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For Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc., design includes not only knowing how to make a facade look great, but how to create success for their clients - whether that involves transforming a student dining hall from a neglected space to a must-visit destination, or conducting diplomacy that cultivates neighborhood support for a new multi-family building. Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. is a Cambridge-based architectural firm of 70+ people who enjoy putting design into action on behalf of their clients. They bring an uncommon combination of business insight and creative problem-solving to each of their projects. The results speak for themselves: since 1982, PCA's thoughtful, award-winning design has generated one success after another for their clients - projects that thrive in the marketplace and bring lasting value to their community.


- Jun 12, 2019

Steel Structure in Place for Restaurant Space at Cambridge Crossing

The steel structure is in place for what will be Cambridge Crossing's dining destination The Shed, to feature cuisine from local chef Will Gilson.  The property will feature a full-service restaurant, cocktail bar and outdoor space. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2020.

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Boylston Properties
- Jun 12, 2019

Fit-Out Permit Issued for Arsenal Yards Majestic Theater

An interior fit-out permit has been issued for the upcoming Majestic Theater in the Arsenal Yards redevelopment. The project cost per the permit will be just under $5.8M. The theater will include 7 screens along with concessions and a full bar within building E on the site, one of the historic buildings being renovated as part of the project. 

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Miner Realty Inc.
- Jun 11, 2019

Construction Wrapping Up for New Apartments at 839 Beacon Street

Construction is nearly complete for the 45 apartments at 839 Beacon Street as the complex expects to welcome residents in mid-July.  The units, ranging in size from studios through 3 bedrooms, feature stainless appliances, quartz countertops and floor to ceiling windows. The ground floor of the project also features 4,500 square feet of retail space.



Mount Vernon Company
- May 31, 2019

Radius Apartments in Brighton Now Open

Radius Apartments at 530 Western Avenue at the gateway to Brighton is now open. The project features 132 luxury apartments and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along with parking 108 cars and 132 bicycles. Units feature stainless appliances, quartz countertops, walk-in closets, and smartphone-enabled keyless entry. Prices range from $2455 for studios to 2 bedroom/2baths at just under $4000 per month.

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Samuels & Associates
- May 21, 2019

Construction on Washington Village Expected to Kick Off This Year

Since approval nearly 3 years ago, Washington Village has been one of South Boston’s most anticipated projects. With Samuels & Associates joining the development team late last year, it appears the project is finally set to start construction before the end of 2019. Peter Sougarides, Principal at Samuels & Associates discussed the neighborhood changing development at a CREW Boston luncheon last week.

While most recently Samuels success has come in Fenway, their roots can be traced back to Dorchester/South Boston where they undertook their first project, The South Bay Center. Nearly 30 years later they are back in Southie looking to further revitalize this formerly industrial section of the neighborhood that is ideally located just a few minutes from downtown, with easy transit access. Having spent roughly 5 years working on master planning and zoning for their Fenway endeavors along with gathering and addressing neighborhood input, the Samuels team was more than prepared for a project of Washington Village’s size. Sougarides expressed the importance of working with local residents to understand their feedback on development. These discussions led to the creation of an urban village featuring over 1500 residential units with around 80 shops and restaurants. Samuels also just opened a 1-acre park at 401 Park Drive as part of the Fenway Center redevelopment to bring more green space to the neighborhood.

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With this thinking in mind, Samuels entered the Washington Village project by first taking a step back and setting out to determine what the area really needs. With almost 700 residential units plus around 100,000 square feet of retail planned the development team wants to look at how they will attract a variety of residents and create a place that others from outside the neighborhood will also want to visit. Sougarides stressed the importance of getting the retail right along with a need for great restaurants and new niche fitness concepts. A final, very important aspect of the development will be a large amount of open and active outdoor space. These programmed spaces will bring the community together and also draw in others from outside South Boston.

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When asked about parking for the project, a hot button issue in Southie, Sougarides mentioned this was one of the questions they are still working on resolving. The neighborhood is requesting around .7 or .8 spaces per unit however in their experience they have not seen that high demand in transit-oriented urban developments. Sougarides expects the first stages of the project to come in around this higher ratio with data on decreased demand then used to justify a lower ratio of closer to .4 or .5 spaces by the end of the project.

The big question on everyone's mind is, of course, when will construction kick off.  Sougarides told the crowd they expect to begin work on the first building, low-rise residential to include around 200 units of housing, by the end of this year. The rest of the project will then continue along Old Colony Ave. based on market demand.  With Boston’s growing population Sougarides and his team see the demand for these new units however they will closely monitor the market to determine size/type of units and what amenities they need to bring in residents/buyers.

Eden Properties
- May 20, 2019

Construction Nearly Complete for The Brynx: First Units Expected to Open This Month

Final touches are wrapping up for The Brynx in Jamaica Plain as first units in 221 South Huntington Avenue are expected to open by the end of this month. The second stage of the project, 201 South Huntington will follow shortly after and open around July 1st. In total, the project will feature 149 apartments, a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms ranging in price from $2460 through $3920. Resident amenities will include garage parking with automated car stackers, a fitness center with indoor rocking climbing wall, and a large treetop outdoor patio.

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JPNDC - Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
- Apr 26, 2019

Framing Reaches Full Height For General Heath Square Development

Framing has reached full height, 4-stories, for the affordable housing development at General Heath Square in Mission Hill. The new building will feature 47 residential units along with 1,000 square feet of commercial/Office space, 20 parking spaces, and 47 bicycles spaces.

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Beacon Communities
- Apr 15, 2019

Preleasing Begins for North Square Apartments at The Mill District in Amherst

With the expected opening of first units this summer, preleasing has started for the apartments at North Square at the Mill District. The project will feature 130 apartments, a mix of one, two and three bedrooms with rents ranging from $1950 through $3175. Resident amenities will include a fitness center, outdoor picnic and grilling gardens, and Pooch Park. The building is located near UMass and Amherst Center. 

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Boylston Properties
- Apr 12, 2019

New Parking Garage at Arsenal Yards Nearing Completion: Expected Opening in June

Construction on the new parking garage at Arsenal Yards is nearly complete with an expected opening in June. Throughout the rest of the project, various phases of construction are ongoing. Restoration of the two historic Arsenal buildings is progressing with new retail, restaurant, and office spaces set to open this fall.  Foundation work has also started for one of the new construction buildings that will house Blvd & Bond apartments and a Roche Brothers Grocery Store.

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When complete in 2020 Arsenal Yards will include 250,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 300 apartments, 200,000 square feet of office, and a 150 room hotel.


Mark Development
- Apr 12, 2019

Steel Framing Going Up for Washington Place in Newton

Structural Steel framing is going up for the Washington Place project in Newtonville. The project will feature 140 residential units along with over 43,000 square feet of commercial space. Resident amenities will include a roof deck and fitness center along with 15,000 square feet of outdoor space. The project is located just steps from the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station.

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Mount Vernon Company
- Mar 08, 2019

Interior Finishing Underway for Radius Apartments as Preleasing Begins

With preleasing underway for an expected summer move in, interior finishing is ongoing for Radius Apartments in Brighton. The project will feature 132 apartments along with 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Units range in size from studios through 2 bedrooms. Building amenities will include a penthouse level fitness center, mindfulness meditation room, and a rooftop deck with bbq grills and lawn games. Radius Apartments are located at the intersection of Western Avenue and Leo M. Birmingham Parkway overlooking the Charles River.

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Miner Realty Inc.
- Mar 01, 2019

Window Install Complete and Facade Work Underway at 839 Beacon

Windows are in place and work has started on the facade for 839 Beacon Street just a few blocks from Kenmore Square. The 5 story building will include 45 rental units set to open this summer. Resident amenities at 839 Beacon Street will include a 700 square foot roof deck, fitness center, resident lounge, and meeting room.  A below-grade garage will offer parking for 26 vehicles.

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Boylston Properties
- Feb 19, 2019

Life Sciences Building Planned for Arsenal Yards

Developers Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies have proposed a change of site G within the Arsenal Yards project from a residential building to life sciences. The updated proposal calls for an 8 or 9 story building to include around 155,000 square feet of office/lab space and a parking garage. A path would link to the Charles River with a community park next to the building.  The development team hopes to begin construction in spring 2020 with completion in 2022.

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JPNDC - Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
- Jan 28, 2019

Framing Underway for General Heath Square

The concrete core is in place and wood framing is now underway for General Heath Square in Jamaica Plain. The upcoming affordable housing development will feature 47 units ranging in size from 1 through 3 bedrooms. The project will also include around 1,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 20 cars. 

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Samuels & Associates
- Jan 28, 2019

Construction Continues for The Brynx in JP

Renovations and the additions to the historic Goddard House along South Huntington Avenue in JP are nearing completion while interior work is ongoing for the new 6 story building being added to the project. In total, The Brynx will feature 149 apartments along with parking for 65 cars and 160 bikes. Resident amenities will include a roof terrace overlooking the Emerald Necklace and fitness center. 

The additions to the historic building, designed by Shepley Bulfinch, are meant to complement the original building while bracing the older structure to provide structural reinforcement. Construction is set to be complete in the spring.

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Boylston Properties
- Jan 16, 2019

SQZ Biotech Signs 63,477 Square Foot Lease at Arsenal Yards

Boston-based real estate developer Boylston Properties has announced that cell therapy company SQZ Biotech has signed a 63,477 square foot lease at Arsenal Yards. With 200,000 square feet of lab and office space, Arsenal Yards is meeting the demand from the life science community for lab space in the East End of Watertown.

Set within an original 1800’s Arsenal historic building, with soaring 25’ ceilings, multiple boutique fitness operators, dedicated parking, and a private shuttle to Harvard Square, the new lab space is across the street from LINX, 185,000 square feet of new fully leased lab space, completed in 2018, also developed by Boylston Properties.

“When you look at the needs of life science companies and the advantages that the East End of Watertown provides, it’s not surprising to see Arsenal Yards becoming the place to turn to,” said Bill McQuillan, President of Boylston Properties. “We look forward to working with SQZ and seeing the company continue to grow.”

SQZ Biotech recently completed a $72 million Series C and expanded a clinical and commercial development collaboration with Roche. The young life science company will dramatically increase its footprint when it relocates from its current Watertown location to Arsenal Yards later this year. Utilizing the proprietary CellSqueeze® platform to develop a new generation of cell therapies, SQZ currently focuses on the development of novel treatments that leverage targeted immune modulation to impact oncology and autoimmune disease.

“For a young life science company, Arsenal Yards is an ideal location,” said Armon Sharei PhD, CEO and Founder of SQZ Biotech. “Being able to expand our operations while staying in Watertown was win-win for SQZ. We look forward to all the amenities that Arsenal Yards will provide our team.”

“This continues a trend of life science companies choosing to grow in Watertown's booming biotech scene,” said Duncan Gratton, Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield. “This is our 6th new life science space lease in Watertown in the past 18 months.” Gratton and Elizabeth Donatoni of Cushman & Wakefield represented ownership, a joint venture of Boylston Properties, J.P. Morgan and Wilder, while SQZ Biotech was represented by Juliette Reiter and Mark Winters of Newmark Knight Frank.

Located on the Charles River in the dynamic East End neighborhood of Watertown, Arsenal Yards will be a thriving urban village with over 50 retailers & restaurants including Roche Bos. and the seven-screen Majestic Theater, over 300 contemporary residences, a 150-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, as well as office and life sciences space. The development will also include considerable open spaces throughout, access to a revitalized Arsenal Park, as well as connection to the Watertown-Cambridge multi-use bike path. Arsenal Yards is being developed by Boylston Properties, Wilder, and J.P. Morgan.

Oxford Properties Group
- Jan 09, 2019

Serenity Apartments Acquired for $123.25 Million

Oxford Properties Group has acquired the property at 101 South Huntington Ave in Boston, MA for $123.25 million.

The property features a mixed-use building that sits on a long-vacant Mission Hill parcel. Serenity features 195 apartments including studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three bedrooms. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park feature private elevator access. A 2,100 square foot retail space fronts South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity include a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a green roof deck. Underground parking is located on site for 100 cars. 

Urban Edge
- Jan 09, 2019

Construction Nearly Complete for Walker Park Apartments

Construction is nearly complete for the Walker Park Apartments on Walnut Park in Roxbury.  This 2 building development will feature a total of 49 apartments, all of which are designated affordable. Units range in size from one to three bedrooms. Walker Park replaces a dilapidated building and two vacant lots with much needed-affordable housing.


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The Wilder Companies
- Dec 18, 2018

Foundation Work Continues for Hotel/Parking Garage at Arsenal Yards

Foundation work is ongoing for Building B at the Arsenal Yards project. This part of the project is set to include a parking garage and 150 room Hampton Inn.

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Across the parking lot, renovations are continuing in Building F future home of the Majestic Cinemas.

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When complete in 2020 Arsenal Yards will feature 425 residential units along with 450K sf of office and retail space.


Samuels & Associates
- Dec 07, 2018

Washington Village Secures $37.5 Million in Financing

The Washington Village development has secured $37.5 million in financing via Webster Bank.

The upcoming redevelopment of five acres in South Boston’s Andrew Square will be transformed into a mixed-use development spanning six blocks. Eight buildings will be constructed containing 656 residences including both apartments and condominiums, 98,600 square feet of retail space and parking for 560 cars. Residences will include studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms. 110 residential units at Washington Village will be designated affordable.

Miner Realty Inc.
- Dec 03, 2018

Framing Reaches Full Height for 839 Beacon Street

Framing has reached the 5th floor for the upcoming mixed-use development at 839 Beacon Street, just outside Kenmore Square. The project is set to include 45 apartments along with around 4,500 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Apartments at 839 Beacon Street will feature quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring, and in-unit laundry. Communal amenities will include a lounge, a meeting room, a fitness center, a dog washing station and a roof terrace featuring a kitchen facility and sweeping Boston skyline views.


The Wilder Companies
- Oct 24, 2018

Arsenal Yards Announces Shake Shack Is Moving To The Neighborhood

Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies proudly announced today that Shake Shack will join Arsenal Yards, which by 2020 will be a thriving new neighborhood comprised of over more than one million square feet of development including 250,000 sq. ft. of curated shops and eclectic eateries, 200,000 sq. ft. of new and existing creative office and life science space, 425 contemporary residences, and a 150-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. The development will also include dedicated green space, access to a revitalized Arsenal Park, connection to the Watertown-Cambridge multi-use pathway and an accessible pedestrian/bicycle path to the Charles River.


Known as a cult-favorite around the world, Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, a modern-day burger stand praised for its delicious food, including premium burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat-top dogs, frozen custard shakes and crinkle cut fries. As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, they source only the highest quality ingredients from the best ranchers, farmers, bakers, and food purveyors. Their beef is 100% all-natural Angus, never frozen, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified. Their chicken is 100% all-natural and their flat-top hot dogs are 100% all-natural Vienna beef. All with no hormones or antibiotics, ever.


"We're excited to add another dynamic gathering place to Arsenal Yards," said Tom Wilder, principal of The Wilder Companies. "Shake Shack’s investment in everything they do from sourcing high-quality ingredients, often from local artisan purveyors, to the investments they make in developing deep ties to their communities is truly unique and we're excited to have them be a part of the Arsenal Yards' experience."


The Shake Shack at Arsenal Yards menu will feature all the Shack classics, including the ShackBurger®, crinkle-cut fries, and hand-spun shakes, plus a selection of frozen custard concretes in collaboration with local food purveyors. Shake Shack will donate a portion of the proceeds from one of the concretes to a local Watertown charity partner. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction, the restaurant will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials. Booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes.


"We’re thrilled to bring Shake Shack to Arsenal Yards," said Andrew McCaughan, Vice President of Development at Shake Shack. "East End Watertown is a unique, culturally rich community that holds tremendous potential for continued growth. We couldn't be more excited to move into the neighborhood."


“When Shake Shack moves to a new neighborhood they always integrate seamlessly into to the community, becoming a part of the dialogue, and working with charity organizations, community centers, and local neighborhood partners, which speaks volume to their overall success as an international cult-favorite," said Mark Deschenes, a Principal of Boylston Properties. “Their confidence in, and commitment to East End Watertown speaks to the excitement around, and reputation of Arsenal Yards as Boston’s next great neighborhood.”

The Wilder Companies
- Oct 19, 2018

Watertown's Arsenal Yards Revamp is in Full Swing

Various stages of construction are ongoing at Arsenal Yards in Watertown. The project that is being completed in phases through 2020 will include 250,000sf of retail, 200,000sf of office, a 150 room hotel, and 425 residential units.
The two historic buildings on the site that will remain have been gutted for renovation. A goal of the project is to maintain their character as a call back to the site's history as the home of the U.S. Army's Watertown Arsenal. When completed these two buildings will hold a Majestic Cinema and various shopping and dining options.



Construction crews are also pouring the foundation for Building B which will house the Hampton Inn and the parking garage for the development.  The project is also set to include an outdoor plaza and a park connected to the Charles River. 


Mount Vernon Company
- Oct 19, 2018

Construction Ongoing at Radius Apartments in Allston

Construction is ongoing at the Radius Apartments (formerly W. Ave.) in Allston.  Apartments at the all-new luxury building are now available for lease with an expected move in this winter.  Radius will include 132 apartments along with around 5,000sf of ground floor retail and 108 parking spaces. Resident amenities will include a penthouse solarium overlooking the Charles River, a roof deck and sky lounge, meditation room, and rooftop fitness center with Boston views.


Mount Vernon Company
- Sep 14, 2018

37-43 North Beacon Street Development Approved

The Boston Planning Board has approved the new development on North Beacon Street in Allston. The project will consist of a new five-story building at the corner of North Beacon Street and Everett Street containing 72 rental apartments. A second four-story building within the development will hold 9 condominiums. Plans also include 43 parking spaces and bike storage.
The development team hopes to start construction late next year with a 12-14 month completion time line.

Miner Realty Inc.
- Aug 13, 2018

Framing Begins at 839 Beacon Street in Fenway

Framing is now underway for the upcoming five story, 45 unit building at 839 Beacon Street, just minutes from Kenmore Square.  The project will include 4500 sf of ground floor retail space along with 30 parking spaces.  The luxury residential units will feature quartz countertops and in unit laundry.  Amongst the common amenities, residents will find a fitness center and roof terrace with Boston Skyline Views.

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Arsenal Yards
- Jul 17, 2018

Arsenal Yards Receives Additional Financing

The Arsenal Yards development in Watertown has received an addition $102 million in financing .totalling $324 million for the project. HFF worked on behalf of Boylston Properties, The Wilder Companies, and Jonathan Bush to source institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management as joint venture equity partners, providing $102 million of equity. This comes after the project had received a $222 million loan from Wells Fargo Bank in the beginning of June (2018).

The property is a multi-phased redevelopment and expansion of the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown’s East End. Arsenal Yards will feature 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space. Retail at Arsenal Yards will include a 30,000 square foot specialty grocer, a cinema with 6-8 limited-seating screens, active entertainment, a combination of boutiques and national retailers, half a dozen chef-driven restaurants and a premium wine superstore.

Radius Apartments
- Jul 13, 2018

Construction Continues at W. Ave

Construction is ongoing and slated for completion in November of this year.

Upcoming mixed-use development opening in November 2018 featuring 132 apartment residences and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Residences at W. Ave will include 53 studios, 43 1-bedrooms, 16 1-bedroom + dens and 20 2-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a rooftop common room, fitness center and outdoor deck.

Washington Place
- Jun 25, 2018

Demolition Underway at Washington Place in Newton

Demolition continues along Washington Street in Newton to make way for Washington Place. The upcoming project in Newtonville, is now set to have 140 residential units, 43,860 square feet of commercial space and 309 parking spaces.

Washington Place tenant amenities will include a private fitness center and a rooftop deck.  Over 15,000 square feet of outdoor space will be available to both residents and the general public.

North Square at The Mill District
- Jun 11, 2018

Beacon Communities to Host Groundbreaking at North Square at The Mill District

Beacon Communities will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. on June 14 with state and local officials and community members for a long-awaited mixed-use development at North Square at The Mill District.

Located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley and less than a mile from the University of Massachusetts campus, North Square at The Mill District will be a new sustainably designed, mixed-income and mixed-use community surrounding a traditional New England village green. It will provide housing for people who work in Amherst and the immediate area. Of the 130 new apartments, 26 will be set aside for households earning up to 50% of the area median income and the balance will be for workforce and market-rate residents. This pet-friendly community will include new, fully accessible apartments and will have direct access to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) bus system.   In addition, North Square will provide commercial retail space for 8-10 new business opportunities, public and private open space, a new children’s play area, and amenities for residents. Construction, as well as permanent jobs, will be created.

“The Town of Amherst and state housing finance agencies have been incredibly supportive of innovative ways to address the challenges of the cost of housing in Massachusetts, where apartment rental and home prices have increased at the fastest rate in the nation,” said Dara Kovel, president of Beacon Communities Development. “They have supported public private partnerships and practical approaches to expanding the supply of housing to control costs and improve communities,” she said. North Square at The Mill District was made possible in partnership with The Town of Amherst, Department of Housing and Community Development, Boston Community Loan Fund, US Bank, and MassHousing Partnership (MHP).

The project is located on the current site of a sawmill on land owned by the W.D. Cowls family. Every generation since 1741 has redeveloped this site to suit the needs of that generation of the Cowls family. With a nod to the sawmill that was once the center of activity, the area is known as “The Mill District – Eats, Art & Entertainment.” This pedestrian-friendly destination with a mix of retail, restaurants, services, and proximity to the Mill River Recreation Area will be a hub of activity for Amherst residents.

The first building will be ready for residents and commercial tenants in summer 2019.

Arsenal Yards
- Jun 07, 2018

Arsenal Yards Mortgaged for $222 Million

The Arsenal Yards development project has been mortgaged for $222 million via Wells Fargo Bank.

The property is a multi-phased redevelopment and expansion of the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown’s East End. Arsenal Yards will feature 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, approximately 425 residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel and 100,000 square feet of office space. Retail at Arsenal Yards will include a 30,000 square foot specialty grocer, a cinema with 6-8 limited-seating screens, active entertainment, a combination of boutiques and national retailers, half a dozen chef-driven restaurants and a premium wine superstore.

North Square at The Mill District
- May 25, 2018

North Square Project Receives Funding

Beacon Communities mixed-use project coming to Amherst has received additional funding of $53,386,544 million via multiple mortgages.

The upcoming development will be a new sustainably-designed, mixed-use and mixed-income community located on 5.3 acres three miles north of downtown Amherst, MA. 

The project will construct two new buildings around a vibrant, new public square and will include a total of 130 new apartment residences and 22,000 square feet of first-floor retail, in addition to parking, open space and a playground.

Arsenal Yards
- Apr 27, 2018

Arsenal Yards Announces New Key Tenants

Arsenal Yards, Boston’s new mixed-use destination development from Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies, announced today that Roche Bros., the locally owned and family-operated grocer, has signed on to open a large-scale, full-service supermarket offering high-quality meat, seafood and produce, ready-to-eat prepared foods, national grocery favorites, catering, and home delivery. 

The Majestic at Arsenal Yards, a state-of-the-art movie theater, is joining as a premier entertainment destination. City Works Eatery & Pour House, recognized for its classic American cuisine with a modern twist and outstanding selection of 90+ local and global beers will be opening its first New England location at Arsenal Yards.

Arsenal Yards
- Apr 08, 2018

Phase 4 of Arsenal Yards

Phase 4 of the Arsenal Yards master plans to be presented and discussed at a community meeting on Thursday, April 12th. The final layout and design of buildings C, D and E.2 will be explained as well as discussing the operation of the property during construction.

These three buildings will contain retail, residential apartments and dedicated residential parking. The discussion will also include the massing of the buildings.

Radius Apartments
- Mar 07, 2018

The W.ave is well underway at 530 western ave Boston,MA.  Framing is up to the 4th floor and progressing.  This mixed project  will  have an active bright lobby space that will bring street level activity to the corner of Western Avenue and Leo M Birmingham Parkway. Glass paneling allows light to spill out on the street – activating the façade. The ground floor will be home to various retail spaces, activating a dynamic public realm for both building residents and community members.

The building will focus on resident wellness, providing amenities that compliment an active lifestyle. By providing active uses for the ground floor and adding tree lined sidewalks and retail, the project will make the pedestrian feel welcome and connected in an area currently dominated by vehicular traffic.


Radius Apartments
- Jan 18, 2018

Structural framing underway at W. Ave apartments along Charles River in Allston

The one-to-two-story steel base podium of W. Ave, an upcoming six-story, 132-unit market-rate apartment development located along the Charles River in Brighton minutes from Boston Landing, has topped off. Wooden framing panels are being erected above the podium to frame floors two through six of the development, and have already reached the third floor. W. Ave’s elevator core has topped off at six stories.

W. Ave will feature residences including studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, with amenities including a rooftop common room, fitness center and outdoor deck as well as 108 on-site parking spaces. The development is located at the key intersection of Soldiers Field Road and Leo M. Birmingham Parkway, minutes from Soldiers Field Road and the Massachusetts Turnpike. W. Ave is expected to open in November 2018. The following is a photograph of W. Ave:

View From Leo M. Birmingham Parkway at Western Avenue

North Square at The Mill District
- Jan 10, 2018

Amherst mixed-use development will move forward following tax credit and funding approval

Beacon Communities plans to break ground on its' North Square at The Mill District mixed-use and mixed-income development in North Amherst, MA this Spring following state approval of tax credits and funding that will allow the project to proceed. The tax credits will yield Beacon an overall tax benefit of $2.7 million, and funding will be provided by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The awards will allow for the creation of 26 new affordable apartment residences (20% of total apartment count) on site. Affordable apartments will be rented to households earning up to 50% of area median income (AMI). The $47.5 million North Square at The Mill District will construct a total of 130 apartments and 22,000 square feet of retail.

37 North Beacon Street
- Jan 09, 2018

83 apartments and condominiums proposed in Allston’s Union Square

The Mount Vernon Company proposes to construct two buildings at 37 North Beacon Street in Allston’s Union Square containing a total of 83 residences. At the intersection of North Beacon and Everett Streets would be a five-story building featuring 74 apartment residences, and next door on Sinclair Road would be a four-story building featuring nine condominium residences. An art gallery would be located at street level, and resident amenities would include a rooftop terrace and a fitness center. A total of 42 parking spaces would be located on site, in addition to storage for 83 bicycles. The proponent has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) formally proposing the project and will reveal additional details in the coming months.

198 Hanover Street
- Dec 28, 2017

Construction start imminent on 198 Hanover retail development overlooking North End Greenway

Construction is expected to start imminently on a retail development in the North End overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway, located at 198 Hanover Street. The development will replace a dated single-story retail structure with a modern two-story, 5,500-square-foot building featuring a sweeping floor-to-ceiling glass facade and outdoor seating patios. The City of Boston has issued developer Charter Realty & Development a permit to construct the 198 Hanover Street development, allowing the project to proceed.

Parkside on Adams
- Nov 17, 2017

Trillium to open winter beer garden in historic Roslindale Village substation building

Trillium Brewing Company, proponent of last summer’s wildly successful Greenway beer garden, will open a winter seasonal beer garden in the renovated and restored Roslindale Substation in Roslindale Village. The indoor garden will open later this month and remain open through the winter season. Open five days a week, the garden will serve a variety of rotating draft beer options, accommodating open seating, community space and limited private events.

Boston-based Trillium will be the first occupant of the high-ceilinged main floor of the redeveloped Substation, a former MBTA electrical power facility that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “Beer aficionados will have the unique opportunity to drink Trillium’s award-winning beer in the Substation’s awe-inspiring space, with its 34-foot ceilings, 18-foot copper clad doors, 250-ton capacity gantry crane, and six two-story windows,” said Alia Hamada Forrest, Executive Director of Roslindale Village Main Street, in a prepared statement. The Substation’s lower level is home to a Craft Beer Cellar high-end liquor store, which opened in January 2017.

The Substation restoration project, dubbed Parkside on Adams and also including a new-construction building with 43 residential rental units, fully restored a building that was vacant since the 1970’s and has been key to the revitalization of Roslindale Village. “The Substation is such a unique and iconic space, in a welcoming neighborhood, making Roslindale a perfect winter home for the Trillium Garden,” said Trillium co-owner Esther Tetreault in a prepared statement. “We had a killer time with the Garden on the Greenway this summer, so we jumped at the chance to bring Trillium to another Boston neighborhood.” Trillium will also open a new two-story, 16,000-square-foot flagship brewery in mid-to-late 2018 at 47 Farnsworth Street, one of three historic Fort Point warehouses being repositioned to include new retail and office space.

Washington Village
- Oct 30, 2017

Work starts on transformative Washington Village mixed-use development in South Boston’s Andrew Square

Demolition of existing, low-slung buildings has begun at the future site of Washington Village, a $400 million, 735,000-square-foot mixed-use development that will transform South Boston’s Andrew Square, constructing eight buildings as high as 22 stories. Washington Village is one of the first key developments of the South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative (PLAN Dot Ave), a municipal up-zoning effort that will transform the Dorchester Avenue corridor, currently a sleepy industrial strip, into a vibrant mixed-use corridor. Washington Village will construct a total of 656 residential units, including both apartments and condominiums, and 98,600 square feet of retail space, with a 1.5-acre public plaza and green at the development’s center. The development will span five acres and six city blocks. The following are photographs of demolition underway at Washington Village:

Walker Park Apartments
- Oct 28, 2017

49 affordable housing units break ground in Egleston Square

Urban Edge broke ground Saturday (October 28th) on Walker Park, a two-building development that will provide Egleston Square with 49 affordable apartment residences. The development will replace a blighted building and two vacant lots with much-needed affordable housing. 41 apartments will be rented to households earning no more than 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) (40,000 to to $72,000 annually). Eight apartments will be rented to households earning no more than 30% of AMI (under $36,000 annually), including five apartments for homeless individuals and families.

Walker Park will cost $17.5 million to develop, and has received funding from the City of Boston, the State of Massachusetts, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and tax-exempt bonds. Completion of the two buildings, located at 67 and 80 Walker Park, is expected in mid-2018. Urban Edge has also proposed to construct 42 affordable apartment residences at 41-51 Walker Park, steps from the Walker Park development. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is currently reviewing 41-51 Walker Park.

198 Hanover Street
- Jun 29, 2017

Updated renderings revealed of North End gateway retail development, initial demolition starts this Summer

Charter Realty & Development has revealed new renderings of 198 Hanover Street, its’ upcoming two-story, 5,500-square-foot retail development that will stand at the gateway to the North End overlooking the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The latest project renderings are posted above. Retail space at 198 Hanover Street is currently leasing; demolition of existing buildings on site is expected to commence this Summer. Retail spaces would be state-of-the-art, featuring desirable amenities such as an interior mezzanine level and outdoor seating patios, and would be located in the heart of Downtown Boston steps to all rapid transit lines.

Cambridge Crossing Parcel W
- Jun 25, 2017

New retail and public space proposed overlooking NorthPoint Common

DivcoWest proposes to construct two new retail buildings totaling nearly 15,000 square feet of space overlooking NorthPoint Common. The two-story buildings would be surrounded by public open space and outdoor seating, serving as an extension of NorthPoint Common. DivcoWest acquired 42 acres of land in East Cambridge’s NorthPoint district for $291 million in August 2015, including Parcel W, the parcel on which the retail buildings would be built. The City of Cambridge is currently reviewing the proposed project.

Serenity Apartments
- Jun 14, 2017

Construction complete at Serenity Apartments, new Mission Hill luxury residences now leasing

Construction is complete at Serenity Apartments, a new 15-story luxury tower in Mission Hill featuring 195 distinctive residences now leasing. Move-ins at Serenity began earlier this month; the building was 40% pre-leased prior to opening. Churchill Corporate Housing, a short-term corporate housing provider, has leased 24 apartments at Serenity, which is managed by Greystar. Serenity is located steps to Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical Area and features the latest in-demand amenities, including Wi-Fi enabled common areas, a billiard room, meeting and collaborative areas, a private courtyard, a rooftop pool and lounge deck, a barbecue deck and a green roof. Direct-access garage parking with electric car charging stations is available on-site, in addition to Zipcars and bicycle storage. Serenity presents an unprecedented green living option, with LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification and direct access to the MBTA Green Line.

“As we designed the community, we knew we needed to create something special to draw tenants to this corridor from Fenway and other nearby neighborhoods,” said Anthony Nader, Vice President of Serenity developer Longwood Group. “The rooftop pool and amenity area are really something to be seen.” Serenity residents will be located in an area seeing tremendous growth, with a number of development projects planned, under construction and recently completed. “The leasing demand is showing that with a destination asset, that provides a great living experience, prospective residents are willing to move to this side of the Longwood Medical Area,” said Nader. “The growth coming down the Brookline Avenue corridor, with the Children’s Hospital expansion at Brookline Place, Homewood Suites and potentially an additional hotel at Brookline Avenue, has created an exciting area of the city to be in. More restaurants will activate the streetscape, but the neighborhood is already beginning to come alive.”

839 Beacon Street
- Jun 11, 2017

$16 million construction financing obtained for 839 Beacon Street, 45-unit apartment development in Fenway

Developer Miner Realty, Inc. has obtained $16 million of construction financing for 839 Beacon Street, a 45-unit apartment development with 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail in the Fenway, allowing for demolition of the existing long-shuttered two-story commercial building to begin. The construction team is now actively demolishing the existing building in preparation for commencement of construction of the five-story building’s foundation. Construction financing for 839 Beacon Street was provided by Northern Bank & Trust Company and arranged by Cornerstone Realty Capital. The $16 million loan is provided with a 10-year fixed rate and a 30-year amortization.

The Brynx
- May 26, 2017

Eden and Samuels close on Goddard House property acquisition for $8.05 million, secure $43.25 million construction financing

Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, developers of the 149-unit Goddard House apartment development in Jamaica Plain, have closed on the acquisition of the two-acre project site at 201-205 South Huntington Avenue for $8.05 million and have secured $43.25 million of construction financing for the project through Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. An existing 114,004-square-foot historic building which will be incorporated into the development stands on the site; the sale amounts to $70.61 per existing building square foot and $4.025 million per acre. The Goddard House project will now proceed with construction.

- May 23, 2017

Zoning Board approves BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston

The BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston, which will feature 129 apartment residences and 7,500 square feet of retail space, was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) today. The building has now received all necessary approvals and can proceed with construction. The ZBA rejected BLDG 89 last year, citing concerns including parking and potential undergraduate student tenants. In response, on-site parking has been increased to 79 spaces from previously approved 69, and no more than one third of apartments at BLDG 89 will be leased to undergraduate students at once.

Gateway Boston
- May 02, 2017

Landwer Cafe, prominent Mediterranean cafe chain, opening this Fall at Gateway Boston in Fenway

Landwer Cafe, a prominent Mediterranean cafe chain with 65 locations in Israel, will open its’ first United States location this Fall at the new Gateway Boston building in the Fenway. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Landwer will feature traditional Mediterranean cuisine including muesli, salads, sandwiches and shakshuka. Both beer and wine will be served. The Fenway cafe will be open from 7 AM to 11 PM daily, with outdoor seating from April to October. 80 seats will be located inside the 3,200 square foot space, with 40 seats on an outdoor patio. Landwer recently opened a new cafe in Toronto, its’ first Canadian location.

Arsenal Yards
- Apr 23, 2017

Hotel added to Arsenal Yards development in Watertown

Boylston Properties, in a joint venture with Stonebridge Companies, will build a 145-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton hotel as part of the upcoming $400 million Arsenal Yards mixed-use development in Watertown. The hotel will replace a previously planned residential apartment building along Arsenal Street, reducing total residences at Arsenal Yards to 425 from 500. Retail will be located on the hotel’s ground floor. Boylston hopes to begin construction later this year on Arsenal Yards; the project’s first phase, which will include the hotel, is expected to open in Spring 2019. Boylston and Stonebridge recently completed Residence Inn Boston Watertown, a 150-room hotel located across from the Arsenal Yards site, which is Watertown’s first new hotel in over 50 years. The following is a rendering of the Arsenal Yards hotel:


Serenity Apartments
- Mar 26, 2017

Finishing touches underway at Serenity Apartments, opening this Spring in Mission Hill

Serenity Apartments’ 15-story facade is nearly fully installed, and interior fit-out of luxury apartments and common spaces is nearly complete. Just about all exterior finish panels and windows have been installed, and nearly the entire interior has been plastered. State-of-the-art finishes and appliances are now being installed in apartments and common spaces. Opening this Spring, Serenity Apartments will feature 195 apartments including studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms and amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity Apartments:

Serenity Apartments Photos

The Brynx
- Mar 20, 2017

Minor changes approved to Goddard House development in Jamaica Plain

Minor changes to the Goddard House development plan were approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. In light of the area’s geological constraints, the development’s footprint has been decreased slightly, decreasing the total residence count by 18 units; the development will now include 149 residences, down from 167. Likewise, total project square footage will decrease by 15,000 square feet, to 150,000 from 165,000. The Goddard House development was originally approved last year.

The Rand at Porter
- Mar 16, 2017

New Cambridge luxury condominiums completed at The Rand at Porter

Construction of The Rand at Porter, a new mixed-use building in Porter Square featuring 20 luxury condominiums, is now complete. The first resident move-ins are scheduled for the coming months. The Rand’s 5,000 square foot ground-floor retail space is now for lease. The following are photographs of The Rand at Porter:

The Rand at Porter Photos

Radius Apartments
- Mar 02, 2017

Initial demolition complete at future site of The Icon mixed-use development in Allston

The former single-story commercial building at the future site of The Icon has been fully demolished, clearing the way for foundation construction to commence. The Icon will be a new 6-story mixed-use building opening Spring 2018 featuring 132 apartment residences and 5,000 square feet of retail. The following is a photograph of the future site of The Icon:

Future Site of The Icon

The Brynx
- Mar 01, 2017

Minor changes proposed to approved Goddard House development in Jamaica Plain

Goddard House developer Eden Properties proposes minor changes to the approved development plan in light of the area’s geological constraints. Given the costs of excavation and shoring through rocks along South Huntington Avenue and required deep foundations at the site’s sloped rear, the developer proposes a slightly smaller footprint and increased setback from the Jamaicaway for the new building portion of the project. The adaptive reuse of the historic Goddard House building would remain unchanged.

With the proposed changes, the total apartment residence count at Goddard House would decrease by 18 units, to 149 from 167. Total project square footage would likewise decrease by 15,000 square feet, to 150,000 from 165,000. Vehicle parking would decrease by 18 parking spaces, to 65 from 83. Bicycle storage would decrease by 18 racks, to 149 from 167. The previous Goddard House development plan was approved last year.

Radius Apartments
- Feb 16, 2017

Work begins at The Icon in Allston

Demolition is underway at the future site of The Icon, an upcoming $51 million mixed-use development in Allston. An existing single-story commercial building is being demolished to make way for The Icon's future 6-story building. Slated for completion in Spring 2018, The Icon will feature 132 apartment residences and 5,000 square feet of retail. The following is a photograph of demolition underway at The Icon:

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Serenity Apartments
- Jan 24, 2017

Serenity Apartments facade nearly complete, new drone footage released

Serenity Apartments’ facade is nearly fully fit out with exterior finish panels and windows in advance of the 15-story Mission Hill building’s opening this spring. Bricks are fully installed along the building’s base. Interior fit out of Serenity’s common spaces and 195 apartments and common spaces is well underway. New aerial drone footage of Serenity has been released:

Arsenal Yards
- Jan 17, 2017

Watertown unanimously approves Arsenal Yards development, construction start imminent

The City of Watertown’s Planning Board has unanimously approved Arsenal Yards, the mixed-use redevelopment and expansion of the former Arsenal Mall. Developers Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies intend to start construction of Arsenal Yards in six to eight months. “This new community in Watertown’s East End will bring vibrancy of the city and an urban energy along with the convenience and green spaces of a suburb,” says Boylston Properties Principal Bill McQuillan. “We’ve worked with Watertown residents and officials to bring a unique constellation of uses with today’s busy families and individuals in mind.”

- Jan 17, 2017

Revisions approved to BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston

Changes to the approved BLDG 89 workforce housing and retail development in Allston near Packard’s Corner were approved at last Thursday (January 12th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. In response to official feedback, the revised project will move forward with 129 residential apartments and approximately 7,500 square feet of retail. On-site parking has been increased to 79 spaces from previously approved 69, and the building’s sixth floor will be set back 10 feet from Brighton Avenue in response to height concerns. No more than one third of apartments at BLDG 89 will be leased to undergraduate students at once.

- Dec 18, 2016

Revisions proposed to BLDG 89 workforce housing development in Allston

Eden Properties is proposing to revise the BLDG 89 workforce housing development plan in response to official feedback. The proponent has agreed not to market the project to undergraduate students and that no more than one third of apartments will be leased to undergraduates at once. The revised project would feature 129 residential apartments (one less than previously approved) and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail (as previously approved). 79 vehicle parking spaces would now be constructed on site, up from 69 as previously approved. The building’s sixth floor would be set back 10 feet from Brighton Avenue in response to height concerns. A Notice of Project Change (NPC) for BLDG 89 has been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and is now under official review.

Serenity Apartments
- Nov 27, 2016

Serenity Apartments nearly fully sealed, new aerial footage released

Windows and exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of Serenity Apartments’ facade as the building nears its’ Spring 2017 opening. At Serenity’s base, brick finishes have been just about fully installed. The construction team is now plastering Serenity’s apartments and installing interior finishes. HVAC utilities have been installed on Serenity’s roof and throughout the building. Serenity General Contractor Suffolk Construction has released two new aerial videos of Serenity, a new drone flyover and a time-lapse showing Serenity’s progression since the start of construction in Winter 2015:

New Drone Flyover


Washington Place
- Nov 23, 2016

New renderings revealed for Newton’s Washington Place

Mark Development has released new renderings of the proposed 238,075 square foot Washington Place mixed-use development in Newtonville. The latest renderings of Washington Place can be found above. The Washington Place project will construct three five-story buildings with over 9,000 square feet of public outdoor space. A new website, wpnewton.com, has been released for the project.

Port Landing
- Nov 15, 2016

Ribbon cut on Port Landing, 100% affordable Kendall Square apartments

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday (November 14th, 2016) for Port Landing, a new-construction 100% affordable 20-unit residential apartment building located in Cambridge steps to Kendall Square. Rents at comparable Kendall Square market-rate apartment buildings are four to six times higher than at Port Landing. “Cambridge is one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and to have 20 brand new apartments for low and moderate-income families in Kendall Square is great news for those residents as well as the city,’’ said MassHousing Executive Director Tim Sullivan. “We were very pleased to partner on Port Landing with Capstone Communities and Hope Real Estate Enterprises and commend their commitment to creating affordable housing opportunities for working families and young professionals so they can afford to live and work in a high-priced market like Cambridge.’’ The following is a photograph of Port Landing, courtesy Patrick Rogers Photography:

Port Landing After

The following is a photograph of the ribbon cutting, courtesy Patrick Rogers Photography:

Ribbon Cutting

The Rand at Porter
- Nov 14, 2016

Two condos remain at Cambridge’s The Rand at Porter

18 of 20 condominiums have been sold at The Rand at Porter, a four-story luxury condominium building opening in December located in Cambridge’s Porter Square. Prices for Rand condominiums started at $600,000 for a one-bedroom unit. Condominiums remaining for sale include a second-floor one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit listed for $665,000 and a fourth floor two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit listed for $810,000. New interior photographs of Rand condominiums can be found above.

The Rand at Porter was constructed using an innovative “modular” approach. Each Rand unit was constructed individually in Maine then transported to Cambridge and stacked above a steel base podium on the Rand construction site in March. The modular approach saved a number of months of construction by allowing foundation and interior work to be performed at the same time. The following is a video of modular construction underway at The Rand:

Gateway Boston
- Nov 11, 2016

Gateway Boston, 32 new Fenway luxury apartments, now leasing

Gateway Boston, a new 32-unit luxury apartment building in the Fenway, is now leasing. The building features one and one plus-bedroom units ranging from approximately $2,900 to $3,200 per month. On-site garage parking is offered for an additional $200 per month. Visit GatewayBoston.com for more information.

Serenity Apartments
- Nov 03, 2016

New Serenity aerial footage released, finish installation underway

Suffolk Construction has released new aerial footage of Serenity, a 195-unit apartment building with 2,100 square feet of retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Exterior finish panel installation is well underway, and moisture-resistant cladding is fully installed along the building’s frame. Per an update by Prellwitz Chilinski Architects, interior unit finishing is underway on lower level units. Steel framing is being installed on upper floors to lay out units. The following is the latest aerial footage of Serenity, courtesy Suffolk Construction:

The Brynx
- Nov 03, 2016

Goddard House project ready to break ground

The 167-unit Goddard House adaptive reuse residential apartment development located on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain has received all necessary approvals to move forward to construction, Prellwitz Chilinski Architects reports. The project has received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

Serenity Apartments
- Sep 30, 2016

Serenity website released with new renderings and drone footage, apartments opening Spring 2017

Developer Longwood Group and Property Manager Greystar have released a new website, TheSerenity.com, for Serenity, a 195-unit residential apartment building with 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Per the website, Serenity will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park will feature private elevator access. With the website, new interior renderings of Serenity and a building logo have been released along with drone footage of the under-construction building. Renderings of Serenity and additional information can be found above; the following is the drone footage video:

Serenity Apartments
- Sep 25, 2016

Serenity exterior finish installation underway

Exterior finishes have reached the top level of Serenity's 15-story frame and are installed along a large frame section. Concrete has been poured on nearly all floors, and framing of interior units is underway.

Located in Mission Hill overlooking the Emerald Necklace, Serenity will feature 195 rental residential apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space fronting South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity, courtesy Newman Associates:

Serenity Photos September 2016

198 Hanover Street
- Sep 16, 2016

New North End gateway retail building proposed

The Boston Herald reports that Charter Realty & Development is proposing to construct a new two-story building featuring four retail spaces at the gateway to the North End. Three retail spaces would include an interior mezzanine level. Located on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets, the new building would overlook the Rose Kennedy Greenway. An existing single-story building on which stands a billboard and an adjacent four-story apartment building would be demolished.

Arsenal Yards
- Sep 05, 2016

Arsenal Mall owners propose dynamic mixed-use mall redevelopment

In two recent community meetings, Boylston Properties and Wilder Properties outlined plans for the proposed redevelopment of the existing Arsenal Mall located along the Charles River in Watertown. A formal project application to the City of Watertown's Planning Board is expected this month. Boylston Properties and Wilder Properties acquired the Arsenal Mall in August 2013 for $70.5 million. Plans call for the repositioning of the two existing mall buildings and construction of five additional buildings on the mall's surface parking lot, creating a total of approximately 500 residential units and approximately 350,000 square feet of retail. Additional information about the proposed project, including architectural renderings, can be found above. The following are links to the Project Narrative, Community Outreach Meeting #4 presentation and Community Outreach Meeting #5 presentation for The Arsenal Project.

The Harvard Collection
- Sep 04, 2016

New Harvard Square retail and commercial mall proposed

Developer Equity One has filed plans with the Cambridge Historical Commission (CHC) to redevelop three existing Harvard Square buildings located in a key location across from Out of Town News and the Harvard MBTA Red Line station into The Harvard Collection, a new mall containing 63,400 square feet of "contiguous retail and commercial floors;" the following is a link to the plans filed. Equity One acquired the three buildings in October 2015 for $85 million. Two new glass-enclosed floors would be constructed atop the buildings; existing facades would be preserved. The CHC will hold a public hearing to review Equity One's plans this Thursday (September 8th, 2016). Universal Hub reports that all existing leases in the three buildings expire before the end of 2017, clearing the way for redevelopment thereafter. Additional information about the proposed Harvard Collection can be found above.

Washington Village
- Aug 12, 2016

Washington Village, 656 new residential units and nearly 100,000 square feet of retail in South Boston, approved for construction

At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Washington Village for construction. Located in South Boston steps to Andrew Square and the MBTA Red Line, Washington Village will construct eight new buildings ranging from three to 24 levels high. A total of 656 residential units, including both apartments and condominiums, and approximately 98,600 square feet of retail will be located at Washington Village. More information about Washington Village is posted below and at the Washington Village website.

Port Landing
- Aug 08, 2016

Port Landing topped off, exterior finishes nearly complete

The exterior shell at Port Landing is topped off at three stories tall, and installation of exterior finishes is nearly complete. Located in Kendall Square, Port Landing will contain 20 affordable residential units ranging from one to three bedrooms rented to households earning 30% to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). Visit PortLandingApts.com for rental applications and more information.

Port Landing’s exterior finishes, which consist of bricks, clapboard siding panels and metal panels, are being installed over Dow Styrofoam Square Edge insulation panels (blue) and GP DensGlass sheathing (yellow), which is providing a moisture and mold-resistant barrier. Installation of Paradigm Windows is nearly complete. Roughing in of mechanical and electrical systems is underway along Port Landing’s interior spaces, and framing of residential units is underway. Port Landing’s 16-car underground parking garage is nearly complete, and horizontal wooden slat finishes are being installed surrounding the parking garage entrance ramp on Moore Street. The following are photographs of Port Landing:

View from the corner of Harvard Street and Moore Street

View from Harvard Street

View from Moore Street

Entrance to 16-car parking garage

Dow Styrofoam Square Edge Insulation (blue) and GP DensGlass Sheathing (yellow)

Paradigm windows

Material staged for installation of mechanical system

View from rear of building

View from Harvard Street

More information about Port Landing can be found below.

Serenity Apartments
- Jul 21, 2016

Serenity apartment tower in Mission Hill tops off

We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Serenity topping off ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Longwood Group on this important milestone. Serenity will further enliven Mission Hill with 195 new residential rental apartments and approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. Serenity will be LEED Silver certified and is anticipated to open in Spring 2017. Greystar will be Serenity's property manager.

The following is a link to an official press release announcing Serenity's topping off. The following are renderings of Serenity. Serenity's architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and the building's interior designer is RD Jones + Associates.

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View of Serenity from Emerald Necklace (Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates/Longwood Group)

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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)

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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)

Prior to speeches, ceremony attendees were given the opportunity to sign the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.

Construction team members sign final steel beam

Signed final beam

Members of the Nader family of Longwood Group

Ceremony prior to speeches

Speakers at the Serenity topping-off ceremony included Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole, Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse, Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader, Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman and Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden.

Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole

Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse

Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader

Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman

Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden

Speeches stage

Serenity branding

Speeches were followed by the raising and installation of the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.

Construction workers prepare to raise the final steel beam

Final steel beam prior to raising

Raising of final steel beam

Raising of final steel beam

Installation of final steel beam

Installation of final steel beam

Installed final steel beam

Frame prior to final steel beam installation

A drone monitors final steel beam raising

Work will now commence upon installation of Serenity’s exterior and interior finishes. A construction elevator is being installed to lift workers, equipment and materials throughout Serenity’s frame. Framing for installation of insulation and moisture-resistant cladding is being installed along the frame's exterior.

View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue

Construction elevator installation underway

A worker installs framing along Serenity's frame's exterior

Construction materials staged inside Serenity's frame

View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue

View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue

More information about Serenity is posted below.

Serenity Apartments
- Jun 27, 2016

Steel frame rising at Serenity

Serenity’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s steel frame is well underway. The construction team is using a tower crane to raise and install the frame’s structural elements. The section of Serenity bordering Jamaicaway has risen to the fifth floor, which will be the top floor for that section. Along South Huntington Avenue, frame construction will continue until the frame tops off at 15 stories tall. Serenity will be a 195-unit residential apartment tower with 2,100 square feet of retail.

View from South Huntington Avenue

View from Jamaicaway

Tower crane

Foundation and steel I-beam frame

View from Jamaicaway

View from South Huntington Avenue

View from South Huntington Avenue

Construction materials

J. Derenzo Companies continues to perform excavation and utility work at Serenity’s base.

J. Derenzo Companies backhoe alongside steel frame

J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig under the building

J. Derenzo Companies backhoe

View from Jamaicaway

Substructure and J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig

More information about Serenity is posted below.

- Jun 08, 2016

Zoning Board rejects BLDG 89 project in Allston

The Boston Globe reports that the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals has rejected the Boston Redevelopment Authority-approved BLDG 89 project in Allston. Concerns cited include parking, potential undergraduate student tenants and labor union opposition. The development team will now return to the drawing board to modify the current plans. The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved BLDG 89 for construction in February 2016.

Renderings of the current plans for BLDG 89 are posted above. More information about the current plans for BLDG 89 is posted below.

Radius Apartments
- May 23, 2016

The Icon at 530 Western Avenue approved for construction

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved The Icon for construction at this month’s board meeting. Located at 530 Western Avenue in Allston, The Icon will contain 132 residential units, 17 of which will be designated affordable, and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction of The Icon is anticipated to start this summer. Anticipated opening of The Icon is in fall 2017.

A rendering of The Icon is posted above. More information about The Icon is posted below.

839 Beacon Street
- May 13, 2016

839 Beacon Street approved for construction

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved 839 Beacon Street for construction at last night's board meeting. Located in the Fenway neighborhood, the new building at 839 Beacon Street will contain 45 rental residential units, six of which will be designated affordable, and 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Construction of 839 Beacon Street could start in the fourth quarter of 2016.

A rendering of 839 Beacon Street is posted above. More information about 839 Beacon Street is posted below.

839 Beacon Street
- Mar 29, 2016

New mixed-use building proposed near Audubon Circle in Fenway

A Small Project Review Application has been filed to construct a new mixed-use building at 839 Beacon Street in Boston's Fenway neighborhood. The proposed building would contain 45 rental residential units, six of which would be designated affordable, and 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The development team hopes to commence construction of the proposed building in the fourth quarter of 2016.

An architectural rendering of the proposed building is posted above; additional project information is posted below. The following is a link to the new Small Project Review Application for 839 Beacon Street.

The Brynx
- Mar 18, 2016

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the Goddard House project for construction at last night's board meeting. According to project principal Peter Sougarides, the project will break ground in early 2017 after securing additional permits, The Boston Globe reports.

The Goddard House project joins a wave of new development along South Huntington Avenue in Boston's Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill neighborhoods. A mixed-use building at 35 South Huntington Avenue with 38 residential units and 7,080 square feet of retail was also approved for construction last night. Olmsted Place, a 196-unit residential building located next door to the Goddard House project, opened on November 1st. Serenity, a mixed-use building with 195 apartments and 2,100 square feet of retail, is currently under construction at 105 South Huntington Avenue.

Serenity Apartments
- Feb 26, 2016

Excavation and foundation work underway at Serenity

J. Derenzo Companies is at work performing excavation and foundation work to prepare the Serenity site for tower construction. Much of the tower's foundation has already been excavated; S&F Concrete is pouring concrete along the excavated foundation. Suffolk Construction is managing Serenity's construction. Serenity will feature 195 apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space in the heart of Mission Hill along the Emerald Necklace park.

View of Serenity construction site

View of foundation construction and concrete pouring underway

View of excavation underway

J. Derenzo Companies excavator

Concrete poured along foundation

J. Derenzo Companies bobcat vehicle

J. Derenzo Companies vehicles

Freshly poured concrete foundation

Excavation underway

View of construction site

Foundation work underway

Foundation work underway

View along Huntington Avenue

- Feb 15, 2016

BLDG 89 is now approved for construction.

Serenity Apartments
- Jan 15, 2016

Work starting at Serenity

Suffolk Construction has begun work at Serenity! Concrete will be poured next week:

Beginnings of our Serenity 105 Apartments project...concrete pour coming next week! #Boston #construction #jamaicaplain

A photo posted by Suffolk Construction (@buildsmart) on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:06pm PST

Gateway Boston
- Jan 05, 2016

900 Beacon Street's frame has risen to the building's full five levels! Floors have been installed up to the fourth level. New photographs posted.

Serenity Apartments
- Oct 24, 2015

Start of construction imminent at 105A South Huntington

Start of construction at 105A South Huntington appears imminent as the project's official status was changed yesterday, 10/23/2015, to "Under Construction" on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)'s website. The status change is shown on the BRA's project page for 105A South Huntington.

Parkside on Adams
- Apr 30, 2015

Universal Hub reports that the owners of Craft Beer Cellar have signed a letter of intent to open a location at Parkside on Adams.

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