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Jun 12, 2020
Framing Underway for Kendall East
Framing is underway for the mixed-use project, Kendall East set to include a total of 136 apartments plus ground-floor retail space. The two-building project will offer studio through 3 bedroom units many featuring private outdoor space. An expansive half-acre courtyard will also be included providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. Construction is expected to last through 2021.
May 19, 2020
Core Construction Resumes at New Boston Arts Academy
The concrete core is rising once again and has grown in stature for the upcoming home of the Boston Arts Academy in Fenway. The building will include a variety of instructional and performance spaces including 4 dance studios, an orchestra hall, recording studios, a clothing construction lab, and a photography room with a darkroom. The 153,500 square feet building is expected to open in 2021.
Mar 04, 2020
Core Rising for New Boston Arts Academy
The concrete core is rising for the upcoming new home of the Boston Arts Academy in Fenway. The building will include a variety of instructional and performance spaces including 4 dance studios, an orchestra hall, recording studios, a clothing construction lab, and a photography room with a darkroom. The153,500 square feet building is expected to open in 2021.
Feb 17, 2020
Core Work Underway at Kendall East
With the foundation nearly in place, work has started on the concrete core for the Kendall East development along First Street in Cambridge. The project will include 136 apartments along with over 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. An expansive half-acre courtyard will provide green space accessible to the neighborhood. Construction is expected to be completed in 2021.
Nov 29, 2019
Structural Steel Work Underway for The New Boston Arts Academy
Structural steel work is now underway for the New Boston Arts Academy along Ipswich Street in Fenway. The new building will offer classroom and performance space for students specializing in music, theater, fashion design, art, and dance. Additional amenities at the school will include a learning commons area, a computer listening lab, a steam lab, two biology labs, two chemistry labs, a fitness room, private locker/changing rooms, a half-court basketball gymnasium, and a roof terrace.
Nov 19, 2019
Construction Continues on Kendall East
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming mix-use project at 107-139 First Street in East Cambridge. The two-building project will include 136 apartments along with 14,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Units will range in size from studios through three bedrooms, many featuring private outdoor space. The buildings will share two-level underground garage consisting of 142 spaces and an additional 159 bicycle spaces. An expansive half-acre courtyard will join the parcels, providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Sep 08, 2019
Foundation Work Underway for Kendall East
Foundation work is moving along for Urban Spaces Kendall East Project. The two-building project will include 136 apartments along with over 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Units will range in size from studios through three bedrooms, many featuring private outdoor space. The buildings will share two levels of below-grade parking consisting of 142 spaces and an additional 159 bicycle spaces. An expansive half-acre courtyard will join the parcels, providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Jul 17, 2019
10 Essex St. in Central Square Nearly Complete
The all-new luxury apartment complex 10 Essex Street in Central Square is nearly complete and expected to welcome its first residents on September 1st. 10 Essex features 46 apartments, ranging in size from studios up through three bedrooms. High-end finishes include quartz countertops and Nest thermostats, many units also feature private balconies.
Jul 16, 2019
Site Work Underway for Kendall East
With demo complete, site work is now underway for the upcoming mixed-use project Kendall East. The 211,000 square foot two-building development will include 136 residential units along with retail space and parking for 142 cars.. An expansive half-acre courtyard will connect the parcels along First, Hurley, and Charles Street providing green space for residents and the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Jun 06, 2019
Tocci Selected by Urban Spaces as Builder for Kendall East
Tocci is teaming up with Urban Spaces and Perkins Eastman Architects to build a mixed-used development in Cambridge, MA. Following the demolition of several connected commercial buildings, construction has officially begun on Kendall East, the 211,000 SF, two-building development featuring both residential units and retail space. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
When completed, the development will be comprised of two wood frame buildings: one four-story and one six-story, constructed over steel and concrete podium. This tight urban worksite, which encompasses 97-111 First Street, 18 Hurley Street, and 21-29 Charles Street, is a short walk to Kendall Square, Lechmere Station, and Cambridge Crossing. The cumulative 136 apartments will be a mix of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units, with 16 designated as affordable. The residential structure on First Street will feature five levels of housing, 118 luxury apartment units, and a rooftop deck. Balconies will be included on 28 of the units and two units will also feature patio spaces. The second structure at 22 Hurley Street will include 18 residential units over four stories. Eight units will have balconies and outdoor patio space will be available to all tenants. The buildings will share two levels of below-grade parking consisting of 142 spaces and an additional 159 bicycle spaces. An expansive half acre courtyard will join the parcels, providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. The development will also include a bike and pedestrian mid-block connector linking Charles and Hurley Street.
“We’re pleased to build this great project on a demanding site with an excellent architect and engineering team. Kendall East is the centerpiece of Urban Spaces’s First Street Corridor development and sets the benchmark for Cambridge’s renewal of First Street. Tocci is honored to be building with Urban Spaces,” said John Tocci, CEO of Tocci Construction Corporation.
“With office and lab space in Kendall Square and East Cambridge nearly at full occupancy, the demand for apartments in East Cambridge has never been greater,” said Paul Ognibene, CEO of Urban Spaces. “In addition to the housing and retail, Kendall East will be providing beautiful green space to the evolving First Street Corridor.”
With a blend of residential, retail, and open space, this development is adding vitality to the one mile stretch between the Lechmere MBTA station and Kendall Square, the heart of the Cambridge life science market.
Apr 24, 2019
Demo Wrapping Up to Make Way for Kendall East
Demolition is nearly complete on Parcel B of the First Street development in East Cambridge. Once demo is complete, a new mixed-use complex, Kendall East is set to be constructed on the site. In total Kendall East will include 136 units along with 14,800 square feet of retail space between two buildings. The larger of the two buildings will include 118 luxury apartments and the 14,800 square feet of ground-floor retail. A smaller 18 unit building will be built on the adjacent parcel. The two buildings will share a two-level underground garage with 142 parking and 159 bicycle spaces that will be built underneath a half acre open-air green space. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.
Kendall East is a vital component of the First Street Corridor, a $275 million development that along with the proposed redevelopment of Cambridgeside will enhance the streetscape between Kendall Square, Lechmere, and Cambridge Crossing.
Apr 22, 2019
Demo Complete for New Boston Arts Academy
Demolition of the former postal warehouse along Ipswich Street in the Fenway is now complete to make way for the new Boston Arts Academy. The upcoming 153,500 square foot school will feature a 500 seat auditorium and a smaller black box theatre and both film screening Other amenities will include 4 dance studios a grand orchestra hall and other music rooms, a visual arts studio, a photography room with a dark room, an exhibition studio and a computer graphics workroom.
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