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Mar 24, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for Assembly Row Block 8
Framing is nearly complete for the 525,000 square foot mixed-use property on Assembly Row Block 8. The property will include 500 new residences and approximately 26,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space, adding to Assembly Row's busy streetscape. Amenities for residents will include a 4th-floor courtyard with a pool & private patios and a rooftop outdoor terrace. Select residences would feature private terraces with sweeping views of Boston. 500 vehicle parking spaces, in addition to bicycle storage, would also be provided within the building for residents. Construction on the project will pause as of 3/27 per the City of Somerville's directive. Patrick McMahon, Senior VP, Regional Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust tells BLDUP, "we are fully complying with the city’s mandate and will continue to look for ways to support our community, including our residents, retailers, workers and neighbors."
Mar 24, 2020
Window Install Underway for 455 Grand Union Blvd.
After topping off last month, windows are now going in at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Assembly Row. The 267,387 square foot building will include 237,600 square feet of office space above approximately 29,700 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Over half of the office space has been leased to PUMA. Construction is expected to wrap up in January of 2021 but for now, construction will pause as of 3/27 per the City of Somerville's order. Patrick McMahon, Senior VP, Regional Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust tells BLDUP, "we are fully complying with the city’s mandate and will continue to look for ways to support our community, including our residents, retailers, workers, and neighbors."
Mar 19, 2020
Construction Continues on 225 Wyman St. in Waltham
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming 500,000+ square foot office/lab building at 225 Wyman Street in Waltham. The building has been designed to receive LEED Silver certification and accommodate both lab and traditional office needs. The project will also include new outdoor seating areas, walking trails, and landscaped courtyards. Upon completion, the new building will be the largest contiguous Class A office building constructed along the Route 128 “technology belt”.
Mar 08, 2020
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.
Feb 29, 2020
$5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for South End Co-Living Project
EM Duggan has pulled a permit valued at $5M for the plumbing work at 7INK in the South End. Boston's first co-living project will feature 180 units complete with complimentary hotel-style conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi, premium cable TV, & weekly housekeeping. Amenity spaces offered will include a gaming room, common lounge, and co-working area. Construction is expected to last through the fourth quarter of 2021.
Feb 28, 2020
$4M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Canopy Hotel by Hilton
Cannistraro has pulled a permit valued at $4M for the plumbing work at the upcoming Canopy Hotel by Hilton. The 7-story hotel will include 212 rooms along with 9,600 square feet of retail. Hotel guest amenities will include a fitness center and meeting space and 1,800 square foot roof deck.
Feb 26, 2020
Permit Pulled for Gas Install at The Henry
A permit has been pulled to provide new gas service to The Henry at 50 Symphony Road in Fenway. The project features 20 condo homes, 3 of which are designated affordable. The building's double bow-front design aims to blend with the surrounding brownstones.
Feb 24, 2020
Framing & Core Work Underway at Winthrop Center
A massive core is under construction plus steel framing has started for Winthrop Center in the heart of Downtown Boston. The upcoming 53-story will feature 387 condominium residences, along with approximately 772,422 square feet of commercial office space designed to Passive House standards. Connecting the through-block site will be The Connector, a distinctive gathering place full of restaurants and vendors, and a continually changing program of performance activity and public events.
Feb 16, 2020
Various Stages of Construction Ongoing for Frost Terrace
Various stages of construction are ongoing across the Frost Terrace site along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. New windows have been installed in buildings C & D and framing is underway in buildings A, C & D. The affordable housing community will feature 40 affordable apartment residences, including 13 one-bedrooms, 14 two-bedrooms, and 13 three-bedrooms. Amenities at Frost Terrace will include a children’s play and homework area. First units are expected to welcome residents in winter 2020.
Feb 14, 2020
Cambridge Mobile Telematics Signs Lease for 314 Main Street in Kendall Square
Cambridge Mobile Telematics has signed a lease for 25,757 square feet of space on the 12th floor of 314 Main Street. Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a leader in mobile data sensing and smartphone telematics, will join Boeing at the upcoming Kendall Square building. Occupancy is expected in mid-August of this year.
Feb 11, 2020
455 Grand Union Boulevard Tops Off
Federal Realty Investment Trust celebrated the topping off of Assembly Row’s newest building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard today, honoring the hard work of Ironworkers Local 7. The steel roof beam was raised approximately 200 feet in the air and is one of the last of approximately 3500 tons of steel that was used in construction. 455 Grand Union is a 300K SF Class-A office building that will be anchored by Puma North America’s new corporate headquarters. The building will be completed in January of 2021.
Feb 02, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for PUMA HQ at Assembly Row
Framing is nearly complete for 455 Grand Union Boulevard at Assembly Row, the future home of PUMA. The building will feature around 237,000 square feet of office space along with nearly 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. PUMA announced last January they will lease 150,000 square feet at the project. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.
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