$3.2M Plumbing & Gas Permits Pulled for East Boston Multifamily Project
Permits valued at $3.2M have been pulled for the plumbing & gas install to 144 Addison Street in East Boston. The upcoming development will feature 230 apartments across 2 buildings connected by a central resident amenity space. . A total of 169 vehicle garage parking spaces, 270 covered bicycle storage spaces, and 15 exterior bicycle parking spaces would be provided on-site.
Framing Rising for The Alcott
With construction permitted for exterior work and multi-family projects in Boston, framing is back underway for The Alcott near North Station. The upcoming 44-story tower that replaces the Garden Garage will feature 469 apartments. The project will also 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space plus a new parking garage with space for around 830 cars.
East Boston Condo Project Officially Breaks Ground
Gansett Ventures and City Realty have officially celebrated the groundbreaking for Mira, the mixed-use project coming to Border Street in East Boston. The building will feature 64 modern condos along with retail space on the first floor that will include an East Boston Museum Gallery and a cafe concept. Mira will have a mix of one through three-bedroom units along with an array of amenities, including a large roof deck, 70+ bike storage spaces, resident lounge, work from home space, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Construction is expected to last through summer 2021.
Chelsea Multifamily Financed for $59M
Colliers has arranged $59M in permanent financing for One North of Boston II. The multi-family building, completed in 2016 features 222 modern apartments along with a full suite of resident amenities. One North of Boston is located just off of Route 1 and steps from the Chelsea MBTA commuter rail station, a short drive or train ride to Downtown Boston. Colliers worked exclusively on behalf of the borrower, a Boston-based joint venture between Redgate Capital Partners, LLC and TransDel Corporation, to secure the ten-year, fixed-rate Fannie Mae DUS® Large Loan through an affiliate of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
$6M Fit-Out Permit Pulled for Horizons for Homeless Children Offices
Kaplan Construction has pulled a permit valued at $6M for the fit-out of the Horizons for Homeless Children Offices at 1785 Columbus Avenue. The permits covers 40,000 square feet of space on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the new construction building and will include childcare and office space.
Construction Continues at Luxury Waterfront Apartment Complex in Lynn North Shore
Construction continues at Breakwater in Lynn, MA, The Dolben Company's future luxury waterfront apartment complex, with HDS Architecture serving as the architect. Callahan’s construction team has started to oversee the structural steel construction, with wood framing scheduled to start in June. The project remains on-schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multifamily development will include 331 apartments in two buildings with a total of 481,201 square feet, as well as on-site below grade and on-grade parking. In addition to spectacular waterfront views, Breakwater will feature many high-end amenities such as two, waterfront, third-floor outdoor amenity decks/courtyards, a fitness center, game room, pet wash, and outdoor fire pit. There will also be a harborwalk along the waterfront, which will be available for public use.
The Breakwater apartment complex, which overlooks Lynn Harbor, will completely transform a section of real estate previously vacated for more than 35 years. The Breakwater project received two major grants from the State of Massachusetts. The first grant is an $1,000,000 infrastructure grant from the Seaport Economic Council for improvements to the seawall, to ensure the harbor is a viable place to live for years to come. The second grant is from MassWorks to help with traffic on the Lynnway, a busy highway that connects Lynn to Boston.
“Dolben has collaborated on multiple projects over the years with Callahan and have enjoyed working with the team each time,” said John O’Connor, Director of Development at Dolben. “We believe the project, owner and general contractor benefit when approaching a project like this as a single team. Covid-19 has created a whole new set of challenges, but Callahan has dealt with these head on from the beginning and am happy to say that to this date we have seen little to no impact to the project.”
“Given Breakwater’s waterfront location, Callahan has worked closely with Lynn Redevelopment, LLC, a joint venture between The Dolben Company, Inc. and Minco Development, and HDS Architecture to improve the resiliency of both the property and the harbor. Our extensive knowledge from other waterfront, multifamily residential projects has been utilized at Breakwater,” said Pat Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “Callahan has also collaborated extensively with all project teams to implement additional site safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Breakwater is scheduled for a March 2022 completion.
Kaplan Construction Will Build Out Horizons for Homeless Children HQ
Kaplan Construction has been selected to build a 40,000 SF childcare center and headquarters for Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families. Construction is expected to start later this spring and be completed in early 2021.
The new early childhood center will consolidate three existing childcare centers into one. Serving 225 children ranging in age from two months to five years, it will include a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity space, a family library and literacy center, flexible community and training space, and an art room. Indoor and outdoor spaces will incorporate trauma-informed design strategies to better serve children and families living in difficult situations. Two outdoor play areas totaling 10,000 SF were designed with the help of an occupational therapist and will be constructed on dedicated above-ground surfaces. Kaplan will only be able to access the roof from street level and will take on the added challenge of having to clear a 10-foot-high wall over the roof’s parapet.
The early childhood center will be a part of the 140,000 SF Horizons Center, a unique public/private joint venture that will create a single and accessible home for social services agencies dedicated to transforming the education, health, and well-being of at-risk children and families in Boston.
National Development Acquires South Boston Planned Development Site $17.375M
National Development has acquired the development site of 323 Dorchester Avenue for $17.375M. The firm filed plans for a 21-story mixed-use project on the site in late February. The tower would include approximately 265 residential units, 47,000 square feet of commercial space, approximately 14,500 square feet of retail space, and a below-grade parking garage with space for 198 vehicles & 285 bikes.
CO Issued for First Phase of Packard Crossing
A temp. certificate of occupancy has been issued for the first phase of Packard Crossing in Allston. The new building, which has restored and integrated the existing Victorian house on the site, includes 38 apartments along with 39 parking spaces. Phase Two of the project, for which foundation was underway before the construction pause will include another 76 apartments, along with 3,050 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 175 space parking garage.
Plumbing & Gas Permits Pulled for Brighton Multifamily Project
A series of permits for gas and plumbing work valued at $3.545M have been pulled for the 2 building project at 1550 Soldiers Field Road. The larger building in the complex will feature 211 apartments with the smaller offering 38 affordable condos. Parking garages within each building will offer a total of 175 spaces.
$1M Electrical Permit for 144 Addison St Project in East Boston
An electrical permit valued at $1,050,000 has been pulled for the 144 Addison Street multi-family project in East Boston. The upcoming development will feature 230 apartments across 2 buildings connected by a central resident amenity area. Along with amenity space, the project is also set to include parking for 169 vehicles and 285 bicycles.
Framing Begins for 300+ Unit Waterfront Development in Lynn
Structural steel framing has started for Breakwater Lynn. The 14-acre waterfront site will be home to 331 units ranging in size from studios through 3 bedrooms. Amenities on-site are set to include a roof deck swimming pool and outdoor games, fitness center, and BBQ along with a dog wash and grooming space and automatic package system.