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Oct 10, 2019
Electrical Permit Issued for Tenant Fit-out at Readville Yard 5
An electrical permit has been pulled for a tenant fit-out at Readville Yard 5, along Industrial Drive just past the Readville Commuter Rail Station. The 21-acre project will feature 5 buildings in total to contain almost 250,000 square feet of light industrial, manufacturing and office space. Approximately 230 vehicle parking spaces and 71 bicycle storage spaces will also be provided on-site.
Sep 23, 2019
Framing Continues to Rise at The Quinn in the South End
Framing continues to rise in the South End at 370-380 Harrison Avenue. The Quinn, a 14-story building will contain 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 condominiums. Related Beal's project will also include 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Resident amenities at The Quinn will include upper-level roof decks with outdoor social space and plantings. 55 residences at 370-380 Harrison Avenue will be designated affordable, including 52 apartments and 3 condominiums.
Aug 28, 2019
65 Unit Affordable Housing Development Under Review in JP
The proposed mixed-use project at 1595-1599 Columbus Avenue in JP is now under review. Plans call for the demolition of the existing buildings on the site and the construction of a new 6-story, approximately 80,000 square foot building. The project would include around 65 affordable apartments and 4,000 square feet of non-residential space on the ground floor. The ground-floor space is currently envisioned as a workspace for artists, office space to activate the streetscape.
Aug 26, 2019
Eventide Phase II Assisted Living Taking Shape at Union Point
Framing is nearly complete for Eventide Phase II at Union Point in Weymouth. The 4-story 162,000 square foot building will include a total of 107 units of assisted living. The first phase of the project, Fairing Way features a 104 residential unit senior living community with a clubhouse and a 46 bed, on-site, long term care nursing facility.
Jul 15, 2019
LOI Filed for Mixed-Use Project at 1595-1599 Columbus Ave.
Urban Edge has filed an LOI that proposes to demo the existing buildings at 1595 - 1599 Columbus Ave. and replace them with a new 6-story mixed-use building. The new building would include around 65 affordable housing units and 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space. The development team expects to submit the full PNF in the coming weeks.
Jun 14, 2019
Framing Begins for The Quinn, 370-380 Harrison Ave.
Framing has kicked off for Related Beal's 370-380 Harrison Avenue project now dubbed The Quinn (after the Quinzani's Bakery formerly on the site). The 14-story building will contain 273 residential units, including 172 rental apartments and 101 condominiums, and 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Condos will range in size from studios through 4 bedrooms. Three levels of parking under the building will have space for 180 cars.
May 17, 2019
BPDA Approves Mixed-Use Project at 9 Burney Street
The BPDA has approved the six-story mixed-use project set for 9-11 Burney Street in East Boston. The new building will include 31 apartments and a 1,900-square-foot ground-floor restaurant. Residences range in size from studios through 2 bedrooms. Amenities will include a penthouse-level common room and a common rooftop terrace. The building will be located minutes from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Orange Line station.
May 07, 2019
Washington Capital Retains Tocci For Union Point
Rendering courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects
Washington Capital Management, Inc., on behalf of one or more investment management clients, has retained Tocci Building Corporation to provide development support services for Union Point. The property is the 1400 acre redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station formerly known as Southfield. Tocci will assist Washington Capital with land use documentation and selection of a new Master Developer. Services include liaison with the Southfield Redevelopment Authority and landowner responsibilities. Tocci was the former Program Manager for Union Point through 2017 and provided a broad range of planning and construction services.
Apr 29, 2019
Work Begins on Concrete Core for 370-380 Harrison Avenue
The three levels of parking under 370-380 Harrison are nearing completion and work is starting on the concrete core of the project. The new building will feature a total of 273 units, 172 rentals & 101 condos. The project will bring renewed vitality to a former vacant factory site, connecting the emergent New York Streets neighborhood and the South End. At the base of the building will be a tree-lined streetscape and 8,500 square feet of retail space. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.
Mar 04, 2019
26 West Broadway Acquired for $25 Million
Corcoran Management Company has acquired the mixed-use development at 22-26 West Broadway in South Boston for $25 million.
26 West Broadway is one Red Line stop from South Station or a scenic 15-minute walk downtown via trendy Fort Point, home to several hip restaurants and art galleries as well as a number of tech startups. 26 West Broadway features one level of underground parking, as well as high-end condo-grade finishes and specs throughout. The building places a strong emphasis upon communal space, including a library, a wet bar, a courtyard with a grilling area and a roof deck.
Jan 03, 2019
Foundation Work Ongoing for 370-380 Harrison
Work continues on the concrete mat slab for the upcoming mixed-use building at the corner of Harrison and East Berkeley Street in the South End. The tower crane is also in place for the 14-story project. The building will feature a total of 273 residences, a mix of rentals and condos, along with 8,500sf of ground floor retail.
Dec 20, 2018
Framing Underway for The Neponset in Quincy
Framing is underway for the upcoming luxury condo building, The Neponset. The $12.7 million project is set to include 28 two-bed, two-bath luxury residences. Building amenities will include a rooftop lounge and garage parking, 56 units in total. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
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