$21.6M Permit Pulled to Start Construction at Mira
A permit valued at $21.6M has been pulled to kick off construction of Mira in East Boston. The project along Border Street will feature 64 luxury condos with a common roof deck. The 6-story building will also include a parking garage with 42 spaces and a small commercial space on the ground floor.
Permits Pulled for Buildings C & D at The indigo Block
Two building permits valued at $1.3M have been pulled for buildings C & D at the Indigo Block in Dorchester. These two buildings located along Hillsboro Street will offer homeownership units, all featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Construction is already underway for the other buildings in the project, a 6-story, 80 unit apartment building and a two-story commercial building to feature light industrial and office space.
Initial Site Work Underway for The Parkway Apartments in West Roxbury
Early-stage site work is underway for the upcoming 258 unit multi-family along the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury. The Parkway apartments will feature two four-story buildings offering a mix of one and two-bedroom residences. The project would also include three hundred eighty-seven (387) parking spaces, indoor pool, resident clubhouse, and ample open space.
Corderman & Company Completes Engie's New Boston Offices at 9 Channel Center
Construction is now complete on ENGIE’s new expanded Boston office at 9 Channel Center Street in Boston. ENGIE has moved into 21,000 square feet of first class office space on two floors of the modern mixed-use building in the city’s historic and vibrant Channel Center neighborhood. Corderman & Company provided construction management services on the project.
The $3.2 million construction program, in collaboration with global design firm Gensler’s Houston and Boston offices, is a mix of open workspace, private offices, conference rooms, work lounges, wellness rooms, cafes, huddle areas, a private phone booth, and shower room in an inspiring contemporary environment.
Staying true to the warehouse-industrial architecture at 9 Channel Center, ENGIE’s offices include exposed brick and beam construction throughout. Colorful branded moments, statement lighting, and modern furniture provide a dynamic contrast. Each floor was designed with three zones to accommodate employee collaboration and individual work throughout the day. Pops of color were infused into the cafes and teaming zones. The central teaming area and perimeter individual workstations were designed to facilitate concentration and focus.
“ENGIE’s new Boston office is an agile work environment embracing employee engagement reflecting their forward-thinking,” said Corderman & Company Senior Project Manager Kevin Hegarty. “9 Channel Center is the perfect place for them to grow and thrive.”
Owner/developer Berkeley Investments’ 9 Channel Center is part of their far-reaching program to enhance value through adaptive reuse throughout Channel Center. The building has been infused with new technology and a modern design aesthetic while maintaining its brick and beam ambiance. It is positioned at the cross-section of South Boston, Fort Point, and the Seaport District. Other tenants in the building include Corderman & Company, and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. The office and retail leasing agent is CBRE.
The new space for ENGIE is one of numerous customized and creative offices that are either complete or underway by Corderman & Company. This includes offices for: Cybereason, Catalant Technologies, Venture Lane, Neoscape, Placester, Ideo, Enzyvant,, Goulston & Storrs, and Kensington Capital. Corderman’s team on this project was comprised of: Hegarty, Project Manager Jim Tully, Superintendent Joel Ashton, Laborer Kenneth DeCampo, and Senior Estimator Cadman Corbett.
Höweler + Yoon & Sasaki Announce Groundbreaking for 212 Stuart Street
Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki today announced the groundbreaking for the 212 Stuart Street residential tower located in the historic Bay Village neighborhood in downtown Boston. The project was carried through the permitting process by Boston-based Transom Real Estate and is currently being developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners. The project received approval from the BPDA in summer 2017 and by the Boston Landmarks Commission in late 2018. The building will be developed on a 7,714 square-foot parcel located within Boston's “High-Spine”.
Sasaki served as the Project Architect in collaboration with Höweler + Yoon as the Design Architect. The project will include the construction of a 150,000 square-foot 19-story building containing 126 units with two townhouses and retail space on the ground level.
“The design of 212 Stuart Street is rooted in the idea that the tall building operates at multiple scales in the city,” says Eric Höweler, Principal of Höweler + Yoon. “When viewed from a distance, the building meets the sky with a distinctive silhouette and participates in the composition of the city's skyline. When experienced from the sidewalk, the building meets the ground and activates the streetscape in its immediate context.”
The site of 212 Stuart Street is currently a vacant parking lot between the Bay Village Neighborhood, and the Stuart Street corridor. “Context, here, is everything,” says Sasaki principal Victor Vizgaitis, AIA. “The entire genesis of the project came from looking for a way to moderate between two markedly different areas of the city.” The narrow building presents two distinct faces that each acknowledge the surrounding neighborhoods: the low rise residential neighborhood to the south, and the mixed fabric of the "High Spine" corridor to the north.
The building massing is broken up into a ‘coursed block,’ organized into discrete blocks of 3, 4, 5, and 6 story packages. The exterior is articulated to emphasize the vertical grain of the building with irregularly spaced opaque panels, alternating with recessed glass infill panels. The vertical panels consist of custom, multi-story precast panels with a concave, scalloped geometry.
“Considering the explicit historical concern in the neighborhood, we studied fluted geometries as a way to express depth and texture on the facade. Fluted columns themselves were constructed by stacking individual sections around a central core,” says Höweler. “This part-to-whole relationship satisfies the drive to maintain historical character, and yet the results are surprisingly contemporary.”
The heavy relief texture of the facade will create a unique optical effect, as well as some self- shading on the eastern and western exposures. Glazing for the residential units takes the form of a multi-story, recessed window wall with spandrel glass between the precast panels.
The penthouse floor is a single-loaded organization with an outdoor amenity deck to the south. The ground floor contains the lobby and retail spaces with storefront glazing facing the northern, more commercial side of Stuart Street. The southern portion of the ground floor consists of two walk-up townhouses accessible directly from Shawmut Street. These ‘new neighbors’ respond directly to the existing townhomes across the street and maintain an active residential frontage.
“Townhouses change the character of a tall residential building,” says Vizgaitis. “Particularly when they are well-detailed at their public face and set into a landscape that meshes with the city fabric, the building transforms from anonymous and controlled to something that feels personal and part of the neighborhood.”
Renderings courtesy of Luxigon
Foundation Work Underway for Phase Two at Packard Crossing
Foundation work is now underway for Phase Two of Packard Crossing in Allston. Leasing has also kicked off for the first phase of the project, along Gardner Street. Phase one includes 38 apartments. Phase two, along Brighton Avenue, will include below-grade parking for 175 cars plus 76 apartments & 3,050 square feet of retail space.
Foundation Work Underway for Breakwater in Lynn
Foundation work for Building A at Breakwater in Lynn is now well underway. Breakwater will feature 331 waterfront apartments plus a new playground and harbor walk. The two-building project will also include a great room, cyber-café, fitness center, pet grooming and indoor play area, outdoor courtyards, turf gaming area, water feature, BBQ grills, and fire-pit.
Photo: Dolben Company
Steel Framing Ongoing for 321 Harrison Ave
Steel framing is ongoing for the 8-story addition being added to the parking garage at 321 Harrison Ave. The new building will feature 232,500 square feet of Class A office space along with numerous tenant amenities including a fitness center, roof terrace, and 4,000 square foot "living room". The existing lobby that connects the garage with neighboring 1000 Washington St. will also be reconfigured and renovated to serve both buildings.
Exterior Work Nearly Complete for The Quinn
Facade and window install is nearly complete for The Quinn along Harrison Avenue in the South End. The 14-story building will feature 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 modern condominiums, along with 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Resident amenities will include an 8,000 square foot fitness facility, indoor pool, plus a 12th floor landscaped terrace. The Quinne expects to welcome new residents in fall 2020.
Midwood Now Planning 21-Story Office Tower at One Bromfield
Midwood Investment & Development is now planning a 21 story office/retail tower at One Bromfield in Downtown Crossing. New documents call for a 424,000 square foot building to feature two floors of retail space with office above. There would be no parking included in this new development plan. Midwood recently refinanced the site for $31M.
Demo Permit Application Filed for 449 Cambridge St in Allston
The Boston Landmarks Commission has received an application to demolish the commercial structure and garage at 449 Cambridge Street in Allston. The development site was purchased by Anchor Line Partners for $10M this past November. A two-building project is now under review for the site to include 166 residential units plus 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant space and parking for 80 cars.
East Boston Project Financed for $60.24 Million
The project at 144 Addison Street in East Boston has been financed via M&T Bank for $60,244,730.
The upcoming multi-family residential development will feature 230 apartment residences across two new-construction buildings ranging from three to five stories in height. Both buildings will be connected with a central resident amenity section.
A total of 169 vehicle garage parking spaces, 270 covered bicycle storage spaces, and 15 exterior bicycle parking spaces would be provided on-site.