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Jun 04, 2020
Site Work Back Underway for 7Ink
Excavation and pile driving have resumed for 7Ink in the South End. The upcoming 14 story building will feature 180 units of co-living each furnished and complete with Wi-Fi, cable, and weekly cleaning. The co-living model also includes a regular calendar of curated social activities and large amenity areas for co-working and socializing including a rooftop deck overlooking Boston. National Development tells BLDUP they now expect to open 7Ink in Q1 of 2022 as they work to advance the schedule as best they can over the next many months.
May 29, 2020
$15M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Raffles
EM Duggan has pulled a plumbing permit valued at $15M for The Raffles Boston Back Bay. The 33-story tower will feature 146 luxurious condominium residences atop 147 hotel rooms. Construction is expected to last through early 2022.
May 20, 2020
Construction Resumes on $400M Raffles Boston Back Bay
Following the city-wide COVID-19 shutdown, construction has resumed for the $400 million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, developed by Saunders Hotel Group, The Noannet Group and Cain International. Following new guidelines set forth by the Mayor, Suffolk Construction has made extensive modifications to create a safe workspace for all construction workers. New site protocols include modified site access so that all workers will enter the site through a temperature reading tent, an on-site safety office, multiple generator-powered hot water hand washing stations, infrared cameras monitoring temperature ranges, and segregated areas for different trades.
Projected to open in early 2022, the 33-story, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be the first mixed-use property in North America for the world-renowned and iconic hospitality brand. The project will feature 147 guestrooms, 146 branded residences, and six food and beverage venues. The project will also provide over $22 million in public benefits in total, including street and public realm improvements, seven on-site affordable housing units and a contribution of over $13 million that will support additional affordable housing in Boston.
When asked about an updated timeline for the project because of delays, Developers Gary Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group who are developing the project in partnership with Cain International told BLDUP "We broke ground in September 2019 and began site demolition in December 2019. We ceased construction in mid-March per the Mayor’s orders, but we are still on track to deliver in 2022." "Overall, we are fortunate to have had a very mild winter in Boston, free of the snowstorms and Nor'easters that can typically delay work. So apart from the COVID-19 shutdown, construction was full steam ahead between Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. We are excited to resume!"
Feb 29, 2020
$5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for South End Co-Living Project
EM Duggan has pulled a permit valued at $5M for the plumbing work at 7INK in the South End. Boston's first co-living project will feature 180 units complete with complimentary hotel-style conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi, premium cable TV, & weekly housekeeping. Amenity spaces offered will include a gaming room, common lounge, and co-working area. Construction is expected to last through the fourth quarter of 2021.
Feb 05, 2020
Major Demo Now Underway at Raffles Site
While interior demo has ongoing for a few months as reported here on BLDUP major demolition is now underway at the Raffles Boston site in Back Bay. The upcoming 33-story tower will feature 146 luxurious condominium residences atop 147 five-star hotel rooms. The flagship North American property will also offer six distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool and fitness club, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and impressive meeting and pre-function space.
Jan 29, 2020
7INK Financed for $53.25 Million via Citizens Bank
7INK has received $53.25 million in construction financing via Citizens Bank.
The approved project calls for a 14-story residential building containing 180 shared suites and micro-studios. Developed by National Development, 7INK will be Boston’s first major co-living development, emphasizing communal living. The building will provide a full range of services, unique community engagements and extraordinary shared amenity spaces.
Jan 21, 2020
Demo of Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center Ongoing to Make Way for Raffles Boston
Demo of the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center in Back Bay is ongoing to make way for Raffles Boston. The upcoming 33 story tower will feature 146 luxury condos on the upper floors with a 154 room hotel below. Amenities for guests and residents will include five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Dec 31, 2019
$5.35M Electrical Permit Pulled for 7Ink
An electrical permit valued at $5.35M has been pulled by Aldon Electric for 7Ink by Ollie in the South End. The upcoming 14-story building will feature 180 co-living units plus a variety of shared amenity spaces.
Dec 28, 2019
Wood Framing Underway for Old Colony Phase III
With concrete cores in place, wood framing has now started for the third phase of the Old Colony redevelopment in South Boston. The project will create 4-new buildings in total to include 301 affordable apartments. All buildings will have townhouse-style direct entry apartments on the first floor.
Dec 15, 2019
$12M Electrical Permit Pulled for Raffles Boston
A permit valued at $12M has been pulled for electrical service for the upcoming Raffles Boston. The Back Bay tower will feature 146 luxury condos atop 154 hotel rooms. Amenities at the luxury property will include a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, and a rooftop garden terrace and lounge. Raffles Boston Back Bay is scheduled to open in 2022 and will be the brand's first mixed-use property in North America.
Nov 21, 2019
Building Permit Issued for 7INK
With the site clear, a building permit valued at $52M has been issued for 217 Albany Street, the 7INK project. The upcoming 14-story building, the final piece of the INK Block, will feature 180 units of co-living. The building will also provide a full range of services, unique community engagements and extraordinary shared amenity spaces.
Nov 15, 2019
Site Clear for 7Ink in the South End
Demo has wrapped up and the site is now clear for 7Ink. Located along Albany Street in the South End, 7Ink will offer 180 co-living units, all fully furnished and complete with cleaning service and other hotel-style amenities. The building will also provide a full suite of amenities plus unique opportunities for community engagement.
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