Luzern develops, owns and operates residential apartment and condominium properties, as well as, mixed use properties in the northeast region of the U.S. The company specializes in acquiring properties and performing extensive redevelopment of the asset resulting in a dramatic improvement to the operating and investment performance of the property.
Jan 17, 2020
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for A.O. Flats
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the A.O. Flats just steps from Forest Hills. The mixed-income community includes 78 apartments ranging in size from studios through 2 bedrooms. Amenities on-site include 2 community rooms, a pocket park, and a fitness center.
Dec 19, 2019
CO Issued for A.O Flats
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the A.O. Flats on Parcel U near the Forest Hills Station. The new building features 78 mixed-income apartment residences, 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail, 1,040 square feet of community space and a 42-space underground parking garage. Resident amenities offered at A.O. Flats include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage. Next door work is also underway on Phase B of the project that will create another 30 residential units, including 6 one-beds, 12 two-beds, and 12 three-bedroom.
Aug 15, 2019
Interior Finishing Ongoing for A.O. Flats in JP
Interior finishing and final exterior touches are underway for A.O. Flats near Forest Hills. The mixed-income community, featuring 78 apartments, is set to open in the coming months. Unit sizes include studios at around 450 square feet, 1 beds at 650-750 square feet, and 2 beds at 844-997 square feet. Community amenities will include a fitness center and bike storage.
May 21, 2019
Facade Install Ongoing for A.O. Flats in JP
Facade install is ongoing for A.O. Flats as part of the Parcel U Development just outside Forest Hills Station in Jamaica Plain. This part of the development will include 78 mixed-income apartments along with 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will also feature 1,040 square feet of community space, a 42-space underground parking garage, and a fitness center.
Dec 26, 2018
Parcel U Phase B Mortgaged for $10.797 Million
Phase B of Parcel U | Forest Hills has been mortgaged by Urbanica Development for $10.797 Million via Wellesley Bank.
This development will feature 78 apartments along with 1,600 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Dec 03, 2018
Exterior Work Ongoing for A.O. Flats at Forest Hills
Exterior work and window install are ongoing for A.O. Flats at Forest Hills, part of the Parcel U development in Jamaica Plain. This development will feature 78 apartments along with 1,600 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
Aug 17, 2018
Notice of Project Change for Parcel U in Jamaica Plain
Located on an approximately 126,070 square foot former MBTA site in Jamaica Plain and bound by Hyde Park Avenue, Ukraine Way, Tollgate Cemetery, and the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks, Parcel U will create 54 homeownership units, over the course of two phases.
Originally approved in 2014, the approval of this NPC will increase the number of units in Phase B of the project from 24 to 30. The project will also create two new pocket parks for the public.
Jul 31, 2018
Framing Started at A.O. Flats in Forest HillsFraming is underway for the A.O. Flats, phase three of the development at Parcel U in Jamaica Plain. This part of the project will include 78 apartments along with 1600sf of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Dec 10, 2017
Construction of 78 mixed-income apartments begins at Parcel U in Forest Hills
Construction of A.O. Flats, a five-story mixed-use building at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and Ukraine Way in Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills neighborhood, has begun. Developed by The Community Builders, the LEED Silver-sustainable A.O. Flats will feature 78 mixed-income apartment residences, including 38 designated affordable to middle-income households and 40 designated affordable to low-income households, with 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail and 1,040 square feet of community space. Initial site excavation at the A.O. Flats site is now underway in order to construct the building’s 42-car underground parking garage.
A.O. Flats will be the third phase of the Parcel U development; the first phase, 24 energy-efficient townhouse condominium residences known as Tilia, is now complete, and the second phase, 24 additional townhouse condominiums, will soon begin construction. Phases One and Two are developed by Urbanica in partnership with Luzern Associates. The 2.9-acre Parcel U is located steps from the Forest Hills transit station. The following are photographs of work underway at A.O. Flats:
Exciting construction started at A.O. Flats at Forest Hills, a 5 story mixed use, transit-oriented affordable housing development at in #JamaicaPlain. This development will create 78 new units of mixed-income,energy efficient LEED-Silver “certified” housing & commercial space. pic.twitter.com/0jVByHprBf— Boston's DND (@BostonNeighbor) December 7, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Tilia condominiums, first phase of Parcel U development in Forest Hills, nearing completionConstruction of Tilia, a 24-unit condominium development across five new-construction buildings that is the first phase of the 200,000-square-foot Parcel U development in Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills neighborhood, is nearing completion. Exterior finishes have been just about fully installed along all five buildings' facades, and finishing touches are being placed upon kitchens, living areas and exterior roof decks and porches. Completion of Tilia is expected in November 2017. Residences are now on sale starting at $499,000 ranging from 1+bed, 1 bath to 3 bed, 2.5 bath configurations. The development, named after the Jamaica Plain neighborhood's abundance of flowering Tilia trees, is built to top sustainable standards. Each building features double insulated walls, triple pane windows, and high efficiency heating and cooling systems.In total, the Parcel U development will construct 124 residences, including 48 condominiums and 76 apartments, as well as 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail and 1,040 square feet of community space. The following is a photograph of Tilia, courtesy project general contractor Kaplan Construction:
Just a couple more months left of construction @ #TiliaJP. Thanks for the #drone shots @coolspacestv. #sustainablebuilding #transitcommunity pic.twitter.com/GOJKyyMZbT— Kaplan Construction (@KaplanConstruct) October 17, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
Sales start at Tilia condominiums, first phase of Parcel U development in Forest Hills
Sales have launched at Tilia, a 24-unit sustainable luxury condominium development located in Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills neighborhood. Tilia is the first phase of the 200,000 square foot Parcel U development, which will construct 124 residences, including 48 condominiums and 76 apartments, as well as 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail and 1,040 square feet of community space. Tilia condominiums start at $499,000 for an 828 square foot, 2-bedroom/1-bathroom unit, with units available up to 1,825 square feet in size.
Tilia is developed by a joint venture of Urbanica and Luzern Associates. Eastern Bank is providing $8.545 million of construction financing for Tilia, on which the development team closed in October 2016. Expected completion of Tilia is in late 2017. Renderings of Tilia, as well as more information, are posted above.
Mar 09, 2016
Parcel U construction start expected in five monthsA deed was recorded today in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds transferring the Parcel U approved development site from JP Parcel U Phase 1, LLC to Parcel U Phase A LLC for $1. Both limited liability companies are registered to Urbanica, who is the developer, design manager and contractor of the Parcel U project.A representative of Urbanica was available for comment. Today's deed was in order to bring a partnership together for investment and financing; Urbanica is raising capital for the Parcel U project. The project is expected to start construction in five months; shovels should be in the ground by early fall 2016. The project will be built in three phases. Today's deed is posted below:
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