brand-new office and lab space tailored to the pioneering corporate tenant.
60 Guest Street.
Boston Landing’s newly unparalleled access to public transit and profound real estate development success has spurred additional large-scale mixed-use development in the surrounding Brighton neighborhood. Plans call for the replacement of the existing Stop & Shop supermarket, located next to Boston Landing, with Allston Yards, a two-phased, 1.9-million-square-foot development built by Stop & Shop which would feature 1,010 residential units along with a new grocery store on the first floor, retail and Class A office space.
A preliminary rendering of Stop & Shop’s proposed development.
On nearby North Beacon Street, the owners of Boston Volvo Village, an automotive dealership in operation since 1957, have begun a multi-phased redevelopment of 5.3-acre dealership property. The first phase, the restoration of the historic 5-story, 71,000-square-foot office building at 61 North Beacon Street, broke ground earlier this month and will feature a new dealership and offices for Boston Volvo Village, in addition to ground-floor retail and 28,000 square feet of available office space on upper floors. Future phases call for three new buildings, which could include multifamily housing.
61 North Beacon Street, the first phase of the Boston Volvo Village property redevelopment.
Dec 14, 2016
Montaje, Assembly Row’s next luxury apartment community, opening mid-2017
Montaje, 447 luxury residential apartments at Somerville’s Assembly Row, will begin leasing in Spring 2017 in anticipation of a mid-2017 opening. Formerly known as Block 6 at Assembly Row, Montaje’s 20-story tower topped off last month. Exterior and interior finishing are now underway at Montaje in anticipation of leasing.
Dec 11, 2016
J. Derenzo Companies prepares 100 Federal plaza for new glass atrium
J. Derenzo Companies is at work demolishing the former 100 Federal plaza along Congress Street in Post Office Square to prepare for construction of a glass atrium with retail and a winter garden. Plaza hardscaping has been nearly fully demolished, and construction of the atrium will commence soon. The atrium is anticipated to open in early 2018. The following is a photograph of the atrium construction site:
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:
Nov 30, 2016
J. Derenzo Companies completes demolition for North End’s 25 Atlantic Avenue Residences
J. Derenzo Companies has fully demolished two former one-story brick buildings at 25 Atlantic Avenue in the North End. A new six-unit condominium building, 25 Atlantic Avenue Residences, will be constructed on the site. Derenzo is now at work clearing the site of demolition rubble in order to commence initial site work and foundation construction. The following are photographs of the 25 Atlantic Avenue Residences site:
Nov 15, 2016
Block 6 at Assembly Row officially tops off
A topping off ceremony was held Monday (November 14th, 2016) for Block 6 at Assembly Row, a 20-story development with 447 residential apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail opening in Early 2018 in Somerville’s rapidly growing Assembly Row neighborhood. Representatives of the Block 6 development and construction team gathered to sign the 20-story Block 6 tower’s final steel beam then lifted the beam and connected it to the tower’s top floor.
Block 6, along with neighboring Alloy, will bring increased vitality to Assembly Row. “We are honored to play a role in the advancement of one of the region’s most exciting new neighborhoods in collaboration with such valued partners,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Block 6 General Contractor Callahan Construction Managers. Both Block 6 and Alloy are developed by Federal Realty Investment Trust. Upon completion, Assembly Row will include over 600,000 square feet of retail, 1,800 residential units and 2.8 million square feet of office space. The following are photographs from the Block 6 topping off ceremony, courtesy the Block 6 team:
Nov 11, 2016
Derenzo completes Brookline Place demolition, site work underway
J. Derenzo Companies has fully demolished the former storefront block at Brookline Place and is now performing site work to construct a temporary surface parking lot. The temporary lot will provide parking for the existing One Brookline Place building, which will be retained, while the existing Brookline Place parking garage is demolished and a new garage is built in its’ place as part of the Brookline Place Redevelopment project. Following construction of the new garage, a new eight-story building and a new addition to One Brookline Place will be constructed. The following are photographs of the Brookline Place site:
Oct 16, 2016
Block 6 at Assembly Row nears topping off
The 20-story tower at Block 6 at Assembly Row is about to top off. Concrete has been poured on many floors. Exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of the tower's steel structural frame. Moisture-resistant sheathing and fireproofing are being installed along the adjacent six-story wood-framed structure. A new pre-cast parking garage has been constructed at the project's rear. Block 6 is targeting a January 2018 opening and will contain 447 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Across from Block 6 is Alloy at Assembly Row, a mixed-use hotel, residential and retail building that is about to top off. The following are photographs of Block 6 at Assembly Row:
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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:
Ribbon about to be cut
Ribbon is cut
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:
View of One Canal from Rose Kennedy Greenway
One Canal rooftop pool
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:
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
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:
Open floor plan unit
Third floor terrace
Jul 22, 2016
Six new condominiums proposed for North End waterfront
North End Waterfront reports that Richard Walsh, a partner in general contractor Walsh Brothers, proposes to build a five-story residential building containing six new condominiums at 25 Atlantic Avenue along the North End waterfront. Amenities would include a common roof deck and 13 on-site parking spaces. The project's proponent is J3 Design & Development, LLC, an entity managed by Walsh. A rendering of the proposed building is posted above.
Two existing one-story brick buildings at 25 Atlantic Avenue would be demolished to construct the proposed building. 25 Atlantic Avenue is located across from the proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel, a 277-key hotel that would also include 2.5 new acres of public waterfront open space.
Jun 16, 2016
New Balance Headquarters earns LEED Platinum resource efficiency certification
New Balance's new headquarters facility at Boston Landing, completed in 2015, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum resource efficiency certification. This is the highest attainable efficiency honor awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). New Balance's facility is the first in the United States and one of only three worldwide to earn all possible points for Indoor Environmental Quality under the USGBC's rating system.
Source: Commercial Property Executive
May 20, 2016
Concrete superstructure completed at Tufts University Central Energy Plant
J. Derenzo Companies is installing utilities at Tufts University’s cutting-edge new Central Energy Plant. The plant’s recently-completed concrete superstructure was built efficiently with PERI Skydeck technology.
J. Derenzo Companies installs utilities
View of PERI Skydeck (yellow beams) in use at concrete superstructure
View of completed concrete superstructure from up hill
View of completed concrete superstructure from Boston Avenue
With completion of the superstructure, installation of the Central Energy Plant’s glass facade, exterior finishes and internal mechanics will commence. The plant will feature efficient boilers and cooling towers to fulfill Tufts University’s energy requirements.
Installation of internal mechanics underway
The Central Energy Plant’s facade facing Boston Avenue will be composed entirely of glass and will expose the mechanics of the plant.
View of future facade from Boston Avenue
View of future facade from across Boston Avenue
More information about the Tufts University Central Energy Plant is posted below.
Feb 01, 2016
Impressive progress is being made at Boston Landing, a transformative multi-phased mixed-use development project in Boston's Allston neighborhood. New Balance's recently-opened headquarters building has a striking presence on both Guest Street, the Boston Landing development's main artery, and the parallel Massachusetts Turnpike, with sweeping curves and an overall distinctive design. New Balance's new headquarters opened for business in September 2015. Next door, an under-construction ice rink and 10-story office building are nearing completion. The ice rink will serve as the Boston Bruins' official practice facility.
On our recent visit, the construction team was hard at work putting finishing touches on the ice rink and office building, both of which are expected to be complete by fall 2016. Take a look at our new construction photographs posted above. More project information, including the full Boston Landing development plan, is posted below. Also check out 125 Guest Street, a residential component of Boston Landing currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
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.
View of One Canal from New Chardon Street
Future ground-floor retail
Exterior finishes nearly fully installed
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.
View from North End
View from Haymarket Station
View from North Washington Street
View at Canal Street and New Chardon Street
Metal panel installation underway
View from North Washington Street
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.
View from Greenway
Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street
Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street
View along Valenti Way