247 Unit Project Approved in Hyde Park
The two-building project proposed at 36-40 Sprague Street in Hyde Park's Readville has been approved by the BPDA. The project will include 247 total rental units, 32 of which will be designated affordable along with a two-story pavilion intended to house and promote work-share activities for the residents. Other resident amenities will include a fitness and gym space, a coffee shop, and a dog run.
After Extensive Demo, The Beat Beginning to Show Signs of It's New Look
As construction continues on the revamp of The Beat, leasing efforts are also ramping up with new signage on the project (as we are sure anyone driving on 93S has noticed). Hints of the finished product are also beginning to show with some windows in and new steelwork in place over what will be the main entrance to the nearly 700,000 square foot project. Tenants and the public will be welcomed to the building via the new multi-story atrium which will create a central gathering area and feature a food hall and collaborative meeting spaces. The atrium will also allow natural light to circulate throughout the building.
Construction Continues on The Beat in Dorchester
Construction continues on Nordblom's transformation of BEAT in Dorchester, set to include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space. The project will also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A new multi-use path will also be created around the site, restoring the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and integrating the site into the surrounding Dorchester community.
Construction Nearly Complete for 20 CityPoint in Waltham
Construction is in the final stages for 20 CityPoint, a new six-story class A office building in Waltham. The project will include a total of 211,000 square feet of office space, 110,000 of which has already been leased to anchor tenant Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger. The engineering firm plans to move into the space in August.
As part of the project, a connector bridge is being built from the second floor of 20 CityPoint to the second floor of 10 CityPoint next door. This connector bridge will allow access to the amenities offered in the 10 CityPoint building which was completed in 2016.
The BEAT Secures $252.74 Million in Financing
The BEAT in Dorchester has secured $252,747,880 in financing via Oaktree Capital.
The project calls for the repositioning of the 16.6-acre former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The existing three-story office and an industrial building will be retained and retrofitted into a 695,000-square-foot modern hub for creative office, laboratory and retail uses dubbed The BEAT. The project would create spaces to stimulate growth in fields such as robotics, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing.
Building Permit Issued for The BEAT
A building permit has been issued for The BEAT, the new development project at the former site of the Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester, MA.
The BEAT will include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space, along with retail including a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A portion of The BEAT will be dedicated to robotics-related work. 868 parking spaces and over 200 bicycle storage spaces will be provided on site. Smaller outbuildings will be removed from the existing 815,000-square-foot existing building in order to construct The BEAT, creating 695,000 square feet of space.
Demo Ongoing for The Beat
Demolition of parts of the former Boston Globe headquarters is ongoing to transform the site into a creative hub of office, retail, and lab space. The existing three-story building at the center of the site will be retained and a new multi-story atrium will be built at the entrance. The atrium will be open to the public and offer a food hall and meeting space. In total, The Beat will include 360,000sf of office space, 300,000sf of flex/light industrial space, a 10,000sf fitness center, and a 100 seat restaurant.
Be sure to check out their website www.thebeatboston.com for some new renderings, like this amazing one of the lobby.
Interior Finishing Wrapping Up at The Alewife Research Center
Interior finishing is wrapping up at the new 223,000 square foot state of the art lab building located across from the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge. The ARC will offer flexible research and development space along with a host of resident amenities including a fitness center and employee lounge. The project also includes around 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Space is now available for lease with the project expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Ribon Therapeutics Inc. Relocating to Alewife Research CenterThe Davis Companies has leased 26,989 square feet of space in their
Alewife Research Center in Cambridge to Ribon Therapeutics Inc., a
biotech company that will relocate from Lexington.
Upcoming 223,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building
located across from the Alewife MBTA Red Line station. Alewife Research
Center will feature flexible research and development office space with
amenities including a two-story lobby, a fitness center,
conference/meeting areas and an employee lounge.
Skylounge Now Open at Siena at Ink BlockThe Skylounge rooftop is now open at Siena at Ink Block. Reserved for residents of Siena, the Skylounge is tailor-made for entertaining needs, from special occasions to mid-week gatherings. Head to the Skylounge for an after-work cocktail. Unwind by the sparkling fireplace in the lounge. Get the party started by the outdoor fire pit. Or treat guests to dry-aged steaks cooked to perfection on the gas grill.This Boston roof deck is like no other. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, every detail is thought through. Take the large garage-style door that lets light pour in and air flow freely between the lounge and the deck during mild summer nights. Or consider the surprising pops of color and refined millwork throughout the rooftop Skylounge, a nod to the fashion-forward styles and tailored lines of Siena, Italy.Exterior illumination lends a tranquil feel to the space and creates an intriguing crisscross pattern on the façade, just enough for passersby below to notice. Even as you take a seat in one of the elegant sectionals on the deck, glass railings provide unobstructed views of the city.
Updated Renderings of Alewife Research Centervia SGA
The Beat at 135 Morrissey gets BPDA approvalFROM THE BPDA:The proposed project consists of the renovation and reuse of the approximately 695,000 square foot building located at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester (the former Boston Globe Headquarters).Live: A contribution of $4,772,723 in Housing Linkage to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), public community spaceWork: 3,000 full-time jobs, STEM-focused campus, on-site career centerConnect: 275 bike storage spaces, building wifi, LEED Silver CertifiedSize: 695,000 square feetThe 135 Morrissey Boulevard project is located in Dorchester at the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. The project includes a comprehensive renovation of both the inside and outside of the former Boston Globe Headquarters building. In addition, the project will include landscaping improvements throughout the project site. Overall, the improvements will result in 695,000 square feet of refurbished space meant to attract creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, retail, and life science tenants, with approximately 868 off-street parking spaces and approximately 209 bicycle storage spaces. The envisioned building program is made up of the following uses: office/business, tech flex/light industrial, retail/restaurant, food service and fitness space.In addition, the proposed 135 Morrissey Boulevard project will provide community benefits to Dorchester and Boston as a whole. These benefits include 2,500 square feet of space located at the project site to be programmed and utilized as a community job training/employment center, open to the public. This space will be provided at no cost to a local non-profit organization. In addition, a contribution of $4,772,723 in housing linkage will be made to the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), along with a commitment to adopt the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)-owned public open space known as Patten’s Cove for no less than 10 years.