Eden Properties mission is to help shape thriving places and build communities by developing dynamic multi-family housing and mixed-use buildings. We approach this by:
- Revitalizing underutilized properties in transit oriented urban neighborhoods
- Working closely with communities to craft a shared vision
- Activating ground floor spaces to encourage vibrant sidewalks
- Integrating green design and construction practices
May 20, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for The Brynx: First Units Expected to Open This Month
Final touches are wrapping up for The Brynx in Jamaica Plain as first units in 221 South Huntington Avenue are expected to open by the end of this month. The second stage of the project, 201 South Huntington will follow shortly after and open around July 1st. In total, the project will feature 149 apartments, a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms ranging in price from $2460 through $3920. Resident amenities will include garage parking with automated car stackers, a fitness center with indoor rocking climbing wall, and a large treetop outdoor patio.
Jan 28, 2019
Construction Continues for The Brynx in JP
Renovations and the additions to the historic Goddard House along South Huntington Avenue in JP are nearing completion while interior work is ongoing for the new 6 story building being added to the project. In total, The Brynx will feature 149 apartments along with parking for 65 cars and 160 bikes. Resident amenities will include a roof terrace overlooking the Emerald Necklace and fitness center.
The additions to the historic building, designed by Shepley Bulfinch, are meant to complement the original building while bracing the older structure to provide structural reinforcement. Construction is set to be complete in the spring.
May 26, 2017
Eden and Samuels close on Goddard House property acquisition for $8.05 million, secure $43.25 million construction financing
Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, developers of the 149-unit Goddard House apartment development in Jamaica Plain, have closed on the acquisition of the two-acre project site at 201-205 South Huntington Avenue for $8.05 million and have secured $43.25 million of construction financing for the project through Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. An existing 114,004-square-foot historic building which will be incorporated into the development stands on the site; the sale amounts to $70.61 per existing building square foot and $4.025 million per acre. The Goddard House project will now proceed with construction.
May 23, 2017
Zoning Board approves BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston
The BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston, which will feature 129 apartment residences and 7,500 square feet of retail space, was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) today. The building has now received all necessary approvals and can proceed with construction. The ZBA rejected BLDG 89 last year, citing concerns including parking and potential undergraduate student tenants. In response, on-site parking has been increased to 79 spaces from previously approved 69, and no more than one third of apartments at BLDG 89 will be leased to undergraduate students at once.
Mar 20, 2017
Minor changes approved to Goddard House development in Jamaica Plain
Minor changes to the Goddard House development plan were approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. In light of the area’s geological constraints, the development’s footprint has been decreased slightly, decreasing the total residence count by 18 units; the development will now include 149 residences, down from 167. Likewise, total project square footage will decrease by 15,000 square feet, to 150,000 from 165,000. The Goddard House development was originally approved last year.
Mar 01, 2017
Minor changes proposed to approved Goddard House development in Jamaica Plain
Goddard House developer Eden Properties proposes minor changes to the approved development plan in light of the area’s geological constraints. Given the costs of excavation and shoring through rocks along South Huntington Avenue and required deep foundations at the site’s sloped rear, the developer proposes a slightly smaller footprint and increased setback from the Jamaicaway for the new building portion of the project. The adaptive reuse of the historic Goddard House building would remain unchanged.
With the proposed changes, the total apartment residence count at Goddard House would decrease by 18 units, to 149 from 167. Total project square footage would likewise decrease by 15,000 square feet, to 150,000 from 165,000. Vehicle parking would decrease by 18 parking spaces, to 65 from 83. Bicycle storage would decrease by 18 racks, to 149 from 167. The previous Goddard House development plan was approved last year.
Feb 02, 2017
Eden Properties acquires 6-story Downtown Crossing office building for $21.8 million
Eden Properties, who is developing BLDG 89 in Allston and Goddard House in Jamaica Plain, has acquired 26 West Street, a 100%-leased 53,034 square foot Class B office building in the heart of Downtown Crossing, for $21.8 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. UniBank for Savings provided $16 million in financing for Eden Properties' acquisition. 26 West Street last sold for $7.8 million in November 2005 to seller Synergy Investments.
Jan 17, 2017
Revisions approved to BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston
Changes to the approved BLDG 89 workforce housing and retail development in Allston near Packard’s Corner were approved at last Thursday (January 12th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. In response to official feedback, the revised project will move forward with 129 residential apartments and approximately 7,500 square feet of retail. On-site parking has been increased to 79 spaces from previously approved 69, and the building’s sixth floor will be set back 10 feet from Brighton Avenue in response to height concerns. No more than one third of apartments at BLDG 89 will be leased to undergraduate students at once.
Dec 18, 2016
Revisions proposed to BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston
Eden Properties is proposing to revise the BLDG 89 workforce housing development plan in response to official feedback. The proponent has agreed not to market the project to undergraduate students and that no more than one third of apartments will be leased to undergraduates at once. The revised project would feature 129 residential apartments (one less than previously approved) and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail (as previously approved). 79 vehicle parking spaces would now be constructed on site, up from 69 as previously approved. The building’s sixth floor would be set back 10 feet from Brighton Avenue in response to height concerns. A Notice of Project Change (NPC) for BLDG 89 has been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and is now under official review.
Nov 03, 2016
Goddard House project ready to break ground
The 167-unit Goddard House adaptive reuse residential apartment development located on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain has received all necessary approvals to move forward to construction, Prellwitz Chilinski Architects reports. The project has received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.
Jun 08, 2016
Zoning Board rejects BLDG 89 project in AllstonThe Boston Globe reports that the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals has rejected the Boston Redevelopment Authority-approved BLDG 89 project in Allston. Concerns cited include parking, potential undergraduate student tenants and labor union opposition. The development team will now return to the drawing board to modify the current plans. The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved BLDG 89 for construction in February 2016.Renderings of the current plans for BLDG 89 are posted above. More information about the current plans for BLDG 89 is posted below.
Mar 18, 2016
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the Goddard House project for construction at last night's board meeting. According to project principal Peter Sougarides, the project will break ground in early 2017 after securing additional permits, The Boston Globe reports.The Goddard House project joins a wave of new development along South Huntington Avenue in Boston's Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill neighborhoods. A mixed-use building at 35 South Huntington Avenue with 38 residential units and 7,080 square feet of retail was also approved for construction last night. Olmsted Place, a 196-unit residential building located next door to the Goddard House project, opened on November 1st. Serenity, a mixed-use building with 195 apartments and 2,100 square feet of retail, is currently under construction at 105 South Huntington Avenue.
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