Top Boston-Area New-Construction Apartment Buildings of September 2017 Update


Below are BLDUP's most active* Boston-area new-construction apartment buildings of September 2017.

*Most active based on our database activity.

1. The Benjamin & VIA

Boston – Seaport District

Opened Summer 2017

Type: Housing, Retail

Cost: $650 million

Square Feet: 1.5 million

Heights: 22 stories (The Benjamin); 20 stories (VIA)

Addresses: The Benjamin – 25 Northern Avenue, Seaport District, Boston, MA; VIA – 5 Fan Pier Boulevard, Seaport District, Boston, MA

The Benjamin & VIA features 1.5 million square feet of residential and retail space across 3 acres, making it Boston’s largest mixed-use project in over 30 years. Located in the heart of the Seaport District, the luxurious, LEED Silver-certified buildings feature sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. The Benjamin offers 354 modern apartments, including ultra-luxurious penthouses with private balconies on floors 17-22, with amenities such as two outdoor terraces including a pool terrace overlooking Fort Point Channel. VIA offers 478 apartments geared towards flexible lifestyles with amenities such as work pods and a spacious outdoor terrace. 250,000 square feet of retail are spread across both buildings’ first three stories, with retail such as an Equinox fitness club, Seaport Barbers, men’s clothing store Bonobos, The Grand nightclub and Mexican cantina bar and restaurant Scorpion Bar & Restaurant now open. Learn more >>>

2. The Hub on Causeway

Boston – Bulfinch Triangle

Opens Late 2018

Type: Hotel, Housing, Office, Retail

Cost: $950 million

Square Feet: 1.87 million

Height: 38 stories / 498 feet

Address: 100 Causeway Street, Bulfinch Triangle, Boston, MA

The Hub on Causeway is a 1.87-million-square-foot mixed-use development featuring three towers with retail, office, hotel and residential uses. Construction of the project will come in three phases, with the first, consisting of 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 210,000 square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space, 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space, 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, and 540 new underground parking spaces, expected to be completed in late 2018. Phase Two will consist of a 38-story residential tower with about 440 units and a 10-story hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms, while Phase Three calls for a 21-story, 525,000-square-foot office tower. Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England signed a 31,680-square-foot lease this past August to create a new entertainment venue in the Phase One building featuring a nightclub, a restaurant, a concert venue and bowling. Learn more >>>

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3. South Bay Town Center

Boston – Dorchester

Opens 2018

Type: Hotel,Housing, Retail

Cost: $200 million

Square Feet: 720,000

Height: 6 stories

Address: 101 Allstate Road, Dorchester, Boston, MA

South Bay Town Center is a 720,000-square-foot mixed-use development project opening in 2018 that will transform a 10-acre section of the existing South Bay Center shopping mall in Dorchester. The project will include about 475 apartment residences, 120,000 square feet of retail space, a 60,000-square-foot cinema, and a 130-room hotel across five new buildings, and will provide approximately 1,095 parking spaces across three parking garages, a surface lot, and street parking. Learn more >>>

4. Union Point

South Weymouth

Type: Housing, Office, Retail

Square Feet: Over 9 million

Address: 26 Memorial Grove Avenue, South Weymouth, MA

Located just 12 miles south of Boston with direct commuter rail and highway access, Weymouth’s 1,500-acre Union Point master-planned development will soon be home to the Northeast’s first transit-oriented smart-city. Around 2,000 residents already call Union Point home, and approvals are in place to construct over 9 million square feet of commercial space, 4,000 private residences (including apartments and condominiums), 40 restaurants, 1,000 acres of open space and 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. Learn more >>>

5. 112 Shawmut Avenue

Boston – South End

Type: Housing, Retail

Square Feet: 192,568

Heights: 13 stories / 150 feet

Addresses: 112 Shawmut Avenue, South End, Boston, MA

112 Shawmut Avenue is a proposed 13-story, 143-unit apartment development with a 980-square-foot ground-floor cafe in Boston’s South End that would preserve and incorporate the street-facing facade of an existing six-story, 70,000-square-foot brick-and-beam South End office building, which would be partially demolished. Amenities would include a 13th floor rooftop deck and amenity space and a 9th floor rooftop terrace, both offering sweeping views of the Boston skyline. 112 Shawmut Avenue’s developer The Davis Companies is partnering with neighboring property owners Boston Chinese Evangelical Church and Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to establish a 1.9-acre Planned Development Area (PDA) across their three parcels, allowing the developers to construct buildings up to 150 feet tall and to collaborate to create compatible development projects and coordinated streetscape improvements. Learn more >>>

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6. Bulfinch Crossing

Boston – Bulfinch Triangle

Opens in 2020

Type: Hotel, Housing, Office, Retail, Parking

Cost: $2 billion

Square Feet: 2.9 million

Height: 45 stories / 528 feet

Address: One Congress Street, Bulfinch Triangle, Boston, MA

Bulfinch Crossing is a 2.9-million-square-foot multi-phased development project that will replace the existing above-grade concrete Government Center Garage with a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, a public plaza and six mixed-use buildings on two appropriately-scaled urban blocks spread across approximately 4.8 acres. The demolition of a major portion of the garage over Congress Street will allow for daylight to shine on Congress Street for the first time in more than 40 years.

When fully built, there will be 800+ housing units (apartments and condominiums, including affordable units), 1.15 million gross square feet of office space, 200 hotel rooms and 82,500 gross square feet of retail space at Bulfinch Crossing. The first phase of Bulfinch Crossing, a 45-story, 480 foot tall luxury residential apartment building featuring 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for a total of 423 residences, is now under construction. A second 28-story residential building containing apartments or condominiums will also be constructed at Bulfinch Crossing. The reconfigured garage, which will be enclosed on its three principal sides by the new West Parcel buildings, will contain approximately 1,100 parking spaces of the existing 2,300. Learn more >>>

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7. Landing 53


Opens Early 2018

Type: Housing, Retail

Cost: $50 million

Height: 6 stories

Address: 19-37 Commercial Street, Braintree, MA

Landing 53 is an upcoming six-story mixed-use building in downtown Braintree that will offer 172 market-rate apartments, including 32 studios, 62 one-bedrooms, and 78 two-bedrooms, with 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Amenities will include an outdoor pool, a modern lobby, a state-of-the-art gym with yoga facilities, and a resident lounge. Located across from the Weymouth Landing-East Braintree MBTA Commuter Rail station, Landing 53 will offer residents 198 vehicle parking spaces in an underground garage. Leasing will begin at the end of 2017, and the building will open in early 2018. Learn more >>>

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8. 345 Harrison

Boston – South End

Opens Early 2018

Type: Housing, Retail

Square Feet: 535,900

Height: 14 stories / 150 feet

Address: 345 Harrison Avenue, South End, Boston, MA

Located in the South End's New York Streets neighborhood across the street from the Whole Foods at Ink Block, 345 Harrison is an upcoming mixed-use development project consisting of two 14-story buildings that will offer 585 rental apartment residences with up to 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Residents will be able to enjoy sweeping views of the Boston skyline via the 14th-floor Sky Lounge, relax at the resort-style pool, or work out at the fully-equipped fitness center. Learn more >>>

9. Boston East

Boston – East Boston

Opens Fall 2017

Type: Housing

Cost: $71 million

Square Feet: 216,000

Height: 6 stories

Address: 126 Border Street, East Boston, Boston, MA

Scheduled for completion by the end of 2017, Boston East is a six-story mixed-use development offering 200 residential apartments, six of which will be artist live-work units and 26 of which will be designated affordable, on the East Boston Waterfront. Ranging from studio to three-bedroom configurations, each unit includes a full-sized, vented GE washer and dryer, a dishwasher, a bathtub, oversized windows, quartz countertops, hardwood-style flooring, and custom walk-in closets, with select apartments featuring balconies and a moveable kitchen island. Pre-leasing of apartments at Boston East began in late September. Learn more >>>



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10. Portside at East Pier Phase Two

Boston – East Boston

Opens Fall 2018

Type: Housing

Cost: $115 million

Square Feet: 293,137

Height: 5 stories

Address: 75 Marginal Street, East Boston, Boston, MA

Phase Two of the Portside at East Pier development on the East Boston Waterfront will consist of 296 apartment residences, 43 of which will be designated affordable and eight of which will be extended-stay units, across two new five-story buildings. Amenities, including a ground-floor indoor pool and a 253-space underground parking garage, will total over 11,000 square feet. Phase Two is expected to open in Fall 2018. Learn more >>>

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