51 affordable condominiums completed in Chinatown
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday (November 28th) for 88 Hudson Street, a 51-unit affordable condominium building in Chinatown that is the second and final phase of the One Greenway development. 88 Hudson Street features residences ranging from one to three bedrooms intended for working families. The residences are priced ranging from less than $200,000 to $235,000, with four homes designated for households earning 60% or less of area median income (AMI), 42 for households earning 80% of less of AMI and five for households earning 100% or less of AMI.
88 Hudson Street, along with the first phase of One Greenway which was completed in 2015, will help ensure that working families can continue to live in Boston’s downtown area, where rents and condominium prices are rapidly rising. “We want to ensure residents who have built their lives in Chinatown can continue to live here,” said Mayor Marty Walsh at the ribbon cutting. “I'm proud of the work the City and our partners have done to create these affordable homes for working families in Chinatown.”
88 Hudson Street cost over $20.5 million to construct and was made possible by funding from the City of Boston, the State of Massachusetts, Eastern Bank and the Chinese Economic Development Council. The first phase of One Greenway provided 312 apartments, 95 of which are affordable, 3,300 square feet of retail space, 5,000 square feet of community commercial space, 135 parking spaces and a new public park. One Greenway developers Asian Community Development Corporation and New Boston Fund sold the first phase’s 217 market-rate apartments sold this month for $144.5 million, nearly $666,000 per apartment, to Prudential. The following are photographs of 88 Hudson Street:
Weatherproofing complete at 88 Hudson workforce housing in Chinatown
The weather and fireproofing barrier of 88 Hudson Street, a new 51-unit workforce housing building in Chinatown, has been fully installed, and all windows are in place. A brick facade has been installed along the building’s first two floors facing Hudson Street, and blue, white and silver exterior finish panels will soon be installed on upper floors and at the building’s rear. Interior finishing of 88 Hudson Street’s residences and common spaces is also underway. 88 Hudson Street will feature 51 condominiums including one-, two- and three-bedrooms that will be sold to working families earning 60 to 100% of area median income (AMI). 88 Hudson Street is expected to open by the end of this year. The following is a photograph of 88 Hudson Street:
Cunard Tavern restaurant opening Thursday in East Boston’s new 47 Webster Street mixed-use building
The much-anticipated Cunard Tavern restaurant, which will feature one of East Boston’s first outdoor rooftop bars, will open this Thursday at the new 47 Webster Street mixed-use building steps from the East Boston Waterfront. Cunard Tavern will serve a diverse mix of local and international cuisine, along with 10 craft beer draft lines and other exquisite drinks. The Point East Boston Barre & Yoga, East Boston’s first yoga studio, has opened at 47 Webster Street, and the building’s four apartment residences are now complete and leasing. The four-story 47 Webster Street features 11,560 square feet of housing and retail space located in East Boston’s rapidly-developing Jeffries Point neighborhood a short walk to the MBTA Blue Line with direct service to Downtown Boston. The following are photographs of 47 Webster Street:
Cunard Tavern restaurant opening at 47 Webster Street on East Boston Waterfront this month
Cunard Tavern, a new restaurant featuring a diverse mix of local and international cuisine, will open this month at 47 Webster Street, a newly built mixed-use building in East Boston located steps to Boston Harbor. Boston Magazine reports that Cunard Tavern will serve unique plates including “octopus dumplings doused with ginger, chopped scallions, and sesame glaze; tuna crudo prepared Sicilian-style with fennel and citrus vinaigrette; and beignets filled with Somerville’s own Marshmallow Fluff.” Drinks will include whiskey, house cocktails and 10 craft beer draft lines.
47 Webster Street’s facade has been fully installed, and fit out of Cunard Tavern as well as the building's yoga studio (The Point East Boston) and four apartment residences is just about complete. Apartments at 47 Webster Street are now available for rent. The following are photographs of 47 Webster Street:
47 Webster nearly complete as Cunard Tavern approaches Spring 2017 opening
Interior finishing is underway at all four levels of East Boston’s 47 Webster in preparation for the Spring 2017 opening of the Cunard Tavern restaurant and occupancy of 47 Webster’s yoga studio and four residential units. Exterior construction at 47 Webster in East Boston is nearing completion, with brick and wood finishes fully installed along the building’s facade. The construction crew is now working to install exterior panel cladding on the building’s upper level. The following are photographs of 47 Webster:
88 Hudson Street revitalizes Chinatown with new workforce housing
88 Hudson Street, a new 51-unit workforce housing building in Chinatown, will revitalize and restore a section of Chinatown demolished for 1950s and 1960s highway projects. Hudson Street was originally home to many immigrant families until construction of Interstate 93, during which several homes were demolished. “I’m proud to be working with [developer Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC)] to create affordable housing for new immigrant families on the site where I have fond memories of growing up in a vibrant, immigrant community over 50 years ago,” says ACDC board president Paul W. Lee in an official statement. 88 Hudson Street is now in the superstructure construction phase and has risen two stories, with the building's elevator cores topped off. Expected completion of 88 Hudson Street is in late 2017. The following are photographs of 88 Hudson Street, courtesy ACDC:
Brick facade installation underway at 47 Webster in East Boston, rooftop restaurant opening in November
Installation of 47 Webster's brick facade is well underway as the building nears completion this fall. Windows, moisture-resistant cladding and fireproofing have been installed along the building's entire four-story shell, which is fully topped off. Cunard Tavern, 47 Webster's signature restaurant, will open in November and was recently named one of the Boston Globe's 20 most exciting restaurants opening this fall. Cunard Tavern, the work of local Ducali and Lucia restaurateur and 47 Webster developer Philip Frattaroli, will serve "traditional pub food” and feature 65 seats with a 35-seat roof deck. The following are photographs of 47 Webster:
http: Foundation construction underway at 88 Hudson Street
Wooden structural piles have been driven across the 88 Hudson Street project site. Concrete is being poured atop pile caps to construct the new building's foundation. No vehicle parking will be constructed at 88 Hudson Street. 88 Hudson Street will contain 51 affordable homeownership condominiums located steps to Downtown Boston and South Station and across from recently competed One Greenway, a 325-unit apartment tower with ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 88 Hudson Street:
The following is a photograph of One Greenway:
Foundation excavations by Sean Farrell Excavation, Inc. are just about complete at 47 Webster. The new-construction building will contain four residential units and a retail space that will house a new neighborhood restaurant, Cunard Tavern.
Demolition is complete of the former woodworking shop at 47 Webster Street. Foundation work is beginning for the new building.