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City of Boston At A Glance


PROJECT STATUS
Development in Planning: 4 |
Construction Complete: 6 |
Building Permit Issued: 1 |
Under Construction: 3 |
Acquired by Proponent: 1

WORK BY SECTOR
Affordable Housing: 1 |
Roads/Bridges: 2 |
Other: 3 |
Retail: 3 |
Office: 3 |
Educational: 3 |
Vacant Land: 1 |
Parking: 1 |
Industrial: 1

PROJECT SIZES
$0 - $10M: 6 | $10M - $100M: 5 | $100M+: 3

Totals

Total Square Footage Free
Total Dollar Volume Free

General

Established 1900
Employees ITK
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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).

The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings. 

Updates

Adams Street Branch Library
- Jun 04, 2020

Framing In Place for New Adams St. Library Framing is in place for the new Adams Street Public Library in Dorchester. The new nearly 14,000 square-foot structure will allow for easier access to the library's collection and include a new music room, teen space, and community room. Construction is expected to be complete next year. 


1 Harbor Street
- May 31, 2020

$5.285M Permit Pulled for Expansion of Vertex Manufacturing Facility Columbia Construction has pulled a permit valued at $5,285,061 for the expansion of the existing Vertex drug production facility at 1 Harbor Street into an existing adjacent 8,000 square foot space. The project will also include the installation of new roof dunnage for a new exhaust fan. 


New Boston Arts Academy
- May 19, 2020

Core Construction Resumes at New Boston Arts Academy The concrete core is rising once again and has grown in stature for the upcoming home of the Boston Arts Academy in Fenway. The building will include a variety of instructional and performance spaces including 4 dance studios, an orchestra hall, recording studios, a clothing construction lab, and a photography room with a darkroom. The 153,500 square feet building is expected to open in 2021.


City Hall Plaza Renovation
- Apr 09, 2020

Permit Pulled for Site Prep for City Hall Plaza Renovation Shawmut Design & Construction has pulled a permit valued at $1.3M to start setting up fencing and begin site demolition for the City Hall Plaza Renovation. The upcoming renovations will add updated civic spaces to the plaza and new infrastructure will make the Plaza more sustainable and universally accessible. The renovation also includes 3,000 new welcoming spaces for residents to sit, 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.


New Boston Arts Academy
- Mar 04, 2020

Core Rising for New Boston Arts Academy The concrete core is rising for the upcoming new home of the Boston Arts Academy in Fenway. The building will include a variety of instructional and performance spaces including 4 dance studios, an orchestra hall, recording studios, a clothing construction lab, and a photography room with a darkroom. The153,500 square feet building is expected to open in 2021.  


Adams Street Branch Library
- Jan 06, 2020

Foundation Work Underway for New Adams St. Library Foundation work is ongoing for the upcoming 13,900 square foot Boston Public Library along Adams Street in Dorchester. The new library, expected to open in early 2021 will feature easier access to the library collections, a music practice room, plus space for teens, "tweens" and kids. 


New Boston Arts Academy
- Nov 29, 2019

Structural Steel Work Underway for The New Boston Arts Academy Structural steel work is now underway for the New Boston Arts Academy along Ipswich Street in Fenway. The new building will offer classroom and performance space for students specializing in music, theater, fashion design, art, and dance. Additional amenities at the school will include a learning commons area, a computer listening lab, a steam lab, two biology labs, two chemistry labs, a fitness room, private locker/changing rooms, a half-court basketball gymnasium, and a roof terrace.


City Hall Plaza Renovation
- Nov 26, 2019

Permit Pulled for Test Borings at City Hall Plaza A permit has been pulled for a series of test boring across Boston's City Hall Plaza. Upcoming renovations to the plaza will include updated civic spaces and programming capabilities, as well as added infrastructure that will make the Plaza more sustainable. The renovation also includes 3,000 new welcoming spaces for residents to sit, 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.


Adams Street Branch Library
- Oct 08, 2019

Demo Underway for New Adams St. Public Library in Dorchester Demolition of the public library at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester is now underway. The demo will make way for a new nearly 14,000 square foot building, almost double the prior branch's size. The new library will include a music practice room, conference room, and community room, teen, tween, and children's space, plus easier access to the library collections.


Building 108 - Charlestown Navy Yard
- Sep 16, 2019

City to Issue RFP For Site of Former Charlestown Power Plant At last week's BPDA meeting the board voted to issue an RFP for the Building 108 site in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The site, home to the Navy Yard Power Plant is currently undergoing environmental cleanup and demolition of the abandoned building. The RFP will seek mixed-use development aimed at matching the historical Navy Yard setting.    


12 Dry Dock Avenue
- Aug 09, 2019

Permit Issued for $4.5M Repairs to Seaport Parking Garage A building permit has been issued for renovation and maintenance to the public parking garage at 12 Dry Dock in Boston's Seaport. The $4.5M project includes the removal of the existing metal stairs and replacement with pre-cast stairs, replacement of joint sealants, along with structural and concrete repairs.    (1 ,766) car capacity


249 Harrison Ave
- Jul 03, 2019

City of Boston Acquires Property at 249 Harrison Ave The City of Boston has purchased the property at 249 Harrison Ave for $9.5 million. The site will be the future home of the Josiah Quincy Upper School (JQUS). The 12,193 square foot lot will be transformed into a new school with demolition planned for 2021, in time for the new school to open in 2023.


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Projects

Northern Avenue Bridge
Adams Street Branch Library
690 Adams Street, Boston, MA, 01210
Building 108 - Charlestown Navy Yard
City Hall Plaza Renovation