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Dec 05, 2019
$4M Permit Pulled for Renovations at 341 Newbury Street
A permit valued at $4M has been pulled for renovations at 341 Newbury Street. The project will include the removal and infill of the existing automobile elevator and construction of white box office space and fitness room. New windows and a skylight will also be added. The 41,000+ square foot office/retail building was purchased by Gazit Globe for $51 million this past January.
Dec 04, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for NBC Universal's New Media Center
Final finish work is wrapping up for the NBC Universal's New Media Center in Needham. The 160,000 square foot facility will feature the most cutting edge broadcast technology and will be home to its local NBC and Telemundo TV stations, NBC Sports Boston and New England Channel News (NECN). Construction is expected to wrap up in the coming months.
Nov 21, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for 907 Main St.
907 Main St. in Central Square Cambridge was originally built in 1920 and is now undergoing a massive renovation and addition. The work will transform the building into a boutique hotel, set to open next year. The upcoming 67 room hotel will feature a rooftop bar on the newly added 5th floor and an outdoor courtyard. Along with the extensive renovations to the existing building a new wing is also being added to the project along Columbia Street.
Nov 15, 2019
Downtown Crossing Building Refinanced for $27 Million
One Milk Street has been refinanced via Valley National Bank for $27 million.
The property features a 45,000-square-foot historic building located at the corner of Washington and Milk Streets in Downtown Crossing. The repositioned building features a modern office and retail space. One Milk Street is also home to one of Boston's WeWork locations.
Retail is located on One Milk Street’s ground floor, with office spaces on the second through sixth floors. Available office space ranges from 2,856 to 28,775 square feet.
Nov 14, 2019
NPC Filed for Innovation Point
With construction wrapping up on the renovations to the historic buildings at 5 Necco Court, Alexandria Real Estate Equities & National Development have filed a Notice of Project Change for the new construction building slated to be included in the Innovation Point Project. The updated plans call still call for a 12-story building however total square footage has increased to approximately 316,000 designed for multi-tenant office/life sciences/r&d uses. The building would also include active ground floor uses, such as retail and restaurant spaces. Because of the Project Site's proximity to public transit and nearby public parking facilities, the new building is not proposed to include any underground parking. Per the filing, the development team plans to begin construction on 15 Necco St. in the third quarter of 2020.
Nov 08, 2019
Second Office Building at River's Edge in Medford has been Completed
The second office space, 400, at River's Edge in Medford has been completed. The project includes "green" office/lab buildings and luxury housing, as well as restaurants and retail. The River's Edge development is a 30-acre project that also includes over 500 units of housing along with a riverfront park. River's Edge is located minutes from Boston and Cambridge just north of the Wellington MBTA station in Medford, MA. The forthcoming landscape will provide more accommodation for the growing population at the site, as well as new sculptural gardens, plazas with dining areas, activity and play spaces.
Oct 22, 2019
Window and Facade Install Ongoing for Phase III at The Hub on Causeway
Window and Facade install continues for Phase III at the Hub on Causeway. The third and final phase of the project will consist of a 21-story 651,500 square foot office tower above the the podium building (Phase I) of the project. Upon completion, Verizon will occupy 440,000 square feet of the tower.
Photo: Bowline Construction
Oct 10, 2019
Scape Plans Would Bring 1357 Units of New Housing to Fenway
Earlier this week, Scape submitted a Draft Impact Project report to the BPDA which includes significant changes to their 1252-1270 Boylston Street project plus a glimpse at what they are planning for 2 other Fenway sites, 2 Charlesgate West & 819 Beacon St. All three projects in total would bring 1357 units of housing to the neighborhood.
After engaging with the Fenway community throughout the past 6 months, Scape has decided to adjust their original plans which called for 500 units of student housing to a residential use to address the need for housing in Fenway. The new plans for 1252-1270 Boylston, Boylston Place call for 477 fully-furnished apartments above around 18,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The updated proposal also includes a significant reduction in building height, down 30 feet, and material setbacks on the western and southern portions of the building.
As part of the project, a new home for the Black Box Theater will also be built, to now include 10,000 square feet up from the original 6,000 in the first proposal. This 156 seat theater would be operated on a not-for-profit basis.
Updated rendering of 1252-1270 Boylston Street
As part of this new submission, the development team also mentions 2 upcoming projects, The Beacon at 819 Beacon Street and The Ipswich at 2 Charlesgate West. The Beacon which is currently permitted by Children's Hospital office development would now include 445 residential units, 50 of which would be set aside for families of patients at the hospital. This project would also include 215 below-grade parking spaces.
Affordability requirements at Boylston Place and The Beacon would be satisfied at The Ipswich which would include 220 units, all affordable along with an Urban Causeway to connect Boylston & Ipswich streets. Scape plans to submit Letters of Intent for these two projects in the 4th quarter of this year.
Rendering of The Ipswich at 2 Charlesgate West
Rendering of The Beacon, 819 Beacon Street
Oct 10, 2019
Final Phase of The Hub on Causeway Taking Shape: Move-Ins Begin at Hub50House
With a flurry of activity below at the podium level, facade install has started on the third and final phase of The Hub on Causeway, the 21-story office tower. At The Hub, the Star Market is now open, construction is nearly complete for Big Night Live with first acts announced, and the 25,000 square foot Banner Kitchen and Tap is also expected to open this month. The office tower above will contain around 650,000 square feet of space, 440,00 of which has already been leased to Verizon. Across the site, Hub50House, the 440 unit residential tower has also welcomed its first group of residents.
Oct 04, 2019
Removal of Pre-Cast Facade Continues at One Post Office Square
More sections of the pre-cast facade of One Post Office Square are coming down. The 41-story tower is currently undergoing a revamp and expansion that will increase the existing 832K square foot office tower to 1.1M SF. A new glass curtain will be installed along with outdoor space plus tenant amenity space. The renovation also includes a new autonomous parking system that will allow tenants to call for their cars directly from their phones.
Sep 23, 2019
Glass Façade Nearing Completion for Hub50House
Exterior glass install is nearing completion for the residential tower of the Hub on Causeway -- Hub50House.
Ideally located on top of the North Station MBTA stop with access to multiple train lines including the commuter rail, the Hub on Causeway will feature retail, restaurant and office space. The Hub 50 House will be home to 400 luxury apartments with Metro, Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom Penthouse options. Move-ins are expected to begin in October of 2019.
Photos: Tom McCafferty
Sep 19, 2019
CO Issued for Start Market at The Hub on Causeway: Opening Set for Tomorrow 9/20
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the Star Market at The Hub on Causeway. The permit also includes change of use to include a pharmacy and Starbucks within the project. What will be the city's largest supermarket at 60,000 square feet is set to host it's grand opening on September 20th.
Elsewhere on the project, the start of the lineup was also announced this week for the upcoming Hub Hall. Set to open this winter, the food hall will include Vendors include local favorites Mike's Pastries, Monica’s Mercato, and Sullivan’s Castle Island. Pre-leasing is also ongoing for Hub50 House, the 440 unit residential tower, with residents being offered a very unique perk, exclusive Converse sneakers designed for residents.
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