Jan 03, 2019
Foundation Work Ongoing for 370-380 Harrison
Work continues on the concrete mat slab for the upcoming mixed-use building at the corner of Harrison and East Berkeley Street in the South End. The tower crane is also in place for the 14-story project. The building will feature a total of 273 residences, a mix of rentals and condos, along with 8,500sf of ground floor retail.
Dec 20, 2018
Framing Underway for The Neponset in Quincy
Framing is underway for the upcoming luxury condo building, The Neponset. The $12.7 million project is set to include 28 two-bed, two-bath luxury residences. Building amenities will include a rooftop lounge and garage parking, 56 units in total. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
Nov 13, 2018
Electrical Permit Issued for 370-380 Harrison Avenue
An electrical permit has been issued for the upcoming 14-story mixed-use project on Harrison Ave. in the South End. The project is set to include 273 residential units (172 apartments and 101 condos), along with 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Resident amenities at 370-380 Harrison Avenue will include upper level roof decks with outdoor social space and plantings. Three levels of parking are being built underneath the building to feature a total of 180 spaces.
Oct 26, 2018
Interior Finishing Wrapping up for Acadia in Chelsea
Interior finishing is wrapping up for the new 34 unit affordable housing development on Spencer Street in Chelsea's Mill Hill Neighborhood. Three residences will be reserved for people with disabilities, and eight residences will be rented to formerly homeless families. The project will also include community space and parking for 34 cars.
Oct 22, 2018
The Hill to Bring 598 Housing Units
The city of Quincy's Planning Board will hold a special hearing regarding FoxRock Properties plans to turn the former Quincy Medical Center into 598 housing units dubbed as “The Hill.”
The special hearing on the development will take place at 7PM on Wednesday (10/24) Historic City Hall.
FoxRock's plans include restoration of the Quincy Hospital Administration Building and repurpose it as a mixed-use building during and after the construction of the development.
According to the developer's plans, 9.5-acres of the land would remain as green space including an “enhanced” Glendale Park. According to FoxRock, if the project is approved, construction would begin in 2019 and occur in multiple phases.
Aug 10, 2018
Site Work Continues at 370-380 Harrison Avenue
Site work continues at 370-380 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. The upcoming 14-story, 356,500 square foot mixed-use building will contain approximately 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 ownership condominiums. Additionally, there will be approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Resident amenities at 370-380 Harrison Avenue will include upper-level roof decks with outdoor social space and plantings. 55 residences at 370-380 Harrison Avenue will be designated affordable, including 52 apartments and three condominiums.
Jul 03, 2018
City Hall Plaza Renovation Moves Forward
After years of planning, the renovation of City Hall Plaza is moving forward according to city officials. The $60 million plan will overhaul City Hall Plaza with construction expected to begin in 2019. As a result of the renovation, Boston Winter will not be open this winter at the plaza.
The new designs plans call for a more accessible plaza, including plans for a seasonal fountain, tree-covered gathering spots and a small park near Cambridge Street. The plans could potentially include a 5,000-square-foot restaurant on City Hall’s third floor.
Mar 30, 2018
JDC Demolition Begins Site Work at Harrison Avenue
JDC Demolition Company has begun soil remediation at 370-380 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End, the future site of a 14-story, 356,500 square foot mixed-use building that will contain approximately 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 ownership condominiums, and approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Mar 08, 2018
Demolition of the Ho Kong Bean Sprouts and Quinzani’s Bakery factory buildings are complete to make way for 370-380 Harrison Avenue, an upcoming 14-story, 356,500-square-foot apartment and condominium building.
A new construction permit has been issued to begin the building which will feature 273 residences, including 172 rental apartments and 101 ownership condominiums, and approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project is expected to take two years to complete.
Feb 23, 2018
Shuttered South End factories demolished to make way for 370-380 Harrison Avenue residences
The former Ho Kong Bean Sprouts and Quinzani’s Bakery factory buildings in the Upper South End have been fully demolished to make way for 370-380 Harrison Avenue, an upcoming 14-story, 356,500-square-foot apartment and condominium building. In the coming weeks, demolition rubble will be cleared, and pre-trenching and excavation of the building’s foundation and three-level, 180-space underground parking garage will commence.
Construction of 370-380 Harrison Avenue is expected to take approximately two years. The building will feature 273 residences, including 172 rental apartments and 101 ownership condominiums, and approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following is a photograph of the 370-380 Harrison Avenue site:
Feb 22, 2018
Structural framing of 34 new affordable apartments in Chelsea underway
The elevator core of 242 Spencer Avenue, an upcoming four-story building located in Chelsea featuring 34 affordable apartments, has topped off, and structural framing of the building is now underway. Wood framing panels are now being installed atop the building’s concrete and steel base podium to create its’ upper floors. Completion of 242 Spencer Avenue is expected in Fall 2018. The building is located a short distance from the upcoming MBTA Silver Line bus rapid transit service. The following is a photograph of 242 Spencer Avenue:
Feb 11, 2018
Construction of 370-380 Harrison Avenue residences in South End to start imminently
Fencing has been erected around the perimeter of 370-380 Harrison Avenue in the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood, future site of a 14-story, 356,500-square-foot apartment and condominium building, and demolition of existing buildings is expected to commence this week. The existing Ho Kong Bean Sprouts and Quinzani’s Bakery buildings will be fully demolished over the next four weeks. Pre-trenching and excavation of the future building’s foundation is expected to commence in early March, and continue through late July. Overall, construction of the building is expected to last approximately two years, with completion expected in 2020. 370-380 Harrison Avenue will feature 273 residences, including 172 rental apartments and 101 ownership condominiums, and approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Jan 21, 2018
Readville Yard 5 industrial and office development in Hyde Park secures construction financing
Readville Yard 5, an upcoming 21-acre development in Hyde Park that will construct five buildings containing 249,845 square feet of light industrial, manufacturing and office space, has secured $15.5 million in financing, allowing construction to begin. Financing was provided by Northern Bank & Trust Company; the project is developed by First Highland Management and Development Corporation.
The first phase of Readville Yard 5, expected to be complete by July 2018, will construct infrastructure and site access improvements as well as a three-story, 36,000-square-foot office building at the site’s gateway. The second phase, expected to commence in November 2018 and conclude in July 2019, will construct four single-story structures containing up to 41 light industrial and manufacturing units approximately 4,000 to 7,000 square feet in size.
Originally approved in October 2014, Readville Yard 5 would have constructed six new buildings totalling approximately 375,000 square feet. However, following National Grid’s lease of a four-acre portion of the site as a service center for natural gas repairs for customers in the City of Boston, the project was subsequently downsized to five buildings.
Jan 07, 2018
Proposed Mission Hill mixed-use building would create new Laneway neighborhood public space
New Urban Partners proposes to construct a six-story mixed-use building at 9 Burney Street in Mission Hill, which would feature 31 apartment residences and a 1,900-square-foot ground-floor restaurant facing The Laneway, a new neighborhood public space. The building would be located just off of Tremont Street, minutes from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Orange Line station, and feature residences ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Construction of 9 Burney Street would commence in the second quarter of 2018, with completion expected in the third quarter of 2019. New Urban Partners has filed plans for the proposed building, which would replace a surface parking lot and a triple-decker apartment building with a detached single-story storage building, with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), commencing the project’s city review process.
Nov 30, 2017
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:
Oct 04, 2017
Renderings revealed of proposed South Boston boutique hotel near Broadway Station
Renderings of a proposed eight-story boutique hotel at 248 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, located steps from Broadway Station, have been revealed. The hotel would feature a main six-story section containing 159 rooms and ground-floor retail space, topped off by two set-back stories containing amenities including event space and a publicly accessible restaurant/lounge connected to an outdoor rooftop deck with a swimming pool. The latest renderings of the hotel are posted above.
Construction of the hotel, which replaces proponent Evergreen Property Group’s approved plans for a 33-unit residential building with 4,440 square feet of ground-floor retail at 248 Dorchester Avenue, is anticipated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018, with completion anticipated in the third quarter of 2020. The proponent has filed plans for the proposed hotel with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.
Sep 24, 2017
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:
Aug 31, 2017
Ribbon cut on new affordable housing and retail development in Dorchester
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Tuesday (August 29th) for Upper Washington, a mixed-use development located in Dorchester's Four Corners neighborhood featuring two new buildings containing 35 affordable housing units and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Nine units at the LEED Silver sustainability-certifiable Upper Washington are reserved for formerly homeless families; all units at Upper Washington will be rented to households earning no more than 60% of area median income (AMI).
Retail space at Upper Washington is now occupied by Four Corners Main Streets, and 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness. Upper Washington has provided Four Corners with quality affordable housing and retail space that will serve the community for years to come. “I am proud that the City of Boston’s commitment to this project helped create 35 new homes — homes that will help ensure that the people who help make this neighborhood the thriving, vibrant place it is will be able to stay in their community,” said Mayor Marty Walsh at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Boston is lucky to have this exemplary team of builders, designers, and partners who worked so closely together to create more affordable housing for working people in Dorchester.” The following is a photograph of Upper Washington, courtesy Nauset Construction:
Aug 22, 2017
Equity Residential acquires Girard apartments in South End from New Atlantic Development for $116.4 million
Nationwide real estate developer and investor Equity Residential has acquired the long-term leasehold for the newly built Girard apartments, a 160-unit luxury apartment building in Boston’s South End with 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail, for $116.4 million in cash from developer New Atlantic Development. Girard opened in 2016 and is situated in the South End’s culturally-rich SoWA neighborhood. Amenities include on-site garage parking, a Wi-Fi Workbar, meeting rooms, top-floor and rooftop common areas and a fitness center. Southern Proper, a new Southern-influenced restaurant led by Chef Jason Cheek, is expected to open on Girard’s ground floor in the coming months. New Atlantic Development acquired the 99-year long-term leasehold on the 1.27-acre Girard site for $2,678,292.11 in December 2014 from The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, and invested $62 million in Girard’s development.
Jul 04, 2017
New eight-story hotel proposed at site of approved South Boston residential development
Developer Evergreen Property Group proposes to construct a new eight-story, 159-room boutique hotel at 248 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, the site of an approved six-story, 33-unit residential building the developer had previously planned to construct. The new hotel would contain 86,000 square feet of space, in contrast to the residential building’s 43,650; the hotel, like the residential building, would also feature ground-floor retail.
Evergreen reportedly was prompted to change its’ project plans by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)’s South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative, whose revised zoning allows for additional density and height along Dorchester Avenue, as well as market trends and community input. “The proposed project will provide a distinct hospitality use at a design-forward development that better activates the street frontage along Dorchester Avenue,” said Evergreen Attorney Joseph Hanley in a prepared statement.
An Enterprise Rent-A-Car location is currently located at the proposed project site. Evergreen has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to construct the hotel with the BPDA, who is now reviewing the project. A rendering of the approved residential building is posted above; renderings of the proposed hotel have not yet been revealed.
May 10, 2017
Finishing touches underway at South End's 7 East Springfield condos
Finishing touches are underway at the new 7 East Springfield condominiums in the South End, with brickwork, exterior panels and windows fully installed. 7 East Springfield's facade features a multifaceted mix of red and grey finishes, integrating seamlessly within the historic South End streetscape while providing an attractive modern perspective. Inside the building, fit-out of condominium residences is nearing completion. 7 East Springfield will feature nine condominium residences. The following are photographs of 7 East Springfield:
May 10, 2017
Southern-influenced restaurant opening at The Girard, new South End luxury apartment building
Southern Proper, a new Southern-influenced restaurant led by Chef Jason Cheek, will open on the ground floor of The Girard, a newly-opened 160-unit luxury apartment building in the South End’s SoWA neighborhood. The new two-story restaurant would have a full liquor license and would be open until 2 AM; a 635-square-foot seasonal outdoor patio would operate between April and November until 11 PM. Inside, Southern Proper would feature both dining space and bar seating. Southern Proper’s total square footage would be 3,853 square feet.
Mar 19, 2017
191-195 Bowdoin Street, 41 affordable apartments with retail, approved in Dorchester
191-195 Bowdoin Street, a new 4-story building featuring 41 affordable apartments with 6,057 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. Retail could be occupied by the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, a grassroots initiative to create a community and worker-owned grocery store. Construction of 191-195 Bowdoin Street is expected to commence in 2018.
Mar 05, 2017
370-380 Harrison Avenue, 356,500 square foot mixed-use development, approved in South End
370-380 Harrison Avenue, a new 14-story building featuring 218 rental apartments, 96 ownership condominiums and approximately 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last Thursday (March 2nd)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. Developer Related Beal anticipates to start construction of the project in the second quarter of this year, with completion expected by the second quarter of 2019.
Jan 23, 2017
41 affordable apartments proposed in Dorchester
Viet-AID proposes to construct a new mixed-use building at 191-195 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester's Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood featuring 41 affordable residential apartments and ground-floor retail. Plans for the project have been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). 191-195 Bowdoin Street is now under official review.
Dec 29, 2016
New luxurious residences now leasing at Jamaica Plain's MetroMark Apartments
Residences are now leasing at MetroMark Apartments, a newly opened luxury apartment community located in Jamaica Plain steps to multiple parks, a variety of retail options and the Forest Hills rapid transit station. The first phase of MetroMark, a new building at 3615 Washington Street, opened this fall. The next building at MetroMark, 3611 Washington Street, will open in early 2017. In total, MetroMark will feature approximately 283 rental residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space. Residents at MetroMark have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with sweeping Boston skyline views and multiple indoor and outdoor resident lounges. The following are photographs of MetroMark:
Dec 19, 2016
Related Beal proposes revised development at 370-380 Harrison Avenue in South End
Related Beal is proposing a revised development at 370-380 Harrison Avenue in the South End's New York Streets neighborhood. The design of the original development, proposed in March 2016 and not approved, has been revised in response to design feedback from officials and the surrounding community. With the revised design, Related Beal aims to better relate with the existing surrounding building context. Related Beal has submitted a Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) with the revised development plan for 370-380 Harrison Avenue. The plan will now undergo official review.
Dec 13, 2016
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:
Nov 28, 2016
LStar cuts ribbon on new Parkway at Union Point
LStar Communities held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Wednesday (November 23rd, 2016) for the new $6.7 million Patriot Parkway at Union Point in South Weymouth. The completion of the Parkway frees hundreds of acres of land at Union Point up for development. The completed Parkway, financed by MassDOT, cuts through the 1,500 acre Union Point site, linking Routes 3 and 18 as well as the South Weymouth commuter rail station and the future Union Point town center district. Town Center Apartments, a new mixed-use development with 265 apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail, is already under construction at the end of the Parkway steps to the commuter rail station.
Union Point residents were delighted to welcome the new Parkway and enthusiastically honked their car horns as they drove along the road for the first time. The following are photographs from the ribbon cutting ceremony:
Oct 24, 2016
Union Point plans revealed at BLDUP, Inc.’s Developer’s Agenda
LStar Communities’ Managing Partner Kyle Corkum revealed the latest plans for Union Point, a a 1,500 acre mixed-use development located 12 miles from Boston, at BLDUP, Inc.’s inaugural Developer’s Agenda event last Thursday evening. Corkum, with help from John Tocci Jr., Director of Virtual Design and Construction at Tocci Building Companies, led Developer’s Agenda attendees on a 3D virtual tour of Union Point and revealed new project renderings, which can be found on the Union Point BLDUP page.
Corkum spoke of the “unprecedented opportunity to build something spectacular” at Union Point, namely a “new transit-oriented city.” The State of Massachusetts has invested $53 million into a new 2.5-mile parkway at Union Point that leads to a new MBTA Commuter Rail Station; the State also invested $23 million into the MBTA Station.
Corkum unveiled plans for a “tremendous concentration of restaurants in an urban environment” that will be centered around a new man-made lake. These restaurants will surround new professional athletic facilities, activating the restaurant district. At game times, streets will be closed off “like Yawkey Way” in Boston. According to Corkum, professional sports teams have already committed to playing at Union Point.
Ultimately, over 100 commercial buildings will be constructed at Union Point; Union Point will feature up to 4,000 homes and up to 6 million square feet of commercial. Construction recently began on Town Center Apartments, a mixed-use development at Union Point with 14,000 square feet of retail and 265 units of rental housing. Six major projects at Union Point are now underway; up to 20 major projects will be underway by Spring 2017.
Sep 09, 2016
The Girard, opening early fall and now leasing, is nearly complete
The exterior shell of The Girard is completely sealed, with windows installed and finish panels covering just about the entire exterior. The Girard features 160 luxury apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, nearly all of which are finished and ready for move-in. Apartments are now leasing; visit GirardBoston.com for more information. Resident amenities at The Girard will include a two-story lobby, an art gallery, meeting rooms and a fitness center.
Raw space of The Girard’s ground-floor retail is complete. Finishing touches are being put on the entrance to The Girard’s two-level underground parking garage, which will contain 162 spaces. The following are exterior photographs of The Girard:
The following are photographs showing a completed two-bedroom unit at The Girard, courtesy Nickerson PR:
Aug 26, 2016
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:
Aug 26, 2016
7 East Springfield exterior finishing underway
7 East Springfield, a nine-unit condominium building located in the South End, is topped off, and moisture-resistant cladding and fireproofing are nearly fully installed along the building's wooden frame. Windows have been installed along a large section of the facade, and at 7 East Springfield's base, installation of brick finishes has begun. The following are photographs of 7 East Springfield:
Aug 24, 2016
MetroMark Apartments now leasing and occupied, nearing full completion
Residents have moved into the first building at MetroMark Apartments, now leasing in Jamaica Plain steps to the Forest Hills rapid transit station. Visit MetroMarkApts.com for additional leasing information. The $95 million, 300,000 square foot MetroMark Apartments will feature 283 rental residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space across four new buildings. Exterior finishes are just about fully installed at the second building at MetroMark Apartments, and installation of finishes is well underway along the third and fourth buildings' facades. Fireproofing and windows have been installed along the exteriors of all four buildings; MetroMark Apartments is fully topped off. The following are photographs of MetroMark Apartments:
Jun 06, 2016
New name for 600 Harrison Avenue, installation of exterior finishes begins
Installation of exterior finish panels has begun at The Girard, located at 600 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Grey brick finishes have been installed along much of the building's ground floor. Installation of windows, purple moisture and mold-resistant sheathing and silver fireproofing is just about complete. Brown cladding fastening system panels are being installed over the fireproofing; these panels are being used to install exterior finish panels.
View of The Girard from Harrison Avenue towards Malden Street
View of The Girard along Malden Street from Harrison Avenue
View of fireproofing and windows on The Girard's facade along Malden Street
View of windows, fireproofing and cladding fastening system panels on The Girard's facade along Malden Street
View of grey brick finishes on The Girard's facade along Malden Street
The wall at The Girard’s eastern end is almost fully covered with exterior finish panels. These panels are being hoisted into position with a system of pulleys anchored at the roof line.
View of exterior finish panel installation underway at the Albany Street end of The Girard
View of exterior finishes at The Girard from Saint Helena's Park
Close-up view of pulleys used to install exterior finishes at The Girard
View of The Girard from Wareham Street
Pre-leasing at The Girard has begun, visit GirardBoston.com
for more information. Additional information about The Girard is posted below.
Apr 20, 2016
Nearly 300 transit-oriented housing units coming to Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills
MetroMark Apartments, a four-building transit-oriented mixed-use development containing approximately 283 rental residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space, will soon open in Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills neighborhood. The first apartments are set to open in June 2016. MetroMark Apartments is located across from a major rapid transit hub, Forest Hills Station, with multiple public transportation options. The Southwest Corridor bike path and walking trail is also located nearby.
The four buildings at MetroMark Apartments have risen significantly and are now a prominent feature of the Forest Hills streetscape.
Looking up Washington Street from Building A towards Building D
Looking down Washington Street from Building C towards Building A and Forest Hills Station
Building A, the closest building to Forest Hills Station, has fully topped off. Fireproofing and windows have been installed along Building A's facade. Installation of exterior finish panels has begun.
Building A; note ground-floor retail space
Building A finishes (left) and fireproofing (right)
Building A looking towards Forest Hills Station
Building A looking towards Building B
Across from Building A, Building B recently topped off. Windows have been installed along Building B's wooden frame, and installation of fireproofing is off to a strong start.
Building B looking towards Buildings C and D
Further up Washington Street, Buildings C and D's wooden frames will soon top off. Elevator cores for these buildings have already topped off.
Building D looking towards Building A
Building D with Building C at rear
The following is a site plan of MetroMark Apartments showing the locations of the four buildings.
More information about MetroMark Apartments is posted below.
Apr 19, 2016
Upper Washington in Four Corners tops off as installation of finishes begins
Both buildings at Upper Washington in Dorchester's Four Corners neighborhood have topped off:
Exterior finishes are now being installed. New windows have been installed along the three-story West Building, and some brick finishes have been installed as well:
The four-story East Building is being prepared for installation of windows:
Both buildings will bring new affordable housing and retail space to Four Corners. More information about the Upper Washington project is posted below.
Mar 31, 2016
New details and renderings for Quinzani’s Bakery redevelopment in South End
Related Beal proposes to construct a 14-story mixed-use building with 280 residential units and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space at the former Quinzani’s Bakery site at 370-380 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. Approximately 105 units would be condominiums; approximately 175 would be rentals. Three stories of underground parking would be built with a total of 180 spaces. A Project Notification Form has been submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority with a full development proposal. Related Beal hopes to start construction in the second quarter of 2017.
A rendering of the proposed project is posted above. The following is a second rendering:
Related Beal acquired the former Quinzani's Bakery site for $20,000,000 in November 2015. In October 2015, Related Beal acquired the neighboring former Ho Kong Bean Sprout Company site for $8,000,000. Both sites would be combined to construct the proposed building. The following are deeds for both sales:
Quinzani's Bakery Deed One:
Quinzani's Bakery Deed Two:
Ho Kong Bean Sprout Company:
Related Beal filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on December 31st, 2015 to redevelop the 370-380 Harrison Avenue site. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent.
The 370-380 Harrison Avenue site is located in an area of Boston's South End that is seeing significant development. Ink Block Phase One, Sepia at Ink Block and Troy Boston were recently completed; The Lucas, 345 Harrison, Siena at Ink Block and AC Hotel South End are currently under construction.
Mar 21, 2016
600 Harrison Avenue tops off
600 Harrison Avenue is topped off, and windows are installed along much of the building’s frame. Exterior finishes will follow shortly; the frame is being coated with Carlisle 705FR-A fire proofing (silver) over National Gypsum moisture and mold-resistant sheathing (purple). Sheathing has been nearly fully installed. It appears exterior finishes are about to be installed at the Albany Street end of the building, where installation of the cladding fastening system (brown panels and red-topped fasteners) over the fire proofing has begun!
600 Harrison Avenue’s distinctive frame is becoming a significant feature along rapidly-developing Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. We are looking forward to watching installation of exterior finishes! 600 Harrison Avenue will contain 160 apartments and approximately 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
View of 600 Harrison Avenue at corner of Harrison Avenue and Malden Street
View of 600 Harrison Avenue along Malden Street
View of 600 Harrison Avenue at Malden Street end, where cladding fastening system installation has begun
New windows delivered to 600 Harrison Avenue
View of window lifted for installation at 600 Harrison Avenue
View of window lifted for installation at 600 Harrison Avenue
View of windows installed at 600 Harrison Avenue
View of 600 Harrison Avenue facing Saint Helena's House
Feb 16, 2016
600 Harrison nears top-off, installation of fire proofing and windows begins
600 Harrison Avenue is nearly topped off. Installation of fire proofing is beginning at the Albany Street end of the building as moisture and mold-resistant sheathing is installed along the sides; sheathing has been installed underneath all fire proofing. Installation of windows is beginning along the bottom of the building following installation of fire proofing.
Jan 05, 2016
Installation of sheathing begins at 600 Harrison Avenue
600 Harrison Avenue's frame has risen significantly. The final building will be six stories tall. The building’s distinctive architecture is taking shape. Installation of moisture and mold-resistant sheathing has begun along the bottom of the building.
Dec 06, 2015
MetroMark Apartments rising swiftly
Significant progress is being made at Metromark Apartments in Jamaica Plain. The project's four buildings are rising swiftly and are becoming a prominent feature of the Forest Hills streetscape.
Building A looking towards Building D
Building D looking towards Building A
Building A's wooden frame has topped off. Windows are nearly fully installed, and installation of sheathing and fireproofing has begun.
Building A looking towards Building B
Building A; note retail space
Building A looking towards Forest Hills Station
Building A at left, Buildings B and C at right
Building B's wooden frame is close to topping off.
Building B at left, Building C at right
Building A looking towards Buildings B and C
Building B looking towards Building A
Building C's wooden frame will also top off soon.
Building D's foundation is complete, and the building's frame is starting to rise.
Building D foundation
Building D looking towards Building A
The Metric Corporation
team is hard at work building MetroMark Apartments, and we look forward to watching these exceptional buildings designed by Utile Inc.
continue to progress.
Nov 30, 2015
Frame construction starts at 600 Harrison Avenue
Significant progress has been made on 600 Harrison Avenue by Consigli Construction! The building continues to rise; Utile’s design calls for 600 Harrison Avenue to be six stories tall. On our recent site visit, we were thoroughly impressed by the hard work and attention to detail actively being put into 600 Harrison Avenue’s construction by the Consigli team. Keep up the great work! We look forward to continuing to watch Consigli build what is sure to be a transformative development project for the SoWA District.
Oct 9, 2015
Frame construction about to start at 600 Harrison Avenue
We are excited for 600 Harrison Avenue’s frame to begin to rise on the building’s new foundation! An AmQuip crane is parked on site, presumably to begin loading frame construction materials onto the construction site.
Sep 18, 2015
Foundation work moving forward at 600 Harrison Avenue
Construction at 600 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End's SoWA District is progressing swiftly. The building’s underground parking structure has been excavated, and the foundation has been nearly fully installed. Concrete is being poured along the foundation.
Apr 30, 2015
Construction on 26 West Broadway is almost complete, and the building is currently leasing units. Check out the project's elegant new website at http://www.26westbroadway.com/#intro. Also, last month a hip new restaurant, Moonshine 152, opened just down Dorchester Avenue from 26 West Broadway. Open until 2AM to raving reviews, Moonshine 152 plays a key role in Boston's growing late night scene.