Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Cronin Development Launches Sales of The St. Regis Residences, Boston
Cronin Development has launched sales of The St. Regis Residences, Boston, with the opening of a “high-touch/high-tech” waterfront sales center at 250 Northern Avenue. The custom-built waterfront space- called the “Experience Center for The St. Regis Residences, Boston,” - offers visitors a high-tech experience, luxury service, and panoramic Boston Harbor views that mimic what buyers will experience inside the tower’s 114 condominiums.
The St. Regis Residences, Boston, which is under construction at 150 Seaport Blvd., is expected to open in early 2021 – which will make it the last residential waterfront development to open in the Seaport neighborhood.
Visitors to the center will be immersed in the history and rituals of the St. Regis brand. They can also see an overview of the Seaport – Boston’s hottest neighborhood, filled with luxury shopping, retail, essential services, public parks, and entertainment venues.
The Center features a built-to-scale model kitchen and bath that allows buyers to preview the highly curated finishes chosen for quality, style, and performance. Buyers can also review a variety of finish options and interior design in the building’s Design Center. BAMO of San Francisco created the residence interiors, the lobby’s modern vision and the look and feel of the amenity floor.
“In the Experience Center, future residents will touch, feel and see the high-level of quality and design we are planning for The St. Regis Residences, Boston – which will be a landmark development,” said Cronin Development Founder Jon Cronin. “When it opens, it will be one of the first stand-alone St. Regis Residences in the world and will mark the debut of the brand in Boston.”
Rising directly on Boston’s waterfront, this residential-only tower features an iconic design from Elkus Manfredi Architects that mimics the curvilinear shape of a tall ship at sail. The tower’s 114 condominium homes will range from one-bedroom to penthouse residences, each with extraordinary views. Residents will have access to owner benefits, as well as the St. Regis brand’s legendary services, including bespoke and anticipatory butler and concierge assistance, and exclusive use of the tower’s entire floor of amenities including swimming pool and outdoor patio, spa, exercise room, library, sports simulator, St. Regis lounge, wine vault, media room and guest suites. The signature restaurant will provide in-residence private dining and preferred reservations as well as cater to residents, guests and neighbors.
Eventide Phase II Assisted Living Taking Shape at Union Point
Framing is nearly complete for Eventide Phase II at Union Point in Weymouth. The 4-story 162,000 square foot building will include a total of 107 units of assisted living. The first phase of the project, Fairing Way features a 104 residential unit senior living community with a clubhouse and a 46 bed, on-site, long term care nursing facility.
Renovations Continue at 401 Park - $2M Permit Pulled for Work on 2nd Floor
Construction continues on the redevelopment of 401 Park Drive (the Landmark Center) in Fenway with a permit pulled for $2M of work to the second floor of the building. The permit calls for some minor demo work along with new millwork, painting, and flooring.
Weiner Ventures Announces 1000 Boylston Will Not Move Forward
Weiner Ventures has announced the approved project at 1000 Boylston will not proceed. Plans for the project called for a single tower containing around 108 condo units, rising from a podium with 45,500 square feet of first and second-story retail and restaurant space.
In a statement Weiner said, “The 1000 Boylston project in Boston’s Back Bay set out to transform an undeveloped highway overpass into a hub of residential and retail activity, providing significant urban design and quality of life benefits while stimulating economic growth. The 1000 Boylston team will not proceed with the project. A combination of factors led us to this decision. While disappointing to have to make such a decision, we believe it is the correct one, and still paves the way for other future air rights projects to come to fruition.”
BPDA Approves Samuels and Associates Parcel 12 Project
The Boston Planning Board has approved Samuels & Associates transformative project on Parcel 12 in Back Bay. The new project will include an office tower featuring 325,000 square feet of space along with a 150,000 square foot hotel and ground-floor retail and restaurant space. A 1/2 acre park will also be included on-site along with numerous streetscape improvements designed to improve the pedestrian experience around the very busy intersection of Mass. Ave. and Newbury Street. The development team told the board they hope to begin construction this coming winter.
CO Issued for Emerson's Little Building
Just in time for the mass arrival of students at the end of this month, a certificate of occupancy has been issued for Emerson College's revitalized Little Building. The renovated residence hall will now house 1044 students along with updated social spaces and dining facilities. The Little Building was originally completed in 1917 and purchased by Emerson in 1994.
CitizenM Open At The Hub on Causeway
The CitizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is now open. The European inspired hotel features 272 rooms along with ample common space including an outdoor roof deck with outstanding views. While the rooms at CitizenM may be small they come equipped with smart features including MoodPad-operated lighting and high-quality finishes like XL king beds and rain showers. Rooms rates are currently listed at $279 per night.
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Next up for The Hub on Causeway, the expected opening of the Star Market and ArcLight theater this fall followed by the first occupancy of the residential tower, Hub50 House. Hub50 House, now leasing, will offer 440 luxury units with an array of amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck.
Lightview Northeastern Nearly Complete
Northeastern University's new massive dorm, Lightview, is nearly complete with finishing touches wrapping up as over 800 students are expected to move in this fall. Lightview offers a variety of 1-4 bedroom apartments along with a host of amenities for residents including a fitness center, entertainment and study lounge areas, and an academic success center. The new building is located just minutes from the NU campus and steps from the Ruggles MBTA station.
Interior Finish Work Underway for Avenu at Natick
Interior finishing is ongoing for Avenu at Natick, the upcoming 62+ active adult community just west of Boston. The project is set to open in early October. Avenu at Natick will 164 units along with movie screening room, fitness center, salon and spa, and resort-style pool. The one and two-bedroom homes are currently ranging in price from $3125 to just under $5000 per month.
Rapid7 Moves Into Posh New HQ at The Hub on Causeway
Rapid7 has officially moved into their new 147,000-square-foot office space at the Hub on Causeway. The new headquarters The firm has more than doubled its global headcount since 2014 and has nearly 500 of the 1,000 employees working locally. The new office space is modern, open, and hopes to create an exceptional work experience for employees.
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Permit Issued for Trillium Tap Room At 401 Park Drive
A building permit has been issued for what will be Trillium's next Tap Room at the Landmark Center in Fenway. The permit calls for install of the new concrete slab along with plumbing, HVAC, electrical and fit-out to the 1,500 square foot space. The new greenhouse inspired space located in the front lawn of 401 Park Drive will be open year-round and is expected to be complete later this year.