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Nov 14, 2019
NPC Filed for Innovation Point
With construction wrapping up on the renovations to the historic buildings at 5 Necco Court, Alexandria Real Estate Equities & National Development have filed a Notice of Project Change for the new construction building slated to be included in the Innovation Point Project. The updated plans call still call for a 12-story building however total square footage has increased to approximately 316,000 designed for multi-tenant office/life sciences/r&d uses. The building would also include active ground floor uses, such as retail and restaurant spaces. Because of the Project Site's proximity to public transit and nearby public parking facilities, the new building is not proposed to include any underground parking. Per the filing, the development team plans to begin construction on 15 Necco St. in the third quarter of 2020.
Nov 05, 2019
Fire Alarm Permit Pulled for Children's Hospital Hale Family Building
A permit valued at $2.5M has been pulled for the install of the fire alarm system at the Hale Family Building. The 11-story building will feature a 30-bed state of the art NICU, a comprehensive Heart Center, plus a clinical lab and expanded indoor and outdoor green space. Children's Hospital expects to open the new facility in the third quarter of 2021.
Oct 21, 2019
CO Issued for 2 Brookline Place
A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the new Children's Hospital building at Two Brookline Place. The 182,500 square foot building features medical offices along with ambulatory care space over ground-floor retail.
Oct 15, 2019
Construction Continues on Revamp of 399 Washington
Construction continues on the renovation of the historic building dating back to 1881 at 399 Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Facade repairs are nearly complete on the upper floors with work now underway to install a 2-story glass and metal facade at the base of the building. Along with ground-floor retail, the project also includes over 30,000 square feet of office space. Construction on the base building is set to be complete in February.
Sep 23, 2019
HCP, Inc. to Buy Alewife Research Center for $332.5 Million
HCP, Inc. has agreed to purchase the Alewife Research Center in Cambridge from The Davis Companies for $332.5 million.
The property features a 223,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building located across from the Alewife MBTA Red Line station. Alewife Research Center features flexible research and development office space with amenities including a two-story lobby, a fitness center, conference/meeting areas, and an employee lounge.
Sep 16, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for GE’s Renovation at Necco Court
Months after scrapping plans for a larger tower on the site, GE is wrapping up construction on renovations to the historic buildings on Necco Court. After deciding not to move forward with the new construction aspect of the project GE sold the site to Alexandria Real Estate and signed a 12-year lease for the warehouse buildings. The 100+-year-old brick and beam warehouses are currently being fully renovated and will include a bistro and modern office space for around 250 GE employees.
As part of the project the Necco Court bridge is being restored with half of the bridge’s facade being replaced with new metal, while the side facing the Fort Point Channel will be replaced with glass. Gensler is the architect on the project and Eversource provided energy efficiency solutions. Eversource is supporting a number of energy-efficient building elements in this project with incentive dollars, including energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, high performing chillers, pumps, windows, walls and roof materials with high insulating values. Construction is expected to wrap up in the coming months.
Aug 26, 2019
Orfano Opens at Pierce Boston
Restaurateurs Tiffani Faison and Kelly Walsh open their highly anticipated Orfano tonight. Guided by the whimsy of “sorry Nonna,” Orfano is a subversive Italian-American restaurant that does not bow to traditions – its orphan spirit breaks away from regions and rules, conventions and expectations. The opening marks Tiffani and Kelly’s fourth restaurant and it solidifies that even their greatest fans cannot predict what they are capable of. As their most upscale concept yet, Orfano, as Tiffani so aptly puts it, “has moves.” The moves extend from the bar to the service to the décor, and underlie Tiffani’s unique ability to translate her own sharp humor into a dining experience that bestows guests with much more than just her gastronomic talent. A culinary maverick, Faison’s special sauce is in her ability to respect a cuisine’s roots while also fearlessly taking it apart and putting it back together in a way that only she could. With Orfano, she delivers next level Italian – delicious, elegant, humorous; distinctly different than anything else in Boston. Orfano seats 96 in total: 16 at the bar, 20 in the café and 60 in the dining room. The café and bar are open to guests without reservations. Reservations are suggested for the dining room. Orfano is located at 1391 Boylston Street Boston MA - on the ground floor of Pierce Boston in the Fenway.
Aug 06, 2019
Steel Framing Underway for Hale Family Building at Children's Hospital
Steel framing is now underway with the concrete core in place for the Children's Hospital Hale Family Building. The new 11-story building will feature a state of the art NICU, a five-floor cardiac clinic, new inpatient rooms, and an open-floor concept clinical lab. The building will also offer enhanced technology with info-sharing hubs and hybrid operating rooms. The Hale Family Building is expected to open in the Fall of 2021.
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Aug 01, 2019
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Aug 01, 2019
Tower Crane in Place for 100 Shawmut
The tower crane is in place for 100 Shawmut as work continues on the luxury condo building at the intersection of the South End and Chinatown. A new gridded glass and metal facade will rise out of the pre-existing brick warehouse structure that has been preserved on the site. When complete in 2020, 100 Shawmut will be home to 138 luxury residences and amenities including a pair of outdoor decks, a ground-floor cafe, and bicycle storage.
Jun 24, 2019
ICYMI Encore Boston Harbor is Now Open
In case you had skipped town for a weekend break or may be living under a rock, Encore Boston Harbor is now open. The massive, 3 million square foot project which officially broke ground in early August of 2016 welcomed large crowds on opening day June 23rd. Around 7,400 construction workers helped build the $2.6B project. The Encore features...
- 671 guest rooms ranging in size from 650 - 5800 square feet- 210,000 square foot of casino space including 3158 slot machines & 231 table games- 15 restaurants & 5 shops- 50,000 square feet of meeting space- 26,000 square foot spa- Public waterfront park with boat dock
Jun 21, 2019
Construction Complete for The Graphic Lofts in Charlestown
Charlestown's newest luxury residential project, The Graphic Lofts, is now open. The project features a total of 171 rental units, a mix of studios through three bedrooms with prices ranging from $2071 up to $6365 per month. Amenities at The Graphic include a game room, fitness center, and concierge service. The ground floor of the project also includes a 5,000 square foot commercial space.