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May 29, 2020
Leasing Underway for Ora Seaport
With crews back on site to complete interior finish work, leasing is also underway for Ora Seaport as part of the Parcel K mixed-use development. Apartments within the 304 unit building range in size from 434 square foot studios through nearly 1150 square foot 3 bedrooms. Prices are currently listed at $2610-$9355 per month. Amenities at Ora include a 12th floor Skydeck, fitness center, and rooftop pool.
May 29, 2020
$15M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Raffles
EM Duggan has pulled a plumbing permit valued at $15M for The Raffles Boston Back Bay. The 33-story tower will feature 146 luxurious condominium residences atop 147 hotel rooms. Construction is expected to last through early 2022.
May 28, 2020
Site Work Back Underway at 400 Summer St
Crews are back to continue site work for the upcoming 16-story lab building coming to 400 Summer Street. Foundation Medicine will occupy all of the lab and office space within the 625,000 square foot building. The project will also include 30,000 square feet of retail space and a new grand public stair connecting Summer and Congress Streets designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architect behind New York’s High Line.
May 26, 2020
Demo Progressing at 201 Brookline Ave
Demo is progressing at 201 Brookline Avenue in Fenway to make way for a new 14-story office/lab building. The upcoming 500,000 square foot project already has 2 tenants lined up, cancer drug maker Tango Therapeutics and investment firm Third Rock Ventures. Construction is expected to last through 2022.
May 22, 2020
Permit Pulled to Begin Conversion of Ames Building to Suffolk Dorm
Just about a week after receiving, BPDA approval a permit has been pulled to begin the renovation of the historic Ames building to an undergraduate dorm for Suffolk University. Last used as a hotel, the building will now offer 280 beds along with 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use. The nearly $5M renovation will be mainly cosmetic upgrades with new bathrooms added for the ground floor cafe space and the addition of a student laundry area.
May 22, 2020
$286M Building Permit Pulled for BU Data Science Center
As reported earlier this week on BLDUP construction activity is back underway for the BU Data Sciences Center and now Suffolk Construction has pulled the building permit for the project. The permit is valued at $285,993,935.00. Due to open in 2022, the center will be state of the art in every way: striking architecture, advanced resources, environmental sensitivity, and interior spaces designed to facilitate collaboration. The 19-story structure will house BU's mathematics, statistics, and computer science programs, as well as the renowned Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.
May 20, 2020
Permit Pulled for New Warehouse Building at Hyde Park Development
A building permit valued at $3.5M has been pulled to start construction of Building C within the Readville Yard 5 development in Hyde Park. The new one-story building will include over 47,000 square feet of warehouse & distribution space.
May 20, 2020
Construction Resumes on $400M Raffles Boston Back Bay
Following the city-wide COVID-19 shutdown, construction has resumed for the $400 million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, developed by Saunders Hotel Group, The Noannet Group and Cain International. Following new guidelines set forth by the Mayor, Suffolk Construction has made extensive modifications to create a safe workspace for all construction workers. New site protocols include modified site access so that all workers will enter the site through a temperature reading tent, an on-site safety office, multiple generator-powered hot water hand washing stations, infrared cameras monitoring temperature ranges, and segregated areas for different trades.
Projected to open in early 2022, the 33-story, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be the first mixed-use property in North America for the world-renowned and iconic hospitality brand. The project will feature 147 guestrooms, 146 branded residences, and six food and beverage venues. The project will also provide over $22 million in public benefits in total, including street and public realm improvements, seven on-site affordable housing units and a contribution of over $13 million that will support additional affordable housing in Boston.
When asked about an updated timeline for the project because of delays, Developers Gary Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group who are developing the project in partnership with Cain International told BLDUP "We broke ground in September 2019 and began site demolition in December 2019. We ceased construction in mid-March per the Mayor’s orders, but we are still on track to deliver in 2022." "Overall, we are fortunate to have had a very mild winter in Boston, free of the snowstorms and Nor'easters that can typically delay work. So apart from the COVID-19 shutdown, construction was full steam ahead between Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. We are excited to resume!"
May 19, 2020
BU Begins Early Stage Excavation on Site of Future Data Sciences Center
Boston University has begun excavation work along Commonwealth Avenue the future home of the Data Science Center. Additionally, stockpiles have been created on-site and the parking lot is beginning to be disassembled. The upcoming 350,000-square-foot tower will be Boston's biggest sustainable building, and BU’s most energy-efficient. The Center will bring the University’s mathematics, statistics, and computer science departments under one roof to further interdisciplinary research in the booming field of data sciences.
May 15, 2020
$12M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Children's Hospital Hale Building
American Plumbing & Heating has pulled a permit valued at $12M for plumbing install to the Hale Family Building at Boston Children's Hospital. The 11-story building will expand the hospital’s bed capacity by 71, from 401 beds to 472 total. The building will also allow for the expansion of Children’s Hospital’s cardiovascular program and the establishment of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with individual patient rooms to support privacy. The building is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021.
May 14, 2020
BPDA Approves Suffolk's Plan to Convert Historic Ames Building to a Dorm
During the May Virtual BPDA Meeting the board approved Suffolk University's plan for the 1 Court Street Residence Hall. The historic Ames building which was most recently used as a hotel will be converted to a 300-bed undergraduate dorm. No changes will be made to the exterior of the building expect for new signage that will be added. On the interior, a 2nd-floor multifunction lounge and conference space will be added and the former hotel rooms will be renovated, with security updates added. The project also includes approximately 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use consisting of a student lounge and a publicly accessible restaurant space. Suffolk hopes to have the dorm open for the Fall 2020 semester although it is still unclear what form this opening will take given the current pandemic.
May 14, 2020
$1.7M Plumbing Permit Pulled for 201 Brookline Ave
Cannistraro has pulled a permit valued at $1,723,350.00 for the install of plumbing piping and fittings at 201 Park Drive. The upcoming 14-story building will feature 506,000 square feet of office and laboratory space along with above ground-floor retail. Construction is expected to last through 2022.
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