Core in Place for 233 Hancock St.
The concrete core is in place for the upcoming 36 unit project at 233 Hancock Street in Dorchester. 21 of the residences at the project will be designated affordable at 60% & 100% AMI. 233 Hancock will also feature a 700+ square foot retail space and a 400 square foot art gallery on the ground floor. Parking for 22 cars will be located at street level.
ICYMI Encore Boston Harbor is Now Open
In case you had skipped town for a weekend break or may be living under a rock, Encore Boston Harbor is now open. The massive, 3 million square foot project which officially broke ground in early August of 2016 welcomed large crowds on opening day June 23rd. Around 7,400 construction workers helped build the $2.6B project. The Encore features...
- 671 guest rooms ranging in size from 650 - 5800 square feet- 210,000 square foot of casino space including 3158 slot machines & 231 table games- 15 restaurants & 5 shops- 50,000 square feet of meeting space- 26,000 square foot spa- Public waterfront park with boat dock
Steel Framing Rapidly Rising for Final Phase of The Hub on Causeway
Steel framing is rapidly progressing for the final phase of the Hub on Causeway, the 650,000 square feet office tower. Verizon has already committed to a lease of 440,000 square foot within the building. Elsewhere in the project interior work is ongoing for the residential tower, citizenM hotel, and the office and commercial spaces in the podium.
The citizenM hotel is expected to open in mid-September and fit-outs are also ongoing for the Star Market, what will be Boston's largest supermarket, along with the ArcLight theater with both expected to open this fall as well.
Leasing is also underway for the residential units, 440 in total, which feature Italian cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, Silestone countertops, and in-unit laundry. Residents at Hub 50 House will have access to an array of luxury amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck. First residents are set to move in this fall, making for what are sure to be a busy couple of months for one of Boston's largest project.
Foundation Work Underway for 233 Hancock St. in Dorchester
Foundation work is now underway for 233 Hancock Street in Dorchester. The upcoming project will include 36 apartments, 720 square feet of ground-floor retail, a 400 square foot community art gallery, and a 22 car parking garage. The project, being built by Haycon, will revitalize the formerly industrial site just minutes from the Savin Hill MBTA Station.
Membership Leasing Begins for Hub50House at The Hub on Causeway
Membership leasing for Hub50House, the 440-unit, 38-story residential tower at The Hub on Causeway has now launched. Potential residents can tour the model homes and reserve units for fall occupancy in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods by visiting the well-outfitted leasing center at 100 Causeway Street. Hub50House is a vibrant luxury rental property located at 50 Causeway Street adjacent to TD Garden and North Station, featuring unique amenities, Boston’s most connected location and exclusive access throughout The Hub on Causeway as part of the property’s HubClub, an insider’s access club.
Fully integrated into the 1.5-million square foot The Hub on Causeway and located atop the site of the original Boston Garden, Hub50House is the most accessible, transit-oriented location in the city with direct access to 65% of the MBTA’s stations via subway, commuter rail, and shuttle buses. The neighborhood also offers easy walkability to the Financial District, Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, and Government Center. Plentiful on-site parking also includes bike storage and repair.
Hub50House offers expansive indoor and outdoor community spaces for residents, their pets and their guests – the most shared amenity space in the city, including three amenity floors and three outdoor lounges providing:
Rooftop sky pool adjacent to two reservable lounge rooms, one with private catering kitchen, one with demonstration kitchen
Woof Deck with adjacent pet spa and lounge, oversize laundry, and additional storage lockers
Outdoor skyline deck for grilling and lawn games, with a fire pit and a communal outdoor kitchen including four open grills, fridges, sinks and ice maker, and two reservable private grill pods with their own fridges, sinks, and outdoor televisions
Business center including reservable conference room, coffee bar, three party rooms (one with demonstration kitchen), quiet room, game room with pool and poker tables, media room, fitness center with yoga and spin studio
Residents at Hub50House will experience a highly convenient, cutting-edge and full-service lifestyle. Offerings include Tide dry cleaning lockers for easy drop-off/pick up, dog walking services, package delivery with smartphone notification and an on-site transit screen with real-time information. Destination dispatch elevators provide modern convenience alongside a 24/7 concierge paired with a highly secure building entrance equipped with three security touch points at every entrance.
Hub50House members will receive exclusive access and perks at The Hub on Causeway through the property’s HubClub. This includes membership to ‘Rafters’, a whole new level of entertainment in TD Garden’s Boston Garden Society opening for the 2019/20 season. HubClub also offers additional VIP experiences at Big Night Live and ArcLight Cinema.
“Hub50House combines the most connected location in Boston with the most unique amenities to create a living experience unmatched in the city of Boston,” stated Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President for Boston Properties. “Through the combination of our distinctive spaces and HubClub access, residents at Hub50House will be able to make the most of each and every day.”
“Not only is The Hub on Causeway bridging together the residents of the North and West End but with Hub50House, it will now be the new home to hundreds of Boston residents,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. “Those that reside in Hub50House will soon be a short elevator ride away from the best entertainment district in the City of Boston.”
Each Hub50House residence features at least 9’ ceilings with floor to ceiling windows in all units that showcase unparalleled water and city views. There are a variety of layouts from metro units to three-bedroom penthouses and two finish packages to select from, but all interior finishes include Navona Italian cabinetry, Silestone countertops and a GE or Bosch appliance suite. Storage has been prioritized with Elfa closet systems and oversized vanities, shelving and cabinets. All units have washer/dryers and Nest thermostats.
Leasing and marketing for the property is handled exclusively by The Collaborative Companies. For more information or to make an appointment for a hard hat tour of the property, visit www.hub50house.com.
Ledge Removal Continues for 233 Hancock Street
Ledge removal work continues at 233 Hancock Street in Dorchester for the upcoming mixed-use project from developer ARX Urban. Haycon is managing the build of the 36 unit rental building that will also feature parking for 22 cars along with ground floor retail and a community art gallery. The site is located just a few blocks from Savin Hill and across the street from the upcoming Dot Block project which will bring more residential and retail tenants to this corner of Dorchester. Residences at 233 Hancock will include 12 studios, 12 one-bedrooms, eight two-bedrooms, and four three-bedrooms, 21 of which will be designated affordable.
Glass Facade Install Continues for Hub50House, Residential Tower at The Hub on Causeway
Exterior glass install is progressing for the residential tower of the Hub on Causeway, dubbed Hub50House. The teaser website for the 440 unit building promises "Boston's move innovative residential experience." Units will range in size from 1 through 3 bedrooms and resident amenities will include a rooftop pool.
Elsewhere on the massive project, tenant fit-out is underway within the podium for the Rapid7 Headquarters that will occupy nearly 150,000 square feet of this 175,000 section of the project. On top of the podium, a second tower crane is in place for construction of the third and final phase, another 525,000 square feet of office space. Verizon Communications has already leased 440,000 square feet here.
All phases of the project are expected to be complete by 2021.
Despite Small Fire, Construction Progressing on all Phases of The Hub on Causeway
This past Saturday afternoon fire broke out on the 25th floor of what will be the residential tower for The Hub on Causeway. The three-alarm fire is estimated to have caused around $200,000 worth of damage to the project. Despite this hiccup, construction is ongoing across all three phases of the project. Interior fit-outs are underway for the office and retail space as part of the podium in Phase 1. Phase 2, where the fire occurred continues with glass facade install while steel framing is going up for Phase 3, atop the podium.
The 38-story residential tower at The Hub on Causeway will contain around 440 rentals and a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms. Resident amenities will include a rooftop deck and a sky deck for dogs, "the Woof Deck". Construction here is expected to be complete later this year into early 2020.
The final phase of the project, the office tower, where Verizon has already signed up to lease 440,000 square feet is set to be complete in 2021.
Site Clear, Excavation Underway at 233 Hancock St. in Dorchester
Demo of an autobody shop that had been on the site at 233 Hancock Street is complete and excavation is underway. Once the site is prepped, Haycon, the project's GC will begin work on the 36 unit rental building. Apartments in the building will be a mix of studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, 21 of which will be designated as affordable. The project will also feature 720 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 400 square foot art gallery. The Dorchester location is just a few blocks from the Savin Hill MBTA station and across the street from the upcoming Dot Block development.
Permit Issued for Fit Out of Star Market at The Hub on Causeway
A building permit has been issued for the fit out of The Star Market at The Hub on Causeway. The supermarket will be the city's largest at 60,000 square feet with fit-out costs estimated at around $20 million. The new grocery store will be completed by Danvers-based company, CM&B.
Portions of Phase 1 of the project, the parking garage, and the new TD Garden/North Station Entrance are now open. The supermarket is set to open later this year. Other commercial tenants moving into the space include a 15 screen ArcLight movie theatre.
Construction Underway for Phase III of The Hub on Causeway
With the new entrance to the TD Garden now open and exterior work continuing on the residential tower, another crane is in place and construction has started for the third phase of The Hub on Causeway. This final piece of the puzzle will feature over 650,000 square feet of office space above the podium built during phase 1. Verizon has already committed to a 440,000 square foot lease within the building.
The office tower will feature large floor plates, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. The office tower’s most dramatic elements are two-story bump-outs that extend from the corners on several levels, providing bright, open work areas with wide, two-story stairwells connecting floors. Construction on this final phase is set to be complete in 2021.
MassHousing to Provide $2.1M in Workforce Housing Financing for 233 Hancock Street
MassHousing is providing $2.1 million in affordable housing financing from the Agency’s Workforce Housing Initiative to support the development of 233 Hancock, a 36-unit housing development in Dorchester. Demolition of 2 auto repair shops on the site has already been completed and site work is now ongoing for the development. Of the 36 new apartments at 233 Hancock, 10 will be affordable for working households earning up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), and 11 apartments will be affordable for working households earning up to 100 percent of AMI. The remaining 15 units will be rented at market rates.
The development of 233 Hancock advances the Baker-Polito Administration’s goal of creating up to 1,000 new workforce housing units affordable to middle-income households through MassHousing’s $100 million Workforce Housing Initiative.233 Hancock is being developed by ARX Urban with Dorchester based Haycon as the general contractor.