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The proposed project consists of the renovation and reuse of the approximately 695,000 square foot building located at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester (the former Boston Globe Headquarters).
Live: A contribution of $4,772,723 in Housing Linkage to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), public community space Work: 3,000 full-time jobs, STEM-focused campus, on-site career center Connect: 275 bike storage spaces, building wifi, LEED Silver Certified Size: 695,000 square feet
The 135 Morrissey Boulevard project is located in Dorchester at the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. The project includes a comprehensive renovation of both the inside and outside of the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. In addition, the project will include landscaping improvements throughout the project site.
Overall, the improvements will result in 695,000 square feet of refurbished space meant to attract creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, retail, and life science tenants, with approximately 868 off-street parking spaces and approximately 209 bicycle storage spaces. The envisioned building program is made up of the following uses: office/business, tech flex/light industrial, retail/restaurant, food service and fitness space.
In addition, the proposed 135 Morrissey Boulevard project will provide community benefits to Dorchester and Boston as a whole. These benefits include 2,500 square feet of space located at the project site to be programmed and utilized as a community job training/employment center, open to the public. This space will be provided at no cost to a local non-profit organization. In addition, a contribution of $4,772,723 in housing linkage will be made to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), along with a commitment to adopt the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)-owned public open space known as Patten’s Cove for no less than 10 years.
Facebook is planning to hire more than 500 employees for its new office in Cambridge, according to Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston site lead, who discussed more the move and the company’s hiring plans.
“We’re always hiring,” Mack said in an interview. “We’re actively recruiting and I’d be happy to talk with people.”
Here’s what we know so far about the new Facebook office (and the types of jobs it’s looking to hire).
The new office
The company moved from its current location at One Broadway to 100 Binney St. The two locations are less than a 10-minute walking distance from each other in the Kendall Square area. Mack said that the new space is around 130,000 square feet, so six times the size of the current space.
How many positions?
Mack estimates that the new space has a capacity of 650 employees. Currently, over 100 people work in the Boston office.
What profiles is Facebook Boston looking for?
Primarily, technical and engineers. “We are hiring software engineers focusing on infrastructure, mobile application development, networking, compilers, data warehouses, machine learning experts and data scientists,” Mack said. In the Facebook Boston location, employees focus on machine learning and how to scale machine learning efficiently, among other things.
How to apply?
Currently, the Facebook careers page lists 20 openings for Boston. The company is looking for software engineers with different specializations, including machine learning, traffic infrastructure, iOS and Android. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related fields and at least one year of software development experience (but requirements may vary). There are also tech openings for university grads, interns and Ph.D. university grads.
The construction of 100 Binney Street remains on schedule 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.
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.
Pre-leasing of Lantera residential tower at Boston Landing to begin this month
Lantera, the new 17-story, 295-unit luxury apartment tower at Boston Landing, will begin pre-leasing of residences in mid-March and is expected to open to residents this May. Formerly known as The Residences at Boston Landing, the tower will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences along with 16,500 square feet of ground-floor retail featuring restaurants and specialty shops.
Amenities at Lantera will include the “Loft18” lounge and rooftop terrace, a “Tech bar” work from home space, a Zen garden dubbed “The Grounds”, a fitness studio, an outdoor pool deck, an indoor/outdoor dog park and pet spa and an open gathering space dubbed “The Veranda” with a fireplace lounge, a demonstration kitchen, a bar and a gaming area.
Lantera is located steps from the new Boston Landing commuter rail station and just off of the Massachusetts Turnpike, in the heart of the dynamic new Boston Landing neighborhood minutes from Downtown Boston. 155 above-grade garage parking spaces and bicycle parking will be located on site.
Pierce Boston, one of Massachusetts’ tallest residential towers, officially opens to residents
Pierce Boston, a 30-story, 378-foot-tall tower that is Massachusetts’ tallest tower west of the Back Bay, officially opened to residents today. The tower, featuring an angular profile clad in glass, is located at the gateway to Boston and is now prominently visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike and other key points. Pierce Boston features 109 condominium residences, 240 apartment residences and over 20,000 square feet of dining and retail space across its’ first two floors. The tower is located in the heart of the growing, active Fenway neighborhood, and features sweeping views of the surrounding cityscape and countryside. “Pierce Boston’s residents are going to love living in The Fenway,” said Jed Lowry, Vice President at Pierce Boston co-developer Landsea, in a prepared statement. “So much is happening in The Fenway, and Pierce Boston is the perfect home base, with everything you need to enjoy an active, urban lifestyle in one of Boston’s best neighborhoods.”
Apartments are located up to floor 18, and condominiums are located on floors 19 through 29 underneath the 30th floor Levity Lounge, a space exclusive to condominium owners that will include a private dining room, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas, private sky cabanas for purchase and a sky top pool. Nathálie, a wine bar by the team behind Downtown Crossing’s Haley.Henry, will open on Pierce Boston’s ground floor this Summer. As of the end of 2017, 70% of Pierce Boston condominiums have been sold, and 20% of apartments have been leased.
Concrete pouring of South Boston hotel tower superstructure underway
The future 14-story Cambria Hotel at Six West Broadway in South Boston has gone vertical, with pouring of its’ concrete superstructure now underway. Nearly half of the superstructure has been poured, and the tower is expected to top off in the coming weeks, after which facade installation will begin. The 159-room boutique hotel is expected to open in 2019 and will include amenities such as a seasonal roof deck restaurant & lounge and a ground-level live entertainment restaurant. The hotel is located across the street from the Broadway MBTA Red Line station, minutes from Downtown Boston. The following are photographs of the hotel:
$160 million construction financing secured for The Archer Residences luxury condominiums on Beacon Hill
The Archer Residences, an upcoming luxury condominium building located on Beacon Hill at 33-61 Temple Street, has secured $160 million in construction financing, allowing the project to proceed. Financing has been provided by a joint venture of GTIS Partners, Golden Tree Asset Management and The Union Labor Life Company. “We were attracted to this investment principally because The Archer Residences Beacon Hill is destined to become a much sought-after development in one of Boston’s most elite areas,” said Herb Kolben, Senior Vice President of Union Labor Life's Real Estate Investment Group, in a prepared statement. “There’s nothing else comparable to it in the neighborhood.”
The Archer Residences is Beacon Hill’s largest luxury condominium development currently under construction. Developed by Center Court Partners, the building will feature 70 residences anticipated to be available for sale by the end of this month. Amenities at The Archer Residences will include on-site parking, concierge service, a fitness center, a kids room and a common roof deck.
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:
The BEAT to provide Dorchester with creative office and industrial hub
Nordblom Company and Alcion Ventures, who acquired the former Boston Globe property in Dorchester for $81 million in December 2017, propose to transform the property into The BEAT, a $200 million office and industrial innovation hub that would bring over 3,000 new jobs to the Dorchester economy. The BEAT would repurpose the existing building on site, creating a total of 695,000 square feet including 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space.
At The BEAT’s center would be a natural light-laden atrium open to the public during working hours, including a food hall and collaborative meeting and gathering spaces. The BEAT would also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness space, a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden.
Nordblom and Alcion hope to start construction of The BEAT in the third quarter of 2018; construction would last 12 to 14 months. The City of Boston is now reviewing the proposed project plans.
Wine bar opening at Fenway’s new Pierce Boston luxury tower
The proponents of Downtown Crossing’s haley.henry wine bar, located on the ground floor of the 45 Province condominium tower, will open a second wine bar dubbed nathálie on the ground floor of the new 30-story Pierce Boston, the Fenway neighborhood’s tallest tower. Between 50 and 60 wines will be served at nathálie, emphasizing female wine producers and old world varieties, per Eater Boston. Fit out of the 1,200-square-foot space, which will also include a 200-square-foot outdoor patio, is expected to commence in March. nathálie is expected to open this Summer, and will feature a variety of seating options including a bar, high-tops along windows, a lounge area and banquette seating.
“Where haley.henry is a very masculine, tinned fish/wine bar, nathálie will be the dynamic, invigorating daughter that brings a whole new twist to Fenway,” said haley.henry and nathálie owner Haley Fortier in a prepared statement. “We are very much looking forward to establishing some amazing relationships by providing a unique wine bar experience for this part of the city.” Pierce Boston is set to open in February, and features residences including 109 condominiums and 240 apartments as well as 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail across the first two floors. At the top of the tower is a Levity Lounge exclusive to condominium owners, which includes the highest situated outdoor pool in the City of Boston.
150 Seaport waterfront condominium tower breaking ground this Spring
The 22-story 150 Seaport waterfront condominium tower in the Seaport District is expected to break ground this Spring, following a deal to create more on-site public space. Environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) had previously sued developer Cronin Holdings on the grounds of limiting public access to the waterfront with the approved tower.
In exchange for CLF dropping the lawsuit, allowing construction of the tower to move forward, Cronin will provide $13.1 million towards a new waterfront park and $5.4 million towards waterfront programming for children. Cronin will also build a public dock on the 150 Seaport site and increase the portion to the project footprint dedicated to public use by 60%.
The $260 million 150 Seaport will contain 124 luxurious condominium residences with sweeping views, as well as 10,700 square feet of ground and second level retail/restaurant space and three levels of underground parking. The tower will replace the existing Atlantic Beer Garden and Whiskey Priest bars.
Finishing touches underway at The Residences at Boston Landing, luxury apartments opening this Summer in Brighton
The 17-story facade of The Residences at Boston Landing, a 295-unit luxury apartment community opening this Summer at the 15.2-acre Boston Landing mixed-use development in Brighton, has been completed, with all windows and exterior finish panels installed. Inside the building, luxurious finishes are being installed within residences, common areas and amenity spaces, which will include a fitness center, multiple roof decks, an active lounge with a pool table and a 20,000-square-foot landscaped patio with a swimming pool and cabanas. On The Residences at Boston Landing’s ground floor, glass has been installed along the facade of the building’s 16,400 square feet of retail space. Residences at the building will include studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, which will be located across from the new Boston Landing MBTA commuter rail station with direct service to Downtown Boston. The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:
321 Harrison office development in South End could break ground by March
The 321 Harrison office development in the South End will reportedly move forward on a speculative basis, with developers Nordblom Company and CIM Group seeking to start foundation work by March. Per an update by The Boston Sun, the proponents have sought their building permit for the approved eight-story, 232,500-square-foot project and, pending the permit’s issuing, could complete the building by summer 2019. 321 Harrison will be built using a pile system that screws into the building’s foundation, as opposed to noisier pile driving.
321 Harrison will be constructed atop the three-story parking garage of the existing 11-story, 235,000-square-foot 1000 Washington Street office building. CIM Group acquired the 1000 Washington Street property for $114.2 million in cash in September 2017 from a partnership of Nordblom Company and Rubinstein Partners. Nordblom remains a stakeholder in 321 Harrison Avenue and will remain involved with developing 321 Harrison and managing the property.
Charlestown Navy Yard's Chain Forge Hotel moves forward with long-term ground lease closing
The upcoming 230-room Chain Forge Hotel in the Charlestown Navy Yard has taken a step forward with developer Kavanagh Advisory Group's closing on a long-term ground lease for the City-owned property. With the lease closing, the proponent will be able to move forward with environmental remediation of the long-vacant historic chain factory, and construction of the hotel. Operated by Starwood Hotels, the extended stay hotel will also include a 6,000-square-foot restaurant and will be located in the heart of Charlestown's historic Navy Yard, minutes from Downtown Boston. Within the hotel will be a chain manufacturing history exhibit open to the public featuring 38 historic pieces of industrial machinery. Construction site preparation work on the Chain Forge Hotel property is expected to begin in the coming months.
Pierce Boston nears February 2018 opening, finishing touches underway
Finishing touches to the interior and exterior of Pierce Boston, the new 30-story luxury tower located at the gateway to the booming Fenway neighborhood, are underway in advance of the tower’s scheduled opening in just over a month. The tower’s striking glass facade is essentially complete, and luxurious finishes have been almost fully installed throughout apartments, condominiums and amenity spaces. Pierce Boston features 109 condominiums and 240 apartments available for sale and lease, respectively. Apartments are located across floors three through 18 of Pierce Boston, and condominiums are located across floors 19 through 29. The tower’s 30th floor features a Levity Lounge exclusive to condominium owners featuring a library, a fitness center, a private dining room and the highest situated outdoor pool in the City of Boston. Across the tower’s first two floors will be 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:
Sale of Boston Globe’s former Dorchester headquarters closes for $81 million
Nordblom Company and Alcion Ventures, who propose to develop The Boston Globe’s former headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester into a hub for high-tech jobs, have acquired the property for $81 million. The sale of the 815,000-square-foot office and industrial building, which stands on 16.5 acres located just off of Interstate 93, amounts to about $99 per square foot. Acore Capital Mortgage LP provided $75 million in financing towards the acquisition.
Nordblom and Alcion plan to construct an urban innovation campus on the property, renovating and reusing the existing building to create 690,000 square feet of creative office space for technology and life sciences companies, light industrial space and food & beverage-oriented retail including a craft brewery. The adjacent Patten’s Cove public park would also be overhauled, and improvements would be made to the connectivity of the Savin Hill neighborhood to the nearby JFK/UMass MBTA Red Line station. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is now reviewing Nordblom and Alcion’s proposed plans for 135 Morrissey Boulevard.
Hotel opens at The District Burlington, new mixed-use neighborhood north of Boston
A 170-room Marriott Residence Inn hotel has opened at The District Burlington, a new mixed-use neighborhood located in Burlington, MA created from a 1970s office park. Suites at the hotel include one- and two-bedrooms and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, kitchens and living areas. On-site amenities include parking, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. A casual steakhouse will open at the hotel in 2018, complementing The District's culinary options which include Island Creek Oyster Bar, Pressed Cafe, Tavern in the Square and Tuscan Kitchen.
The District Burlington's office component is over 85% leased by over 40 tenants, including BAE Systems, Black Duck Software, Charles River Development and Decision Resources. A total of 30,000 square feet of retail are now located at the development, and The District Burlington's streetscape has been enhanced with new sidewalks and bicycle sharing in order to improve walkability and connectivity. The development is located just 15 miles from Boston, minutes from Interstate 95/128.
150 Seaport waterfront condominium developer paying nearly $2 million for sliver of Seaport sidewalk
Cronin Holdings has reached an agreement with the City of Boston to buy 3,290 square feet of Seaport District sidewalk adjacent to 150 Seaport Boulevard, a site which Cronin will develop into a $260 million, 22-story, 124-unit luxury condominium tower, for $1.95 million. The sale will amount to about $593 per square foot, a far cry from the land’s original appraisal of $55,000. The site was ultimately reappraised based upon its’ value to Cronin’s project, as opposed to comparisons to similar unusable lots across Boston. The 3,290-square-foot site will give Cronin the space needed to construct the 283,700-square-foot tower; Cronin will pay the City for the site over 10 years with interest. Pending State environmental approvals and resolution of a lawsuit filed by the Conservation Law Foundation regarding public access to the waterfront, Cronin plans to break ground on 150 Seaport in Fall 2018.
Construction of exclusive Archer Residences condominium development on Beacon Hill begins
Work has begun on The Archer Residences, an exclusive 71-unit luxury condominium development on Beacon Hill. Set within two historic buildings, The Archer Residences will be located across from the State House and steps from the Financial District. Demolition of existing finishes within the two buildings, former Suffolk University academic buildings located at 33-61 Temple Street, is now underway. The buildings will be improved with state-of-the-art luxury finishes, a new penthouse level, a renovated facade and underground garage parking. Sales of condominiums at The Archer Residences are expected to begin before the end of 2017. The following are photographs of work underway on The Archer Residences:
Facade nearing completion and interior framing underway at 14 WEST luxury condominiums, now on sale in South Boston
The 10-story facade of 14 WEST is nearing completion, with just about all floor-to-ceiling windows installed and nearly all precast brick panels in place. The facade is fully outfitted with weatherproofing and fireproofing. Inside 14 WEST, the building’s 49 luxurious, open-concept residences are just about fully framed, with large sections of vertical metal dunnage framing erected. In the coming months, luxurious finishes including engineered hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and marble bathrooms will be installed throughout the building. At 14 WEST’s summit, construction of the building’s private roof deck, which will feature panoramic views of Boston Harbor, the Blue Hills and the Boston skyline, has begun.
Set to open in April 2018, 14 WEST features 49 luxurious one-to-four-bedroom condominium residences appointed with premium finishes located in South Boston at the convergence of the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. Building residents will have access to top-line amenities, including a fully-equipped private fitness center, a covered portico offering 24-hour valet parking with direct access to the building's lobby and a private roof deck with sweeping views. On 14 WEST’s ground floor will be a 350-seat, 6,000-square-foot restaurant, built by 14 WEST developer City Point Capital in partnership with one of Boston’s best restaurant teams.
Next door to 14 WEST, vertical construction of City Point Capital’s Cambria Hotel at 6 West Broadway is underway. Opening in the first quarter of 2019, the 14-story, 159-key boutique Cambria Hotel will be built in partnership with Choice Hotels International and Meyer Jabara Hotels, and will feature a rooftop bar, a lobby lounge, a restaurant with local influence and a chef-driven concept, stylized décor, over 1,500 square feet of meeting space and a 2,400-square-foot fitness center also available to 14 WEST residents.
14 WEST residences are now available for sale. City Point Capital is now working with Caulfield Properties at Compass Real Estate, one of the top brokers in Boston. For more information, or to schedule a tour of 14 WEST, please contact the sales team at info@14WESTBroadway.com or 617-765-8932. The following are interior photographs of 14 WEST:
The following are exterior photographs of 14 WEST:
Ground lease approval moves 500,000-square-foot Seaport District development into construction phase
Massport has approved a long-term ground lease for the 2.5-acre Parcel K in the Seaport District, allowing a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development to proceed with construction next month. The development, developed by Lincoln Property Company and Phoenix Property Company, will feature 304 residential apartments, a 294-room Hyatt Place boutique hotel, approximately 12,000 square feet of office space and approximately 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space across two new-construction 12-story buildings. Construction is now expected to commence in December and last approximately two years. Parcel K is owned by Massport and located at 315 Northern Avenue in the Seaport District.
Nordblom begins city review process for 135 Morrissey commercial development in Dorchester
Nordblom Company has submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) for 135 Morrissey, the proposed redevelopment of the former Boston Globe Headquarters in Dorchester into a hub for high-tech jobs, kicking off the project’s official review process. As previously reported, the existing building would be renovated and reused, resulting in approximately 690,000 square feet of uses including creative office space for technology and life sciences companies, light industrial space and food & beverage-oriented retail. Significant landscaping and pedestrian realm improvements would be made to the 16.61-acre site, including an overhaul of the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and increased connectivity of the Savin Hill neighborhood to the nearby JFK/UMass MBTA Red Line station. Nordblom will reveal additional details of the 135 Morrissey proposal in a Project Notification Form (PNF) filing in the coming months.
Widett Circle seafood vendors propose new South Boston Waterfront facility
After listing their longtime home at Widett Circle in South Boston for sale, the seafood vendors of New Boston Food Market, in conjunction with Boston Global Investors, propose to construct a new 79,000-square-foot multi-tenant facility for seafood processing, storage and refrigeration on the South Boston Waterfront. The proposed building would be a two-story, light industrial building of approximately 56,000 gross square feet on the first floor, with an office mezzanine area on the second floor of approximately 23,000 gross square feet. The building would be constructed on the vacant Parcel M of the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, located at 3 Dolphin Way. The proponents have filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) to construct the proposed facility and anticipate filing a Project Notification Form (PNF) for the project upon completion of negotiations with the BPDA, Parcel M’s owner, for a ground lease.
Ground broken on 177 apartments in Sullivan Square
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for 480 Rutherford Avenue, an upcoming 177-unit apartment building located in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square. 480 Rutherford Avenue will contain studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences, 23 of which will be affordable. The LEED Platinum-certifiable 480 Rutherford Avenue will be the first residential building at Hood Park, a 20-acre development permitted for over 1.1 million square feet of new construction. “Expanding upon the success of the commercial redevelopment of Hood Park, we are excited to bring a residential component to the project,” said Chris Kaneb, manager of project developer Hood Park LLC. “It will undoubtedly bring a 24/7 vibrancy to the park, achieving our organization’s long-range vision for a complete, mixed use transformation." Completion of 480 Rutherford Avenue is anticipated in 2019. The building is located steps from the MBTA Orange Line and a short drive to Downtown Boston.
$205 million financing obtained for The District Burlington
The District Burlington, a former suburban office park recently transformed by National Development, Charles River Realty Investors and AEW Capital Management into a walkable mixed-use neighborhood, has received $205 million in financing secured by HFF. The seven-year fixed-rate permanent loan was obtained though a major life insurance company. “The borrower did a fantastic job repositioning the asset to become a best-in-class mixed-use park with the best amenity package available in the market,” said HFF Managing Director Greg LaBine in a prepared statement. “That led to increased tenant demand and higher rents, which when coupled with top institutional sponsorship within the borrower group, made this a compelling opportunity for the lender.”
The District Burlington is over 85% leased by a very diverse set of over 40 tenants, including BAE Systems, Black Duck Software, Charles River Development and Decision Resources. With amenities such as a new Marriott Residence Inn hotel, an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, an OMMMSpace housing yoga and meditation classes, private shuttle service to the Alewife MBTA Red Line station and a 30,000-square-foot retail cluster featuring Island Creek Oyster Bar, Pressed Cafe, Tavern in the Square, Tuscan Kitchen and Market and TD Bank, The District Burlington provides an ideal blend of a relaxing suburban setting and urban convenience. The development is located just 15 miles from Boston, minutes from Interstate 95/128.
Plans unveiled for former Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester
Developer Nordblom Company, who has an agreement in place to acquire the 16.5-acre former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, plans to transform the existing three-story building into a hub for high-tech jobs. Existing structures would be retrofitted for new uses including large labs and offices for robotics, life sciences and high tech manufacturing. Per a Dorchester Reporter report, MassRobotics and Cambridge Innovation Center are interested in opening a joint workspace at 135 Morrissey Boulevard.
Some smaller outbuildings would be removed from the existing 815,000-square-foot 135 Morrissey Boulevard building, resulting in 690,000 square feet of available space. A portion of the property would become a micro craft brewery with a food component. As part of the project, a multi-use path would be created around the site, renovating the underutilized adjacent Patten’s Cove park. Nordblom’s deal to acquire 135 Morrissey Boulevard is expected to close in mid-November. The latest details and renderings of the proposed project are posted above.
Pierce Boston condos in Fenway 60%-sold, apartment rents revealed
The 30-story Pierce Boston mixed-use tower’s 109 condominiums are 60%-sold, and leasing of the tower’s 240 apartments has now begun in advance of Pierce Boston’s opening in early 2018. Rents for studio apartments start at over $2,900 per month, one-bedrooms start at over $3,000 per month, two-bedrooms start at $4,600 per month and three-bedrooms start at over $7,000 per month. Apartments are located across floors three through 18 of Pierce Boston, and condominiums are located across floors 19 through 29. On Pierce Boston’s 30th floor is a Levity Lounge featuring a pool, a library, a fitness center and a private dining room exclusive to condominium owners. Across the tower’s first two floors will be 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail.
Window installation and facade fireproofing underway at South Boston’s premier 14 WEST condominiums, now on sale
The first windows have been installed along the 10-story facade of 14 WEST, an exclusive new-construction luxury condominium building taking shape in South Boston at the junction of the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. 14 WEST’s floor-to-ceiling windows will overlook the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, offering extensive views. Weatherproofing of 14 WEST’s facade is complete, with moisture-resistant cladding fully in place, and silver exterior fireproofing has been installed along large facade sections.
Unveiling in early 2018, 14 WEST features 49 luxurious, open-concept one-to-four-bedroom condominium residences appointed with premium finishes, including engineered hardwood flooring and marble bathrooms. Building residents will have access to top-of-the-line amenities, including a covered portico offering 24-hour valet parking with direct access to the building's lobby and a private roof deck with sweeping views. On 14 WEST’s ground floor, developer City Point Capital is partnering with one of Boston’s best restaurant teams to build a 350-seat, 6,000 square foot restaurant.
14 WEST residences are now available for sale. For more information, or to schedule a tour of 14 WEST, please contact the sales team at info@14WESTBroadway.com or 857.496.0425. The following are photographs of 14 WEST:
CIM Group acquires 321 Harrison Avenue in South End, site of approved office development, for $114.2 million
Los Angeles, CA-based CIM Group has acquired 321 Harrison Avenue in the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood, site of an existing 11-story, 235,000-square-foot office building and three-story, 300-car garage as well as an approved eight-story, 232,500 square foot office development, for $114.2 million in cash. 321 Harrison Avenue’s seller is a partnership of Nordblom Company and Rubinstein Partners, who received approval in 2016 to construct the eight-story office development atop the garage as well as 2,500 square feet of retail or gallery space along the garage's ground floor. Nordblom remains a stakeholder in 321 Harrison Avenue and will continue to manage the property.
CIM Group has made a series of major acquisitions in Boston since 2016, most recently acquiring the 826-space 200 Stuart Street Garage in Bay Village, which serves the Revere Hotel, for $95 million and jointly acquiring 2.16 acres of developable land in the Fenway neighborhood with Cabot, Cabot & Forbes for $51 million. CIM Group also acquired the 1,037-space Motor Mart Garage, located across from the 200 Stuart Street Garage, for $162.5 million in October 2016, and 95 Berkeley Street, a 114,000-square-foot South End office building, for $43 million in March 2016.
New 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square now fully leased
Ahead of construction completion this Fall, Alexandria Real Estate Equities has fully leased the 431,500-square-foot 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square. In addition to anchor tenant Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet across floors one to five, and Facebook, who has leased 129,636 square feet across the building's top three floors, venture-backed biotech startups Foghorn Therapeutics, Sigilon Therapeutics, Tango Therapeutics and TCR2 Therapeutics will each lease approximately 22,000 square feet at 100 Binney. Alexandria will now shift its' focus towards pre-leasing its' new 172,500-square-foot 399 Binney Street speculative lab and office building in Kendall Square; with foundation construction now underway, 399 Binney Street is expected to open in late Fall 2018.
Facebook leasing top three floors of new 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square
Facebook has reportedly leased the top three floors of the newly built 10-story 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square, amounting to 129,636 square feet. Facebook will open a new office at 100 Binney in 2018 with capacity for up to 650 employees. The company will hire more than 500 new employees, becoming one of Cambridge’s largest employers. Facebook currently occupies an 18,500-square-foot office at One Broadway in Kendall Square, with capacity for up to 150 employees.
Per a Boston Globe report, Facebook’s new office will focus on providing mobile and data center support to Facebook’s 2 billion users, as well as serve as a hub for machine learning. The office will also focus upon building more efficient networks with telecom companies and partnering with hardware manufacturers for new product development. A new Connectivity Lab striving to provide internet and technology access to the 4 billion people worldwide who lack internet access will also be located at the office.
Facebook will share 100 Binney with global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased approximately 208,000 square feet across floors one through five through at least 2030. A total of 300 employees will work at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new office. Just floors six and seven remain for lease at 100 Binney, amounting to approximately 80,000 square feet. 100 Binney totals approximately 431,500 rentable square feet and is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year.
New conference and meeting center proposed in Kendall Square, preserving and expanding existing warehouse
Alexandria Real Estate Equities proposes to restore and expand an existing three-story, 12,654-square-foot historic brick warehouse in Kendall Square, located at 41 Linskey Way adjacent to the 100 Binney Street development, constructing a new four-story, 28,505-square-foot conference and meeting center with two restaurants. The conference and meeting center would span 41 Linskey Way’s second and third floors, with restaurants on the building’s first and fourth floors; the fourth floor restaurant would feature a roof deck with outdoor seating. On 41 Linskey Way’s ground floor would be a public transportation hub featuring waiting areas and information about nearby transit and car-sharing programs. Alexandria has filed plans for 41 Linskey Way with the City of Cambridge, who is now reviewing the proposed project.
Interior framing and facade weatherproofing underway at exclusive 14 WEST luxury residences, now on sale in South Boston
Interior framing of 14 WEST’s 49 luxurious condominium residences and exclusive common spaces is well underway, with vertical metal studs installed on nearly all floors. Precast brickwork installation is complete along 14 WEST’s façade. Weatherproofing sections of the façade, which will consist of metal panels and floor-to-ceiling windows, is also well underway. Moisture-resistant cladding is in place along large facade sections, and exterior fireproofing is in progress. Installation of private outdoor balconies outside select 14 WEST residences is complete; 14 WEST will feature stunning Boston skyline and Boston Harbor views.
Slated for completion in early 2018, 14 WEST is located in the heart of South Boston at the junction of three of Boston’s most desirable neighborhoods: the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. 14 WEST offers top-of-the-line features, including a covered portico offering 24-hour valet parking with direct access to the building's lobby, and is topped off by a roof deck with sweeping views. 14 WEST residences are for sale available now, ranging from one to four-bedroom units. Residences feature the most in-demand amenities, including an open concept layout, engineered hardwood flooring and marble bathrooms. On 14 WEST’s ground floor, the developer is partnering with one of Boston’s best restaurant teams to build a 350-seat, 6,000 square foot restaurant. For more information, or to schedule a tour of 14 WEST, please contact the sales team at info@14WESTBroadway.com or 857.496.0425. The following are photographs of 14 WEST:
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.
Facade finish installation complete, interior finishing underway at The Residences at Boston Landing
All exterior finish panels have been installed along the 17-story facade of The Residences at Boston Landing,
the residential component of the 15.2-acre Boston Landing mixed-use development in Brighton. Window installation along the facade is nearing completion, and installation of metal stud framing has begun inside the building in order to partition The Residences at Boston Landing's 295 luxury apartment residences. On The Residences at Boston Landing's ground floor will be 16,400 square feet of retail space; the building will also feature premier common spaces such as a fitness center, multiple roof decks, an active lounge with a pool table and a 20,000 square foot landscaped patio with a swimming pool and cabanas. The Residences at Boston Landing is expected to open in June 2018. The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:
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:
Nordblom acquiring 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester
Local real estate developer Nordblom Company will reportedly acquire the 16.5-acre former Boston Globe headquarters site at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The Boston Globe and Nordblom reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition this past Tuesday, August 1st; the deal will likely close this Fall. Development plans for the site have not yet been revealed. A vacant three-story, 815,000-square-foot building currently stands on the site, with the site's remainder comprised of surface parking. The Boston Globe has moved its' operations to a 75,000-square-foot office at Exchange Place in the Financial District, and its' printing and distribution to a 330,000-square-foot industrial building in Taunton.
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:
BLDUP’s Building of the Week: 14 WEST luxury residences, now on sale in South Boston
Built by City Point Capital and opening in February 2018, 14 WEST features 49 luxurious one-bedroom to four-bedroom condominium residences now for sale. 14 WEST will have multiple desirable amenities, including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping city views, a covered ground-floor portico offering 24-hour underground valet parking, 24-hour concierge service, and more. On the building's ground-floor will be a 350-seat, 6,000-square-foot restaurant. 14 WEST is located across from Broadway Station on the MBTA Red Line, a short walk from the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. For more information, or to schedule a tour of 14 WEST, please contact the sales team at info@14WESTBroadway.com or 857.496.0425. The following is a video exhibiting 14 WEST:
Transformation of vacant East Cambridge municipal tower moves forward with court ruling
The transformation of the vacant Sullivan Courthouse and Middlesex Jail tower in East Cambridge has moved forward with the Massachusetts Appeals Court's upholding of the project's approval, ending a lengthy court battle and allowing developer Leggat McCall to proceed with construction. A group of East Cambridge residents had sued to block the project, citing concerns with the tower's density and height. Construction will now begin imminently on a gut rehabilitation of the tower, located at 40 Thorndike Street in East Cambridge. The tower will be converted into approximately 430,000 square feet of office, research & development space, 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 24 apartment residences, all within the existing structure. Two floors will be removed from the existing 22-story, 282-foot-tall tower, resulting in a 20-story structure that is 24 feet shorter.
JM Electrical installs top-notch HVAC control system at Pierce Boston, Fenway’s tallest tower
Interior finishing at Pierce Boston, the Fenway neighborhood’s tallest tower, is well underway, with luxurious finishes taking shape in the 30-story tower’s apartments, condominiums and exclusive amenity spaces, and JM Electrical hard at work installing a state-of-the-art HVAC control system that will enable advanced climate control in all residences and common spaces. JM Electrical’s HVAC system will maintain precise temperature and humidity levels throughout Pierce Boston, ensuring residents of the building’s luxurious homes will be able to uphold ideal climate conditions as well as optimizing the building’s ventilation and energy-efficiency.
Pierce Boston’s gleaming floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall facade is just about complete, and the focus of construction has turned to plastering and finishing residences, common spaces and the building’s top-floor Levity Lounge, an exclusive condominium owners’ amenity space featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase. Located at the gateway to the Fenway neighborhood, Pierce Boston will feature 109 condominium residences on upper floors, 240 apartment residences at the building’s center and two stories of street-level retail totaling 20,000 square feet. Pierce Boston is expected to open in early 2018. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:
Exterior facade finishing underway at 14 WEST, luxurious condominium residences now on sale in South Boston
Installation of distinctive precast brickwork is nearing completion along of the facade of 14 WEST, a cutting-edge, new, full service 10-story building across from Broadway Station in South Boston. 14 WEST will feature 49 luxurious condominium residences which are now for sale. Along the sides of the building, steel infill walls have been installed in order to support and reinforce sections of 14 WEST’s facade that will consist of metal panels and floor-to-ceiling windows. The construction team is also installing private balconies along 14 WEST’s facade. Residences at 14 WEST will be graced with stunning views of the Boston skyline and greater Boston.
14 WEST’s residences are scheduled for completion in February 2018 and will feature desirable amenities including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping city views, a covered ground-floor portico offering 24-hour underground valet parking, and more. Available residences at 14 WEST range from one-bedrooms to four-bedroom duplexes and are graced with luxurious finishes including an open concept layout, engineered hardwood flooring and marble bathrooms. A 350-seat, 6,000 square foot restaurant will be located on 14 WEST’s ground floor; the building is conveniently positioned across from Broadway Station on the MBTA Red Line steps to multiple shops and dining offerings as well as the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. 14 WEST is a unique full service luxury condominium building, at the junction of three of Boston’s most desirable neighborhoods, offering top of the line features and every amenity you’d ever need. For more information, or to schedule a tour of 14 WEST, please contact the sales team at info@14WESTBroadway.com or 857.496.0425. The following are photographs of 14 WEST:
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:
Developer backs out of deal to acquire 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester
Center Court Properties has reportedly backed out of a deal to acquire the 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester for over $80 million. “We’re enthusiastic about exploring other possibilities,” said Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan in the Globe's report. Center Court's abandonment of the deal follows Winstanley Enterprises pulling out of its' agreement to acquire the Globe property in 2015. The Globe will still move forward with its' move to a new 75,000-square-foot office at Exchange Place in the Financial District this June.
The Residences at Boston Landing tops off at 17 stories tall
The Residences at Boston Landing, a 311,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Brighton featuring 295 luxury apartment residences and 16,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, has topped off at 17 stories tall. A topping-off ceremony was held at The Residences at Boston Landing last Tuesday (May 9th, 2017), with speakers including Thomas N. O’Brien, Founding Partner and Managing Director of The HYM Investment Group, Jim Davis, Chairman of New Balance Athletics, Inc, Kevin Adolphe, President and CEO of John Hancock Real Estate and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Residences at Boston Landing project team, construction workers and community members all gathered on the project site to formally hoist the final steel beam of the development’s 17-story frame into the sky and install the beam at the frame’s summit.
The Residences at Boston Landing’s residents will be situated steps to multiple amenities and direct commuter rail service to Downtown Boston. It was recently announced that dining options Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar, Kohi Coffee Company and Flatbread Pizza Company will all open at Boston Landing; the Boston Landing commuter rail station is expected to open this month. “The Residences at Boston Landing provides residents the opportunity to have access to spectacular amenities within the building, access to the new retail shops on Guest Street, and will benefit from being across the street from the new MBTA commuter rail station," said O’Brien at the topping-off ceremony. The following are photographs of the Residences at Boston Landing topping-off ceremony:
The following are photographs of speakers at the Residences at Boston Landing topping-off ceremony:
The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:
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:
Bluebird Bio moves into newly built headquarters at 50/60 Binney in Kendall Square
50/60 Binney, a new 541,000 square foot Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square, has been fully constructed, with anchor tenant Bluebird Bio’s 253,000 square foot headquarters now open. Bluebird has completed a state-of-the-art tenant fit out featuring top-tier finishes, lab equipment and amenities. Bluebird is paying $72.50 per square foot, or $18.4 million, per year in rent, with a scheduled annual rent increase of 1.75% in addition to operating expenses and taxes. Genzyme Corporation, a 50/60 Binney anchor tenant who has leased 251,000 square feet for a new headquarters, will commence occupancy in 2018 following the expiration of the company’s existing lease of its' current headquarters at nearby 500 Kendall Square. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:
Interior fit out underway at 100 Binney, new Kendall Square Class A lab and office building
Interior fit out is well underway at 100 Binney, an upcoming 431,500 square foot Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. Tenants at 100 Binney will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet. Glass has been installed along 100 Binney’s ground-floor storefronts, and finishing touches are underway along the essentially complete facade. 100 Binney is scheduled for completion this Fall. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:
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:
Mosaic at the Riverway residences in Mission Hill now open
Mosaic at the Riverway, a 145-unit mixed-income residential building in Mission Hill, is now complete and open, with all condominiums sold and affordable apartments now leasing. Located steps to the Longwood Medical Area, Mosaic on the Riverway features 42 market-rate condominiums, 43 affordable condominiums and 60 affordable apartments. The following are photographs of Mosaic at the Riverway:
Pierce Boston curtain wall nears completion, luxury condominiums now on sale
Unitized glass curtain wall panels have reached the 21st level of Pierce Boston, an exceptional
new 30-story luxury tower in the Fenway. With an unparalleled vantage point as the Fenway’s
gateway structure and tallest tower, Pierce Boston offers unparalleled views of the Boston
skyline, the Charles River, the Emerald Necklace and the surrounding countryside.
Levels 21 through 30 of Pierce Boston are actively being prepared for curtain wall panel
installation. Metal panel anchors, which are used to fasten curtain wall panels, have been
installed as high as Level 26. Inside Pierce Boston, metal stud walls continue to be framed to
construct individual residences, and plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems continue to be
installed. A pool that will become part of Pierce Boston’s exclusive top-floor Levity Lounge was
recently lifted from ground level to the tower’s 30th floor. The pool has been carefully placed into
the Lounge’s future pool deck. A video of the intricate pool installation process is posted below.
Pierce Boston’s 109 distinctive luxury condominium residences, located on levels 19 through
29, are now on sale. These residences will feature breathtaking panoramic views and
state-of-the-art finishes. At Pierce Boston’s summit will be the Levity Lounge, an exclusive
amenity space featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas
with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase.
For more information about Pierce Boston and to schedule a private showing, visit the Pierce
Boston website or click Contact Broker above. Pierce Boston is on track to be completed within
the next year. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:
Hanover Alewife is just about complete as the 213-residence luxury apartment community prepares for its' opening this Spring. The building's interior and exterior are both nearly finished, and landscaping work is underway. Hard hat tours of Hanover Alewife are now being offered, and leasing of apartments has begun. Available apartments include 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms starting at around $2,400 a month. The following are photographs of Hanover Alewife:
88 North Washington Street, 64-room boutique hotel, approved in Bulfinch Triangle
88 North Washington Street, a new 14-story boutique hotel featuring 64 guest rooms, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The hotel will include a first floor lobby and a second floor mezzanine with a cafe. As part of the project, the developer will contribute $36,000 towards construction of the future Valenti Square Park across from the project site.
Waterfront restaurant nears completion at East Boston’s The Eddy, luxury apartments now leasing
Interior fit out of Reel House, the upcoming 5,000 square foot waterfront seafood restaurant at The Eddy in East Boston, is nearly complete in advance of Reel House’s opening this Spring. Reel House will serve a “globally coastal seafood menu” and will feature a dining area with seating for over 200 people, two mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio. Sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be visible throughout the Reel House space.
Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. With unparalleled resident amenities including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping views, a second-floor pool deck with a fire pit and barbecues, a fitness center and a communal lounge space as well as the upcoming Reel House restaurant, The Eddy will conveniently enable a live, work and play lifestyle. For more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a private showing, please call 866-318-2748 or click Contact Broker above. The following are photographs of The Eddy and the upcoming Reel House restaurant:
150 Seaport luxury condominium development receives City zoning approval, could break ground this Fall
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)'s Zoning Commission approved the 124-residence 150 Seaport luxury condominium development in the Seaport District last Wednesday, the final official approval required to start construction. Developer The Cronin Group hopes to start construction of the project, which will overlook Boston Harbor, this Fall. The zoning approval follows a lawsuit filed last month by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) against the State of Massachusetts, who approved the project last December, and developer The Cronin Group on the grounds of restricting public access to the waterfront. 150 Seaport will include onsite public amenities including a Harborwalk extension and upgrades to Seaport Wharf, an adjacent water taxi and ferry terminal.
Full completion nearing at 50/60 Binney Class A offices in Kendall Square
Façade installation along the entire building perimeter at 50/60 Binney is complete, and interior fit-out work is wrapping up in preparation for Genzyme Corporation and Bluebird Bio to move in. Full completion of 50/60 Binney is expected within the first half of this year. The 10-story building features 541,000 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:
Façade complete at 100 Binney Class A offices in Kendall Square
Façade installation along all sides of 100 Binney’s 10-story facade is essentially complete, as the signature curved curtain wall has reached its’ final height. The construction crew is now focused on completing interior fit-out for upcoming tenants, who will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, and installing the building’s ground-floor glass storefronts and lobby entry canopy. Final enclosure panels are also being installed along 100 Binney’s rooftop dunnage steel to screen the building’s large rooftop mechanical units. Scheduled for completion this Fall, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 square feet of Class A office and lab space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:
Reel House, globally-inspired waterfront seafood restaurant, opening at The Eddy in East Boston this spring
Reel House, a new waterfront restaurant featuring a "globally coastal seafood menu," will open this spring at The Eddy, the East Boston Waterfront's newest luxury building. Led by award-winning Executive Chef Marc Orfaly and owned by Navy Yard Hospitality Group, Reel House will serve a distinctive seafood menu with "a fusion of flavors" and "approachable plates" inspired by worldwide waterfront cuisines.
Designed by Sousa Design Architects, Reel House's 5,000 square foot waterfront space overlooking Boston Harbor will be open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner. The space will accommodate over 200 seated diners across a main dining room, 2 mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio facing the Boston skyline. A complimentary boat shuttle will connect Reel House and The Eddy to the Charlestown Navy Yard and Navy Yard Hospitality Group's Pier 6 waterfront restaurant. Visit ReelHouseBoston.com for more information about Reel House.
Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. In addition to the upcoming Reel House restaurant, Eddy residents have access to amenities including a top-floor roof deck with unparalleled views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, a second-floor pool deck and more. Click "Contact Broker" above or call 617-561-9600 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are renderings of the Reel House restaurant space:
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:
37 new apartments proposed across from Green Line in Brighton
Developer Yan Schechter proposes to construct a new 7-story building at 1440 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton across from the MBTA Green Line which would feature 37 rental apartment residences. The building would replace an existing single-story retail building and would also contain 3 ground-floor commercial spaces. Construction of 1440 Commonwealth Avenue is expected to commence in Fall 2017, with expected completion in Spring 2019. Schechter has filed plans for the proposed building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). These plans are now under official review.
John Hancock takes major equity stake in The Residences at Boston Landing
John Hancock Financial has taken a major equity stake in the under-construction Residences at Boston Landing residential and retail development in Brighton. John Hancock joins New Balance and The HYM Investment Group in developing the 17-story building, which will feature 295 residential apartments and 16,400 square feet of retail. Terms of John Hancock's deal with New Balance and HYM were not disclosed. The Residences at Boston Landing is scheduled to open in June 2018.
Curtain wall and interior fit out underway at Pierce Boston, condos now available
Exterior and interior finishing are well underway at the recently topped-out, 30-story luxury tower Pierce Boston. This architectural standout, designed by Arquitectonica, will serve as the gateway into the Fenway neighborhood. Pierce Boston will take its' place in the Boston skyline as the neighborhood's tallest luxury residential tower, offering a unique vantage point of the city and its' landmarks.
Unitized glass curtain wall panels are rising rapidly along Pierce Boston's façade and have already reached the 16th floor. Inside, metal stud walls are being framed to construct individual units on Pierce Boston’s lower floors (1-18). These levels, beautifully designed by CBT Architects, will house 20,000 square feet of retail, impressive amenity spaces and 240 residential apartments. All floors of Pierce Boston are now being outfitted with plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.
Pierce Boston’s 109 condominiums, located on floors 19-29, are now on sale and have breathtaking 360-degree uninterrupted views of the city, the Charles River, the Emerald Necklace and the Longwood Medical Area. Unique to new development in the city is Pierce Boston's condominiums' top floor amenity space, the Levity Lounge, featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase.
For more details and to schedule a private showing, visit the Pierce Boston website or click Contact Broker above. Pierce Boston is on track to be completed within the next year. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:
Steel frame rising at The Residences at Boston Landing
The Residences at Boston Landing's 17-story steel frame is rapidly rising and has reached 4 stories in height. The building's concrete elevator core has topped off, and foundation work is complete. The Residences at Boston Landing will feature 295 apartments with 16,000 square feet of retail space located across from New Balance's new headquarters and the new Boston Landing commuter rail station. The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:
New West Broadway Hotel details and renderings revealed, site work begins
New details and renderings have been revealed of the upcoming 14-story West Broadway Hotel in South Boston. The hotel will feature multiple luxurious amenities, including a second-floor outdoor terrace, and a live entertainment restaurant will be located on the ground floor. Site work for the hotel is officially underway following the City of Boston's issuing of a building permit. Preparations are underway to construct the hotel's foundation. The latest hotel details and renderings can be found above.
Revised renderings revealed of 321 Harrison Avenue office building in South End
The facade of the approved 321 Harrison Avenue office development in the South End has been revised to incorporate a striking glass curtain wall. The curtain wall subtly nods to the building’s address, featuring the Roman numerals “III II I” shaped in glass facing the Massachusetts Turnpike. 321 Harrison Avenue presents the opportunity for prime visibility for an office tenant and is located in the heart of the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood across from the Ink Block development. Construction of 321 Harrison Avenue is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017. The latest 321 Harrison Avenue renderings can be found above.
Fit out underway for waterfront restaurant opening Spring 2017 at The Eddy
Interior fit out work is underway for Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly’s waterfront destination restaurant opening Spring 2017 at the iconic new Eddy apartment building in East Boston. The restaurant will be located on The Eddy’s ground floor and will feature sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. Open since Fall 2016, The Eddy features 258 luxury residential apartments with picturesque views. Call 855-534-3833 for information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are photographs of The Eddy:
Concrete pouring complete at South Boston's 14 West condominiums
Concrete slabs have been poured on composite metal decking at all 10 floors of the upcoming 14 West condominium and retail building, whose steel superstructure topped off last month. Roughing in of electrical, mechanical and plumbing infrastructure is also underway. Exterior finishes will soon be installed at 14 West, which is expected to open in 2017. The following are photographs of 14 West:
Revisions approved to Parcel K mixed-use development in Seaport District
Minor changes to the approved Parcel K development in the Seaport District were approved at Thursday (December 15th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The revised project will move forward with 304 residential apartments, a 293-room boutique hotel, approximately 14,400 square feet of office space and approximately 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. New rooftop amenities have also been added, including a small fitness room and pool at the hotel building and a pool, a clubroom and an outdoor roof deck at the residential building. On-site parking capacity will also be reduced slightly, to 420 from previously approved 640. Phoenix Property Company (PPC) and Lincoln Property Company (LPC), who are taking over the Parcel K project from Conroy Development, anticipate to start construction of the Parcel K project in March 2017, with completion anticipated in July 2019.
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:
A topping-off ceremony was held last Friday (December 2nd, 2016) for Pierce Boston, a 30-story mixed-use tower opening Winter 2018 in the Fenway. Concrete construction at Pierce Boston is now complete, with concrete poured on all floors. Pierce Boston will soon be weather tight; glass has been installed on over 10 stories, giving Pierce Boston a striking presence. HVAC construction at Pierce Boston including electrical, mechanical and plumbing utilities is well underway. Interior framing of Pierce Boston’s units and common spaces has also begun. The following are photographs from the Pierce Boston groundbreaking:
50/60 Binney facade installed, interior tenant fit out underway
50/60 Binney’s distinctive façade has been fully installed. Interior fit out is now underway for tenants of the Kendall Square Class A lab and office building as its’ opening in the first half of 2017 nears. 50/60 Binney tenants will include Genzyme Corporation, who will occupy 251,000 square feet, and Bluebird Bio, who will occupy 253,000 square feet. The 50/60 Binney construction team is also performing exterior finishing touches along ground floor retail spaces. A stacked three-stone granite sculpture has been installed along Binney Street. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:
100 Binney’s signature curved glass curtain wall along Binney Street is nearing completion, with glass installed over halfway to the top of the upcoming Kendall Square Class A lab and office building. Along Linskey Way, all precast brick panels and nearly all windows have been installed. All concrete floor slabs have been poured, and all steel framing is fireproofed. The 100 Binney construction team is now shifting from structural work to interior fit out. Scheduled for completion in Fall 2017, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:
Two premium dining establishments open at The District Burlington
Premium dining establishments Pressed Cafe and Island Creek Oyster Bar are now open at The District Burlington, a 1.3 million square foot office and retail development that is redefining the suburban mixed-use experience. The District Burlington is oriented around a walkable streetscape with outdoor seating and other amenities. The surrounding relaxing suburban environment and exciting dining options make The District Burlington a great place to work and spend a night out. With the addition of Pressed Cafe and Island Creek Oyster Bar, there are now a total of 2,000 restaurant seats at The District Burlington, or two seats for every three District Burlington office workers! Additional dining destinations, as well as a 170-room Marriott Residence Inn hotel, are planned for The District Burlington in 2017.
The Pressed Cafe and Island Creek Oyster Bar teams are excited to become a part of The District Burlington. “We’re delighted to open our second location at The District Burlington, where we’re joining a thriving restaurant community,” says Shore Gregory of Island Creek Oyster Bar. “Chef Jeremy Sewall’s lunch and dinner menu will highlight the incredible farmers and fisherman that we work with, while Jackson Cannon’s beverage program will be a draw for the after-work crowd.” Island Creek Oyster Bar at The District Burlington includes bar and table seating as well as private dining options. “At The District Burlington we have the opportunity to expand our reach within a new, food-oriented community,” says Roi Shpindler, owner of Pressed Café. “Our second location will foster connection and collaboration over fresh, clean food and local, micro-roasted coffee.” Pressed Cafe at The District Burlington features 150 flexible seats designed for gathering, working and playing.
The following are photographs of Island Creek Oyster Bar:
The following are photographs of Pressed Cafe:
The following are streetscape photographs of The District Burlington:
A topping off ceremony was held recently for 14 West, a new $35 million 10-story building in South Boston featuring 49 luxury condominiums and a ground-floor restaurant with outdoor seating. During the topping-off ceremony, the last steel beam was placed atop the building’s structural frame. The following is a photograph from 14 West’s topping off, courtesy RODE Architects:
480 Rutherford Avenue, 177 new Sullivan Square apartments, approved
At Thursday (November 17th, 2016)'s board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved 480 Rutherford Avenue. Located in Charlestown's Sullivan Square, the $45 million project will construct a new building containing 177 apartments. Completion of 480 Rutherford Avenue is anticipated in 2019.
14 West, new South Boston luxury condos opening 2017, reaches full height
14 West’s structural steel frame has reached its’ full height of 10 stories tall. Sweeping scenic views of the Boston skyline and South Boston have emerged. Opening in 2017, the $35 million 14 West will feature 49 luxury condominiums with amenities including a roof deck, 24-hour concierge service and a fully-equipped fitness center. The following are social media posts showing 14 West and views from future condominiums:
Enjoy luxurious waterfront living with sweeping skyline views at The Eddy
The Eddy, a luxurious new 258-unit waterfront apartment tower overlooking the Boston skyline, is now leasing. Eddy residents will enjoy amenities including a waterfront resident lounge graced with exquisite artwork, a panoramic furnished roof deck and sweeping skyline views from every corner. A new waterside restaurant will open at The Eddy in Spring 2017. Call 855-534-3833 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a tour of the building. The following are photographs of the Eddy roof deck:
The following are photographs of an apartment at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of amenities at The Eddy:
The following are exterior photographs of The Eddy:
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:
Island Creek Oyster Bar now open at The District Burlington
Island Creek Oyster Bar opens today (Thursday, November 3rd) evening at 5 PM at The District Burlington, a creative mixed-use development that embodies the future of suburban workspace. Island Creek Oyster Bar is the latest addition to The District Burlington’s growing retail offering. A number of exciting shops and restaurants are already open, and Pressed Cafe will open around November 15th. Visitors to The District Burlington are treated to a relaxing suburban environment with urban amenities and conveniences centered about a walkable street grid and natural beauty, making The District Burlington a unique, inspiring place to work or spend a night out. Learn more about The District Burlington’s exciting offerings above. The following are photographs of the new Island Creek Oyster Bar at The District Burlington, courtesy Michael Harlan Turkell:
Pierce Boston nears topping off, condos listed for sale
Pierce Boston has risen to nearly its’ full height, currently standing at about 28 stories tall. Pierce Boston will be a 30-story mixed-use tower. Glass has been installed along the first five stories of Pierce Boston’s facade.
Condominiums are now on sale at Pierce Boston. A 22nd Floor one-bedroom is listed for $924,500, and a 19th Floor three-bedroom is listed for $2,913,700. New interior renderings of Pierce Boston have been revealed, including renderings of units; these can be found above. The following is a Tweet by Boston Tweet showing Pierce Boston:
National Development cuts ribbon on new office space at The District Burlington
National Development held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Wednesday (October 19th, 2016) for Building 700, a newly expanded and improved office building at The District Burlington. The ribbon cutting coincided with Octoberfest, an annual after-work outdoor party for District Burlington tenants held on the Building 800 lawn with food, craft beer and a corn hole competition. Octoberfest attendees were delighted to visit Building 700’s newly opened roof deck, sit back in a comfortable chair and take in sweeping sunset views across the idyllic surrounding countryside. New improvements to Building 700 include a new lobby and a four-story, 80,000 square foot glass-curtained addition with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and the aforementioned 4,000 square foot roof deck. The roof deck features outdoor seating, television screens, a fireplace, grilling stations and a bar.
The District Burlington’s exciting retail offerings will soon be joined by Island Creek Oyster Bar, opening around November 1st, and Pressed Cafe, opening around November 15th. Both retailers will offer outdoor seating, providing desirable urban conveniences in a peaceful suburban setting located a short drive from Downtown Boston. A Marriott Residence Inn hotel, which is about to top off at six stories tall, will further activate The District Burlington; the hotel is expected to open in 2017.
The District Burlington is a great place to work with refreshing surroundings and a plethora of engaging retail options. Office and retail spaces are currently available at The District Burlington ranging from 1,000 to 200,000 square feet, including at the new Building 700 addition. There is also opportunity to construct an approximately 180,000 square foot build-to-suit office building at The District Burlington. Visit DistrictBurlington.com for more information. The following are photographs of Building 700's facade:
The following are photographs of Building 700's interior:
The following are photographs of the new Building 700 roof deck:
The following are photographs of Building 700's entrance:
The following is a photograph from the Building 700 ribbon cutting:
The following are photographs from Octoberfest:
The following are photographs of The District Burlington's hotel and retail options:
New details and renderings have been released of Pierce Boston's penthouse suites and amenities. A total of 10 penthouses will be located at Pierce Boston enhanced with top-of-the-line appliances and finishes. The 30th-story Levity Lounge will feature a Dining Room atop a glass floor, a library well-suited for intimate gatherings and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping views. Premium services at Pierce Boston will include in-house car detailing. Visit the Penthouse and Amenities pages on the Pierce Boston website for more information. The following are new renderings of Pierce Boston:
Mosaic on the Riverway condominium closings underway, 100% sold out
Closings of Mosaic on the Riverway’s 85 mixed-income condominiums commenced last Friday (September 30th, 2016). 11 condominiums have closed to date for an average of $928 per square foot. Closing prices to date range from $499,408 for a 569 square foot one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit to $825,300 for an 892 square foot two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit. Mosaic on the Riverway’s condominium component is 100% sold out per the Mosaic on the Riverway condominium sales website. The 145-unit Mosaic on the Riverway contains 42 market rate condominiums, 43 affordable condominiums and 60 affordable rental units.
A 569 square foot sixth floor one-bedroom condominium at Mosaic on the Riverway has been listed for rent for $3,600/month per Trulia. The following are photographs of a completed unit at Mosaic on the Riverway via Trulia:
Pierce Boston, a 30-story luxury residential tower under construction in the Fenway, is over halfway to topping off. The tower's concrete structural frame currently stands at 18 stories tall. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame concrete pouring. Per an update from the Pierce Boston team, the tower will soon receive its "brilliant costume" as exterior finishes, comprised of a "glimmering curtain wall made of metal and glass," are installed. Completion of Pierce Boston's facade is anticipated in Spring 2017; the tower is anticipated to open in Fall 2017.
Pierce Boston will feature a mix of 240 rental apartments and 109 condominiums with 20,000 square feet of retail across the tower's first two floors. Resident amenities will include a rooftop pool and a Level 30 Levity Lounge featuring a private dining room with a glass floor. Visit PierceBoston.com for sales and leasing information. The following is a aerial photograph of Pierce Boston, courtesy the Pierce Boston team:
The following is an Instagram post showing Pierce Boston along Boylston Street:
Parcel K project changes proposed, developer partner joins team
Per a Notice of Project Change (NPC) submitted to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) last Thursday (September 29th, 2016), Phoenix Property Company (PPC) will partner with Lincoln Property Company (LPC) to develop Parcel K in the Seaport District; the following is a link to the NPC. It was announced earlier this month that LPC would take over the Parcel K project from Conroy Development, who was designated by Massport, the site's owner, as Parcel K's developer in 2009. LPC and PPC anticipate to start construction of the Parcel K project in March 2017, with completion anticipated in July 2019.
LPC and PPC propose minor changes to the Parcel K project plan approved by the BPDA in 2009. The revised project would feature 304 residential apartments a 293-room boutique hotel, approximately 14,400 square feet of office space and approximately 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant. As previously approved, two buildings, one with a hotel and one with residential units, would be constructed at Parcel K.
Proposed hotel rooms have increased by 46, from 247 rooms to 293 rooms; the number of proposed residential units has not changed. Interior layouts of both proposed buildings have been modified to enable occupancy of the 12th floor; the 12th floor was previously proposed to contain mechanical space. As a result of the interior layout modification, the hotel's 12th floor would now feature a small fitness room and pool, and the residential building's 12th floor will now feature a pool, a clubroom and an outdoor roof deck.
The previously approved building massing has not been altered with the proposed 12th floor modifications; total building square feet would increase by approximately 19,397 square feet to 499,500 square feet from previously approved 479,678 square feet. Parcel K’s underground parking garage would be reduced to one level and a maximum of 420 spaces from three levels and 640 spaces; 197 spaces would initially be striped.
Experience the future of suburban workspace at The District Burlington
National Development has opened a new Experience Center at The District Burlington, giving potential tenants the opportunity to experience firsthand the property’s innovative workspace design. The Experience Center exhibits the future of suburban workspace. Furnishings are brightly, creatively designed and arranged in an interconnected, open layout that encourages collaboration and teamwork. No two parts of the Experience Center are alike, engaging visitors to delve into the space's diverse offerings. At the Experience Center’s center are a treadmill and core balance stools, encouraging corporate wellness. Sweeping, calming views of the surrounding greenery and nature trails abound.
Visit DistrictBurlington.com to schedule a tour of the Experience Center and for The District Burlington leasing information. Workspaces are currently available at The District Burlington ranging from 1,000 to 200,000 square feet, including the newly constructed 80,000 square foot, four-story glass-curtained Building 700 addition with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and a private roof deck. There is also opportunity to construct an approximately 180,000 square foot build-to-suit office building at The District Burlington. The following are photographs of the Experience Center, courtesy National Development:
100 Binney, new Kendall Square lab and office space, tops off
A topping off ceremony was held for 100 Binney on Friday, September 16th, 2016 to celebrate the installation of the last steel beam of 100 Binney's 10-story structural frame. Concrete pouring is underway on levels one through five of 100 Binney. Orange vertical nets have been installed along the levels' exterior to contain debris from blowing to street level while concrete is poured.
Scheduled for substantial completion in October 2017, 100 Binney will be a 431,500 rentable square foot (RSF) Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. The following is a photograph from the 100 Binney topping off ceremony, courtesy project engineer McNamara Salvia:
A new suburban experience arises at The District Burlington
National Development has redefined the suburban experience with The District Burlington, a dramatic transformation of a 9-to-5 1970s office park into a dynamic, 24/7 walkable place. Finishing touches are now underway on a four-story, 80,000 square foot glass-curtained addition to the 11-story, 200,000 square foot Building 700, a landmark office tower positioned at the center of The District Burlington and prominently visible from nearby Route 128. Designed to encourage a healthy, collaborative working environment, the Building 700 addition features abundant natural lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open, customizable floor plan and a private roof deck with sweeping views of The District Burlington's peaceful, green setting.
New retail spaces and a 170-room hotel are enlivening former surface parking lots at The District Burlington. Tavern in the Square, TD Bank and Tuscan Kitchen are now open, with Island Creek Oyster Bar and Pressed Cafe soon to follow. The hotel, a Marriott Residence Inn, is expected to open in 2017; wood framing of upper hotel floors is underway. A walkable street grid has been introduced with widened sidewalks, public plazas and a bike share program.
Visit DistrictBurlington.com for more information about office and retail leasing opportunities at The District Burlington. The following are photographs of The District Burlington:
Catamount Management Corporation, owner of Hood Business Park in Charlestown's Sullivan Square, has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) and a Planned Development Area Development Plan (PDA) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) proposing to construct a six-story mixed-use building at 480 Rutherford Avenue in Sullivan Square containing 177 residential apartments and 10,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. An unbuilt 143,255 square foot office building was approved at 480 Rutherford Avenue in 2008. The developer anticipates completion of the proposed mixed-use building in 2019. Additional information about the proposed building can be found above.
321 Harrison Avenue approved, construction could commence Q1 2017
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved 321 Harrison Avenue for construction. Located in the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood across from Ink Block, 321 Harrison will be a new eight-story, 230,000 square foot office building that will be constructed above an existing three-story, 300 car garage, creating a new 11-story building. Retail or gallery space will be added to the ground floor of the existing garage. The garage's capacity will be reduced to 240 cars. Construction is anticipated to commence in the first quarter of 2017. Additional information about 321 Harrison Avenue can be found above.
14 West’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s 10-story steel superstructure has commenced. Per a photograph tweeted by developer City Point Capital, the superstructure has risen two levels above grade. The 14 West construction team is at work welding steel beams together to construct the building’s structural steel frame.
Located in South Boston steps to Broadway Station, 14 West will feature 49 luxury condominiums with amenities including a roof deck, 24-hour concierge service and a fully-equipped fitness center. Visit 14WestBroadway.com for condominium sales information. A 350-seat restaurant will be located on 14 West’s ground floor. The following is a photograph of the 14 West site, courtesy City Point Capital:
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:
New developer taking over Parcel K project in Seaport, breaking ground early 2017
Banker & Tradesman reports that Lincoln Property Company of Boston will take over the approved Parcel K development project in the Seaport District and hopes to break ground in early 2017. Lincoln Property Company Executive Vice President John Miller confirmed the news; Lincoln Property Company will self-manage the property. Conroy Development of Stoughton, MA was designated by Massport, the site's owner, as Parcel K's developer in 2009; Conroy Development's project plan received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in May 2014. The approved Parcel K plan will construct an 11-story residential building containing 304 rental apartments and a 10-story hotel building containing 250 rooms. Approximately 16,000 square feet of innovative office space and 25,000 square feet of retail will be located at the project's ground floor.
The Eddy, opening September on the East Boston Waterfront, ready to welcome residents
The Eddy, a 16-story, $135 million mixed-use tower on the East Boston Waterfront, is ready to welcome its first residents this coming month. Visit the Eddy website for residential leasing information. The Eddy will feature 258 studio, one and two-bedroom residences with a ground-floor waterfront destination restaurant operated by Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly. State-of-the-art residential unit finishes are designed in keeping with the building’s waterfront location, with blue kitchen tiles, an open floor plan and oversized windows throughout. With sweeping harbor and skyline views from every corner, and a particularly breathtaking vista from the top-floor communal roof deck, The Eddy is a uniquely positioned offering that is sure to be a great place to call home.
Matt Edlen, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Gerding Edlen, sees being able to invite people to experience the East Boston neighborhood as “a tremendous opportunity.” In addition to “very cool, show-stopping” water views that will be “a huge part” of the Eddy resident experience, explains Edlen in an interview with BLDUP, East Boston is “contextually is not the same [experience] you would find in Back Bay or downtown,” with unique culture, art and food and an inherent sense of community. Kelly Saito, a Partner at Gerding Edlen, notes in an interview with BLDUP that while East Boston “seems distant across [Boston Harbor], it is actually really well connected.” With Downtown Boston one subway stop away, Saito notes, East Boston is a “very viable place to live for downtown workers” that is close to, but outside of, downtown and surrounded by water, parks and beaches. “The most unique thing about [The Eddy] is the views,” explains Saito, but “the biggest surprise will be its’ convenience.”
The following are photographs of views from The Eddy’s top-floor roof deck:
The following are photographs of the Eddy building:
The following are photographs of a unit at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of the pool deck at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of the Harborwalk and waterfront park at The Eddy:
Concrete has been poured along the base and sides of a large section of 14 West’s underground parking structure. Concrete exterior walls are being built at the west end of the parking structure using red one-sided brace frames. 14 West will be a 10-story, 49-unit luxury condominium building with a 350-seat restaurant on the ground floor. Expected completion of 14 West is in the fourth quarter of 2017; visit 14WestBroadway.com for condominium sales information. The following are photographs of the 14 West site:
View from Athens Street
View from Athens Street
Concrete floor of parking garage
View from Athens Street
View from Athens Street
View from Dorchester Avenue
Crane truck and excavation rig
One-sided brace frame for construction of concrete walls
The following is a basement plan of 14 West:
More information about 14 West can be found below.
150 Seaport, 124 new condominiums in the Seaport District, approved for construction
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved 150 Seaport, a new 22-story glass waterfront tower, for construction. Located in the Seaport District next to recently opened 100 Pier 4, 150 Seaport will contain 124 residential condominiums and 10,700 square feet of retail. 150 Seaport will be located on the present site of the Atlantic Beer Garden and Whiskey Priest bars, both of which will be demolished. Construction of 150 Seaport could commence in the second quarter of 2017. More information about 150 Seaport is posted below.
100 Binney’s structural steel frame has risen eight stories and will soon top off at 10 stories tall. 100 Binney will contain a total of 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space targeting a minimum of LEED Platinum sustainability certification. A stunning glass facade with landscaped balconies with allow for abundant natural lighting. The building’s dual core, 40,000 RSF floor plates will provide flexible workspace design capability. Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has leased 208,000 square feet at 100 Binney through at least 2030. Developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities has committed $175.1 million in equity towards 100 Binney and secured $310 million in construction financing for the project in April 2016 through Bank of China; financing was arranged by CBRE. 100 Binney will cost a total of approximately $485 million to develop.
The 100 Binney construction team is at work placing steel truss elements into the building’s structural steel frame and fastening the truss elements into the frame with tension assemblies. Two tower cranes are being used to construct 100 Binney’s frame. Pouring of concrete floors has commenced on 100 Binney’s first story. Orange vertical nets have been installed on the second and third stories to prepare for concrete pouring; the nets will contain debris from blowing to street level. The building foundation’s horizontal foundation support system, which will soon be dismantled, is visible through 100 Binney’s future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:
View North along Binney Street
View South along Binney Street; note orange vertical nets
View South along Linskey Way; note orange vertical nets
View North along Linskey Way
Tower crane and structural steel frame
Steel truss elements staged for installation
Tension assemblies staged for installation
View of horizontal foundation support system through future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way
Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story
Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story
View of 100 Binney’s first story from Linskey Way; note steel forms for first story concrete pouring
View 100 Binney’s first story from Binney Street
More information about 100 Binney Street is posted below.
50 & 60 Binney’s glass facade along Binney Street, Edwin H. Land Boulevard and Second Street is nearly complete. Almost all glass panels have been installed along with metal panels. The brick facade along Linskey Way is nearly complete as well. Glass is now being installed along 50 & 60 Binney’s ground-floor retail spaces. Located in Cambridge's Kendall Square, 50 & 60 Binney, topped off since September 2015, will be a 10-story Class A lab and office building with a total of approximately 541,000 rentable square feet (RSF) including approximately 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Tenants at 50 & 60 Binney will include Genzyme Corporation and Bluebird Bio, both of whom will relocate their headquarters to the building. Genzyme Corporation will occupy 251,000 square feet, and Blueburd Bio will occupy 253,000 square feet. The following are photographs of 50 & 60 Binney's facade:
View from the corner of First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)
View from Edwin H. Land Boulevard along Binney Street (right)
View from Edwin H Land Boulevard along Linskey Way (left)
View at Binney Street (left) and Second Street (right)
View at Second Street (left) and Linskey Way (right)
View from Linskey Way
View along Binney Street from Second Street
View along Binney Street
HVAC units are installed on 50 & 60 Binney’s roof, and roughing in of interior mechanical and electrical utility systems has begun. Work will soon commence on interior finishes in anticipation of 50 & 60 Binney’s opening in the first half of 2017. The following are photographs of utility installation underway at 50 & 60 Binney:
View of HVAC units along 50 & 60 Binney roofline facing Second Street
HVAC and electrical system under construction
View along Linskey Way
View along Binney Street from Second Street
50 & 60 Binney's workspaces will feature sweeping views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The following is a view from 50 & 60 Binney's top floor, courtesy Concrete Sensors:
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:
Center Court Properties acquiring Boston Globe’s Dorchester headquarters
Banker & Tradesman reports that David Ridini of Center Court Properties, based in New York, will acquire The Boston Globe’s 16.5-acre Dorchester headquarters facility for approximately $80 million. The sale price would top the $70 million that John Henry paid to acquire The Boston Globe in 2013.
Ridini is a partner in JDMD Owner LLC, developer of the 71-unit Archer | Donahue condominium project on Beacon Hill approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for construction this month. Ridini is also a partner in 171 Tremont LLC, developer of the 18-unit 171 Tremont Street condominium project in Downtown Crossing. Ridini is also a partner in CC Bunker Hill Owner LLC, who acquired the 52,944 square foot Bunker Hill Business Center at 440 Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown for $14.725 million in September 2015.
Boston Globe reaches agreement to sell 16.5-acre Dorchester headquarters
The Boston Globe reports that it has reached an agreement to sell its 16.5-acre headquarters facility located along Morrissey Boulevard and Interstate 93 in Dorchester. A locus map of the facility is posted above. The 16.5-acre facility includes the 815,000 square foot Boston Globe headquarters building in addition to surface parking lots.
Citing a confidentiality agreement, The Boston Globe has not disclosed the facility's buyer. The Boston Globe's headquarters will move to Exchange Place (53 State Street) in Downtown Boston, and printing and delivery operations will move to a new facility in Taunton, MA. This page will be updated with additional details as they become available.
Archer | Donahue on Beacon Hill approved for construction
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Archer | Donahue on Beacon Hill for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by JDMD Owner, LLC of Dedham, the $162 million Archer | Donahue will feature 71 residential condominiums with approximately 5,700 square feet of undetermined resident amenities. The project will fully restore two existing buildings at 33-61 Temple Street and construct a new penthouse level. Construction of Archer | Donahue could commence this summer. A rendering of Archer | Donahue is posted above.
Since the project's Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) filing, Archer | Donahue's penthouse level height has been reduced and will not exceed the height of the existing structure. Residential unit count has decreased by four; 75 units were originally proposed. Parking space count has been reduced to 54 from 60. More information about Archer | Donahue is posted below.
Superstructure construction is off to a strong start at Pierce Boston. The underground parking structure is complete, and the tower’s 30-story concrete superstructure has risen four floors. The first two floors, which will contain retail space, are fully framed. The construction team is using a Peri Skydeck system to frame concrete construction for each new floor. Pierce Boston will feature 28 stories of residential units, including 240 rental apartments and 109 condominiums, and 20,000 square feet of retail across the first two floors.
Parking structure excavation complete at 14 West, concrete pouring underway
Excavation of 14 West’s underground parking structure is complete. Concrete pouring is underway along the base and sides of the parking structure to construct the 10-story building’s foundation. A slab of concrete has already been poured along the base of the parking structure. Steel and wood forms are set along the base and sides; concrete will be poured into the forms to construct the foundation.
14 West will feature 49 residential condominiums and a 350-seat restaurant. Pre-sales marketing of condominiums at 14 West has begun, visit 14WestBroadway.com for more information. Delivery of 14 West is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. 14 West is located at 14 West Broadway in South Boston.
Completed concrete slab
Completed concrete slab (at left) and steel and wood form ready for concrete pouring (at right)
View of 14 West site from West Broadway towards Athens Street
View of 14 West site from Athens Street towards West Broadway
Steel and wood forms (foreground) with shoring wall (background)
Steel and wood forms (foreground) with shoring wall (at right)
Vertical steel forms along foundation edge
Steel and wood forms (foreground) with shoring wall (background)
Steel and wood forms (foreground) with shoring wall (background)
More information about 14 West, including additional renderings, is posted below.
May 8, 2016
Excavation underway at 14 West
Excavation of 14 West’s underground parking structure is underway. Massive quantities of earth have been removed from the project site to construct 70 new parking spaces. Wooden shoring walls are installed along the sides of the project site to ensure stability of the foundation perimeter and minimize impact upon surrounding buildings and utilities during excavation.
View of site with wooden shoring walls along sides
Exterior shell of Mosaic on the Riverway is sealed, condos over 95% sold
Installation of windows at Mosaic on the Riverway is complete, and the exterior of the building is completely sealed from the elements. Exterior finishes are nearly fully installed, and installation of interior finishes is underway. Per the Mosaic on the Riverway project website, condominiums are over 95% sold with one remaining. Mosaic on the Riverway will contain a mix of homeownership condominiums and rental apartments.
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.
New details for proposed South End garage redevelopment across from Ink Block
Nordblom Company submitted a Project Notification Form to the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week proposing to construct a new eight-story office building above the existing parking garage at 321 Harrison Avenue. Construction could commence in the first quarter of 2017.
The Parcel K project is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016. Construction of the project will take just over two years, with expected completion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019.
The Parcel K project's developer is Conroy Development Corporation, who has entered a long-term lease with Massport to develop the parcel. More information about the Parcel K project is posted below.
Pierce Boston, named for its architecture that "pierces" the sky, is rising fast! Construction of Pierce Boston’s 30-story frame has begun. A tower crane has been installed; J. Derenzo Companies is at work building the tower crane’s lagging pit to protect the crane and surrounding pipelines. J. Derenzo Companies is also performing excavations for installation of plumbing at Pierce Boston.
J. Derenzo Companies builds crane lagging pit
J. Derenzo Companies performs excavations for plumbing
Pierce Boston’s elevator core has risen two stories. A Peri Skydeck formwork system has been installed along one end of Pierce Boston’s future frame to pour concrete for the building's second story. S&F Concrete is Pierce Boston's concrete contractor; John Moriarty & Associates is Pierce Boston's general contractor.
Pierce Boston with tower crane at left, Peri Skydeck at center and elevator core at right
Pierce Boston with elevator core at left and Peri Skydeck at right
At the frame’s opposite end, a wall is under construction for the Peri system’s second half.
Pierce Boston construction team prepares Peri system wall
A worker prepares the Peri system wall
The Peri system will soon extend all the way to the wall, and concrete for Pierce Boston's second story will be poured.
View of the wall (at left) with respect to the rest of the currently built Peri system
The Peri system will frame the concrete pour for Pierce Boston's second story. Concrete will be poured along the top of the system's decking and along support pillars beneath. The following is an animation showing concrete poured along a Peri system:
Once the concrete has settled, the same Peri system will be used to construct all 30 of Pierce Boston’s stories. Concrete has already been poured along some of Pierce Boston's second story support pillars.
View of Peri system underbody. Note concrete anchors in place for pouring of support pillars.
View of Peri system underbody. Concrete has been poured along some second story support pillars.
We got to climb to the top of the Peri system's decking, where we saw the construction team preparing concrete anchors in anticipation of pouring concrete to construct Pierce Boston’s second story. These anchors will frame third story support pillars.
Construction team prepares concrete anchors for the next story's concrete pour
Another angle of concrete anchor preparation atop the Peri system's decking
At the top, we found more Peri system decking panels that will be used to construct the full Peri system decking for Pierce Boston’s second story concrete pour.
Peri system decking panels ready for full system construction
The following is a video in which Joel Hagan of S&F Concrete explains the Peri system:
From the top of the Peri system decking, we saw freshly poured concrete along what will be a loading dock for Pierce Boston. Pierce Boston's underground parking structure, partially located beneath the future loading lock, is complete.
Aerial view of freshly poured loading dock concrete
Straight-on view of freshly poured loading dock concrete
The Pierce Boston construction team is hard at work building a game-changing tower that will set a new standard for Boston luxury living.
A worker prepares to install a new Peri system decking panel and extend the Peri system along Pierce Boston's full dimensions
A worker constructs Pierce Boston's future loading dock
Additional information about Pierce Boston is posted below.
Feb 20, 2016
Pierce Boston frame about to rise
J. Derenzo Companies is performing excavations in preparation for construction of the first story of Pierce Boston’s 30-story frame. Concrete is just about to be poured at the base of Pierce Boston’s future elevator core. A tower crane is now being installed, signaling the impending start of frame construction.
Pierce Boston's future elevator core ready for a concrete pour. In the background is the base of Pierce Boston's tower crane.
A full view of the Pierce Boston construction site with the future elevator core at center. At right is J. Derenzo Companies preparing for Pierce Boston's frame construction
Pierce Boston's underground parking structure is just about complete and will soon be sealed from above. Accordingly, construction of Pierce Boston's sheet pile wall is complete. The parking structure is connected underground to the existing parking structure of neighboring Fenway Triangle.
View of Pierce Boston sheet pile wall above underground parking structure
Pile driving is complete at Pierce Boston. Pile drivers have been moved off site, making way for construction of Pierce Boston's frame.
Pile drivers are no longer located on the Pierce Boston construction site
Proposed square footage at 150 Seaport has increased slightly, from 275,000 square feet to 283,700. 124 residential condominium units are now proposed, up from 110. Resident amenities would include a fitness spa and a library.
A total of 273,000 square feet of residential space are proposed at 150 Seaport; on the ground and second floors would be 10,700 square feet of retail and restaurant space. An underground parking garage would be built with 179 spaces.
The development project at 130 CambridgePark Drive has a new name: Ashton Cambridge. The Hanover Company, developer of Ashton apartment buildings across the nation, closed on the acquisition of the fully-permitted Ashton Cambridge site in November 2014 for $9 million. Developer The McKinnon Company guided the Ashton Cambridge project through approvals under Equity Office's former site ownership.
The Hanover Company is Ashton Cambridge's developer and construction manager. Ashton Cambridge's ground floor foundation is nearly complete, and upper floors are rising swiftly:
Walls are being built to create the building's residential units; the second floor is nearly complete:
Ashton Cambridge will be six stories tall. Residents at Ashton Cambridge will enjoy sweeping views of the Boston skyline:
New photographs of Ashton Cambridge are posted above. Additional project information, including architectural renderings, is posted below.
The following is the deed for the sale of the Ashton Cambridge site to The Hanover Company in November 2014:
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved 125 Guest Street for construction at last night's board meeting. The project will contain 295 residential units; 38 units will be designated affordable in compliance with the City of Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy. Retail spaces will be located on 125 Guest Street's ground floor.
C9’s facade is nearing completion. Windows have been almost fully installed along the building’s future office and ground-floor retail spaces. New heating and electrical systems have been installed to C9’s rear.
We had the honor and privilege of attending the topping off ceremony for the Building 7 addition at The District Burlington. Thanks again to National Development and the project team for hosting us! It was exciting to watch the final beam, featuring a distinctive paint job, rise above the project site and come into place on the addition’s fourth floor rooftop. The Building 7 addition topped off on Thursday, February 25th, 2016. The following are photographs from the ceremony:
The 54,000 square foot addition to Building 7 is being constructed in conjunction with a renovation of the existing structure to create a modern office tower well suited for 21st century innovation. Upon completion, Building 7 will feature naturally lit open workspace with a green roof deck. The Building 7 addition will feature a gleaming glass curtain overlooking lush landscaping and the overall District Burlington development area. A total of 80,000 square feet of new office space will be built at Building 7; the original Building 7 consists of approximately 200,000 square feet of office space.
A walkthrough of the Building 7 project site yielded distinctive features including a backup generator enclosure that will ensure the building is consistently powered:
Backup generator enclosure
The District Burlington development is easily accessible by car via Route 128 (America’s Technology Highway) and by public transportation via a shuttle to and from nearby train service.
Much progress has also been made at other parts of The District Burlington. Along District Avenue, Tavern in the Square has opened in a gleaming new retail space. Other retail spaces are nearing completion; these will feature desirable retailers including Island Creek Oyster Bar, Pressed Cafe and TD Bank. A new Residence Inn hotel has also begun construction; developed by Finard Properties, the hotel will feature 170 rooms with amenities including a business center, meeting space and a restaurant. (Note: The hotel site has been acquired by Finard Properties; the hotel's architect is Group One Partners, and the hotel's general contractor is Callahan Construction Managers.)
The District Burlington is redeveloping a 1970s office park into a walkable destination that will attract visitors both during and outside of work hours. New parking structures are under construction to accommodate what will undoubtedly be an influx of visitors to The District Burlington. The glass curtain of the Building 7 addition will be an inviting backdrop to a revitalized, walkable District Avenue.
The Hotel Commonwealth Expansion opened on December 15th, 2015 as an annex to the existing Hotel Commonwealth. The new building features a 1,400 square foot outdoor terrace overlooking Fenway Park, 7,500 square feet of function space and rooms with commanding views of downtown Boston. The now-complete project has increased Hotel Commonwealth's capacity by 96 rooms to 245 rooms total.
New details of the 150 Seaport project were presented at the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee Meeting on February 17th, 2016. Developer Cronin Holdings LLC filed a Letter of Intent for 150 Seaport on December 21st, 2015.
The proposed project has prompted a review of the Boston Redevelopment Authority's existing South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan, a guideline for planning and development in the Seaport District and along the South Boston Waterfront. Specifically, the Boston Redevelopment Authority is pursuing an amendment for the 21,000 square foot proposed 150 Seaport site. The Plan, which dates to 2000, does not include the proposed 150 Seaport site. In 2000, the site was one of the few developed sites in the Seaport District.
At the February 17th meeting, Cronin Holdings LLC presented new proposal details including harbor setbacks, shadow impacts and building footprints:
Ten New's facade is just about complete. Interior work continues to progress on the 16-story building's apartments, resident amenities and ground-floor commercial space. Located on Boston Harbor, Ten New residents will enjoy sweeping views of the downtown Boston skyline. Ten New's ground floor is anticipated to house a waterfront restaurant.
New office building proposed in Boston's South End across the street from Ink Block
Nordblom Company filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on February 3rd, 2016 to construct a vertical addition to the existing South End parking garage at 321 Harrison Avenue. The addition would consist of office space. The garage is located across Harrison Avenue from the Ink Block development. The following is a link to the full Letter of Intent.
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.
Excavation of 100 Binney’s foundation and underground parking structure is underway. Concrete has been poured along the sides of the foundation. A horizontal foundation support system has been installed to reinforce the foundation during excavation.
Pile driving and foundation construction underway at Pierce Boston
Pile driving and foundation construction are well underway at Pierce Boston. Steel piles are being driven to provide structural support. Sheet piles are being driven to construct a sheet pile wall. The sheet pile wall will reinforce Pierce Boston's foundation and underground parking structure. A total of 325 piles will be driven at Pierce Boston.
Steel pile driving underway at Pierce Boston
Steel pile about to be loaded into the pile driver
Sheet piles already driven along Pierce Boston's future sheet pile wall. At right are sheet piles about to be driven.
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.
Significant progress is being made at C9. Restoration work and installation of new windows has given C9's historic facade a new shine and a strong presence on Channel Center Street. Columbia Construction and MacKay Construction Services are doing stellar work at C9, and we look forward to observing the talented team's continued progress.
May 1st, 2015
Construction has started at C9, recently approved for construction.
On 11/30/2015, Sun Condos LLC sold the 6 West Broadway project site to Six West Broadway LLC, a limited liability company whose owner, RPS Development of South Boston, is also developing the under-construction 14 West Broadway site next door. Sale price was $15,000,000. Sun Condos LLC's owner, Pappas Enterprises Inc. of South Boston, bought the 6 West Broadway parcel in 2003 for $1,350,000. A hotel is approved for construction at 6 West Broadway.
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.
We toured the under-construction Godfrey Hotel! The hotel building is near completion; interior finishes and furnishings are currently being installed, and original historic details are being restored.
Guests will stay in beautiful rooms designed by Gettys Group that are thoughtfully crafted, adorned with enticing artwork and well suited for an urban lifestyle. Also nearing completion are the George Howell Coffee shop and restaurant space on the hotel's ground floor.
Our photographs from the tour are posted above. Take a inside look at Downtown Crossing's latest game-changing development! Expected hotel opening is in late 2015/early 2016.
We stopped by the 6-26 New Street, since officially named Ten New, construction site and were excited to see that installation of finishes had progressed significantly! We were able to gain a closeup view of the finishes as they were delivered on street level; see our photographs above. Ten New was officially topped off on Friday, November 13th; congrats to Gerding Edlen, Suffolk Construction and all involved!
We stopped by 50 & 60 Binney in rapidly-developing Kendall Square. Topped off since September, 50 & 60 Binney's frame is being prepared for installation of exterior finishes. 50 & 60 Binney's facade will consist of glass, metal panels and bricks.
View along Binney Street
View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)
View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)
We stopped by 6-26 New Street last week and were thoroughly impressed. The building has grown significantly and appears just about ready to top off. Finishes and windows are also beginning to be installed on the building's ground floors. With its added height, 6-26 New Street is now visible from all around, throughout East Boston as well as from downtown Boston.
Groundbreaking ceremony held for Pierce Boston as foundation construction commences
An official groundbreaking ceremony for Pierce Boston (formerly The Point) will be held this Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Construction of Pierce Boston is moving forward swiftly; pile driving and construction of Pierce Boston's foundation and underground parking structure has begun.
The topping-off ceremony for 50 & 60 Binney was held today! The following is a link to a video of the ceremony. 50 & 60 Binney will be a 10-story, 541,000 rentable square foot (RSF) lab and office building.
Jul 5, 2015
50 & 60 Binney steel frame rising
50 & 60 Binney's steel frame has risen six stories and will soon top off! 50 & 60 Binney will be a total of 10 stories tall.
View along Binney Street (left) and Second Street (right)
J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has completed demolition of the former building located on the Point development site. Construction will soon begin on foundations of a new 30-story tower.
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.
We stopped by 6-26 New Street recently. Construction appeared to be actively progressing. At the time, demolition of the structurally unsound nine-story building was not yet approved. (The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the new development plans on April 16th, 2015.) The tallest building shown on site is the nine-story building that would have been renovated along with a seven-story height addition. Both buildings shown in our site photos will now be demolished, and new ones will be built in their stead.
The Chain Forge Hotel was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Thursday, March 12th 2015. After an estimated $10 million cleanup to clear the building, vacant since 1974, of harmful building materials, construction will commence in early 2016.
The architectural style for 300 Massachusetts Ave will resemble modern-futurism. A wide array of horizontal and vertical lines will make the relatively short stature of the building cut into the skyline. Adding to the interesting design of the building is the stacked boxes look. The exterior of the establishment displays boxy shapes that overlap and contrast in a crowded yet tasteful way. These contrasting forms function to further heighten the building, making it appear taller while highlighting the tan brickwork that is characteristic of surrounding buildings.
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