Feb 06, 2018
Finishing touches underway at South End’s Siena at Ink Block new-construction luxury condominiums
The stunning facade of the South End’s eight-story, 76-unit Siena at Ink Block new-construction condominium building, featuring black and white exterior finish panels meshed with floor-to-ceiling glass, has been just about fully installed. Luxurious interior finishes are now being installed inside the building, including quartz countertops, stainless steel Bosch appliances, hardwood flooring, bathroom tiling and wool carpets in bedrooms, ahead of Siena at Ink Block’s anticipated opening early this year.
Finishing touches are also being put upon Siena at Ink Block’s amenity spaces, including a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor-outdoor rooftop sky lounge with sweeping views. Siena at Ink Block is located in the burgeoning Upper South End, steps from conveniences including a Whole Foods Market and multiple retail options, restaurants and bars. The following is a photograph of Siena at Ink Block:
Dec 20, 2017
Rebuilding of Dorchester's fire-ravaged Treadmark mixed-use development begins
Trinity Financial has commenced rebuilding its' Treadmark mixed-use development across from Ashmont Station in Dorchester, after a fire destroyed the nearly-completed building last summer. Following the demolition of prior wood framing atop the building's base podium, new wood framing materials have been delivered onto the site to re-frame Treadmark's five upper floors. Upon completion, Treadmark will feature 83 residential units, including 51 affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space anchored by South Boston-based specialty food retailer American Provisions. The following is a photograph of Treadmark:
Sep 28, 2017
Pre-leasing underway at Boston East apartments on East Boston Waterfront, opening this Fall
Pre-leasing has begun at the 200-unit Boston East new-construction apartment development opening this Fall on the East Boston Waterfront, which will feature studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with rents starting at $1,950/month. Studios at Boston East range from $1,950 to $2,250 per month, 1-bedrooms begin at around $2,200 and cap out at about $2,800 per month, 2-bedrooms range from just under $3,100 to about $3,700 per month and 3-bedrooms can be rented starting at $4,800 per month. 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom loft-style apartments range from about $2,400 to just over $5,000 per month. Boston East apartments feature luxurious amenities including patios and balconies in select apartments, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring and oversized windows, with sweeping views of Boston Harbor throughout. Communal amenities include a top floor lounge and terrace, a courtyard with a fire pit and lounge areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site parking. The latest renderings of Boston East are posted above.
Aug 24, 2017
Boston East apartments facade nears completion, interior finishing underway
Nearly all brick and metal panel exterior finishes have been installed along the six-story facade of Boston East,
an upcoming 200-unit luxury apartment building situated on the East Boston Waterfront. Boston East's exterior has been fully fireproofed, and all windows are in place. Inside the building, installation of luxurious reisdence and common space finishes is well underway. Boston East is expected to open this Fall. As part of the project, a new Harborwalk extension and public open space will be constructed along the waterfront. The following are photographs of Boston East:
Aug 08, 2017
Siena at Ink Block luxury condos in South End reach 60% pre-sold benchmark
The upcoming Siena at Ink Block luxury condominiums in the South End, which recently topped off, are already 60% pre-sold. This strong early demand represents the upper South End's recent renaissance, with transformative new developments such as Ink Block bringing new residents and retail options to the area. Siena residents will be located steps from the Whole Foods Market at Ink Block, in addition to multiple desirable restaurants and shops, and a short walk to Downtown Boston, South Boston and the Seaport District. Siena will feature 76 residences, with amenities including a rooftop Sky Lounge and roof deck with sweeping Boston skyline views. Siena is expected to open in early 2018.
Jul 28, 2017
Facade weatherproofing and interior framing underway at Siena at Ink Block luxury condos in South End
Large weatherproofing sections have been installed along the facade of Siena at Ink Block, a new luxury condominium building opening next year at Ink Block in the South End. Window and facade finish installation at Siena will begin in the coming weeks. Inside the building, metal stud framing is being installed to partition individual condominiums. Siena will feature 76 new luxury condominiums, which are now on sale, with resident amenities including an indoor-outdoor rooftop sky lounge with sweeping views, a fully equipped fitness center, 24/7 concierge service and on-site parking. The following are photographs of Siena At Ink Block:
Jun 08, 2017
Brick finish installation underway at Boston East waterfront apartments in East Boston, artist residence applications begin
Brickwork has been installed along a large section of Boston East’s six-story facade facing Border Street. The building is fully framed, and fireproofing, weatherproofing and windows have all been installed along Boston East’s facade. Inside the building, fit-out of residences and common spaces has begun.
Developer Trinity Financial has begun accepting applications for Boston East’s six artist live-work residences, which will be rented to households earning no more than 70% of Area Media Income (AMI); Boston East will include a ground-floor local artwork gallery. Artist residences will be available for $1,450 per month; rents for market-rate residences at Boston East will range from $2,000 to $4,700 per month, averaging $2,900 per month. Opening in September, Boston East will feature 200 apartment residences along with a new Harborwalk extension and public waterfront space. The following are photographs of Boston East:
Jun 06, 2017
Facade installation preparations underway at Siena at Ink Block luxury condos in South End
The eight-story facade of the recently-topped-off Siena at Ink Block luxury condominium residences in the South End is being prepared for installation of exterior finishes. Steel infill walls have been installed along Siena's perimeter up to the building's fourth floor; these walls will support and reinforce Siena's facade, which will consist of distinctive brickwork and metal panels. Within the building, concrete has been poured at the bases of nearly all floors, allowing for framing of individual residences to begin. Opening in early 2018, Siena will feature 76 new luxury condominium residences now on sale with state-of-the-art amenities including a rooftop Sky Lounge and a fully-equipped fitness center. The following are photographs of Siena at Ink Block:
May 07, 2017
Siena at Ink Block luxury condos in South End top off
A topping-off ceremony was recently held for Siena at Ink Block, the South End’s latest luxury condominium building. Hundreds of construction workers and the Siena project team gathered last Friday (April 28th, 2017) to formally hoist the final steel beam of Siena’s 8-story frame into the sky and install the beam at the frame’s summit.
National Development Managing Partner Ted Tye spoke briefly prior to the beam’s installation, thanking the construction and project teams for their hard work. Siena will be located in National Development’s vibrant Ink Block development, which upon Siena’s completion will be home to nearly 500 housing units, the acclaimed Bar Mezzana, Fuji at Ink Block and Lion’s Tail restaurants and top-quality retail including a Whole Foods grocery store.
Completion of Siena is expected in early 2018; with steel frame construction complete, the construction team will commence facade construction and interior finishing. Concrete slabs have been poured at the bases of nearly half of Siena’s floors, allowing for partitioning of individual residences to begin. Siena’s 76 luxury condominium residences, which will feature sweeping skyline views and desirable amenities including a private rooftop bar and lounge, are currently on sale in studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom configurations. The following are photographs from the Siena at Ink Block topping-off ceremony:
Apr 13, 2017
Siena at Ink Block condominiums in South End near topping off
Siena at Ink Block’s eight-story frame has reached the building’s seventh floor and will soon top off. On completed floors, metal floor decks have been installed to support Siena at Ink Block’s future concrete floor slabs, and perimeter relieving angles have been installed to support the building’s future exterior brick façade. Opening in 2018, Siena at Ink Block will feature 76 luxury residences now on sale. The following are photographs of Siena at Ink Block:
Apr 09, 2017
Fireproofing underway at Boston East, framing just about complete
Fireproofing and windows have been installed along a large section of Boston East’s topped-off north wing, and moisture-resistant cladding is in place along large sections of both the north and south wings. Wood framing of the south wing is just about topped off. Interior metal framing of individual apartment residences is underway across Boston East. Opening this Fall, the mixed-use development will feature 200 apartment residences with a Harborwalk extension and public waterfront amenities including art galleries, historic exhibits and a boat launch. The following are photographs of Boston East:
Feb 16, 2017
Facade finish installation underway at Treadmark in Dorchester
The first exterior facade finishes are being installed at Treadmark, a $45 million mixed-use development located across from Ashmont Station in Dorchester. Treadmark's 6-story frame has been nearly fully weatherproofed, with window and fireproofing installation just about complete. Treadmark is slated to open this summer; luxury residences are now on sale, and apartment leasing will commence in the coming months. The following is an aerial photograph of Treadmark:
Feb 09, 2017
Vertical steel construction starts at Siena at Ink Block condominiums
The first vertical steel columns have been erected to construct Siena at Ink Block's structural frame, bringing the future 8-story South End luxury condominium building above ground level. Frame construction is now underway in earnest. Siena is scheduled to open in 2018 and will feature 76 luxury condominium residences now on sale. The following is a photograph of frame construction underway at Siena:
Feb 05, 2017
Weatherproofing underway at East Boston's Boston East development
The 6-story Boston East superstructure on the East Boston Waterfront is being weatherproofed and prepared for installation of windows. Boston East’s north wing has topped off, and wood framing of the south wing has reached the third floor. Hardscaping has been installed at Boston East’s ground level for the public pedestrian atrium that will connect Border Street to the East Boston Waterfront. Opening this fall, Boston East will feature 200 apartment residences, a Harborwalk extension and public waterfront amenities including art galleries, historic exhibits and a boat launch. The following are photographs of Boston East:
Jan 22, 2017
Weatherproofing underway at Dorchester’s Treadmark
Weatherproofing has begun at the $45 million Treadmark mixed-use development, opening Summer 2017 in Dorchester across from Ashmont Station. Windows and fireproofing have been installed along a large section of the building’s facade. Framing of interior spaces is also underway. Treadmark has reached its’ final height of six stories. Luxury residences at Treadmark are now on sale. The following is a photograph of Treadmark:
Jan 05, 2017
American Provisions opening market at Dorchester’s Treadmark in Summer 2017
South Boston specialty food retailer American Provisions has received official approval to construct a new retail location at Dorchester’s new Treadmark mixed-use development across from Ashmont Station. The new 2,500 square foot American Provisions store will open in Summer 2017 and will feature 1,500 retail square feet with a 1,000 square foot kitchen. American Provisions is now seeking a license to sell beer and wine at the new store.
Jan 03, 2017
Boston East superstructure nears topping off
Wood framing of Boston East’s six-story superstructure is well underway and has reached as high as the fifth story at the north wing of the East Boston Waterfront development and the second story at the south. Steel erection of Boston East’s ground-floor podium and center pedestrian atrium is complete. Masonry elevator cores have topped off for both building wings. Opening in Fall 2017, Boston East will feature 200 residential apartments and will activate the East Boston Waterfront with a Harborwalk extension, a boat launch and exhibition space. The following are photographs of Boston East:
Nov 03, 2016
Siena at Ink Block frame construction scheduled for January 2017, building opening 2018
Structural steel erection to construct Siena at Ink Block's frame is scheduled for January 2017 per an Instagram update by the development team. Foundation installation is underway; excavation of Siena's underground parking garage is complete, and all piles have been driven. Siena is scheduled for a 2018 opening, and the building's 76 new luxury residential condominiums are now for sale. Condominiums listings at Siena at Ink Block include a studio for $688,600, a one-bedroom for $957,000 and three two-bedrooms ranging from $1.19 to $1.428 million. The following is the Instagram update:
Sep 25, 2016
Treadmark wood framing rising, concrete base poured
Treadmark's concrete foundation is fully framed, and a large concrete section of the building's ground level has been poured. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame the concrete pour and support the poured slabs as concrete hardens.
Wood framing of levels two through six has begun above the concrete base, with a large section of level two fully framed and level three framing rising. Located in Dorchester's Ashmont neighborhood across from the Ashmont MBTA station, Treadmark will span a full block along Dorchester Avenue between Fuller Street and Mercier Avenue.
Opening Summer 2017, Treadmark will feature 83 new residential units, including 51 new affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Treadmark's anchor retail tenant will be American Provisions, a South Boston-based specialty food retailer. Visit LiveTreadmark.com for condominium sales information. The following are photographs of Treadmark:
Sep 14, 2016
Siena at Ink Block underground parking excavation underway, condominiums for sale
Siena at Ink Block’s 31-space underground parking garage is just about fully excavated. A retaining wall consisting of H piles and wooden lagging has been installed along the garage’s perimeter to retain the future building’s foundation. A horizontal foundation support system consisting of large-diameter round steel beams has been installed across the garage to further reinforce the foundation. Concrete piles have been driven into the base of the garage to support the future building. Visit the construction site’s camera for real-time imagery of Siena at Ink Block as well as the neighboring AC Hotel South End project.
Siena at Ink Block, the next phase of National Development’s successful Ink Block development located in the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood, will be an eight-story building featuring 76 luxury condominium units. Visit SienaBoston.com for condominium sales information. A number of condominiums will be maisonettes opening directly onto street level, a first for the rapidly-developing neighborhood. Resident amenities will include a rooftop Sky Lounge with both indoor and outdoor spaces featuring sweeping skyline views. Other amenities will include a fitness center, 24/7 concierge service and convenient access to Ink Block’s multiple retail offerings including Whole Foods Market and the recently opened Bar Mezzana, Fuji at Ink Block and Sweetgreen restaurants. The following are photographs of Siena at Ink Block:
Jul 18, 2016
Ashmont’s Treadmark by Trinity Financial officially breaks ground
We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Treadmark groundbreaking ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Trinity Financial on this important milestone. Treadmark will further enliven the Ashmont neighborhood of Dorchester with 83 new residential units, including 51 new affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Treadmark's anchor retail tenant will be American Provisions, a South Boston-based specialty food retailer.
The following is a link to the official press release announcing Treadmark's groundbreaking. The following are the latest renderings of Treadmark, formerly known as Ashmont Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) 2. Treadmark's architect is The Architectural Team, and the building's interior designer is Taniya Nayak Design. Exterior rendering is by Neoscape.
Exterior (Courtesy The Architectural Team/Neoscape)
Lobby (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Living room (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Living room (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Bedroom (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Speakers at the Treadmark groundbreaking ceremony included Trinity Financial Senior Project Manager Mathieu Zahler, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Senator Linda Dorcera Forry, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Craig Wagner, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation President and CEO Joe Flatley, Boston Private Senior Vice President Peter Hollands and Greater Ashmont Main Street Board President Philippe Saad.
Opening remarks by Trinity Financial Senior Project Manager Mathieu Zahler
Trinity Financial Senior Project Manager Mathieu Zahler
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
Massachusetts Senator Linda Dorcera Forry
RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Craig Wagner
Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation President and CEO Joe Flatley
Boston Private Senior Vice President Peter Hollands
Greater Ashmont Main Street Board President Philippe Saad
Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction site and a celebratory reception at Tavolo Risorante in Trinity Financial’s neighboring Carruth transit-oriented building.
Shovels ready to fly
Shovels prior to groundbreaking
Shovels after groundbreaking
The sales center for Treadmark’s 32 market-rate condominiums is now open in the Carruth building, and condominium pre-sales have begun. Visit LiveTreadmark.com for more information. A model unit has been installed at the sales center. After the ceremonial groundbreaking, Treadmark interior designer Taniya Nayak gave a tour of the model unit and finishes.
Taniya Nayak tours Treadmark model unit
Treadmark model unit
Treadmark model unit
Construction of Treadmark’s foundation is well underway, with concrete poured along a large vertical section fronting Fuller Street. At the Mercier Avenue end, a FlexiROC T40 tophammer drill rig is being used to assist with foundation excavation by breaking rock. A sheet pile wall is built along the building’s entire perimeter, and wooden shoring is installed to reinforce Treadmark’s foundation during construction. Steel and wood forms are being set up along the foundation’s base for concrete pouring.
Site view from Fuller Street
Completed concrete foundation section
Preparing a foundation section for concrete pouring
Site view from Fuller Street
FlexiROC T40 tophammer drill rig breaking rock
Site view from Mercier Avenue
Site view from Mercier Avenue
More information about Treadmark is posted below.
May 24, 2016
Boston East officially breaks ground
We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Boston East groundbreaking ceremony this past Thursday, May 19th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Trinity Financial and East Boston Community Development Corporation on this important milestone. Boston East will enliven the East Boston Waterfront with public amenities including a Harborwalk, art galleries, historic interpretive exhibits and a boat launch in addition to 200 new residential units. Above and below are the latest renderings of Boston East.
View of Boston East from Boston Harbor
View of Boston Harbor at sunset from Boston East
Speakers at the Boston East groundbreaking ceremony included Trinity Financial Vice President Abby Goldenfarb, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, State Representative Adrian Madaro, City Councillor Sal LaMattina and East Boston Community Development Corporation Executive Director Al Caldarelli.
Trinity Financial Vice President Abby Goldenfarb
Governor Charlie Baker
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
State Representative Adrian Madaro
City Councillor Sal LaMattina
East Boston Community Development Corporation Executive Director Al Caldarelli
Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking along the East Boston Waterfront.
Shovels fly at Boston East
View of shovels overlooking Boston Harbor
View from the future Harborwalk at Boston East
Initial site work at Boston East has been underway since February. The six-story building’s sheet pile wall is complete. The sheet pile wall will reinforce the building’s foundation and one-story underground parking structure.
Completed sheet pile wall at Boston East's south side
Completed sheet pile wall at Boston East's north side
The Boston East building’s foundation is nearly fully dug, and final excavations are taking place.
Final excavations underway at Boston East's north side
The construction team is driving concrete piles at the foundation’s base to support the building.
The construction team directs a pile driver onto the construction site
The construction team moves a concrete pile (gray rod at right) to the pile driver (at left)
Base of Boston East's foundation following concrete pile driving. Note bumps in the ground, under which are driven piles.
Concrete will soon be poured along the base and sides of the foundation, enabling construction of the building’s superstructure.
Concrete will be poured along the base and sides of the foundation upon completion of excavation
Boston East is expected to open in fall 2017. Pre-leasing of residences at Boston East has begun, visit bostoneast.com for more information. Below is a video exhibiting Boston East.
Boston East video
More information about Boston East is posted below.
Apr 19, 2016
Sheet pile wall foundation under construction at Boston East on East Boston Waterfront
Construction of Boston East's sheet pile wall is moving forward swiftly. The sheet pile wall will reinforce Boston East's foundation and underground parking structure. A 120-car underground garage will be built at Boston East.
Once the sheet pile wall is complete, the construction team will excavate the project's foundation and underground parking structure. Excavation equipment has been parked at the Boston East site including excavators and a dump truck. The following are photographs of the equipment:
A blue Mantis 15010 crane is being used to drive the wall's sheet piles into the ground. The following are photographs of the crane driving piles at Boston East:
Many sheet piles have already been driven along the Boston East building's future perimeter. The following are photographs of the sheet piles:
As foundation construction progresses at Boston East, timber and earth fill used to originally construct today's East Boston Waterfront is being uncovered. The East Boston Waterfront, like much of Boston, was constructed using land filling techniques to expand the original land area. The following is a photograph of unearthed fill:
Apr 18, 2016
Demolition by J. Derenzo Companies in full swing at Ashmont TOD2
J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division is hard at work demolishing the former Ashmont Tire building to make way for the Ashmont TOD2 mixed-use development.
JDC Demolition has nearly fully demolished the Ashmont Tire building:
On our visit, we got to watch Mahoney Oil refuel JDC Demolition's demolition excavator:
LM Heavy Civil Construction has also begun digging up existing utilities on site. Cranshaw Construction is the project's general contractor.
The Ashmont TOD2 team secured financing for the project earlier this year, as reported by The Dorchester Reporter. The team hopes to open the building to residents in 2017.
Feb 19, 2016
Construction commences at Boston East
Construction has commenced at Boston East. LM Heavy Civil Construction
is performing initial earthwork to prepare the site for foundation construction. Boston East will be a 200-unit apartment building with ground-floor art gallery space. An extension of the East Boston Harborwalk waterfront park and walking trail will also be built on the Boston East site. The following are photographs of earthwork underway at Boston East:
Dec 24, 2015
Boston East parcel transferred to development team for $2 million
A deed was recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds on December 23rd, 2015 transferring the parcel at 102-148 Border Street in East Boston from the City of Boston to Trinity Border Street, LLC for $2 million, clearing the way for construction of Boston East. The following is the recorded deed:
Trinity Border Street, LLC is a partnership of Trinity Financial, Inc. and the East Boston Community Development Corporation. Boston East is fully approved for construction. The following are photographs of the Boston East site:
Apr 30, 2015
Ashmont TOD2 fully approved for construction
On March 10th, 2015, Ashmont TOD2 was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals. Ashmont TOD2 was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on February 26th, 2015 and will be built on the site of the existing Ashmont Tire facility. Ashmont Tire is located across Dorchester Avenue from the Ashmont MBTA Red Line station in Dorchester's Ashmont neighborhood. Having received all necessary approvals, Ashmont TOD2 is now ready to move forward with construction.
The following are photographs of Ashmont Tire:
Ashmont Tire at Fuller Street
Ashmont Tire along Dorchester Avenue