$4M Plumbing Permit Pulled for The Track at New Balance
With work continuing on steel framing, a $4M permit for plumbing install has been pulled by Valante Mechanical for 67-91 Guest Street in Boston Landing, The Track at New Balance. The Track will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. The project will also offer a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2021.
Brighton Parking Garage Sells for $18.3 Million
R.J. Kelly has acquired the 126,538 square foot parking garage at 15 Guest Street from NB Development Group for $18.3 million.
The South Parking Garage at 15 Guest Street is made up of over 1,500 above-grade parking spaces and is accessible to tenants of both 10 & 20 Guest Street.
An additional level of parking was added to the top level of the garage and the façade and building were upgraded including an addition of an elevator on the east side of the building.
Steel Framing Underway for The Track at New Balance
Structural steel framing is underway for The Track At New Balance in Brighton. The TRACK will offer a pinnacle sports experience for athletes, as well as a concert venue with The Bowery Presents and a New Balance Athletics Sports Research Lab. Ground floor retail and foodservice will also be part of the project. Construction is expected to be complete by late summer 2021.
80 Guest Street Refinanced for $111.5 Million
The property at 80 Guest Street in Brighton has been refinanced via MetLife for $111.5 million.
The newly built 10-story building features a 486,000-square-foot mixed-use building containing 230,000 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A office and laboratory space, the 55,000-square-foot Warrior Ice Arena official practice facility of the Boston Bruins, 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and three levels of garage parking.
Site Work Ongoing for The Track at New Balance
After officially breaking ground last month site work is ongoing for the next phase of development at Boston Landing, The Track at New Balance. The TRACK will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. Ground floor retail and foodservice will also be part of the project along with a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be complete in late summer 2021.
NB Development Group Breaks Ground on The TRACK at New Balance
The first day of April marked the groundbreaking ceremony for the TRACK at New Balance. The community and project officials were in attendance including Mayor Marty Walsh. The TRACK is the next phase of the Boston Landing Development and will offer a pinnacle sports experience for athletes, as well as a concert venue with The Bowery Presents and a New Balance Athletics Sports Research Lab.
The TRACK at new balance will feature a fast hydraulically-banked 200-meter indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. Ground floor retail and foodservice will also be part of the project. The music venue, developed in partnership with The Bowery Presents will have a 3,500 capacity.
The TRACK at new balance is being designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and will be constructed by John Moriarty Associates. Construction is expected to be complete by late summer 2021.
The Bowery Presents Announces New Live Music Venue at Boston Landing
The Bowery Presents, the leading concert promotion and venue management company in the Northeast, announced today its plans for a new 3,500 capacity concert venue to be developed at Boston Landing, a mixed-use development in Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood. Set to be an anchor of “The TRACK at new balance” development, the general admission venue will break ground on April 1 with an anticipated opening in Fall 2021. The venue’s name and further details will be announced at a later date.
“We are proud to be part of the fabric of the Boston music community, and we are excited to continue our growth as part of New Balance’s new development at Boston Landing,” said Jim Glancy and John Moore, partners at The Bowery Presents. “We take great pride in the business our team has developed in Boston, and this new venue will be an exciting new addition to the Bowery Boston family.”
“We are excited to be working with The Bowery Presents as they bring their culture of nurturing and presenting the best musical acts to enhance Allston-Brighton’s rich music performance history at Boston Landing,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director of New Balance Development Group. “The Bowery Presents’ music venue at Boston Landing will complement the district’s retail and restaurant offerings to truly provide an exciting 18-Hour/7-Day experience on Brighton’s Guest Street corridor.”
Once open, the music venue at Boston Landing will expand The Bowery Presents’ venue ownership and booking footprint within the Boston area, joining Royale (1,200 capacity), The Sinclair in Cambridge (525 capacity), Great Scott (220 capacity), in addition to dozens of concert bookings in theaters and arenas in the region.
“The Bowery Presents has a rich history of developing artists and offering fans great live music experiences from small to large venues,” said Josh Bhatti, Vice President, Boston at The Bowery Presents. “We are excited to bring our passion for developing the best venues for artists and fans alike to Boston Landing.”
For a full calendar of The Bowery Presents’ events in Boston, visit BoweryBoston.com.
Boston Celtics and New Balance Open “The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters"The 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics together with New Balance Athletics and NB Development opened the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters on June 19th as the team’s official practice facility. The 70,000 square foot structure at Boston Landing boasts best-in-class technology and equipment across strength and conditioning, recovery, sports science, and nutrition - each geared towards optimizing athlete performance.The Auerbach Center, or “Red’s House,” is the centerpiece of the wide-ranging initiative between the Boston Celtics and New Balance. The relationship includes a shared focus on performance, innovation and community give-back, and has its origins in a little-known but formative friendship between the patriarchs of the two Boston institutions.The bond dates back to the late 1970s, when Arnold “Red” Auerbach, then the President and General Manager of the Boston Celtics, served as a mentor to current New Balance Chairman, Jim Davis. The two entrepreneurial minds met regularly to share thinking on establishing winning cultures for their respective organizations. That spirit remains intact and informed every aspect of this collaboration.“The Auerbach Center will be the foundation on which future great Celtics teams will be built,” said Wyc Grousbeck, Boston Celtics Governor, and Managing Partner. “We are so glad to honor Red, the architect of Celtic Pride, in this way, and to work with New Balance to build this stunning facility.”“New Balance is extremely proud to join with the Boston Celtics in honoring Red Auerbach’s professional achievements and personal values of teamwork and integrity through the opening of ‘Red’s House’ at Boston Landing,” said Jim Davis, Chairman at New Balance. “Red Auerbach was a true entrepreneur whose passion for winning and dedication to the sport of basketball and the Boston Celtics was equally matched with his commitment to people and the Boston community.”“Boston Landing is a great example of successful collaboration between the private and public sector to expand development opportunities for the Allston-Brighton community,” said Governor Baker. “Our administration has been pleased to play a role in this area’s expansion and we look forward to seeing the Boston Celtics and New Balance open the Auerbach Center to honor Red Auerbach’s legacy and use the space to build leaders on the court and in the community.”“Red Auerbach’s legacy burns bright in Boston, and nowhere is that more evident than right at Red’s House,” said Mayor Walsh. “This new facility brings our Celtics home, so they won’t just be winning in Boston, but they’ll be training in Boston as well. I thank the Celtics and New Balance for making Boston a championship city, for earning the banners, for honoring Red’s legacy and putting an emphasis on community, making sure the spirit of the team also extends into Boston’s neighborhoods.”State-Of-The-Art FacilityThe 70,000 square-foot Auerbach Center is a striking addition to Boston Landing, cantilevered 55 feet in the air out to the edge of the Mass Pike and its hundreds of thousands of weekly commuters. It features a forty-foot glass wall that overlooks the practice courts and replicas of the team’s 17 NBA Championship banners. The comprehensive training facility has a wide range of features to optimize player performance, health, and recovery, as well as build team camaraderie, through the integration of: Two full-sized parquet floor NBA basketball courtsSports science lab and performance equipment, including floor-embedded force plates, and other systems for detailed player-performance data collectionExpanded strength and conditioning, training, and recovery facilities, including a 40-foot exercise pool, hydrotherapy pools, and a float tankMedical exam room with GE Medical Imaging and measuring equipmentSpecially attuned energy efficient GE lighting systemsFull commercial kitchen and nutrition facilitiesLeading edge audio-visual technology throughout the facilityBest-in-class players’ locker rooms, auxiliary men’s and women’s locker rooms, players’ lounge, and nap roomExpanded media workroom, press conference, and broadcast facilitiesFlexible hospitality area designed for community relations activities, partner gatherings and other guest eventsEnhanced workspace for the team’s coaching and basketball front office staffsCommitment to CommunityOne of the many shared values between the Boston Celtics and New Balance is a commitment to the community. In keeping with this joint mission, the Celtics worked with New Balance Foundation to renovate the basketball court at the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston. Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens will lead a basketball clinic at the Club this Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the renovation. This is one of several community initiatives on which the organizations will collaborate.World Class CollaborationA project of such scale and significance can only be completed by a world-class team working in perfect collaboration. The following vendors made valuable contributions as part of this team: NB Development GroupElkus Manfredi ArchitectsJohn Moriarty & Associates General ContractorsBR+A EngineeringGELucinda Loya InteriorsErik Rueda DesignSMMA ArchitectsAECOM ArchitectsConnor Sports FlooringKenvo FlooringGoodwinPosternak Blankstein & Lund LLPCBRE (fka Transwestern)
Mainely Burgers to Open a Second Brick and Mortar Location at Boston LandingNB Development Group announced the signing of Mainely Burgers as the most recent retail lease at Boston Landing. The Mainely signing will kick off the retail leasing in the residential building, Lantera by taking 2,134 square-feet on the ground floor.Mainely Burgers, now in its seventh year, started with a summer food truck in Maine. Since 2012, the Maine business has grown to two burger trucks and one ice cream truck, aptly named Mainely Treats. In September of 2016, the company opened its first brick and mortar restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge. Mainely Burgers is owned and operated by brothers Jack and Max Barber, 2016 and 2017 graduates of Babson College.“Mainely Burgers at Boston Landing will be a welcome addition to our growing group of retailers. There is a demand in this area for quick grab and go options of delicious food, and Mainely will most certainly fulfill that need,” says Erin Harvey, Senior Leasing and Marketing Manager, NB Development Group“Jack and I are wicked excited for Mainely Burgers at Boston Landing. It feels great to join the community of like-minded companies and partner with NBDG and Graffito, who understand the value of local business. We are super stoked to share our Maine roots and recipes with Boston Landing.” – Max Barber, co-owner“Mainely Burgers is a beloved local, independent, family-run restaurant in Cambridge. They serve-up delicious comfort food in a warm and inviting atmosphere; a place everyone will enjoy. The Graffito team is excited to welcome Mainely Burgers to Boston Landing this fall and continue to build on the strong mix of retail on site.” David Downing, Graffito SP, representing retail broker.Boston Landing is currently marketing its second phase of retail that includes approximately 14,000 square-feet on the ground floor of the Lantera residential building and an additional 5,600 square-feet on the ground floor of 40 Guest Street, home of the Boston Celtics practice and training facility opening Summer 2018.Mainely Burgers joins a growing group of retailers at Boston Landing including the New Balance Flagship store, Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar, NB Fitness Club, Kohi Coffee Co., Flatbread Brighton and the recently announced Cambridge Naturals. For more information about Mainely Burgers please visit mainelyburgers.com.
Grand Opening Ceremony for The Auerbach Center at New Balance World HeadquartersOn Tuesday, June 19th, the Boston Celtics will unveil their new practice facility, The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters. The Auerbach Center is the latest dramatic element at Boston Landing — at 55 feet in the air cantilevered out to the edge of the Mass Pike. The Celtics’ new 70,000 square foot practice home is highly visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike with a forty-foot glass wall enclosing the practice courts that face the approximately 130,000 daily commuters.Wyc Grousbeck and Rich Gotham of the Boston Celtics, Jim Davis of New Balance Athletics, Jim Halliday, of NB Development Group, Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh will all be in attendance.
Bose beginning tenant fit-out of newly leased space at Boston Landing. Consisting of 98,000 square footage on levels 7-8-9 & 10 in the building, new lighting and lighting control is being completed. Installation of new electric rooms on each level and new general purpose power wiring. All heating and cooling equipment is already in place.
Pre-leasing of Lantera residential tower at Boston Landing to begin this month
Lantera, the new 17-story, 295-unit luxury apartment tower at Boston Landing, will begin pre-leasing of residences in mid-March and is expected to open to residents this May. Formerly known as The Residences at Boston Landing, the tower will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences along with 16,500 square feet of ground-floor retail featuring restaurants and specialty shops.
Amenities at Lantera will include the “Loft18” lounge and rooftop terrace, a “Tech bar” work from home space, a Zen garden dubbed “The Grounds”, a fitness studio, an outdoor pool deck, an indoor/outdoor dog park and pet spa and an open gathering space dubbed “The Veranda” with a fireplace lounge, a demonstration kitchen, a bar and a gaming area.
Lantera is located steps from the new Boston Landing commuter rail station and just off of the Massachusetts Turnpike, in the heart of the dynamic new Boston Landing neighborhood minutes from Downtown Boston. 155 above-grade garage parking spaces and bicycle parking will be located on site.