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Aug 16, 2019
BPDA Approves Samuels & Associates Parcel 12 Project
The Boston Planning Board has approved Samuels & Associates transformative project on Parcel 12 in Back Bay. The new project will include an office tower featuring 325,000 square feet of space along with a 150,000 square foot hotel and ground-floor retail and restaurant space. A 1/2 acre park will also be included on-site along with numerous streetscape improvements designed to improve the pedestrian experience around the very busy intersection of Mass. Ave. and Newbury Street. The development team told the board they hope to begin construction this coming winter.
Aug 15, 2019
Fenway Theater Approved by BPDA
After presenting the Planning Board with an impressive 3D model the development team behind The Fenway Theater received approval for the new 5,400 patron performing arts venue. The project also includes a 32,000 square foot vertical expansion of the garage building on-site to add new amenity areas for Fenway Park. Construction is expected to kick of this fall and last around 2 years.
Aug 15, 2019
Fire Alarm Permit Issued for Waterside Place Phase 1B
A fire alarm permit has been issued Waterside Place Phase 1B in the Seaport. The 23--story tower will feature 307 apartments along with 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Construction is expected to be complete this coming winter.
Aug 13, 2019
CitizenM Open At The Hub on Causeway
The CitizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is now open. The European inspired hotel features 272 rooms along with ample common space including an outdoor roof deck with outstanding views. While the rooms at CitizenM may be small they come equipped with smart features including MoodPad-operated lighting and high-quality finishes like XL king beds and rain showers. Rooms rates are currently listed at $279 per night.
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Next up for The Hub on Causeway, the expected opening of the Star Market and ArcLight theater this fall followed by the first occupancy of the residential tower, Hub50 House. Hub50 House, now leasing, will offer 440 luxury units with an array of amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck.
Aug 07, 2019
Construction Complete for The Brynx in JP
The redevelopment of the Goddard House along Huntington Avenue in JP is now complete. The former nursing home has been rehabbed into 110 luxury apartments with 39 additional apartments in a new construction building on the site overlooking the Emerald Necklace. Resident amenities at The Brynx include a terrace, a fitness room, and a resident lounge.
Aug 06, 2019
Final Stages of Construction Wrapping up for Akamai Headquarters
Interior finishing and final stages of construction are wrapping up for what will be Akamai's new headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new 450,000+ office tower is expected to be complete later this year. The landmark building features a cantilevered design along with a mile-long staircase on the interior, "the Akamile" extending from the lobby up to the 19th floor.
Aug 05, 2019
Construction Ongoing for The Factory at 46 Wareham in The South End
Construction is ongoing for The Holland Companies new commercial and residential building, The Factory at 46 Wareham. Recent work on the project includes installation of ACM panels (aluminum composite material) over an oversized cavity to hide the bathroom and kitchen sidewall exhaust vents. When complete The Factory will include 18 luxury condos along with 32,875 square feet of office space.
Aug 02, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled for Dorchester Charter School
An electrical permit has been pulled for the Conservatory Lab Charter School coming to Columbia Road in Dorchester. The new 43,5000 square foot school building will serve as a permanent location for its Elementary and Upper School. Along with classroom space, the school will also include a courtyard, a centralized dining commons, a gymnasium, a media library, and a visual arts studio.
Aug 01, 2019
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Jul 30, 2019
Wood Framing Underway for Copperworks in Canton
Wood framing is now underway for the upcoming 212 unit condo project, Copperworks in Canton. Upcoming 1 and 2 bedroom units are available now for pre-sale with expected first occupancy near the end of December. Resident amenities at Copperworks will include a roof deck with fully equipped outdoor kitchen and fire pit, a clubhouse with pool, and a 9-acre public park built along the banks of the Neponset River Tributary. The original copper foundry on the site will be transformed into a farm to table restaurant and landmark museum.
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 26, 2019
Rapid7 Moves Into Posh New HQ at The Hub on Causeway
Rapid7 has officially moved into their new 147,000-square-foot office space at the Hub on Causeway. The new headquarters The firm has more than doubled its global headcount since 2014 and has nearly 500 of the 1,000 employees working locally. The new office space is modern, open, and hopes to create an exceptional work experience for employees.
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