Jun 13, 2019
Seaport Square Block L4 Financed for $435 Million
The project at Seaport Square Block L4 has been financed via Citizens Bank for $435 million.
The upcoming project consists of a 17 story retail and office building to be constructed on a 1.63-acre parcel in Boston's Seaport Square.
The 525,000 square foot building will feature 81,000 square feet of retail space on the first two levels accompanied by 444,000 square feet of office space on the upper 15 levels.
Jun 10, 2019
625,000 Square Foot Office Tower at 125 Lincoln Street Officially Under Review
Oxford Properties planned 24 story office tower to replace the garage at 125 Lincoln Street is now officially under review. The plans call for a 625,000 square foot office building with retail and publicly accessible ground floor uses. The development would also include the redesign of 7,500 square feet of existing open space at the corner of Lincoln Street and the Greenway along with the creation of a publicly accessible indoor space of approximately 7,000 square feet that includes gathering and retail spaces. Parking capacity for up to 275 vehicles would be located in up to five levels below grade. Oxford Properties purchased the garage for around $40M in May 2017.
Jun 07, 2019
NBC Universal's New Media Center Taking Shape
NBC Universal's upcoming 160,000 square foot facility is taking shape within Founder's Park in Needham. The building will be home to NBC 10 Boston, Telemundo, NBC Sports Boston and New England Channel News (NECN) and will feature the most cutting edge broadcast technology. Construction is expected to wrap up this fall.
Jun 06, 2019
Demolition Nearly Complete at 225 Wyman Street in Waltham
Demo is wrapping up at 225 Wyman St. in the Hobbs Brook Office Park in Waltham to make way for a new construction, 500,000+ square foot project. Located along 128, in the busy tech/life-science corridor, the floor plates of the building are designed to accommodate office and lab space. On-site amenities will include a cafe, fitness center, and conference space. 225 Wyman is expected to be ready for tenant-fit out in Q1 2021.
May 30, 2019
WS Development Officially Breaks Ground on New Amazon Office Space on Seaport Square Block L4
Governor Baker & Mayor Walsh were on hand earlier this week for the groundbreaking ceremony for WS Development's newest Seaport Project, 111 Harbor Way (Block L4). While construction has been underway for a few months, WS took the opportunity to officially break ground on the upcoming 17-story, 525,000 square foot project. Amazon will be expanding into 430,000 square feet of new office space at the building, creating 2,000 high-tech jobs, in fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics engineering. Michael Touloumtzis of Amazon told the crowd Amazon continues to expand in Massachusetts partly due to the strong talent pool here and his team is excited to expand into the high-tech new space sometime in 2021.
Yanni Tsipis of WS Development touched on the importance of the project in expanding the public realm with an emphasis on green space. Harbor Square Park will be a focal point of the future Harbor Way, a 1/3-mile public promenade that will connect Summer Street to the water’s edge – a plan conceived of by the world-renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, possibly best known for their work on Manhattan’s High Line.
The event which featured mini-lobster rolls, steel drums, and some delicious Taiyaki Ice Cream was capped off with the firing of confetti cannons. Photos courtesy: Michael Blanchard
May 23, 2019
WS Development & Amazon to Break Ground on Tuesday in the Seaport
Seaport will usher in its next exciting wave of development with the groundbreaking of 111 Harbor Way (Block L4 of the Boston Seaport project), home to Amazon’s new office in the heart of the Seaport neighborhood. Attendees will include Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, the WS Development team and representatives from Amazon.
Slated for completion in 2021, the building is a central component of WS Development’s Boston Seaport project, the largest single real estate endeavor in city history, spanning 23 acres across 20 city blocks.
111 Harbor Way is a 525,000 square foot, 17-story building with two stories devoted to retail and restaurant uses. Last year, Amazon announced it would expand its Boston Tech Hub and create an additional 2,000 high-tech jobs, in fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics engineering. To accommodate the new job creation, Amazon will be expanding into 430,000 square feet of new office space at 111 Harbor Way.
WS Development chose esteemed architectural firm Gensler to envision and design the tower. In a collaboration between its Boston and San Francisco offices, Gensler respected the authentic industrial context of the Seaport, creating a building that has a timeless aesthetic and a highly articulated expression.
The building’s design emphasizes human-focused elements, including outdoor terraces on alternating floors and the Paseo, a street-level interior public promenade lined with shops, cafes, and a welcoming central amphitheater. The Paseo will lead pedestrians to Harbor Square Park, a one-acre public space being constructed concurrently with the building, which will expand the public realm in the Seaport and create a vibrant new open space hub for the Seaport.
Harbor Square Park is a focal point of the future Harbor Way, a 1/3-mile public promenade that will connect Summer Street to the water’s edge – a plan conceived of by the world-renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, possibly best known for their work on Manhattan’s High Line. The park will create a hub of community activity across all seasons, hosting hundreds of public events annually including art and music performances, markets, and a public winter skating rink.
May 21, 2019
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.
May 09, 2019
Innovation Point Acquired for $252 Million
Alexandria Real Estate Equities has acquired the property at Innovation Point in Boston, MA for $252,000,100 from GE and MassDevelopment.
The parcel consists of two historic six-story brick Boston Wharf Company warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Street and a section of the existing Gillette parking lot. Designed by Gensler, GE's approximately 2.5-acre, 390,000 square foot campus will restore the existing warehouses. Approximately 1.5 acres of public space will be constructed at Innovation Point, including a Harborwalk extension. The campus will also include a coffee bar and waterfront restaurant space on the ground floor.
May 08, 2019
First Phases of Demo Begin for One Post Office Square Reinvention
The existing six-story garage at One Post Office Square is now closed and removal of some cladding has begun in anticipation of the demo of this part of the structure. The garage will be replaced with a new 18-story building including 300 parking spaces across two below-grade levels and three above-grade levels topped by 13 stories of office space. With this new space, One Post Office Square's total floor area will be expanded to 1.1 million square feet.
For the exterior of the building, the facade will be modernized with floor-to-ceiling glass and public-facing retail added. An array of elevated amenities including a fitness center, cafe, and four separate roof decks will also be added as part of the renovations.
You can check out a sneak peek of the new One Post Office Square here.
May 02, 2019
Construction Ongoing for Underground Garage at Seaport Square Block L4
Construction is ongoing for the 2-story below grade parking garage that will sit below the upcoming office building on Seaport Square Block L4. The garage foundation slurry walls will be constructed on two sides, north and east and will serve as temporary earth support during construction. There will no foundation wall on the west and south sides of the project as the garage is intended to connect to future phases of development. Above the garage a 17 story retail and office building to be constructed. The 525,000 square foot building will feature 81,000 square feet of retail space on the first two levels accompanied by 444,000 square feet of office space on the upper 15 levels. The office space will be the future home of around 2,000 Amazon employees.
Apr 19, 2019
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.
Apr 08, 2019
24 Story Building Proposed in Leather District
Oxford Properties Group proposes to demolish the existing parking garage and construct a new, approximately 625,000 square foot, 24 story office building containing retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses on the ground floor, below grade parking and indoor/outdoor public space. The project will be a dynamic addition to downtown Boston that will revitalize the site.
The site currently features a 115,625 square foot parking garage including upper-floor office and ground-floor retail space located on a 27,800 square foot lot steps to South Station. Existing zoning for the 125 Lincoln Street parcel would allow up to 223,880 square feet of mixed-use development; current tenant lease termination options would allow a potential development to begin in 2018.
Mar 11, 2019
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.
Mar 06, 2019
Renovated, Historic Buildings at One Milk Street Now Leasing
The repositioning of One Milk Street is nearly complete with newly renovated office and retail space available for lease. The project consists of two buildings both with a rich history. The Franklin Building, located at 17 Milk Street, was built in 1874, housed the Boston Post newspaper until 1905 and is also known as the site of Benjamin Franklin's birth. The Transcript Building, at 322 Washington Street, was completed in 1873 and was home to the Boston Evening Transcript.
Retail space 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 and features high ceilings, exposed brick, and large windows.
Feb 18, 2019
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.
Feb 11, 2019
Renovation Moves Forward at Innovation Point as GE Scraps Plans for New Tower
Renovations of two historic buildings in Fort Point continue as GE announces it will scrap plans for the second phase of the project, a new 12-story tower. Instead of the original 800 person campus, GE’s headquarters now will have about 250 employees in the two refurbished buildings. GE plans to lease the buildings, after selling them and the adjacent land for the tower jointly with the state to recoup the $25 million tax incentive received from the city.
At the site currently, structural steel for the glass enclosure connecting the two buildings has been erected and window install is ongoing. The crane on site is supporting the erection of the structural steel for the roof and the new 6th floor on the west building. Rough-in of interior walls and interior masonry restoration is also underway in both buildings. Construction is set to be complete by the middle of this year.
Feb 06, 2019
Demo Permit App Filed for Garage at One Post Office Square
The Boston Landmarks Commission has received an application to demolish the parking garage at One Post Office Square. The demo of the parking garage will be the first step in the modernization and expansion scheduled for One Post Office Square. Once the old garage has been cleared a new 18 story structure will take its place to include 300 parking spaces and 13 stories of new office space. As part of the project, the tower's facade will also be fully revamped to a more modern glass look. New indoor and outdoor tenant spaces will also be created along with an 8,000 square foot restaurant space.
Feb 06, 2019
Facade Repairs Underway at 907 Main Street in Central Square
Facade repairs are underway for the existing building at 907 Main Street in Central Square for the conversion of the property to a boutique hotel. 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.
Construction is set to be complete this spring.
Feb 04, 2019
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.
Jan 15, 2019
Construction Underway at Seaport Square Block L4
Initial site work is underway at Seaport Square Block L4, the future headquarters of Amazon's Boston Office.
The project consists of a 17 story retail and office building to be constructed on a 1.63-acre parcel in Boston's Seaport Square.
The 525,000 square foot building will feature 81,000 square feet of retail space on the first two levels accompanied by 444,000 square feet of office space on the upper 15 levels.
Jan 07, 2019
Newbury Street Properties Acquired for $51 Million
Gazit Globe has acquired the properties at 341-343 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay for $51 million.
341 Newbury Street is a 41,958 square foot prime office/retail building on one of the busiest blocks of Boston' s renowned Back Bay. This location is surrounded by contemporary retailers like Madewell, Brandy Melville, Patagonia, The North Face, Lululemon, and the new Uniqlo flagship store.
343 Newbury Street is the adjacent building totaling 17,982 square feet of space spread over 3 stories. The retail building was constructed in 1919 and is currently home to fashion brand Forever 21.
Dec 19, 2018
Glass Facade Install Underway for the Residential Tower at the Hub on Causeway
The glass facade install for the 38 story tower that is part of Phase II of the Hub on Causeway has started. The residential tower will include around 440 units. As part of Phase II a 10 story CitizenM hotel will also be constructed to contain 269 guest rooms.
While this work is ongoing Phase I of the project is nearing completion with the parking garage now open.
Nov 08, 2018
Renovations & Addition Ongoing for Boutique Hotel in Central Square
Renovations of the existing building at 907 Main Street in Cambridge's Central Square are ongoing with work also underway for the addition to the building along Columbia Street. The project will also add a fifth floor and outdoor courtyard. The resulting boutique hotel will feature 67 rooms and a rooftop bar. Ground floor commercial space will be occupied by existing tenant Toscanini's Ice Cream & Patty Chen's Dumpling Room.
Nov 06, 2018
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for First Sections of The Hub on Causeway
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the new parking garage at The Hub on Causeway along with other sections of Champions Row. The new parking garage brings 540 new parking spaces to the existing garage. This first phase of the project also includes the new entrance to TD Garden along with North Station and 64,000 sf of expansion space for the arena. Expected to open soon are additional sections of Phase One including the Start Market and ArcLight Cinemas.
Nov 05, 2018
Second Office Building at River's Edge in Medford Nearing Completion
The second office space, 400, at River's Edge in Medford is nearing completion. 400 will be a 115,000sf state of the art office building adjacent to 200, which is now open. The River's Edge development is a 30-acre project that also includes over 500 units of housing along with a riverfront park just minutes from the Wellington MBTA Station. RE150, the newest luxury apartment building on the site also features around 18,000sf of ground floor retail.
Oct 11, 2018
Phase One of the Hub on Causeway Set to Open November 1st
With construction rapidly progressing, Chris Maher, VP Development at Deleware North, told the audience at ULI's fall meeting that Phase One of The Hub on Causeway will open on November 1st. The new entrance to the TD Garden and North Station is the centerpiece of this design and offers a striking impression from Causeway Street.
This first phase will also include a 60,000sf Star Market, 15 screen ArcLight Cinema along with 540 parking spaces and 64,000sf of the TD Garden expansion space. Phase Two of the project will consist of a 38-story residential tower with approximately 440 units and a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms. Phase Three will consist of a 21-story office tower totaling approximately 525,000 square feet.
Oct 10, 2018
Renovations Continue for GE's Future Headquarters in Fort Point
Renovations of two historic brick warehouse building at 5 & 6 Necco Court continue for GE's new Headquarters, Innovation Point. In addition to restoring the warehouse buildings, the project will include a new 12-story 293,000 square foot building and 1.5 acres of public space. All three buildings will be connected by a pedestrian walkway and the project will also extend Boston's Harborwalk.
The first phase of the project, the renovations, are expected to be complete in the first half of 2019. Completion of Phase Two, construction of the new building by Suffolk Construction and creation of new public open space along Fort Point Channel, is expected in mid-2021.
Oct 08, 2018
Renovation of One Milk Street Nearing Completion
The renovation of One Milk Street in the heart of Downtown Crossing is nearing completion with windows in place for first floor retail space and interior work being completed on the upper floors that will house office space. The renovation of the 45,000 sf building also includes a new HVAC, roof, and electrical systems.
Sep 11, 2018
Exterior Work Progresses on Phase One of the Hub on Causeway
Exterior work on the first phase of the Hub on Causeway is rapidly progressing with expected opening later this year. Phase one of the project includes 175,000 square feet of creative office space and 210,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space. Last month Boston Properties & Delaware North announced 75% of space is already leased. Phase One also includes a new grand entrance to the TD Garden and entry for North Station.
Phase Two of the project, the 38-story residential tower set to include around 440 units and a 10-story citizenM hotel is expected to be complete in late 2019.
Aug 10, 2018
Phase I Construction Continues at Innovation Point
Construction continues at GE’s future headquarters in Fort Point. The project is being completed in two phases, pushing full completion of the project to 2021.
Renovation of the two existing brick warehouses at 5 and 6 Necco Court, now dubbed “North Point”, by Consigli Construction is on schedule for delivery in the first half of 2019.
Construction of the new 12-story office building, now dubbed “South Point”, by Suffolk Construction on a former section of the Procter & Gamble parking lot along Fort Point Channel is now scheduled for completion in mid-2021, along with new public open space along Fort Point Channel.
Aug 02, 2018
The Hub on Causeway More Than 75% Leased
Delaware North and Boston Properties have announced that with the signing of a lease with Verizon for 440,000 square feet of space, The Hub on Causeway project is more than 75 percent leased.
The 1.87 million square foot mixed-use development will feature three towers with retail, office, hotel, and residential uses. Completion of Phase One of The Hub on Causeway is expected in late 2018. Phase Two will consist of a 38-story residential tower with approximately 440 units and a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms. Phase Three will consist of a 21-story office tower totaling approximately 525,000 square feet.
Jul 31, 2018
Boston Properties Acquires Office Tower Parcel, Office Light and Air Easement Area
Boston Properties has acquired the Office Tower Parcel, Office Light and Air Easement Area at The Hub on Causeway for $37.59 million.
The area, totaling 75,445 square-feet is part of the $950 million mixed-use development featuring three towers with retail, office, hotel and residential uses.
Jun 29, 2018
Work on New Store Fronts Continues at One Milk Street
The repositioning and renovations at One Milk Street in the heart of Downtown Crossing continues with work on both the Transcript and Franklin buildings. This renovation will create new storefronts along Washington Street and Milk Street and add a new curtain wall on Milk Street. Interior work will include new elevators and fire protection system. The upper floors will feature modern office space, now available for lease.
Jun 27, 2018
Phase I Continues at The Hub on Causeway
With every passing day, The Hub on Causeway continues to rise uo into the Boston skyline. The 1.87 million square-foot mixed use development is transforming the rapidly changing Bulfinch Triangle surrounding the TD Garden. Glass installation is underway as the building's exterior begins to take shape.
Phase I of the three phase project is expected to be complete in late 2018 and will consist of 459,000 square-feet of office, retail, restaurant, and outdoor space.
Jun 18, 2018
Notice of Project Change for Phase III of The Hub on Causeway
Phase III of Hub on Causeway, is moving forward with a Notice of Project Change (NPC) that will update the office design, responding to a new generation of office and workforce needs. The updates include the flexibility to accommodate future changes of the building’s tenants.
The project, located on 80 Causeway, was originally approved in 2013 and is currently under construction at the former site of the Boston Garden, adjacent to TD North and North Station.
The approved changes include: higher floor to floor heights, floors with increased ceiling heights, enclosed two story balconies in certain portions of the office tower, outdoor terraces on specific levels of the office tower, a higher occupiable floor above the project’s podium and larger maximum floor plates and office height tower from grade.
May 03, 2018
citizenM Leases Space for $45 Million at The Hub On Causeway
Dutch boutique hotel chain citizenM has officially leased space for the upcoming 10-story, 260-room hotel at The Hub on Causeway for $45 million. citizenM operates nine hotels worldwide in Europe and New York City featuring trendy, stylish rooms and common spaces. Key amenities at citizenM hotels include free Wi-Fi throughout, designer furniture and ultra-comfortable beds.
Apr 01, 2018
Phase 1 Continues
Phase I of the Hub on Causeway continues as construction stays on pace for completion in 2018. The first phase of construction consists of 210,000 total square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space, including the city of Boston’s largest supermarket, a 60,000 square foot Star Market, and the Northeast’s first ArcLight Cinema, ArcLight Boston, a 60,000 square foot theater with 15 screens.
Mar 27, 2018
Renovation of Downtown’s One Post Office Square to include a redesign of the street-level lobby, drive-thru, retail, drop-off areas and more
Work: 190,000 square feet of new office space, 16,000 square feet of new retail
Connect: 32,000 square feet of amenities
Size: 207,000 square feet
The approval of Downtown’s One Post Office Square renovation will upgrade the 41-story, 515-foot tall office tower and a six-story garage with eight levels of parking and 371 spaces. This fourth amendment to the project will include improvements to the existing office building, exterior façade replacement, recladding of upper levels and the addition of mid-level and roof amenities. Additionally, renovation proposes the demolition of the existing parking garage containing 371 parking spaces and a 15-story addition to the existing office building above the garage. The decrease in parking will result in 300 parking spaces. However, these changes will result in an additional 207,000 square feet on the project site. The proposed project also includes the redesign of the street-level lobby, drive-thru, retail, and drop-off areas, as well as upgrades to the elevator and the building’s mechanical and electrical systems. These updates will take place in a single phase with multiple stages of construction.
The approved proposal for the renovation of One Post Office Square will also provide a number of public benefits to the immediate Downtown neighborhood, including 700 construction-related jobs, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that will be LEED certifiable, activation of the street level environment, and more. In addition, $50,000 has been committed toward capital improvements at Martin’s Park located at the Smith Family Waterfront in Fort Point Channel, adjacent to the Children’s Museum.
Mar 14, 2018
The Hub on Causeway is progressing nicely and getting taller. Boston Properties recently submitted to the city that they would like to change the height of one of the towers from 420 feet to 495 feet to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.
This transformative mixed use project will be adding to the already changing neighborhood. Rising from a lively podium, office, residential and hotel towers will house premium entertainment venues, specialty retailers, high-concept dining and loft-style office space to result in a work/live/play “city within a city.” A steel-and-glass structure reminiscent of the district’s original railways forms the façade of the eight-story gateway, which connects directly to the North Station transportation hub.
It is also rumored that Verizon's new brand Oath will be an anchor tenant as reported by major news outlets recently.
To view a time lapse on the progress of the project please click here
Jan 31, 2018
The Hub on Causeway Phase I officially tops off
The $950 million, 1.87-million-square-foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development, which is transforming the long-vacant former site of the storied Boston Garden arena into a 21st century mixed-use development, celebrated a major milestone yesterday with the topping off of its’ Phase One podium. A 39-foot steel beam, the final piece of the podium, was signed by project team and community members and placed at the top of the future entrance to The Hub on Causeway. Standing 100 feet in the air, the beam will be located at the top of the podium’s future 15-screen ArcLight Cinemas movie theater, set to open in late 2019 along with a 60,000-square-foot Star Market, which will become Boston’s largest grocery store, a 31,680-square-foot entertainment venue by Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England and cybersecurity and IT operations analytics solution provider Rapid7’s new 147,000-square-foot headquarters.
Phase One of The Hub on Causeway will feature a total of 175,000 square feet of office space and 210,000 square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space, along with a new glass-topped atrium entry for TD Garden and a new entrance and underground connector tunnel for North Station that are due to open in October 2018. Over 11,000 tons of steel have been erected in order to construct the Phase One podium. “Thanks to the hard work of so many people, The Hub on Causeway will soon be the new gateway to Boston, forever changing the landscape of this neighborhood for the better,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings, in a prepared statement. The Hub on Causeway is now visible from Interstate 93 approaching Boston from the north.
“The topping off of the steel podium of The Hub on Causeway represents the next milestone in creating an exciting destination at the northern gateway to the City of Boston,” said Bryan Koop, Boston Properties’ Boston Region Executive Vice President, in a prepared statement. “The Hub will bring Bostonians, visitors, commuters, and fans together to share an experience that will include unmatched entertainment options, great food, and modern conveniences, creating a dynamic heart of the neighborhood.” Upon the project’s completion, three towers will be constructed atop The Hub on Causeway including a 38-story residential tower with approximately 440 units, a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms and a 21-story office tower totaling approximately 525,000 square feet. The following are photographs of the topped-off podium:
Jan 04, 2018
One Post Office Square expansion and improvements expected to commence this June
Anchor Line Partners and JLL aim to start construction of the expansion and renovation of the 41-story One Post Office Square tower in the Financial District this June per newly revealed project plans. Construction would take place over the next two years, with completion expected in the fourth quarter of 2018. One Post Office Square, which was completed in 1980, would be fully upgraded with a new glass curtainwall facade and new indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. Corner infill areas would be constructed throughout the existing tower, and a new 18-story addition containing parking, office space and mechanical space would be constructed at One Post Office Square’s rear, replacing the tower’s existing parking garage.
One Post Office Square’s total floor area would be expanded to 1.1 million square feet from 832,000; the upgraded tower would contain over one million square feet of office space in addition to 52,100 square feet of retail space and a new 300-seat, 8,000-square-foot restaurant. The proponents have filed an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) detailing the proposed plans for One Post Office Square with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the plans.
Nov 17, 2017
Rapid7 to anchor Hub on Causeway Phase I
Leading cybersecurity and IT operations analytics solution provider Rapid7 has announced it will relocate its global headquarters from 100 Summer Street in the Financial District to the first phase of the 1.87-million-square-foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. Rapid7 will occupy 147,000 square feet at The Hub on Causeway, also relocating its’ Cambridge team at 1 Main Street. Rapid7 expects to move to The Hub on Causeway in the second half of 2019, following the first phase’s completion in late 2018. Rapid7 will be the first phase’s anchor tenant; a total of 175,000 square feet of creative office space will be built as part of the first phase, in addition to 210,000 square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. Future phases of The Hub on Causeway call for a 38-story residential tower with approximately 440 units, a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms and a 21-story office tower totaling approximately 525,000 square feet.
Rapid7 is the latest addition to the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood’s growing technology presence. “We believe that The Hub will allow us to capitalize on the momentum we’ve built as a leading global technology company and expect to see increased productivity through the joining of our Boston-area offices,” said Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7, in a prepared statement. “We believe The Hub will offer us the room we need to grow and help spur a new innovation center in Boston amid the escalating costs of the Seaport and Cambridge. For us, the decision to move our headquarters is about creating a phenomenal work experience for our Boston-area employees while continuing to invest in the Boston community and the exceptional talent pool it develops.” Rapid7 employs over 1,000 people globally, with nearly 500 Boston-area employees.
Oct 20, 2017
Repositioning of One Milk Street office and retail building in Downtown Crossing begins
A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Thursday (October 19th) for the renovation and repositioning of One Milk Street, a 45,000-square-foot historic building located at the corner of Washington and Milk Streets in Downtown Crossing, into state-of-the-art office and retail space. When complete, One Milk Street spaces will feature exposed brick, eight-foot windows and high ceilings, with fully modernized building systems. Space at One Milk Street is now available for lease. One Milk Street developer Midwood Investment and Development acquired the building in September 2015 for $18.2 million.
Oct 19, 2017
Work starts on Central Square boutique hotel
Initial interior demolition work has begun at 907 Main Street in Central Square, a mixed-use building that will be converted into a 67-room boutique hotel with ground-floor retail and a rooftop bar. Work officially began on Monday, October 9th; the hotel is expected to open in Spring 2019. The existing four-story building will be renovated, and a new fifth floor vertical addition will be constructed along with a new wing on the building's existing surface parking lot. The existing Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room will re-open in the new parking lot addition, and Toscanini’s Ice Cream will remain open at 907 Main Street throughout construction and will ultimately be integrated into the hotel's lobby. Cinderella's Restaurant will close October 28th after over 20 years in business.
Oct 08, 2017
New look and expansion proposed for One Post Office Square tower
Developers Anchor Line Partners and JLL propose to reposition and expand the aging 41-story One Post Office Square office tower overlooking Norman Leventhal Park in Boston’s Financial District, giving the tower a striking new glass facade and constructing additions totaling 140,000 square feet of new space. The $250 million project, designed by Gensler, would start construction in the third quarter of 2018, following anchor tenant Putnam Investments’ move from 300,000 square at One Post Office Square to 250,000 square feet at nearby 100 Federal Street.
The proposed project would expand the 832,000-square-foot One Post Office Square to just shy of one million square feet in size, constructing corner infill areas along the existing tower and a new 10-story building atop the building’s existing six-story parking garage along Oliver Street; a total of 140,000 square feet of new space would be constructed. The existing building’s facade would be fully re-cladded with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, and new outdoor spaces would be constructed throughout the building. Additionally, the tower’s retail space would be expanded, and mechanical and electrical upgrades would be made. Anchor Line Partners and JLL have filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to construct the project with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), starting the project’s city review process.
Aug 22, 2017
Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England ink lease for entertainment venue at The Hub on Causeway
Renowned entertainment venue proponents Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England have secured a lease of 31,680 square feet at the upcoming Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle, in which the proponents will open a new entertainment venue. Big Night and Live Nation’s new venue will be part of The Hub on Causeway’s first phase, which is on schedule for completion in late 2018, and will be located primarily on the development’s second floor, with a 1,324-square-foot lobby on the ground floor.
In a January 2016 interview with the Boston Herald, at which time the lease was still being negotiated, Live Nation President Don Law said the venue will be “a nightclub, restaurant, concert venue and bowling facility combination”. Law also revealed that “[Big Night founder] Ed [Kane] is going to run [the venue], and … [Live Nation will do] the music”. Per Law’s interview, the venue’s name “will include ‘rock’ and ‘bowl’”.
The Hub on Causeway’s first phase will feature 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 210,000 square feet of retail including Star Market and ArcLight Cinema, and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. WeWork has leased 38,000 square feet in The Hub of Causeway’s first phase for a new collaborative workspace. Subsequent phases of The Hub on Causeway will construct three new towers featuring residential, hotel and office space. The $950 million development will span a total of 1.87 million square feet.
Aug 20, 2017
New England Conservatory completes $85 million Student Life and Performance Center
New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) has completed its’ new $85 million, 135,000-square-foot Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC), located on St. Botolph Street in the Fenway. The building will be fully occupied starting this Fall, and will feature educational and theatrical space along with housing for approximately 252 students, doubling NEC’s on-campus housing capacity. The SLPC’s opening marks NEC’s 150th anniversary; the building will be officially dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 14th at 11 AM. The contemporary 10-story building features terra cotta tile with broad expanses of glass, showcasing NEC’s programs and performances. The SLPC is designed to foster collaboration, spark creativity and nurture a student community, featuring multiple new common spaces including a raised stage to support student-led ensemble performances, a two-level library consolidating NEC’s print material and audio resources collection in a central, accessible location and a new black box theater. The following are photographs of the SLPC:
Aug 10, 2017
General Electric takes two-phase construction approach to Fort Point headquarters, completion pushed to 2021
General Electric will now construct its’ Fort Point headquarters in two phases, pushing full completion of the project to 2021. Renovation of the two existing brick warehouses at 5 and 6 Necco Court, now dubbed “North Point”, by Consigli Construction is on schedule for delivery in the first half of 2019. Construction of the new 12-story office building, now dubbed “South Point”, by Suffolk Construction on a former section of the Procter & Gamble parking lot along Fort Point Channel is now scheduled for completion in mid-2021, along with new public open space along Fort Point Channel.
The simultaneous renovation of the warehouse and construction of the office building was reportedly deemed too costly, which caused GE to take the cheaper two-phased approach instead. The decision follows John Flannery assuming the role of CEO at GE last week, and Flannery’s subsequent announcement that he would review all of GE’s operations in order to cut costs. “As with any construction project of this scope and complexity, we have been periodically reviewing the schedule and budget. Based on that review, we have decided that it makes more sense and is more cost-effective to construct the campus in two phases,” said Ann Klee, GE’s Vice President of Boston Development and Operations, in a prepared statement. The renovated warehouses will have capacity for approximately 300 employees; the new building will house an additional approximately 500 employees, for a total of approximately 800 employees across the headquarters at completion.
Jul 22, 2017
Underground parking excavation complete at The Hub on Causeway, superstructure construction underway
Excavation of the 1.87-million-square-foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development's 540-car underground parking garage has hit rock bottom and is now complete. Pouring of the development's concrete foundation is nearing completion, and the development's first elevator core has gone vertical. The first steel girders of The Hub on Causeway's Phase I podium have risen above grade, signaling the start of superstructure construction. Phase I of The Hub on Causeway is expected to open in late 2018 and will feature 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 210,000 square feet of retail including Star Market and ArcLight Cinema, and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. Subsequent phases will construct three new towers featuring residential, hotel and office space. The following is an aerial view of The Hub on Causeway:
The following is a video of the final excavation at The Hub on Causeway:
Jun 02, 2017
GE unveils adaptive reuse plans for historic pedestrian bridge at Innovation Point
General Electric (GE) has unveiled plans for the adaptive reuse of the four-story historic pedestrian bridge over Necco Court at Innovation Point, GE's upcoming headquarters campus in Fort Point. The bridge will be converted into four lounges and quiet workspaces for GE employees. GE will restore the bridge’s existing green metal wall on the east site of the bridge facing Fort Point. A new glass facade will be installed along the west side of the bridge facing Fort Point Channel and Downtown Boston, providing natural lighting for the lounges and workspaces. By restoring the bridge, GE is preserving Fort Point’s industrial heritage for years to come. The Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission is now reviewing GE’s plans for the bridge. The following is a rendering of the restored bridge:
May 16, 2017
Oxford Properties acquiring Leather District garage for nearly $40 million
Oxford Properties will reportedly acquire the parking garage at 125 Lincoln Street in the Leather District, a 0.64-acre property with significant development potential located steps to South Station, for nearly $40 million. According to The Real Reporter, Oxford has emerged as the winning bidder amongst a number of developers who bid to acquire the garage, brokered for sale by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and sold by Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation. The sale would amount to nearly $345.95 per existing building square foot and $62.5 million per acre. Intercontinental acquired the garage in August 1996 for $6 million, amounting to $51.89 per existing building square foot and $9.375 million per acre. Oxford has not yet closed on its' acquisition of 125 Lincoln Street.
May 12, 2017
General Electric breaks ground on new Boston headquarters
General Electric has broken ground on Innovation Point, its’ new $200 million, 390,000-square-foot headquarters campus located on the banks of Fort Point Channel in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Innovation Point on Monday (May 8th, 2017), with speakers including Jeff Immelt, GE’s Chairman and CEO, Ann Klee, GE’s Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Boston Development and Operations head, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
At Monday’s ceremony, GE announced that it will contribute $50 million towards Boston Public Schools, opioid addiction and other community causes. Mayor Walsh also announced that, over the next 25 years, GE will increase city taxes by $67 million. "This is a big day and a big statement, and one more step forward in the continuing evolution of Massachusetts as a global player on so many fronts and in so many ways," said Governor Baker.
Approximately 800 GE employees are expected to work at Innovation Point, and construction of the campus will generate approximately 1,500 jobs. State and city government officials offered GE $145 million in incentives to relocate its’ headquarters to Boston. Boston’s “great innovation ecosystem, huge talent pool, great leadership and wonderful quality of life” made the city an “obvious choice” for GE, said Klee. “What we're bringing here together is one of the country's oldest companies, in GE, has moved its headquarters to one of the country's oldest cities, in Boston, for the purpose of creating the future,” said Immelt.
Pictures from GE’s groundbreaking ceremony are posted below, and newly revealed renderings of Innovation Point are posted above.
May 11, 2017
WeWork space and live music venue coming to The Hub on Causeway in Bulfinch Triangle
Collaborative workspace provider WeWork and live entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment Group have reportedly leased space at the 1.87 million square foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. Developer Boston Properties has announced that Live Nation has leased 32,000 square feet for a new live music venue. Per a tweet by Steve Adams of Banker & Tradesman, WeWork has leased 38,000 square feet for a new collaborative workspace; WeWork spaces include shared co-working space as well as private offices. Both tenants would open within the first phase of The Hub on Causeway, which will open in late 2018.
Apr 30, 2017
Finishing touches underway at New England Conservatory’s new Student Life and Performance Center
Finishing touches are being made to the interior and exterior of the New England Conservatory (NEC)’s new Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) in the Fenway in anticipation of the building’s opening in time for the start of the Fall term. The SLPC will provide the NEC with new state-of-the-art educational and theatrical space and housing for approximately 252 students. The following are photographs of New England Conservatory Student Life and Performance Center:
Apr 23, 2017
Underground parking excavation nears completion at The Hub on Causeway
Excavation of The Hub on Causeway’s 540-car underground parking garage and foundation is nearing completion. A sea of massive steel members spans across the project site, temporarily bracing the newly excavated hole immediately adjacent to the TD Garden and Causeway Street. The final underground parking structure will brace the development’s permanent foundation wall, allowing for the removal of the temporary steel bracing. Completion of Phase One of the three-phase, 1.87 million square foot development is expected in late 2018 and will include office space, retail/restaurant space and an expansion of TD Garden. The following are photographs of The Hub on Causeway:
Apr 02, 2017
Initial demolition underway at General Electric Headquarters in Fort Point, groundbreaking set for May 8th
Interior demolition is underway at the two long-abandoned historic Necco Court warehouses that will become part of General Electric (GE)’s new $200 million Fort Point headquarters. An official groundbreaking for GE’s 390,000 square foot headquarters is set for May 8th. GE will fully restore the two existing warehouses and construct a new 12-story, 293,000 square foot building topped off by a sweeping solar panel on the adjacent parking lot. The new headquarters will be occupied by approximately 800 GE employees. As part of the project, approximately 1.5 acres of public space, as well as a ground-floor coffee bar and waterfront restaurant, will be constructed. Full completion of GE’s headquarters is expected by early 2019; completion of the restoration of the existing warehouses is expected by mid-2018. The following are photographs of the General Electric Headquarters site:
Mar 05, 2017
Ground-floor retail conversion complete at Newbury Street's Danker & Donohue Garage
A new 10,000 square foot Uniqlo clothing store, the Japanese retailer's second Boston location, has opened on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Danker & Donohue Garage, marking the completion of the Newbury Street structure's former garage entrance into prime retail space. The garage's facade has been fully restored; parking continues to be offered above and below the Uniqlo store. The following are photographs of the Danker & Donohue Garage:
Feb 20, 2017
Leather District garage with prime redevelopment potential offered for sale
Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is selling the existing 115,625 square foot parking garage at 125 Lincoln Street in the Leather District, a site at which existing zoning would permit up to 223,880 square feet of mixed-use development. Existing lease termination options would allow a potential development to begin in 2018.
According to a report by The Real Reporter, 125 Lincoln Street's sale price could approach $40 million. Intercontinental acquired the garage in August 1996 for $6 million. The garage includes upper-floor office and ground-floor retail space in addition to parking. 125 Lincoln Street yields a Net Operating Income (NOI) of $2 million; office and retail space is 100% leased.
Feb 17, 2017
Facade complete, interior finishing underway at New England Conservatory Student Life and Performance Center
All facade finishes and windows have been installed at the New England Conservatory (NEC)'s new 135,000 square foot Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) in the Fenway, and fit out of interior spaces is underway. The SLPC is expected to open in the coming months and will feature new educational and theatrical space as well as housing for approximately 252 students. The following is a photograph of the SLPC:
Dec 18, 2016
General Electric Headquarters Fort Point land sale closes for $83 million
General Electric and MassDevelopment closed Friday (December 16th) for $83 million on the acquisition of the 2.5-acre future site of General Electric’s $200 million headquarters in Fort Point. The site was sold in two separate transactions.
MassDevelopment paid $57.4 million to acquire the historic warehouses at 5 and 6 Necco Court, which will be renovated and incorporated into the future headquarters facility. MassDevelopment's acquisition is part of the State of Massachusetts' $120 million incentive that is being used to build General Electric's headquarters. MassDevelopment also closed Friday on $90 million of financing through Citizens Bank, which will be used to acquire and renovate the Necco Court warehouses.
General Electric paid $25.6 million to acquire the remaining land on which a new 12-story, 293,000 square foot building will be constructed. General Electric’s new facility will total 390,000 square feet. It was also announced Friday that Suffolk Construction will be the facility’s construction manager.
Dec 01, 2016
Dutch boutique hotel chain subleases upcoming Hub on Causeway hotel
Dutch boutique hotel chain citizenM has subleased the upcoming 10-story, 260-room hotel at The Hub on Causeway, a 1.87 million square foot mixed-use development under construction in Bulfinch Triangle adjacent to TD Garden. citizenM’s 99-year lease commenced Monday (November 28th, 2016). citizenM operates nine hotels worldwide in Europe and New York City featuring trendy, stylish rooms and common spaces. Key amenities at citizenM hotels include free Wi-Fi throughout, designer furniture and ultra-comfortable beds. The future Boston citizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is shown at left in the following rendering:
The following is citizenM’s lease for the Hub on Causeway hotel:
Nov 02, 2016
BPDA approves General Electric Headquarters
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved the $200 million General Electric (GE) Headquarters project in Fort Point. Pending zoning and environmental approvals, GE's new headquarters is expected to break ground in Early 2017 and open at least partially in 2018, The Boston Globe reports.
Aug 11, 2016
Federal Realty acquires retail component of Partners HealthCare Assembly Row headquarters for over $25 million
This past Tuesday (August 9th, 2016), Partners HealthCare (Partners) transferred ownership of the 100,000 square foot ground-floor retail component of Partners' new 13-story, 825,000 square foot Assembly Row headquarters building to Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) for just over $25 million as recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds; the exact sale price was $25,172,396. FRIT will manage the building's retail space. FRIT is the proponent of Somerville's $1.2 billion, 56-acre Assembly Row development project of which Partners' new headquarters building is a component. Approximately 400 Partners employees moved into the new headquarters this summer on June 13th, 2016. Partners' headquarters are located next to the Assembly Row station on the MBTA Orange Line with direct service to Downtown Boston. The following is the deed for the ownership transfer of Partners' headquarters' ground-floor retail component to Federal Realty:
Aug 01, 2016
General Electric releases renderings and details for Boston headquarters
General Electric (GE) and development partner Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment) today released renderings and details for GE's future Boston headquarters campus along Fort Point Channel in an Expanded Environmental Notification Form/Project Notification Form (EENF/EPNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority; the following is a link to the full EENF/EPNF. The Boston Business Journal reports that on August 22nd, approximately 175 GE employees will begin working at GE's temporary Boston headquarters facility at 33-41 Farnsworth Street in Fort Point. The following is a building section of GE's new campus showing intended uses:
Building Section w/ Intended Uses
The following is a graphic showing environmentally-friendly and sustainable features:
Campus Sustainability Elements
The following is a site plan showing proposed conditions:
Jul 15, 2016
General Electric Headquarters acquisition deal moving forward, construction could start this fall
The Boston Globe reports that General Electric (GE)’s acquisition of its’ future Fort Point headquarters site is moving forward. On Thursday, the board of MassDevelopment, the state economic development and finance agency, reportedly authorized the purchase of the two historic warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Court, which will be incorporated into GE’s headquarters facility, and an acre of land that will be used for open space. The MassDevelopment board also authorized MassDevelopment on Thursday to apply for up to $120 million in state grants that would be used for the purchase and improvement of GE’s headquarters site.
MassDevelopment Chief Executive Marty Jones states that GE aims to start construction work at the the historic buildings as soon as this fall, with completion and occupancy of the entire facility expected in 2018. GE executives will move this summer to 33-41 Farnsworth Street in Fort Point, which will serve as GE’s temporary headquarters.
GE’s acquisition of the headquarters site is expected to close in September. The approximately 2.5 acre site will reportedly be subdivided into an acre of open space, approximately half an acre where the historic buildings stand and approximately one acre where GE’s new 293,000 square foot building will be erected. MassDevelopment will reportedly own the open space and historic buildings parcels, and GE will own the new building parcel. GE will lease the historic buildings from MassDevelopment.
More information about the General Electric Headquarters project is posted below.
Jun 27, 2016
New England Conservatory Student Life and Performance Center topped off, fireproofing underway
Construction of interior and exterior finishes is underway at the New England Conservatory (NEC) Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC). The building is topped off, and installation of fireproofing and sheathing along the facade is underway.
View from Gainsborough Street
View from Columbus Avenue parking garage
Second floor structural elements
East corner of SLPC
View along Saint Botolph Street
With the building topped off, the construction team is at work framing interior spaces and roughing in mechanical and electrical systems. Central air units are visible on the roof of the SLPC.
View of mechanical systems
View of roof from the north
USG Securock Sheathing (green) is being installed along the SLPC’s facade to provide a moisture and mold resistant air/water barrier system. Carlisle fire resistant sheets (silver) are being installed atop the green sheathing to fireproof the building.
View from Huntington Avenue
Carlisle fire resistant sheets (silver)
More information about the New England Conservatory Student Life and Performance Center is posted below.
Jun 24, 2016
Letter of Intent filed for General Electric Fort Point headquarters, designed by Gensler
General Electric has filed a Letter of Intent to construct its new headquarters facility fronting Fort Point Channel in Boston. As previously reported, the existing warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Court will be rehabilitated. The buildings will be connected by a new shared lobby and atrium. A new 293,000 square foot, 12-story building will be built next to the existing buildings. The new building will be connected to the buildings by a pedestrian bridge as well as a new pedestrian passageway, GE Plaza, that will connect Necco Street and the Fort Point Channel harborwalk. Part of GE Plaza will be located underneath a transparent canopy.
Global architecture firm Gensler is designing General Electric's new headquarters facility. Contrary to prior reports, the State of Massachusetts, not the Boston Redevelopment Authority, will own General Electric's facility. Uses and amenities at the facility will include "office, maker space, bistro-cafe, cafeteria, coffee bar, museum, convener space, community co-work lounge, and laboratory" per the Letter of Intent. The following is a preliminary rendering of what General Electric's facility may look like:
Source: Steve Adams/Twitter
General Electric's new facility will include approximately 42,430 square feet of new public waterfront open space along Fort Point Channel. Improvements will also be made to the existing Harborwalk.
The following is a link to the Letter of Intent for the General Electric Headquarters. More information about the General Electric Headquarters is posted below.
Mar 25, 2016
General Electric reaches deal to acquire Fort Point parcel
The Boston Globe reports
that General Electric has reached a deal to buy a 2.5-acre parcel on Fort Point Channel. The parcel consists of two vacant warehouses and parking. General Electric will build a new headquarters facility on the parcel. Procter & Gamble, current owner of the parcel, will retain much of the current parking lot; only a section of the lot will be sold.
General Electric will develop the new facility in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will own the facility, and General Electric will lease. Sale of the 2.5-acre parcel is expected to close in nine to 12 months; General Electric hopes to occupy the new facility by 2018. General Electric has not yet filed development plans; an architect for the new facility is yet to be hired. Approximately 800 people will work at General Electric's new facility.
Feb 14, 2016
Cambridge, MA developer Patrick Barrett is proposing to renovate an existing Cambridge building at 907 Main Street near Central Square into a 58-room boutique hotel. Details of the proposed renovation were presented to the Central Square Advisory Committee earlier this month. Renderings are posted above; project plans and details are posted below.
Jan 27, 2016
We had the honor and privilege of joining Boston Properties and Delaware North at the official groundbreaking ceremony today for Phase One of The Hub on Causeway! We are very excited to watch John Moriarty and Associates build this project and cannot wait to experience the energy The Hub on Causeway will bring to the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood and downtown Boston. Anticipated completion of Phase One is in late 2018. Learn more about Phase One and see project renderings below. Also take a look at our photographs from today's groundbreaking ceremony, posted above!
Nov 24, 2015
The TD Garden project is off to a strong start! John Moriarty and Associates is hard at work preparing the former parking lot on Causeway Street for the ultimate construction of a three-tower mixed-use development. View our site photographs above, and stay tuned for further updates!
For official project renderings, visit http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/43af8d83-a3c0-4d67-a242-43c42f7affe4.
Apr 30, 2015
Under construction with units for sale, Metropolis-Phase 1 seems to be a hot commodity. Local broker Douglas Elliman already has many of these units in contract.. An impressive start, for sure! We'll keep an eye on their progress as this development is not set to be completed for at least another 18 months.
Apr 30, 2015
Under construction with units for sale, Metropolis-Phase 1 seems to be a hot commodity. Local broker Douglas Elliman already has many of these units in contract.. An impressive start, for sure!