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Jun 14, 2019
Framing Begins for The Quinn, 370-380 Harrison Ave.
Framing has kicked off for Related Beal's 370-380 Harrison Avenue project now dubbed The Quinn (after the Quinzani's Bakery formerly on the site). The 14-story building will contain 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 condominiums, and 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Condos will range in size from studios through 4 bedrooms. Three levels of parking under the building will have space for 180 cars.
May 17, 2019
BPDA Approves Mixed-Use Project at 9 Burney Street
The BPDA has approved the six-story mixed-use project set for 9-11 Burney Street in East Boston. The new building will include 31 apartments and a 1,900-square-foot ground-floor restaurant. Residences range in size from studios through 2 bedrooms. Amenities will include a penthouse-level common room and a common rooftop terrace. The building will be located minutes from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Orange Line station.
May 07, 2019
Washington Capital Retains Tocci For Union Point
Rendering courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects
Washington Capital Management, Inc., on behalf of one or more investment management clients, has retained Tocci Building Corporation to provide development support services for Union Point. The property is the 1400 acre redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station formerly known as Southfield. Tocci will assist Washington Capital with land use documentation and selection of a new Master Developer. Services include liaison with the Southfield Redevelopment Authority and landowner responsibilities. Tocci was the former Program Manager for Union Point through 2017 and provided a broad range of planning and construction services.
Apr 29, 2019
Work Begins on Concrete Core for 370-380 Harrison Avenue
The three levels of parking under 370-380 Harrison are nearing completion and work is starting on the concrete core of the project. The new building will feature a total of 273 units, 172 rentals & 101 condos. The project will bring renewed vitality to a former vacant factory site, connecting the emergent New York Streets neighborhood and the South End. At the base of the building will be a tree-lined streetscape and 8,500 square feet of retail space. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.
Mar 04, 2019
26 West Broadway Acquired for $25 Million
Corcoran Management Company has acquired the mixed-use development at 22-26 West Broadway in South Boston for $25 million.
26 West Broadway is one Red Line stop from South Station or a scenic 15-minute walk downtown via trendy Fort Point, home to several hip restaurants and art galleries as well as a number of tech startups. 26 West Broadway features one level of underground parking, as well as high-end condo-grade finishes and specs throughout. The building places a strong emphasis upon communal space, including a library, a wet bar, a courtyard with a grilling area and a roof deck.
Feb 22, 2019
LStar Communities to be Removed from Union Point Development
The board overseeing the redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station is putting the project’s master developer on notice of default for failing to attract development, provide necessary infrastructure and meet its financial obligations.
The Southfield Redevelopment Authority’s board of directors on Wednesday determined that LStar has breached the terms of the disposition and development agreement. The board voted unanimously to have Paul Niedzwiecki, executive director of the SouthField Redevelopment Authority, notify the company that it is in default.
“We don’t take this action lightly because it is a big deal, and it’s not a place we wanted to go,” said Lyndsey Kruzer, chairwoman of the authority’s board of directors.
LStar will have at least 30 days to address the deficiencies, after which the board will decide whether to take further action. That could include terminating the master developer agreement, Kruzer said.
The default notice results from mounting legal and financial challenges facing the developer behind the massive redevelopment project, which includes land in Weymouth, Rockland, and Abington.
via The Patriot Ledger
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 29, 2018
Brighton Development Under Official Review
The development at 544 Washington Street proposed by Encore Properties is now under official review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The proposal calls for a new five-story, 37-unit, mixed-use building consisting of approximately 44,150 gross square feet including 2,000 square feet of ground floor commercial retail space. Its residential component will consist of 100% homeownership units. The project also provides parking at a ratio of one space per dwelling unit, for a total of 37 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.
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