Core Rising for 165 Main St. in Kendall Square
The elevator core is rising at 165 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square initiative. The building adjacent to One Broadway will feature 295 residential units along with over 8,000 square feet of retail. A 150 space garage will also be included in the project.
Steel Framing Ongoing For MIT's 238 Main Street
Steel framing is ongoing on Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative, 238 Main Street. The building will combine this new construction 12-story tower with the existing Kendall Building below. The project will feature 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. At the main entrance, a front-to-back five-story atrium will bring natural light inside the structure and will connect the lower masses of the existing building and the new addition.
Encore Boston Harbor Refinanced for $1.85 Billion
The Encore Boston Harbor casino has been refinanced by Wynn Resorts for $1.85 billion via Deutsche Bank.
Encore Boston Harbor is a 34-acre, 3 million square foot five-star casino that opened on June 23rd, 2019 along the Mystic River in Everett. Encore Boston Harbor features a 210,000 square foot gaming facility with approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables. A 24-story, 350-foot tall curved glass tower contains over 600 luxury hotel rooms with a standard room size of over 600 square feet.
$2.65M Interior Fit Out Permit Pulled for Penthouse Unit at One Dalton
A building permit valued at over $2.65M has been pulled for a penthouse flat unit at One Dalton by The Lagasse Group. The project calls for new walls, mechanical, and finishes. One Dalton, as most of you know, is Boston's newest skyscraper rising 61 stories over the Back Bay offering 180 luxury condo homes over Boston's second Four Seasons Hotel.
First Units Nearly Complete at EchelonSeaport as Temporary CO is issued for Lobby and Amenity Spaces
With 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, set to open this Fall, a temporary CO has been issued for building management to access the lobby, 2nd floor, and 5th-floor amenity spaces within this first building of EchelonSeaport. 135 Seaport is set to follow with an opening in early 2020. These two buildings will feature a total of 447 luxury condos ranging in price from the mid $700's to over $5 million. The third and final building will offer 270 apartments and is expected to also open sometime in 2020.
Fire Alarm and Electrical Permits Pulled for Everlane Coming to 121 Seaport
Fire alarm and electrical permits have been pulled for the fit-out of a new Everlane Store coming to 121 Seaport. The 50,000 square feet of retail space at the base of the Class A office project is quickly filling up with permits pulled for a Helly Hansen outpost last month. While primarily an online retailer Everlane has been expanding it's brick and mortar presence with the Seaport location expected to open next year.
Fire Alarm Permit Pulled for Children's Hospital Hale Family Building
A permit valued at $2.5M has been pulled for the install of the fire alarm system at the Hale Family Building. The 11-story building will feature a 30-bed state of the art NICU, a comprehensive Heart Center, plus a clinical lab and expanded indoor and outdoor green space. Children's Hospital expects to open the new facility in the third quarter of 2021.
Permit Issued for Plumbing Fit-Out of Helly Hansen Store in the Seaport
A permit has been pulled for the plumbing fit-out for a Helly Hansen store coming to the retail space at the base of 121 Seaport. The Norwegian brand offers clothing & gear for skiing, sailing and outdoor wear, fitting for the waterfront location.
Cottonwood Announces Barkan Management will Run EchelonSeaport
In preparation for the debut of EchelonSeaport’s much-anticipated opening this fall, Cottonwood Group is pleased to announce Barkan Management as managing agent and the engagement of Brian Buhler as the General Manager for 133 Seaport and 135 Seaport, A Regent Collection, at EchelonSeaport.
Cottonwood Chairman and CEO, Alex Shing said “Both Barkan Management and Brian Buhler have long-standing reputations as leaders in Boston’s luxury residential market, and with their being part of the management team at EchelonSeaport along with Regent, it shows that Cottonwood is committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to EchelonSeaport residents.”
Barkan Management Company has set the gold standard of luxury residential property management in the City with an outstanding track record in client service and an uncompromising focus on quality for many of Boston’s most prestigious residences, including Twenty Two and 50 Liberty, The Residences at the Intercontinental, The Residences at Rowes Wharf, and Atelier 505, among others. “We are honored to bring our expertise to EchelonSeaport, truly one of the most impressive and distinguished luxury residences on the East Coast,” said Bill DiSchino, President and CEO of Barkan Management Company. “We’re excited to open this incredible mixed-use complex and deliver an exceptional luxury living experience for its residents."
With more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Buhler brings leadership, dedication and exceptional service to his new role at EchelonSeaport. Most recently, Buhler served as General Manager of One Charles Condominium in Back Bay for over 15 years. “EchelonSeaport is an incredible property; I am thrilled to join this talented team,” said Buhler. “I look forward to bringing my expertise and passion to the project and to offer our residents the highest level of service that will define the Echelon brand.”
Starting this fall, the 3.5-acre, 1.33 million-square-foot, mixed-use, three-tower project will deliver 447 luxury condominiums, 270 rental apartments, more than 60,000 square feet of unprecedented indoor and outdoor private residential amenity spaces, and 125,000 square feet of destination retail and dining surrounding a signature public courtyard in the heart of the Seaport District, Boston’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Following the fall opening of 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, EchelonSeaport’s second condominium tower, 135 Seaport, A Regent Collection is due to open early 2020, and the third and final multifamily tower will soon follow.
Work Continues at One Broadway in Cambridge
The old roof at the terrace access near Venture Café will be removed and a new roof will be installed next week. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Panels will be installed on the walls of the mechanical headhouse and on the terrace shaft wall, and stair area wall next week.
L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Louver installation and related work will take place next to the lobby between the tower next week. Visual impacts near the lobby will occur. Waterproofing at the terrace knee wall area will take place on Saturday, September 21st through next Wednesday. An asphalt odor may be detected on the 5th-floor annex. A cap and lighting will be installed at the knee wall next week. L1 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex.
Metal column wraps will be installed at the columns on the terrace along the window line. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. The sidewalk fence will be moved to allow more walking space for pedestrians at the end of next week except at louver area next to the lobby where work continues.
Lobby, Elevator, and Garage
The new elevator to the second-floor inspection is upcoming. Punchlist work in the lobby will take place.
165 Main Street Construction Site (former Surface Parking Lot)
Emergency egress from Stair 3 is through the garage, where the garage doors will automatically open in the event of an emergency. Please follow the signage. Finish work at the loading dock and corridor. Backfill and install a sub-slab vent system. Punch-list items are ongoing.
Liner Retail Building at Broad Canal Street
Wood installation continues and plantings will be installed along Broad Canal. Lighting and bench installations will also take place.
Basement and Sidewalk on Main Street
Equipment installation and outfitting work for the market continue.
Electrical and plumbing connections and duct insulation on the roof. Expect L1 noise in the 5th-floor annex.
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Steel Framing Underway for Hale Family Building at Children's Hospital
Steel framing is now underway with the concrete core in place for the Children's Hospital Hale Family Building. The new 11-story building will feature a state of the art NICU, a five-floor cardiac clinic, new inpatient rooms, and an open-floor concept clinical lab. The building will also offer enhanced technology with info-sharing hubs and hybrid operating rooms. The Hale Family Building is expected to open in the Fall of 2021.
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