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Feb 20, 2020
43K SF Retail/Office Project Proposed for Newbury Street Parking Lot
L3 Capital has proposed a 43,5000 square foot retail and office building on the surface parking lot at 149 Newbury Street. The new building would feature 17,500 square feet of retail space and approximately 26,000 square feet of office space. L3 acquired the parking lot in July 2019 for $40M.
Jan 28, 2020
Deka Immobilien Submits Plans for Renovation of 175 Federal Street
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH has submitted a small project review application for the renovation of 175 Federal Street. Plans call for the enclosure of the first 2 stories of the building in a canted structural glazing system. As part of the project, the building's lobby would be relocated to the corner of Purchase Street and Summer Street and a new elevator will provide ADA access to a raised platform available to the public. The emergency generator and loading dock would also be relocated and replaced with active uses along the Dewey Square frontage. This new area will create around 12,000 square feet of new space anticipated to consist of active uses such as retail and restaurant spaces.
Dec 20, 2019
$2.6M Permit Pulled for Fit-Out at 175 Federal St.
Tremont Construction Management has pulled a permit for interior fit-out to the 16th and 17th floors at 175 Federal Street. The permit valued at $2.628M calls for minor demo of existing finishes plus new finish work and adjustment to MEP's to accommodate the new layout.
Sep 09, 2019
Permit Pulled for Test Borings at Newbury Street Parking Lot
A permit has been pulled to complete a series of test borings at the parking lot located at 149-151 Newbury Street. The nearly 10,000 square foot lot was sold in July for $40M.
Jul 29, 2019
401 Congress (Parcel A2) Officially Under Review
BGI has filed the PNF for the 401 Congress Street project in the Seaport on Parcel A2 and the Triangle Parcel. The proposed project would include a total of 675,000 square feet between two buildings, primarily Class A office space with significant space for public and cultural uses.
On Parcel A2 an 18-story tower would contain around 585,000 square feet of office space starting on level three. The building would have two entrances, one from Congress Street and one from the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct. Both entrances will be connected by an enhanced public space with a 24/7 public elevator and grand sweeping stairs, acting as a nexus between the two levels. A new and elevated pedestrian bridge spanning the I-90 ramp will connect the Office Building to the Triangle Parcel.
The two-story building on the Triangle Parcel would consist of approximately 30,000 square feet to be used as programmable publicly accessible space. Additionally, the Project includes approximately 30,000 square feet of surface improvements along the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct and beyond the Project’s property lines. It will also feature a landscaped, accessible rooftop that covers the Triangle Building.
Jul 08, 2019
Newbury Street Parking Lot Sells for $40 Million
The parking lot at the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth Street in Boston has sold for $40 million to Chicago-based L3 Capital.
The property features a 9,973 square foot parking lot occupied by SP+ Parking in one of the most heavily trafficked areas of the city in Boston's Back Bay.
May 24, 2019
BGI Files Letter of Intent for Parcel A2 Project
Boston Global Investors have filed a Letter of Intent for a 675,000 square foot, two-building project on the Seaport's Parcel A2 and Triangle Parcel. Parcel A2 would include an 18 story tower to contain around 645,000 square feet of office space. This building would have two entrances, one along Congress Street and the second from the World Trade Center viaduct. On the Triangle Parcel, a 2-story building would include 30,000 square foot of programmable space along with a landscaped rooftop. A new pedestrian bridge over the I-90 ramp would connect the two buildings. Plans would also call for 66,000 square feet of outdoor public space and 65,000 indoor space including a Great Hall along Congress Street.
BGI expects to file the PNF sometime in mid-June. Once permits and approvals are finalized BGI will enter into a long-term ground lease for the site with Massport.
Jan 16, 2019
Newbury Street Parking Lot For Sale
The property at 278 Dartmouth Street is coming to market and could fetch a hefty price tag.
Real Estate brokers, HFF, are representing the owners of the iconic parking lot that is situated on the corner of one of Boston's most heavily trafficked streets. The property features a 9,973 square foot parking lot occupied by SP+ Parking on the corner of Dartmouth and Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay.
With recent acquisitions on Newbury Street reaching from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars, this iconic location is sure to command a high price. An expected sale should take place by summer 2019.
Nov 28, 2018
Renderings of Seaport Office Tower Released
Boston Global Investors plans to construct a 600,000-square-foot office building on a 1.1-acre parcel along Congress Street.
The development rights went to a team led by John Hynes’ Boston Global Investors, which agreed to pay Massport $120 million for a 99-year lease for the site and access to a nearly half-acre parcel across the street known internally as “the triangle.”
The street-level space will consist of a “grand hall” where eateries or nonprofits could set up. (The arch-like structure will minimize the need for columns in that ground-floor area.) The second and third floors will include two civic spaces, such as modest-sized performance venues. A new public connection would be made between the elevated World Trade Center Avenue and Congress Street below. And the developers would spruce up part of the viaduct — more like a park, less like a desolate bridge.
Then there’s that “triangle” parcel, bounded by highway ramps. A single-floor building devoted to civic uses — billed as an innovation and cultural center — would go there, topped with a rooftop park and connected to the office building parcel via a pedestrian bridge.
The 18-story main building would include 525,000 square feet of office space. BGI’s team, Massport says, expects to spend roughly $425 million on the entire project, including the public-realm improvements (and excluding the land costs). Construction could start in two years, and the building could open within four.
via Boston Globe
Aug 07, 2018
Mayor Walsh Calls for Review of Neponset Wharf Proposal Amidst Community Concerns
Amidst an array of community concerns, from the height of the project to traffic issues, Mayor Walsh has released a statement asking the development team at City Point Capital to review their proposal for Neponset Wharf. Residents of the Port Norfolk neighborbood have been vocal about their issues with the project since the proposal was submitted just over a year ago. State Senator Nick Collins and State Rep. Dan Hunt have also come out on the side of the Dorchester community.
The development team at City Point Capital has attempted to allay the community concerns by amending their design and scaling back the project. Orginally set to include a 25 room boutique hotel and 150 condos the hotel has been scrapped and the condo count reduced to 96. The plan still includes a boat house, parking for 170 cars, and around 3,000 sf of retail space. The plan also outlines new waterfront outdoor spaces, with over 50% of the site reserved as public use.
Jan 10, 2018
New-construction Class A office space completed at Two Wells Avenue in Newton
Newton’s Wells Avenue premier office district has received 135,000 square feet of new Class A office space with the completion of Two Wells Avenue, a new-construction office building featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall facade and a modern amenity package. Two Wells Avenue was constructed off of the bones of a single-story, 69,000-square-foot office building constructed over 40 years ago. About 20,000 square feet of the original building were preserved.
The original Two Wells Avenue was partially demolished and expanded to three stories in height, nearly doubling the property’s square footage. New utilities and underground storm water filtration were added, and the building was outfitted with exquisite finishes such as stone interior floors and wood exterior accents. A new grand lobby featuring a two-story waterfall and a cafe was constructed at the building’s entrance.
Office space at Two Wells Avenue is now available for lease. The building is located minutes from the new Kendrick Street exit on Interstate 95/128, as well as the Needham Street retail corridor. Downtown Boston and Cambridge are located a short drive away as well. The following are photographs of Two Wells Avenue:
Oct 02, 2017
35-story Perla on Broadway mixed-use tower breaks ground in Downtown Los Angeles
SCG America, the U.S. subsidiary of Shanghai Construction Group, broke ground Thursday, September 22nd, 2017 on Perla on Broadway, a 35-story, 450-unit mixed-use condominium building with 7,000 square feet of street-level retail. Perla’s residences will be ideal for first-time buyers and millennials, with condominiums ranging from 400 to 1,300 square feet starting at around $400,000. SCG America will begin pre-selling units next spring and plans to lease the project’s ground-floor retail space to bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops. Completion of Perla on Broadway is expected in 2020.
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