Interior Finish Work Ongoing for The Sudbury at Bulfinch Crossing
With the first phase of move-ins expected this coming spring, interior finishing is ongoing for The Sudbury, the first building at Bulfinch Crossing. The 45-story tower will feature 368 apartments plus 55 condos. Resident amenities will include a rooftop garden and lounge, fitness facility and pool, clubroom, pet spa, and sky lounge.
City Selects The Cronin Group as Developer for 24 Drydock
After an RFP went out this past summer, the city has now selected Cronin Development to work on the 24 Drydock project in The Seaport. Cronin's proposal for the 32,324 square foot site calls for a 122,562 square foot building to include space for the current tenant Boston Ship Repair plus additional industrial space and a ground-floor restaurant. Cronin would also move their offices to the top floor of the property. Once the project receives further approvals construction is expected to last 24 months.
$5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
A permit valued at $5M has been pulled for plumbing work at The St. Regis Residences, Boston by American Plumbing & Heating. The waterfront property will feature 114 luxury condo residences plus a two-level signature restaurant and harborwalk extension around the property. Construction is expected to last through early 2021.
$4M Plumbing Permit Pulled for The Track at New Balance
With work continuing on steel framing, a $4M permit for plumbing install has been pulled by Valante Mechanical for 67-91 Guest Street in Boston Landing, The Track at New Balance. The Track will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. The project will also offer a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2021.
Celtics & Bruins Lease Space At The Hub On Causeway
Both the Celtics & Bruins have signed leases on new office space at 100 Causeway, the third and final phase of The Hub on Causeway. Delaware North has leased 34,068 square feet on the 14th floor of the tower while Banner Seventeen LLC has leased a total of 71,154 square feet, the full 13th floor and part of the 12th floor. On a recent trip to the project for the topping off ceremony, BLDUP got an inside look at the open floor plate office space which takes full advantage of the stunning wrap-around views.
“We’re thrilled that the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Delaware North have chosen The Hub on Causeway as home to their front office operations. The foundation of The Hub, literally and figuratively, was built on Boston sports and has helped in solidifying this neighborhood as the sports, entertainment, and creative district for the City of Boston" Bryan Koop of Boston Properties said in a statement. Verizon will be the anchor tenant of the tower already leasing 440,000 square feet of space. Construction on 100 Causeway is expected to wrap up in mid-2021.
NEMA Boston Refinanced for $187 Million
NEMA Boston has been refinanced by Crescent Heights for $187 Million via Bank of China.
NEMA Boston is a 22-story mixed-use tower featuring 414 apartment residences ranging from "micro" innovation units to three-bedrooms sustainably designed to achieve LEED certification. NEMA Boston has been designed to reflect the Seaport's industrial heritage with interiors featuring raw steel features and stone floors. Luxury resident amenities at NEMA Boston are housed on the 21st floor of the building, framed by stunning views of the Boston skyline and complemented by Crescent Heights' signature "Predictive Service," harmonizing genuine hospitality approach and leading-edge residential technology.
$11M Electrical Permit Pulled for One Post Office Square
A permit valued at $11M has been pulled for the electrical renovation of the existing core at One Post Office Square. The work will also include electrical install for the addition that will replace the parking garage being demoed along Oliver Street. The addition will include 300 parking spaces plus additional office space increasing the building's total square footage to 1.1M.
Checking In On Boston's First St. Regis
While the project is yet to get out of the ground, reps for Cronin Development tell BLDUP that construction continues "on schedule" for The St. Regis Residences, Boston. The 22-story tower will offer 114 luxury condos ranging in size from one-bedroom homes to multi-bedroom penthouses. Residences will feature floor to ceiling windows, walk-out or Juliet balconies, along with gourmet kitchens. Amenities at the waterfront property will include valet service, a resident lounge, a heated stone-clad pool with a continuous waterfall edge, plus two guest suites for out-of-town visitors. The building is expected to open in early 2021.
Interior Finishing Wrapping Up for Bower at Fenway Center Plus NPC Filed for Phase 2
Interior Finishing is wrapping up for Bower, the first phase of The Fenway Center, expected to open this coming Spring. Bower, will feature 312 apartments, 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 200 underground parking spaces across two buildings. A 12,000-square-foot air rights deck and landscaped pedestrian walkway is also being added over Yawkey Station.
Residents at Bower will have access to both indoor and outdoor landscaping, an atrium, plus a pool and roof deck. Newly released renderings show sleek, modern finishes incorporating natural elements. Bower will also be Boston’s first residential project to utilize View Glass, allowing for the most natural light to reach residents without the need for pesky shades. Residents will be able to control the window tint through their smartphones, while the building owners will save on energy costs.
As this first phase of the Fenway Center wraps up, a NPC has been filed for phase two of the development. Key modifications include a shift in the proposed uses of Buildings 3 and 4 from a mix of residential, office, and lab uses to a mix of office/R&D/lab and life science. Updated plans also call for a significant reduction of approximately 500 parking spaces while approximately 3,669 square feet of additional civic open space will be added.
Facade Install Continues for Omni Seaport
Framing is ongoing and facade install continues for the 1,055 room Omni Boston Seaport. The hotel is set to open in early 2021 and will offer a 24-hour fitness center, 3 dining options, a full-service spa, plus an expansive pool deck with bar. New interior renderings have also popped up on the hotel's website, giving a glimpse of the finishes guests can expect from the high-end property.
Cambridge Development Secures $366.24 Million in Financing
The upcoming development by DivcoWest at 250 Water Street in Cambridge has secured $366,240,596 in construction financing via Square Mile Capital Management.
The approved mixed-use nine-story building will feature 483,000 square feet intended for commercial office, research and development (R&D), laboratory and retail uses. The ground floor includes approximately 2,580 square feet of Retail and Consumer Services, accessed from the street or public area of the building lobby (6,695sf), along with other active uses.
The Hub on Causeway Office Tower Tops Off: Checking in on BLDUP's Most Popular Project
The Hub on Causeway was by far the most visited project page on our site in 2019 with over 32,000 visitors looking to BLDUP for updates on the 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development. With the final piece of the project, the TAMI tower officially topped off on Friday 12/20, let’s check in with one of Boston’s most significant development projects of the decade. As Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President for Boston Properties pointed out at The Hub's official opening ceremony earlier this year “The Hub combines the best of Boston’s sports, dining, and live music as well as provides jobs and housing at the Northern gateway to the city."
The final beam is raised at 100 Causeway Street, the final phase of the Hub on Causeway
To create an "urban village" The Podium at the Hub on Causeway offers a variety of amenities including the massive Banners Kitchen & Tap that we found hopping on a Friday evening before a Celtics home game. For those visitors in the mood for a margarita, Guy Fieri's Tequila Concina is serving up the Food Network star's distinct Latin street food. Arclight Boston, the chain’s first location in the Northeast, is also now open offering specialty popcorn flavors plus limited previews, a major plus for those of us waiting to see the new Star Wars. Arguably the most important feature of the Hub is Boston's largest urban grocery store, the 60,000 square foot Star Market which opened in September.
Big Night Live, an intimate concent venue for up to 1,500 is also now open. Principal Ed Kane of Big Night Entertainment Group told BLDUP they were attracted to the Hub because of "the sense that this area really was going to be the Hub of the Universe. Not only is it rich in sports history, but it is also at the heart of one of the strongest transportation centers in the city. Another true HUB. Additionally, the location felt iconic to us and that was our goal - to build incredible facilities in iconic locations. We started this process way back in 2014, so it was incredible to see the growth we had hoped for happen right before our eyes. The amount of residences, offices and retail businesses that have sprung up in the area is beyond our wildest projections."
Big Night Live has been receiving rave reviews since its opening this fall.
When asked how the reception has been since opening Kane also tells BLDUP "It's been incredible. We believed that Boston needed a better, more experiential music venue that brought the best in hospitality, sound, lighting, and design. The people of Boston immediately gravitated to Big Night Live and the reviews have been off the charts. The room is a unique hybrid - a music hall, supper club, and night club - and it makes use of the best features in each of those genres. The room plays big but feels small and intimate at the same time. Artists and guests have both loved it thus far."
Along with these restaurant and entertainment spaces The Hub also features the European inspired 270 room citizenM hotel complete with rooftop bar and lounge plus the 440 unit residential tower, Hub50House. Hub50 House welcomed first residents this fall to luxurious homes offering amazing views and amenities. Residents at the building have access to a Skypool and Clubroom, a Skyline Deck featuring a fire pit and grills, a Woof deck and spa, and a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge. Hub15, the 15th floor of the tower is also home to a collection of amenities where residents can enjoy incredible views as they work, play, relax and socialize in comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces.
The residences at Hub50 House offer sleek, modern finishes.
Still to come at The Hub on Causeway, Hub Hall expected to open this winter, a food hall showcasing 18 local eateries and food vendors including favorites Sullivan’s Castle Island, Mike’s Pastry, & Monica's Mercato plus momosan ramen by Morimoto. Construction will also continue on the 31-story tower, set to become Verizon’s headquarters for this region. Tech firm Rapid7, who already occupy 145,000 square feet below the new tower will also add additional space above. At the topping off ceremony, Giuliana DiMambro, Senior Project Manager for Boston Properties noted that this was the final structural milestone for the project which broke ground in 2015. The completion of this tower is expected in mid-2021 wrapping up this game-changing project.