First Units Nearly Complete at EchelonSeaport as Temporary CO is issued for Lobby and Amenity Spaces
With 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, set to open this Fall, a temporary CO has been issued for building management to access the lobby, 2nd floor, and 5th-floor amenity spaces within this first building of EchelonSeaport. 135 Seaport is set to follow with an opening in early 2020. These two buildings will feature a total of 447 luxury condos ranging in price from the mid $700's to over $5 million. The third and final building will offer 270 apartments and is expected to also open sometime in 2020.
Restoration of Historic Monastery and Church Continue at The Overlook at St. Gabriel's
Restoration work continues on the historic St. Gabriel's Monastery building and the adjacent church as part of the redevelopment of the 11.6 acre Brighton site. The project will create a total of 555 apartments which are now leasing and expected to open in the first quarter of 2020. The development will also feature 105 condos along with parking for 510 cars. Along with the housing units, The Overlook at St. Gabriel's will improve the 3-acre Olmsted Brothers-designed landscaped greenway along Washington Street.
Photos: The Overlook at St. Gabriel's
Window and Facade Install Ongoing for Phase III at The Hub on Causeway
Window and Facade install continues for Phase III at the Hub on Causeway. The third and final phase of the project will consist of a 21-story 651,500 square foot office tower above the the podium building (Phase I) of the project. Upon completion, Verizon will occupy 440,000 square feet of the tower.
Photo: Bowline Construction
Foundation Work Continues for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
Foundation work continues on the complicated waterfront site, that will be home to The St. Regis Residences, Boston. A series of bright green tanks have popped up on site, containing slurry used for the foundation which will go down to bedrock. The luxury project will contain, 114 condo homes, a third of which have already been sold. The iconic tower will offer a range of units sizes from one-bedrooms through penthouse residences with four finish options. Residents will have access to owner benefits, as well as the St. Regis brand’s legendary services, including bespoke and anticipatory butler and concierge assistance, and exclusive use of the tower’s entire floor of amenities including swimming pool and outdoor patio, spa, exercise room, library, sports simulator, St. Regis lounge, wine vault, media room and guest suites.
Interior Finishing Nearly Complete for First Units at NEMA Boston
Interior finishing is wrapping up for the first units at NEMA Boston in the Seaport. The 414 unit apartment project will offer studios through three bedrooms currently ranging in price from around $2450 up through $8770 per month. NEMA will also feature around 2,500 square feet of retail, innovation, and lobby space on the ground floor along with parking for 144 cars.
Framing Progressing for Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Framing continues on the upcoming Omni Seaport Hotel with the first set of windows going in at the corner of Summer & D Streets for what will be one of two towers connected by the three-story podium. The 1,055 room hotel will also include 120,000 square feet of meeting space plus an underground tunnel connecting the hotel to the Convention Center across the street. Construction is expected to last through 2021.
Final Phase of The Hub on Causeway Taking Shape: Move-Ins Begin at Hub50House
With a flurry of activity below at the podium level, facade install has started on the third and final phase of The Hub on Causeway, the 21-story office tower. At The Hub, the Star Market is now open, construction is nearly complete for Big Night Live with first acts announced, and the 25,000 square foot Banner Kitchen and Tap is also expected to open this month. The office tower above will contain around 650,000 square feet of space, 440,00 of which has already been leased to Verizon. Across the site, Hub50House, the 440 unit residential tower has also welcomed its first group of residents.
Removal of Pre-Cast Facade Continues at One Post Office Square
More sections of the pre-cast facade of One Post Office Square are coming down. The 41-story tower is currently undergoing a revamp and expansion that will increase the existing 832K square foot office tower to 1.1M SF. A new glass curtain will be installed along with outdoor space plus tenant amenity space. The renovation also includes a new autonomous parking system that will allow tenants to call for their cars directly from their phones.
Cottonwood Announces Barkan Management will Run EchelonSeaport
In preparation for the debut of EchelonSeaport’s much-anticipated opening this fall, Cottonwood Group is pleased to announce Barkan Management as managing agent and the engagement of Brian Buhler as the General Manager for 133 Seaport and 135 Seaport, A Regent Collection, at EchelonSeaport.
Cottonwood Chairman and CEO, Alex Shing said “Both Barkan Management and Brian Buhler have long-standing reputations as leaders in Boston’s luxury residential market, and with their being part of the management team at EchelonSeaport along with Regent, it shows that Cottonwood is committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to EchelonSeaport residents.”
Barkan Management Company has set the gold standard of luxury residential property management in the City with an outstanding track record in client service and an uncompromising focus on quality for many of Boston’s most prestigious residences, including Twenty Two and 50 Liberty, The Residences at the Intercontinental, The Residences at Rowes Wharf, and Atelier 505, among others. “We are honored to bring our expertise to EchelonSeaport, truly one of the most impressive and distinguished luxury residences on the East Coast,” said Bill DiSchino, President and CEO of Barkan Management Company. “We’re excited to open this incredible mixed-use complex and deliver an exceptional luxury living experience for its residents."
With more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Buhler brings leadership, dedication and exceptional service to his new role at EchelonSeaport. Most recently, Buhler served as General Manager of One Charles Condominium in Back Bay for over 15 years. “EchelonSeaport is an incredible property; I am thrilled to join this talented team,” said Buhler. “I look forward to bringing my expertise and passion to the project and to offer our residents the highest level of service that will define the Echelon brand.”
Starting this fall, the 3.5-acre, 1.33 million-square-foot, mixed-use, three-tower project will deliver 447 luxury condominiums, 270 rental apartments, more than 60,000 square feet of unprecedented indoor and outdoor private residential amenity spaces, and 125,000 square feet of destination retail and dining surrounding a signature public courtyard in the heart of the Seaport District, Boston’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Following the fall opening of 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, EchelonSeaport’s second condominium tower, 135 Seaport, A Regent Collection is due to open early 2020, and the third and final multifamily tower will soon follow.
HCP, Inc. to Buy Alewife Research Center for $332.5 Million
HCP, Inc. has agreed to purchase the Alewife Research Center in Cambridge from The Davis Companies for $332.5 million.
The property features a 223,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building located across from the Alewife MBTA Red Line station. Alewife Research Center features flexible research and development office space with amenities including a two-story lobby, a fitness center, conference/meeting areas, and an employee lounge.
Glass Façade Nearing Completion for Hub50House
Exterior glass install is nearing completion for the residential tower of the Hub on Causeway -- Hub50House.
Ideally located on top of the North Station MBTA stop with access to multiple train lines including the commuter rail, the Hub on Causeway will feature retail, restaurant and office space. The Hub 50 House will be home to 400 luxury apartments with Metro, Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom Penthouse options. Move-ins are expected to begin in October of 2019.
Photos: Tom McCafferty
CO Issued for Start Market at The Hub on Causeway: Opening Set for Tomorrow 9/20
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the Star Market at The Hub on Causeway. The permit also includes change of use to include a pharmacy and Starbucks within the project. What will be the city's largest supermarket at 60,000 square feet is set to host it's grand opening on September 20th.
Elsewhere on the project, the start of the lineup was also announced this week for the upcoming Hub Hall. Set to open this winter, the food hall will include Vendors include local favorites Mike's Pastries, Monica’s Mercato, and Sullivan’s Castle Island. Pre-leasing is also ongoing for Hub50 House, the 440 unit residential tower, with residents being offered a very unique perk, exclusive Converse sneakers designed for residents.