Construction Wrapping Up for Final Buildings at Velo JP
With residents occupying the first building on the site, construction is wrapping up for the 2nd and 3rd buildings at Velo JP. The project features 250 apartments in total along with just over 4,000 square feet of retail space and a 130 space parking garage. The transit-oriented development is located just across the street from the Forest Hills MBTA Station.
Permit Pulled for Fire Alarm Install at Beacon Hill Luxury Condo Project
A permit has been pulled for fire alarm install at The Archer Residences in Beacon Hill. The exclusive luxury condominium development will feature 62 residences in two restored historic buildings. Amenities at The Archer Residences will include concierge service, a fitness center, a children's room, and a common roof deck.
J Malden Center Fully Complete: Revitalizing Downtown Malden
Callahan Construction Managers announces today, in partnership with Jefferson Apartment Group and the City of Malden, that they have completed the new J Malden Center. Designed by CBT, J Malden Center is a reimagination of Malden Center, which now connects residences with the MBTA station, shops, and restaurants.
Jefferson Apartment Group has worked in collaboration with the City of Malden since 2013 to bring about this transformation of Malden Center. The project is a testament to the persistence and creativity needed to bring a high- quality mixed-use public-private partnership to fruition. From the outset, the project was intended to bring vibrancy to the city’s historical retail corridor by reinvigorating the gateway to Malden Center with an iconic design and activated ground floor uses that will enhance the experience of all Malden residents.
“We are thrilled to see that vision come to life as Pleasant Street is now re-opened and providing direct access to the MBTA, Malden’s new City Hall is a much more welcoming and accessible building for both employees and residents, and our residents are able to enjoy all the amenities Malden Center has to offer,” said Sandi Silk, Senior Vice President at Jefferson Apartment Group.
The story will be completed as new retail and restaurants begin to open later this summer when Malden Center Fine Wines and Soul City Yoga open for business as the newest businesses on Pleasant Street.”
J Malden Center brings over 550,000 square feet of mixed-use space that includes retail and restaurant space, 320 residential apartments, and an expansive civic office condominium that is now the new Malden City Hall, strategically positioned at the Gateway to Malden Center. The project’s design focused on reconnecting a major pedestrian street link to the central hub of the city. The development is located across the street from the Malden Center T Station and offers nearly 25,000 square feet of new retail.
“Collaboration between the CBT design team, Jefferson Apartment Group, the City of Malden, and Callahan Construction was integral to creating an impactful project that would serve as a gateway to the city”, said Ellen Perko, Senior Project Manager at CBT. “J Malden Center reinvigorates Pleasant Street with vital urban and civic space, introducing downtown living in a dynamic, mixed-use environment.”
The J Malden Center project fosters a civic, commercial, and residential precedent for the city of Malden’s future. The residential project includes a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with parking for 320 vehicles, inclusive of 80 publicly accessible parking spaces.
The design of the project brings out a sense of play in residents and provides a sophisticated backdrop for fun. Residents have access to an all-inclusive living experience with shopping, restaurants, and transportation all just steps away. J Malden Center also features over 30,000 square feet of amenities, offering everything from an indoor solarium, rooftop terrace, resort-style pool with sundeck featuring outdoor swings, hammocks and cabanas, courtyard with outdoor kitchen featuring an outdoor dining room and grills, lounge seating around a fire pit with outdoor gaming, and fitness center featuring Peloton bicycles.
“J Malden Center broke ground in March 2017 and although we faced many challenges throughout the course of the project we listened to JAG’s concerns and adapted to help them achieve the desired design,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “The finished product speaks volumes about the persistence and dedication of the Callahan project team and our close collaboration with JAG and the City of Malden, and we are so proud to be part of Malden’s downtown revitalization.”
J Malden Center apartments are available for lease, for more information visit https://jmaldencenter.com/.
Photo: Andy Ryan
Framing Underway for South End Co-Living Tower
Framing has started at 217 Albany Street, future home of 7INK. The co-living building will offer 180 fully furnished residences, expected to be complete in Q1 of 2022. Residents of 7INK will have access to a dedicated social club membership with a gaming room, common lounge, and co-working areas.
Demo Permit Apps Filed to Make Way for Scape's First Fenway Project
Applications have been filed to demolish the commercial buildings at 1252-1268 & 1270 Boylston Street in Fenway. Scape won approval for a 225,000 square foot mixed-use project on this site in January. The upcoming development will include 451 rental units above a ground-floor retail podium designed for a broad range of neighborhood-oriented culinary, lifestyle, and experiential tenants. The rental units will range in size from studios through 3 bedrooms with 15% of units, 68 designated affordable. The project also includes the Boylston Black Box, a 10,000-square-foot LGBTQ-centric venue for the performing arts.
CO Issued for First Building at Bower Boston
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the first building within Bower Boston. The shorter of the two towers on the site offers 100 apartments along with ground-floor retail space. In total, the project will include 312 luxury apartments, 37,000 square feet of retail, and 200 parking spaces.
Renovations Continue on Historic Kendall Square Building
Renovations continue on the brick factory/warehouse building originally constructed in 1907 at 161 First Street in Cambridge. The project will retain the building's historic character while creating around 30,000 square feet of office/lab space. The redevelopment will also include around 10,000 square feet of Innovation Space.
Somerville Planning Board Approves Changes to 1.6M Xmbly
The Somerville Planning Board has approved the proposed changes to the Master Plan for Xmbly at 5 Middlesex Avenue. New plans call for the elimination of the 190,000 square foot residential tower on Block 25 with an increase in office/lab/R&D space by approximately 272,000 square feet, inclusive of approximately 80,000 square feet of innovative space. A total of 1,220,000 square feet of office/lab/R+D space would now be provided within 3 buildings. Plans also call for a reduction in retail/restaurant space to 24,500 square feet but an increase in parking from 1696 spaces to 1899 in total. Construction is underway for the first building on the 9+ acre site, the 329 unit Alta XMBLY which will now be the only residential building within the project.
Foundation Under Construction for East Boston Multifamily Project
Piles are being driven for the foundation of 144 Addison Street in East Boston. The upcoming 230 unit development will replace an overflow lot for rental cars. A total of 169 vehicle garage parking spaces, 270 covered bicycle storage spaces, and 15 exterior bicycle parking spaces will also be provided on-site.
Three Buildings Under Review for Revere Side of Suffolk Downs Site
HYM has submitted plans for three additional buildings, 2 mixed-use, and 1 hotel, on the Revere side of Suffolk Downs. These submissions come on the heels of approval for building R-1 a 57,000 square foot office/retail/restaurant building. Check out full details on each building below.
The proposed mixed-use R-3 Building, designed by PCA, would range in height from 8 to 15 stories. This building would feature approximately 335,000 square feet of residential space, comprised of a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. The first floor of the building will consist of residential lobby spaces, retail and restaurant uses, approximately 32,000 square feet. The first three floors of the building would offer 191 parking spaces, as well as 7 additional tandem-parking spaces.
This proposed 8-story mixed-use building designed by Icon Architecture would sit on a 3.1-acre lot. This building has been designed to gradually transition the scale of the project from the low-rise R-1 Building to the taller structures proposed in the central portion of the Revere property. The R-9 Building will include approximately 328,000 square feet of residential space comprised of a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. The first floor of the building would feature around 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. A first-floor parking garage would include 190 spaces.
Designed by Procon, plans for Building R-2 call for a 6-story hotel building with first-floor retail space. The 77,000 square foot hotel would feature 159 rooms and include a restaurant/bar area with an outdoor terrace on the 5th level.
$4M Electrical Permit Pulled for Haymarket Hotel
McDonald Electrical Corp has pulled a building permit valued at $4M for the install of new electrical for the hotel coming to 99 Blackstone Street. The Canopy by Hilton will offer 212 guest rooms along with around 9,600 square feet of retail. Hotel guest amenities will include a fitness center and meeting space and 1,800 square foot roof deck.
Exterior Work Wrapping Up for The Beat
Exterior work is nearly complete The Beat in Dorchester. The revamped Boston Globe headquarters will offer nearly 700,000 square feet of office and lab space. Tenant amenities will include a multi-story atrium, food hall & brewpub, fitness center, indoor basketball court, and a roof deck. The site, just steps from the Redline will also include a 15-acre park.