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Related Beal
- Nov 16, 2018

BPDA Approves Kenmore Square North Development

The Boston Planning Board has approved Related Beal's proposal to redevelop seven parcels along Commonwealth Avenue & Beacon Street. Six of the existing buildings will be demolished, and one will be renovated and expanded to construct two new, mixed-use buildings. The Project includes around 280,000 square feet of newly constructed and renovated office and retail space, and approximately 60 parking spaces. The beloved Citgo sign will remain in place as part of the development.


Related Beal
- Nov 08, 2018

Related Beal Receives Design Approval for Kenmore Square

Related Beal has received design approval for its proposed Kenmore Square redevelopment project and to the delight of many includes the Citgo sign. Over the past several months the developer has submitted at least seven revised designs for the project. The architecture team on the project includes Stantec, Roger Ferris + Partners and Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture Inc.

 


Related Beal
- Oct 10, 2018

Will the Citgo Sign Last Forever?

The Boston Landmarks Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday night to decide the fate of Fenway's beloved Citgo sign.

The future of the iconic sign has been in question since Related Beal acquired several buildings in Fenway from Boston University back in 2016. The famous sign, which often makes appearances during Red Sox's broadcasts, has been looking over the area since 1965.

Related Beal's plan is for a long-term lease for the sign that would leave it in its current state on top of 660 Beacon for years to come.

However, landmarking the sign is a different story. If the city of Boston were to do so, new regulations that are a part of preservation could greatly impact the development of the area in order to preserve views of the sign.

Regardless of the decision made by the commision, Mayor Walsh and the City Council will have the final say on the fate of the sign at 660 Beacon Street.


Lee Kennedy Company
- Oct 05, 2018

Glass Facade Install Ongoing at Moxy Hotel

As framing is nearly complete for the upcoming 24-story Moxy Hotel, glass facade work is also well underway.  The new hotel, located in Boston's Theater District will feature 346 micro guest rooms, each just around 175 sf. Guests of the hotel will have access to a rooftop bar as well as meeting rooms, and a fitness center.

The hotel is expected to open in June 2019.

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Callahan Construction Managers
- Aug 09, 2018

Callahan Construction Managers & Claremont Companies Break Ground on Hilton Garden Inn

Callahan Construction Managers & Claremont Companies broke ground last month on the Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston.  The upcoming 175 room hotel is ideally located near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood.  Amenities are set to include a fitness center, pool, restaurant, and business lounge. The project designed by Cambridge Seven Associates is set to open in spring 2020.  


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Jun 20, 2018

Certificate of Occupancy at The Circle in Brighton

Certificate of occupancy issued for the AC Hotel in Cleveland Circle (The Circle). The 218,520 square foot mixed-use development at the former Circle Cinema site in Cleveland Circle features both a five-story, 162-room AC Hotel by Marriott and a six-story, 92-unit Waterstone luxury adult apartment community will be located at The Circle.

The project includes a total of approximately 14,000 square feet of retail space. A total of 188 parking spaces are on site, including 103 in underground parking garages underneath both buildings and 85 at-grade spaces.


Moxy Hotel
- Jun 13, 2018

Construction Continues at the Moxy

Construction continues at the Moxy Hotel.at 240 Tremont Street in Boston's Theater District.

The Moxy Hotel Boston is a 24-story hotel located in Downtown Boston's Theater District featuring 346 "micro" guest rooms. Each room at the Moxy Hotel will be approximately 175 square feet in size. Amenities will include a rooftop bar and lounge as well as meeting rooms, a kitchen and dining area and a fitness center.


Kenmore Square North
- May 11, 2018

Related Beal Reveals Plans for Kenmore Square North

An artists rendering of what will be called the Commonwealth Building

Roger Ferris + Partners

An artist’s rendering of what will be called the Commonwealth Building.

Related Beal has revealed plans for their proposed Kenmore Square North Project. With the help of Roger Ferris + Partners, a Connecticut based architecture firm, the vision of the future structure has come to life. The Commonwealth Building, as it has been dubbed, will be an eight-story glass building, with portions of the top floors facing directly towards the famous Citgo sign. Related Beal has plans to add an additional office and retail building to the block as well.

According to the Boston Globe, the building will feature a stair-like design, with several floors set back in step-like fashion to ensure unobstructed views of the Citgo sign. The “steps” would also provide outdoor terrace space for office workers.

“We felt the corner building would stand out a little bit more on its own, and we wanted that to have a more modern feel,” said Patrick Sweeney, senior vice president at Related Beal. “Outdoor terraces [were included] to ensure from several locations that the view corridors were maintained, and to create an interesting building design that wasn’t a square or block, that had some context to it.”

The future property is planned to include 130,000 square-feet of office space and 10,000 square-feet of retail space and 60 underground parking spaces.


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- May 03, 2018

AC Hotel Construction Complete in Cleveland Circle

Construction of the AC Hotel in Cleveland Circle is now complete with a planned opening for mid-May. The 218,520 square foot mixed-use development at the former Circle Cinema site in Cleveland Circle will feature both a five-story, 162-room AC Hotel by Marriott and a six-story, 92-unit Waterstone luxury adult apartment community will be located at The Circle. 

The project includes a total of approximately 14,000 square feet of retail space. A total of 188 parking spaces are on site, including 103 in underground parking garages underneath both buildings and 85 at-grade spaces.


Kenmore Square North
- Jan 28, 2018

Proposed Kenmore Square North development would preserve Citgo sign


Related Beal, who acquired nine adjacent buildings in the heart of Kenmore Square atop which stands the legendary Citgo sign for nearly $134 million in Fall 2016, has revealed preliminary development plans for the property. The proposed project, dubbed Kenmore Square North, calls for six of the buildings to be retained and improved, and three of the buildings to be demolished and replaced with new construction.


Modest improvements are proposed to two four-to-six-story buildings at 11-19 Deerfield Street and 642-648 Beacon Street at either end of the portfolio, which extends east along Beacon Street from Deerfield Street overlooking the Kenmore MBTA station. Four six-story buildings at 650, 652-654, 656 and 660 Beacon Street would be fully renovated to contain office space and creative workspace, with retail on ground floors. Related Beal hopes to keep the Boston University Bookstore as a tenant of 660 Beacon Street, the building on top of which the Citgo sign stands.


Three buildings ranging from two to six stories at 533, 535-539 and 541 Commonwealth Avenue, located at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Deerfield Street, would be demolished, and replaced with a new eight-story, 165,000-square-foot building containing office space and ground-floor restaurant/retail space that will preserve views of the Citgo sign from west of Boston. An architect has not yet been decided upon for the proposed development, which is now under review by the City of Boston.


The development would create a total of approximately 400,000 square feet of office space in the Fenway neighborhood, which is fast becoming a desirable office location. Samuels & Associates recently shifted the focus of its’ 401 Park development from residences to offices, and the 237,000-square-foot Van Ness office building, also developed by Samuels, is fully leased. Kenmore Square itself is seeing significant development, with the first phase of the $600 million, 1.1-million-square-foot Fenway Center development now underway and two hotel towers containing a total of 763 rooms proposed as well. Later phases of Fenway Center will include an additional 160,000 square feet of office space.



Moxy Hotel
- Jan 15, 2018

Vertical construction of Theater District’s 24-story Moxy Hotel tower beginning


The 24-story concrete superstructure of the upcoming Moxy Hotel tower at the corner of Stuart and Tremont Streets in the Theater District will begin its’ rise into the Boston skyline in the coming weeks, with the project’s tower crane now in place. The crane will be used to support the superstructure’s construction, and will stand within the tower’s footprint in order to make optimal use of the small downtown project site, where space is limited.


The 346-room Moxy Hotel will be located across from the W Hotel and recently completed AVA Theater District apartments, surrounded by some of Boston’s top nightlife options and minutes from the Financial District, the South End and the Seaport District. At the Moxy Hotel’s summit will be a new rooftop bar overlooking the Boston skyline. The tower’s base will host a new two-story electronic billboard. The following is a photograph of the Moxy Hotel’s new tower crane:


Dan Lebiedz on LinkedIn: "The tower crane was erected...

The tower crane was erected this weekend on our Moxy Hotel project in Boston. This installation took nearly six months of planning and required a t...


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Sep 14, 2017

Historic Circle Cinema sign re-installed atop Cleveland Circle mixed-use development


National Development has re-installed the historic Circle Cinema sign, a longtime landmark of Cleveland Circle, atop the new six-story, 92-unit Waterstone luxury adult apartment community at the $85 million, 218,520-square-foot Circle mixed-use development. The sign was unveiled in a special ceremony Wedensday evening attended by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston City Councillor Mark Ciommo and National Development Managing Partner Ted Tye. The Circle is expected to open in early 2018, and will also feature a 162-room AC Hotel and approximately 14,000 square feet of retail space across the ground floors of both new buildings. The following are photographs from the Circle sign installation ceremony:


The Circle Photos


Moxy Hotel
- Aug 16, 2017

Drilled shaft installation underway at Moxy Hotel, upcoming 24-story tower in Theater District


Drilled shafts extending nearly 100 feet below grade are now being installed on the future site of the 24-story, 346-room Moxy Hotel tower in the Theater District, strengthening the tower's foundation. Nearly 100-foot-deep holes are now being drilled, after which concrete is being placed within to construct the shafts. The tower's foundation will be completed in the coming months, after which construction of the tower's superstructure will begin. The Moxy Hotel will feature a top-floor rooftop bar overlooking the Boston skyline. A two-story electronic billboard will be integrated into the Moxy Hotel's facade at the corner of Stuart and Tremont Streets. The following is a photograph of construction underway at the Moxy Hotel:


Dan Lebiedz on LinkedIn: "Our partners at Hub Foundations...

Our partners at Hub Foundations have begun the installation of the drilled shafts on our Moxy Hotel project. These shafts extend nearly 100 ft thro...


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Jun 29, 2017

Weatherproofing underway at The Circle, luxurious new hotel and adult housing opening Early 2018 in Brighton


Both buildings at the 218,520-square-foot Circle mixed-use development in Brighton's Cleveland Circle have topped off, and weatherproofing of the structures is now underway. Windows have been fully installed at the future 92-unit Waterstone luxury adult apartment building, and the building's exterior is just about fully fireproofed. Exterior facade finish installation will begin at Waterstone in the coming weeks. Window installation is well underway at the 162-room AC Hotel, and moisture-resistant cladding installation has begun at the building's base. A total of approximately 14,000 square feet of retail space will be located along The Circle's ground floor; The Circle is jointly developed by National Development and Boston Development Group and is located steps from the MBTA Green Line. Completion of The Circle is anticipated in Early 2018. The following are photographs of The Circle:


The Circle Photos


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Apr 09, 2017

Window installation underway at The Circle in Brighton, new renderings revealed


The Waterstone luxury adult apartment building at The Circle, a two-building mixed-use development in Brighton’s Cleveland Circle, has topped off at six stories high. Windows have been installed along a large section of Waterstone’s facade, and weatherproofing and fireproofing of Waterstone are also underway. Next to Waterstone, the future five-story AC Hotel has reached four stories high and will soon top off. Both buildings at The Circle are expected to open in Early 2018. New renderings of The Circle, including renderings of Waterstone luxury residences, have been revealed and are posted above. The following are photographs of The Circle:


The Circle Photos


Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston
- Feb 12, 2017

Updated plans revealed for proposed Brookline Village hotel


Claremont Companies has revealed updated plans for the proposed hotel at 700 Brookline Avenue at the gateway to Brookline Village. Plans now call for an 11-story, 175-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn with a sweeping glass curtain wall designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. A restaurant and a ground-floor cafe with outdoor seating have also been added to the program. The latest plans and renderings for the 700 Brookline Avenue hotel are posted above.


Moxy Hotel
- Dec 22, 2016

Moxy Hotel tower construction starting in Downtown Crossing, new renderings released


Preparations are now underway at the Moxy Hotel site in Downtown Crossing to start construction of the upcoming 24-story Moxy Hotel tower. Construction is expected to start in earnest in Spring 2017. New renderings of the tower have been released; these renderings are posted above. Expected completion of the Moxy Hotel is in late 2018. Lee Kennedy Company is the project's general contractor.


The Coolidge
- Dec 08, 2016

21-story apartment building proposed in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner


Chestnut Hill Realty proposes to construct The Coolidge, a new 21-story residential building, in the heart of Brookline’s Coolidge Corner. The Coolidge would contain 320 residential rental apartments. Apartments would range from studios to four-bedrooms, with market-rate pricing ranging from $2,586 per month for a studio to up to $13,511 per month for a four-bedroom. A Project Eligibility Letter (PEL) application for The Coolidge has been submitted to MassDevelopment and is now under official review.


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Nov 20, 2016

The Circle residential podium erected, hotel foundation construction underway


The first-story podium of the six-story Waterstone adult residential building at The Circle, a 213,000 square foot mixed-use development in Cleveland Circle, has been erected. Wood framing of five floors above the podium's concrete base will now commence. Both elevator cores of Waterstone at The Circle have topped off at six stories tall.


Construction of the AC Hotel at The Circle's foundation is underway. J. Derenzo Companies is at work excavating the foundation, and large sections of concrete have been poured. Steel erection to construct AC Hotel's five-story structural frame is anticipated in early December. Completion of underground utility construction at The Circle is also anticipated in early December. Completion of both buildings at The Circle is anticipated in Fall 2017. The following are photographs of The Circle:


The Circle Photos


Kenmore Square North
- Oct 25, 2016

Related Beal acquires BU Kenmore Square buildings for nearly $134 million in ground lease


Related Beal closed Friday (October 20th, 2016) on its' acquisition of nine Kenmore Square buildings totaling approximately 335,000 square feet from Boston University. The final sale price was $133,990,250, or approximately $400 per square foot. Boston University retains ownership of the land on which the buildings are constructed; Related Beal commenced Friday a 99-year ground lease on the land.


From West to East, 11-19 Deerfield Street sold for $28,725,754, 533-541 Commonwealth Avenue sold for $26,494,270, 650-660 Beacon Street sold for $57,631,239 and 642-648 Beacon Street sold for $21,138,987. The following are the deeds for Related Beal's acquisition of the nine buildings:



The following is the Notice of Lease for Related Beal's 99-year ground lease:



Moxy Hotel
- Oct 09, 2016

Moxy Hotel groundbreaking anticipated this December, Norwich Partners taking over project


Per an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) submitted to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Moxy Hotel at 240 Tremont Street in Downtown Crossing will break ground in December 2016 with estimated completion in Late 2018; the following is a link to the ENF. Norwich Partners, developer of the Envoy Hotel, will take over the approved project from Abbott Development; the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will grant Norwich Partners a long-term lease of the 0.13-acre BPDA-owned project site. Abbott Development received approval from the BPDA in July 2015 to construct the 23-story, 346-room Moxy Hotel; the Moxy Hotel is already listed on Norwich Partners’ website. General Contractor Lee Kennedy Company, who also built the Envoy Hotel, will construct the Moxy Hotel. Additional information about the Moxy Hotel can be found above.


Homewood Suites Brookline
- Sep 02, 2016

New 130-room hotel completed in Brookline Village


The new 130-room Homewood Suites Brookline hotel, located in Brookline Village on Route 9 steps to the MBTA Green Line, is now open and complete; the following is a link to the official press release announcing the building's completion. Built by Tocci Building Companies, the hotel features 130 upscale suites with amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center, outdoor terraces and gardens and meeting spaces. Homewood Suites Brookline opened to guests in summer 2016 and broke ground in July 2014; the hotel’s developer is Claremont Companies, who is now proposing a second Brookline Village hotel at 25 Washington Street. Developer The Fallon Company recently acquired 20 Boylston Street, a 12,125 square foot parcel located steps from Homewood Suites Brookline. The following are photographs of the completed Homewood Suites Brookline, courtesy Nickerson PR:


Homewood Suites Brookline


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Aug 15, 2016

Waterstone at The Circle foundation nearing completion, pre-leasing begins


Foundation work is nearing completion at Waterstone at The Circle, a 92-unit luxury adult apartment community under construction in Cleveland Circle. Waterstone at The Circle is the first component of The Circle, an approximately 213,000 square foot, $85 million development project partially located in Boston and Brookline. The Circle will entail the construction of the six-story Waterstone at The Circle as well as a five-story, 162-key AC Hotel by Marriott on the site of the former Circle Cinema and Applebee’s Restaurant. Approximately 6,000 square feet of retail fronting Chestnut Hill Avenue will be located across both buildings. A total of 188 parking spaces will be located on site, including 103 underground and 85 at grade. The following are renderings of The Circle:


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View South along Chestnut Hill Avenue


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View North along Chestnut Hill Avenue


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The Circle open space


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View of The Circle from Cassidy Playground


The Circle development team, a joint venture of National Development and Boston Development Group, secured over $80 million of project financing in March 2016 through Santander Bank; the exact financing figure is $80,084,251. Work on the AC Hotel will begin shortly, and completion of both buildings is expected by Fall 2017. Pre-leasing of apartments at Waterstone at The Circle has begun, visit ClevelandCircleDevelopment.com for more information.


J. Derenzo Companies has just about fully excavated the section of The Circle’s single-level, 103-space underground parking garage that will be located underneath Waterstone at The Circle. Part of the garage will also be located underneath the AC Hotel. Concrete has been poured along nearly all vertical sections of the Waterstone at The Circle garage, and the building’s seven-story elevator core has risen to the future ground floor. Pile driving is complete at Waterstone at The Circle, and concrete is being poured atop pile caps to create Waterstone at The Circle’s foundation. Excavation rigs and other construction vehicles and equipment are staged on the future site of the AC Hotel. The following are photographs of the Circle site:


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View East of Waterstone at The Circle foundation


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View West of Waterstone at The Circle foundation


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View West of Waterstone at The Circle foundation


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Concrete pouring underway along East Section of Waterstone at The Circle foundation


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Concrete pouring underway along East Section of Waterstone at The Circle foundation


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Concrete poured on pile cap


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Concrete poured on pile cap


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Top of driven pile (orange posts)


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Top of driven pile (orange posts)


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Elevator Core


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J. Derenzo Companies excavator


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J. Derenzo Companies excavator


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AC Hotel site


Kenmore Square North
- Aug 12, 2016

Boston University officially announces Related Beal as Kenmore Square portfolio buyer


In an official press release last Friday (August 12th, 2016) morning, Boston University (BU) officially announced Related Beal as the buyer of BU's nine-building Kenmore Square real estate portfolio. Related Beal will reportedly acquire the nine buildings and enter a long-term ground lease with BU; The Real Reporter reports that the price for Related Beal's acquisition could approach $150 million. The nine existing buildings total 335,000 square feet and span the north side of Kenmore Square from 648 Beacon Street to 541 Commonwealth Avenue and 11-19 Deerfield Street. 


"Development by Related Beal will make Kenmore Square even more attractive as a venue for retail and innovation and as a livable neighborhood adjacent to a major university. We look forward to working with Related Beal to help realize this vision,” said BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown. “Boston University plays a critical role in Boston's education ecosystem and we are thrilled to be selected to reimagine these key buildings adjacent to their campus. This significant location serves as a vital connection between Fenway, the Back Bay and Brookline and we look forward to working with BU, the BRA, and the community to create a plan that will contribute to the vitality of Kenmore Square, said Related Beal President Kimberly Sherman Stamler.


Kenmore Square North
- Jul 20, 2016

Related Beal reportedly acquiring Boston University's Kenmore Square building portfolio, home of Citgo Sign


The Real Reporter reports that developer Related Beal will acquire Boston University's nine-building Kenmore Square portfolio, home of the famous Citgo Sign. The buildings are reportedly being sold for upwards of $145 million and could approach a price of $150 million. The nine buildings total 335,000 square feet and are located at 642-650 Beacon Street, 533-541 Commonwealth Avenue and 11-19 Deerfield Street. The buildings are home to existing retail tenants including Barnes & Noble, Bertucci’s Restaurant and Cornwall’s Pub.


Related Beal is currently building Parcel 1B and 131 Beverly (Lovejoy Wharf) in Bulfinch Triangle and acquired the John Jeffries House hotel in Beacon Hill last week for $25 million. The hotel is located next to a parking garage Related Beal acquired in July 2015 for $40 million.


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Apr 25, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies demolishes last section of Circle Cinema


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division demolished the last standing section of Circle Cinema early Saturday morning. The way has now been cleared for construction of new hotel and senior housing buildings expected to be complete in 2017. The following is a video by National Development's Ted Tye showing the last standing section's demolition:



Last piece of Circle Cinema comes down this morning during MBTA shutdown.@BostonRedevelop pic.twitter.com/g9nkRt5qqh

— Ted Tye (@tyeguy44) April 23, 2016


AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Apr 18, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies demolishes former Circle Cinema building


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has just about fully demolished the former Circle Cinema building in Cleveland Circle:


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The Applebee's restaurant building formerly located on site is completely demolished. All that remains of Circle Cinema is a single former screening room:


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Circle Cinema contained seven screening rooms prior to demolition. Virtually the entire theater has been reduced to rubble:


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The hollowed shell of Circle Cinema is visible from the neighboring ballpark:


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Part of the former Circle Cinema parking area remains underneath the remaining screening room:


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The Circle Cinema site presents a unique transit-oriented location abutting an active rapid transit line and within walking distance to multiple public transportation options:


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A new hotel building and senior housing building will be built on the Circle Cinema site. Anticipated project completion is in 2017. More information about the Circle Cinema Redevelopment project is posted below.


Hilton Garden Inn Brookline/Boston
- Apr 03, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies completes demolition at proposed Brookline Village hotel site


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has demolished a former Gulf gasoline station located at 25 Washington Street in Brookline VillageClaremont Companies proposes to build a 168-room hotel on the 18,492 square foot parcel.


Claremont Companies acquired the 25 Washington Street site in January 2016. Plans for the proposed hotel were presented at the Town of Brookline's Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) meeting held on January 4th, 2016. The following is a link to the full EDAB presentation.


The 25 Washington Street parcel is currently zoned for industrial use; a zoning change will be required to build the proposed hotel. More information about the proposed hotel is posted below. The following is the deed for Claremont Companies' acquisition of 25 Washington Street as recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds:



Homewood Suites Brookline
- Apr 03, 2016

Finishing touches underway as Homewood Suites Brookline nears June 2016 opening


Exterior finishes have been installed throughout Homewood Suites Brookline's facade. The building now has a strong presence along Route 9 in Brookline Village. Official Homewood Suites signage has been installed along the building's facade. Finishing touches are now underway along the facade and the ground floor targeting Homewood Suites Brookline's scheduled June 2016 opening. Per an update posted on Homewood Suites Brookline's website, the hotel will open to guests in June 2016. Homewood Suites Brookline is currently accepting reservations for arrivals starting June 6th, 2016.


Homewood Suites Brookline is the first of what could be a wave of development projects coming to Brookline Village. Claremont Companies, who is Homewood Suites Brookline's developer, proposes to build a second Brookline Village hotel at 25 Washington Street. The Fallon Company, developer of Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport District, recently bought a 12,125 square foot Brookline Village parcel at 20 Boylston Street. The following are photographs of Homewood Suites Brookline:


More information about Homewood Suites Brookline is posted below.


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AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Jan 26, 2016

Construction has begun on the Circle Cinema Redevelopment in Cleveland Circle. J. Derenzo Companies will soon begin demolition of the existing Circle Cinema and Applebee's buildings on site. Asbsetos removal and installation of construction fencing started Monday. Cranshaw Construction is managing the Circle Cinema Redevelopment.


The following are photographs of Circle Cinema and the adjacent Applebee's restaurant:


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Chroma Cambridge
- Jan 01, 2016

We were impressed by the quality of finishes and layout of spaces on our recent tour of Chroma, a cutting edge new luxury apartment building now leasing in Cambridge's delightful Cambridgeport neighborhood. Chroma's common areas are thoughtfully designed with attractive furnishings and amenities, such as a state-of-the-art gym and a lounge featuring a pool table, that promote an active and collaborative lifestyle. With a resident Think Space, high-speed wireless internet in all common areas and a convenient location steps to Kendall Square and MIT, Chroma also fosters innovation, teamwork and 21st century thinking.


Our photographs of Chroma are posted above. Take a look at Chroma's distinctive artwork, roof deck, communal spaces, units and more. Additional photographs are posted further below. Also watch our video interview about Chroma with National Development's Jessica Buonopane (Vice President of Residential Properties) and John Felix (Development Project Manager); National Development is a developer of Chroma and Chroma's building manager. Video is embedded below.



During Chroma's construction, an old granite lion sculpture was unearthed. Subsequently named Sidney, the lion is now on display in Chroma's landscaped courtyard. Watch the Chroma team's video of Sidney the Lion's installation, embedded below. Photographs of Sidney the Lion in his new home are also posted above.



AC Hotel Boston Cleveland Circle
- Nov 17, 2015

A deed was recorded today in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds transferring ownership of the Circle Cinema site from National Amusements Inc. to Cleveland Circle Development Associates LLC, an affiliate of National Development and Boston Development Group, for $1. Construction of a new AC Hotel and senior housing on the site is expected to commence in 2016. The following is today's recorded deed:


   

National Development and Boston Development Group, developers of the Cleveland Circle Redevelopment project, acquired the Circle Cinema development site for a total of $9.5 million in November 2014.

The developers closed on the acquisition of the Circle Cinema theater site on November 16th, 2014 for $5.5 million. The following is the deed for the sale recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds:



The developers closed on the acquisition of the adjacent Applebee's restaurant site on November 26th, 2014 for $4 million. The following is the deed for the sale recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds:

   


Homewood Suites Brookline
- Nov 08, 2015

We stopped by under-construction Homewood Suites Brookline, where construction is progressing in earnest! Installation of brick exterior finishes has begun, and windows are just about fully installed. Fireproofing is installed throughout the building's facade.


   
   
   

More information about the project is posted below.


Homewood Suites Brookline
- Oct 04, 2015

Installation of windows is beginning at Homewood Suites Brookline. Fireproofing has been installed along much of the building's topped-off frame, and sheathing has been installed throughout.


   
   
   


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