Jan 02, 2019
Facade Install Begins for 88 Wareham in South End
Brick facade install has begun along with window installation for the upcoming 27 unit luxury condo building in the South End. 88 Wareham will feature a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom homes along with a rooftop terrace and automated parking garage.
Dec 07, 2018
Permit Pulled for Additional Demo of Government Center Garage
As construction continues on the residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing a new permit has been issued for further demolition of the garage. This next phase will demo an 8-story parking ramp and also 2 floors of office space that sit on top of the garage.
When all phases of Bulfinch Crossing are complete the project will total 2.9-million-square-foot of mixed-use space spread over six buildings. All the buildings will be situated around a dynamic public plaza that will connect the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and Congress Street.
Construction on the first phase, the residential tower is set to be complete in spring 2020.
Nov 30, 2018
Meet The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
Renderings have been released for the upcoming luxury condo project in East Boston, The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf (formerly known as the Hodge Boiler Works). The waterfront development will feature 107 units along with 6,500 sf of ground floor public shared workspace. Resident amenities will include an outdoor courtyard with a fire pit along with a fitness center and several immersive entertainment lounge areas.
Nov 28, 2018
Notice of Project Change at The Archer Residences in Beacon Hill
The project change calls for the redevelopment of existing Suffolk University Archer and Donahue buildings into 62 (originally 67) residential units with 54 (originally 50) parking spaces.
The Archer Residences will restore two existing historic buildings and construct a new penthouse level. Amenities at The Archer Residences will include concierge service, a fitness center, a children's room, and a common roof deck.
Nov 16, 2018
Plumbing Permit Issued for Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing
A plumbing permit has been issued for the Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing. The 45 story tower will feature 423 unit residential units ( a mix of apartments and condos). Luxury resident amenities will include a 9th-floor outdoor pool deck, 32nd-floor sky lounge, and top floor roof deck. First units at the project are set to be available in spring 2020.
Nov 09, 2018
Electrical Permit Issued for The Archer Residences
An electrical permit has been issued for The Archer Residences in Beacon Hill. The luxury condo development along Temple Street will feature 67 condo units in two restored historical buildings. Resident amenities will include concierge service, a fitness center, a children's room, and a roof terrace.
Nov 06, 2018
Framing Begins for Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing
Framing has started for the 480-foot Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing. This first phase of the development will feature 368 rental apartments and 55 condominiums. The luxury building will offer resident amenities including a rooftop lounge and gardens. The first units are expected to be available in Spring 2020.
The second phase of the project a 1-million-square-foot Class A office building known as One Congress is expected to be complete in 2023.
Nov 02, 2018
Exterior Work Ongoing for 88 Wareham in the South End
Exterior Work is ongoing for the new boutique, luxury condo building 88 Wareham. The project is set to include 27 units, a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms along with a rooftop terrace and a fully automated parking garage. Units are now available for pre-sale.
Aug 30, 2018
Interior Core Climbing for Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing
Foundation work is wrapping up on the upcoming 423 unit residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing. The core of the structure is rising for what will consist of 368 apartment units and 55 for-sale condominiums on the top eleven floors. Amenities at this luxury building will include a state-of-the-art fitness facility, 9th-floor outdoor pool and pool deck, 32nd-floor sky lounge with sky terrace, 45th-floor roof deck, chef demonstration kitchen & dining room, children’s playroom, golf simulator, resident lounge/game room and dog spa. Representatives at HYM confirmed the building is on track for delivery of first units in spring 2020 with condo units to follow in early fall of that year.
Aug 24, 2018
Construction Continues on The Archer Residences at Beacon Hill
Construction is well underway on this upcoming luxury condominium development featuring 67 residences. The Archer Residences will restore two historic buildings and construct a new penthouse level. The penthouse unit, at nearly 6,000 sf is currently listed for $18 million and features a 2,300 sf terrace with an infinity edge pool.
Amenities at The Archer Residences will include concierge service, a fitness center, a kids room and a common roof deck. An underground parking garage will contain 54 spaces. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Aug 02, 2018
East Boston Development Mortgaged for $48 Million
The Davis Companies have mortgaged their development at 99 Sumner Street in East Boston for $48 million via Salem Five Savings Bank
The project is an approved waterfront mixed-use development featuring 119 condominium residences with over 7,200 square feet of ground-floor publicly-accessible waterfront work share space. Resident amenities at Hodge Boiler Works will include a 5,045 square foot private elevated courtyard with grilling areas, fitness and wellness spaces, lounge areas and small, programmable function spaces.
Jun 20, 2018
Electrical Permit Issued For Bulfinch Crossing Development
An electrical permit has been issued for 100 Sudbury Street, the west parcel of the project that will include a 45-story, 480-foot-tall luxury residential apartment building. This is the first structure built and will feature 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for a total of 423 residences.
The building will replace the existing government center garage. with a total construction gross of 610 000 square-feet. The structure will consist of concrete core columns and post tension slabs. The exterior envelope will consist of glass and metal panel curtain-wall with a TPO membrane roof.
All of the future buildings will be organized around a dynamic public plaza that will connect the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and Congress Street.
Jun 19, 2018
Construction Continues at 88 Wareham Street in Boston's South End
Construction is ongoing at 88 Wareham Street in Boston's South End neighborhood and exterior finishing is currently being completed.
The upcoming mixed-use building will feature 27 apartment residences with ground-floor restaurant/retail space. 88 Wareham Street will also have a one-level below-ground parking garage utilizing a hydraulic lift parking system.
The project is the second phase of The 1850, a development whose first phase was completed in June 2009 and entailed the conversion of a 90,000-square-foot warehouse at 90 Wareham Street into 60 condominium residences with 25,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Mar 18, 2018
Building permits have been filed for 100 Sudbury street, the west parcel of the project that will include a 45-story, 480-foot-tall luxury residential apartment building. This will be the first structure built and will feature 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for a total of 423 residences. The structure will replace the existing government center garage. with a total construction gross of 610 000 square feet. The structure will consist of concrete core columns and post tension slabs. The exterior envelope will consist of glass and metal panel curtain-wall with a TPO membrane roof.
All of the future buildings will be organized around a dynamic public plaza that will connect the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and Congress Street.
Feb 07, 2018
$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.
Jan 09, 2018
$250 million construction loan secured for Bulfinch Crossing Phase I residential tower
The HYM Investment Group and National Real Estate Advisors have secured $250 million in construction financing for 100 Sudbury Street, an under-construction 46-story residential tower that is the first phase of Downtown Boston’s $2 billion, 2.9-million-square-foot Bulfinch Crossing development. The 15-year loan was arranged by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) through Pacific Life Insurance Company and will allow the 480-foot-tall tower, which will feature 368 apartments and 55 condominiums, to rise. The loan follows a $180 million short-term, floating-rate loan secured for the Government Center Garage property, which Bulfinch Crossing will replace, last summer. The $180 million loan was provided through Oxford Properties Group and arranged by HFF.
Demolition of the garage section located at 100 Sudbury Street, which the tower will replace, was recently completed. Work on the tower’s foundation is now underway. The tower will feature amenities including an outdoor pool, three roof decks, a fitness center and yoga studio, a clubroom, a children’s playroom, a golf simulator room, a full chef’s kitchen and an outdoor dog run and dog spa. The tower is expected to open in 2020.
Nov 28, 2017
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:
Nov 09, 2017
Construction of South End mixed-use development’s second phase begins
Construction of 88 Wareham Street, the second phase of Cresset Development’s The 1850 mixed-use development at the corner of Wareham and Albany Streets in the South End, has begun. Excavation of 88 Wareham Street’s foundation is nearing completion, and concrete pouring will soon begin in order to construct the building’s underground parking garage. 88 Wareham Street will feature 27 residences with ground-floor restaurant/retail space; it has not been announced whether residences will be apartments or condominiums. The first phase of The 1850 was completed in June 2009 and entailed the conversion of the adjacent 90,000-square-foot warehouse at 90 Wareham Street into 60 condominium residences with 25,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Aug 11, 2017
HYM receives approval to add condominium component to Bulfinch Crossing Phase I apartment tower
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved The HYM Investment Group’s proposal to add a condominium component to its' upcoming 45-story apartment tower that will be Phase I of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bulfinch Crossing mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. HYM will convert 118 apartments across the top 11 floors of the tower into 55 condominiums, reducing total residences in the tower to 423 from 486 as originally approved. As part of the change, the tower’s 1,300-square-foot ground-floor retail space will be converted into a private lobby for the condominiums. 63 apartments in the tower will be designated affordable. Demolition of a section of the existing Government Center Garage along New Sudbury Street is now underway in order to commence construction of the tower, which is expected to open in 2020.
Jul 22, 2017
Bulfinch Crossing Phase I apartment tower adds condominium component
The HYM Investment Group is now proposing to add a condominium component to its' upcoming 45-story apartment tower that will be Phase I of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bulfinch Crossing mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. HYM proposes to convert 118 apartments across the top 11 floors of the tower into 55 condominiums, echoing the Boston condominium market's high demand. "It's pretty straightforward. We want to adjust to the market," said HYM Managing Director Thomas O'Brien in an interview with The Boston Globe. The tower, originally planned to feature 486 apartments, would now feature 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for a total of 423 residences. As part of the proposed change, the building's 1,300-square-foot ground-floor retail space would be converted into a private lobby for the condominiums. HYM has filed revised project plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) formally proposing the change. The tower, which will replace a section of the existing Government Center Garage along New Sudbury Street, is expected to open in 2020.
Jul 14, 2017
Revised Hodge Boiler Works development, featuring 119 new condominiums, approved on East Boston Waterfront
Revisions to the Hodge Boiler Works development on the East Boston Waterfront were approved at yesterday’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The development will now feature 119 condominium residences overlooking the Boston skyline, in addition to 7,200 square feet of shared-work space and a Harborwalk extension. The development’s change from apartments to condominiums signifies the growing strength of the East Boston Waterfront condominium market. The nearby under-construction Slip65 development, the East Boston Waterfront’s first condominium offering, has been seeing very strong demand, with 50% of residences reserved for prices ranging from $700- to over $1200 per square foot; some residences at Slip65 are under agreement for over $1.5 million. The Hodge Boiler Works development will now go before the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for review; ZBA approval will be required in order for the building to proceed with construction.
Jun 08, 2017
$180 million loan secured for Boston’s Bulfinch Crossing development
The HYM Investment Group and National Real Estate Advisors have secured a $180 million short-term, floating-rate loan for the Government Center Garage property, site of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bulfinch Crossing mixed-use development project. Financing was provided through Oxford Properties Group and arranged by HFF. “Over the next 10 years, the property will be the location of one of the largest and most exciting mixed-use developments in Boston, while providing unprecedented demand for parking,” said HFF Senior Managing Director Riaz Cassum in a prepared statement. “This financing represents the first step in a long-term development plan and the formation of a strategic lending relationship.”
The Bulfinch Crossing development will construct 800+ residences, 200 hotel rooms, 1.15 million gross square feet of office space and 82,500 gross square feet of retail space at the present garage site. The development’s first phase, a 45-story rental apartment tower featuring 486 residential units, is currently under construction. The existing 11-story Government Center Garage, which is actively being dismantled, comprises 1,960 parking space underneath 202,854 square feet of office space. Retail space totaling 23,212 square feet is located on the Garage’s ground floor.
Apr 23, 2017
Garage deconstruction underway at Bulfinch Crossing
Dismantling of the west corner of the existing Government Center Garage along New Sudbury Street is well underway to make way for the 2.9 million square foot development’s first phase, a 45-story rental apartment tower featuring 486 residential units. The top two floors of the existing structure, which consist of steel framed office space, have been been fully dismantled at the west corner, and dismantling of the precast concrete parking levels below has begun. The garage remains in operation during construction. The following are photographs of Bulfinch Crossing:
Apr 14, 2017
Revised plans filed for long-stalled Hodge Boiler Works development on East Boston Waterfront
The Davis Companies, who acquired the approved 2.5-acre Hodge Boiler Works development site on the East Boston Waterfront for $5 million in March 2015, proposes to revise the project plans to include additional residences, a new public work share space component and expanded public waterfront open space. Davis proposes to construct 119 rental apartment residences at Hodge Boiler Works in addition to 7,200 square feet of public waterfront work share space. The previous project plan, approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in 2012, consisted of 95 apartments, six bed-and-breakfast hotel rooms and a 576 square foot cafe. The new project plan includes a total of 34,500 square feet of public open space. A 42 boat slip marina, included in the approved plan, has been eliminated. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is now reviewing the revised Hodge Boiler Works plans. The latest Hodge Boiler Works renderings are posted above.
Jan 24, 2017
Bulfinch Crossing construction launches officially, new video released
An official construction launch was held Tuesday (January 24th, 2017) to kick off construction of Bulfinch Crossing's first phase, a 45-story rental apartment tower featuring 486 residential units. At the launch, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City officials and members of the Bulfinch Crossing development team ceremonially swung sledgehammers to officially mark commencement of the Government Center Garage's demolition to make way for the Phase 1 tower. A new video of Bulfinch Crossing, which is posted above, was also released at the launch.
Initial demolition work at Bulfinch Crossing commenced in December 2016. Vertical construction of the Phase 1 tower is expected to start in late Spring 2017, with completion expected in late Spring 2020. Upon completion, the tower will be Boston's tallest rental apartment building. The following is a photograph of demolition underway at Bulfinch Crossing:
Jan 10, 2017
Bulfinch Crossing garage demolition underway
Demolition of the Government Center Garage is well underway in preparation for construction of Bulfinch Crossing’s 45-story Phase One residential apartment tower. The construction team is hard at work using a Brokk machine to demolish interior precast concrete beams, then using a concrete processor to break the concrete into smaller pieces for removal. The garage has been structurally enabled and reconfigured to allow for demolition to construct Bulfinch Crossing. Upon completion of Bulfinch Crossing, a small retained section of the garage will be surrounded by three new towers. A total of six new buildings will be constructed at Bulfinch Crossing. The following is a video of demolition underway at Bulfinch Crossing:
Nov 09, 2016
Bulfinch Crossing existing garage enabling and re-ramping underway
The Bulfinch Crossing construction team is at work enabling and re-ramping the existing Government Center Garage in preparation for the $2.2 billion, 2.9 million square foot Bulfinch Crossing development project. As part of the project, the garage will be reconfigured, partially demolished and enclosed on its three principal sides by three new buildings. The following is a photograph of garage enabling and re-ramping underway at Bulfinch Crossing, courtesy the development team on Twitter:
Nov 06, 2016
HYM releases Bulfinch Crossing apartment tower view panorama
The HYM Investment Group has released a drone view panorama of the view from the top floors of the future 45-story Bullfinch Crossing apartment tower. The tower will feature stunning views of the Downtown Boston skyline, the Charles River and Boston Harbor. The following is a tweet with the view panorama:
Oct 27, 2016
Bulfinch Crossing garage demolition underway
The HYM Investment Group reports that it has started demolishing a section of the existing Government Center Garage to make way for a 45-story high-rise luxury apartment tower along New Sudbury Street. The tower is the first component of the 2.9 million square foot Bulfinch Crossing development:
Jul 17, 2016
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.
Jun 21, 2016
Bulfinch Crossing: New face for Government Center Garage project
At Bisnow's Future of Downtown Boston panel Tuesday, The HYM Investment Group Managing Director Tom O'Brien announced the Government Center Garage project's rebranding as Bulfinch Crossing. The rebranding pays homage to the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood's rich history and speaks to the project's emphasis upon urban connectivity. The following is a link to the official press release announcing the rebranding. The office tower at Bulfinch Crossing will be known as One Congress.
A new website for Bulfinch Crossing with additional information is now live at BulfinchCrossing.com. A new project rendering and logo have been released as follows:
New rendering showing full project buildout
Bisnow reports that traffic flow reconfiguration of the existing garage is underway to prepare for construction of Bulfinch Crossing. The following is a photograph showing associated deconstruction of a garage ramp:
Garage ramp deconstruction underway (Source: Bisnow/The HYM Investment Group)
More information about Bulfinch Crossing is posted below.
Apr 03, 2016
New details and renderings for proposed condominium conversion of former Suffolk University buildings
JDMD Owner, LLC has submitted an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) for the proposed Archer | Donahue project on Beacon Hill. The development team hopes to start construction in late summer 2016; Consigli Construction is the project's construction manager.
The following is a link to the full EPNF. The following are EPNF renderings of Archer | Donahue:
Mar 22, 2016
New windows have been installed at The Residences at Hooper Mansion. Work continues on the building's interior spaces, which will feature light-filled open floor plans and top-quality finishes. Units will feature views of the Boston skyline and Charles River Esplanade. The Residences at Hooper Mansion will have a common roof deck overlooking the Charles River.
Jan 15, 2016
Phase One of Government Center Garage project approved for construction
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Phase One of the Government Center Garage project, developed by The HYM Investment Group, for construction. Phase One consists of two buildings. The first building, a 486-unit high-rise apartment tower along New Sudbury Street, is expected to break ground in spring 2016. A commercial tower, also approved, will commence construction upon commitment by a major tenant. (Source: The HYM Investment Group Press Release)
BRA board approves first phases of Gov't Center Garage redev (residential/office towers). https://t.co/xnAsO0gIU9 pic.twitter.com/Lt91ig8UPu— BRA (@BostonRedevelop) January 15, 2016
With @BostonRevelop approval, we’re ready to start construction on the apartments this spring! pic.twitter.com/N9BufpxsXj— RedevGovGarage (@RedevGovGarage) January 15, 2016
Jan 07, 2016
Letter of Intent submitted for condominium conversion of two Suffolk University buildings
JDMD Owner, LLC
has submitted a Letter of Intent
to the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct 75 condominiums in two former Suffolk University buildings on Beacon Hill at 33-61 Temple Street. The following is a link to the full Letter of Intent
JDMD Owner, LLC acquired the buildings last summer on July 2nd, 2015 for $43.5 million. The following is the deed for JDMD Owner, LLC's acquisition:
More information about the proposed project is posted below.
Nov 17, 2015
New renderings released for Phase One of Government Center Garage
New renderings of Phase One of the Government Center Garage project were released today along with Expanded Project Notification Forms (EPNFs) for Phase One's two proposed buildings. Approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority in 2013, the project is currently undergoing design review. The development team hopes to start construction in 2016.
The first building would be a 480-foot tall, 45-story building with 486 residential units, in addition to ground-floor retail, designed by CBT Architects. Next would be a 528-foot tall office tower designed by CBT and Pelli Clarke Pelli. As part of the multi-phased project, six buildings will be built on the site of the existing Government Center Garage. Sections of the parking garage will be demolished to make way for the buildings; part of the garage will be preserved.
The following is a graphic showing full buildout of the Government Center Garage project:
Full multi-phased buildout
The following are renderings of Phase One of the Government Center Garage project:
View of towers along skyline
The following are links to the EPNFs for the residential and office towers.