Jun 12, 2019
Wood Framing Complete for Brighton Marine
Wood Framing is complete for the upcoming veteran's housing development along Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton. The project will include 100 apartments, a mix of studios through three bedrooms along with as well as 5,650 square feet of common amenity space. 11 units will be reserved for formerly homeless veterans.
Mar 08, 2019
Structure Beginning to Take Shape for Veteran's Housing in Brighton
Brighton Marine, located just off Commonwealth Avenue, is beginning to take shape. The project will include 102 mixed-income apartments for veterans. The development will combine a new six-story building with a renovated historic structure with units ranging in size from studios through three bedrooms. Brighton Marine will also feature common amenity space for residents.
Mar 06, 2019
Building Permit Issued for East Boston Development
A building permit has been issued for the development project at 125 Sumner Street in East Boston.
The approved mixed-income, a transit-oriented mixed-use development which will replace the East Boston Waterfront's aging 1.1-acre, 20-unit Clippership Apartments public housing development with 52 new residences. Two new 3-story wood-framed buildings will be constructed; one building will contain approximately 22 affordable rental apartment residences, and the other will contain 30 mixed-income condominium residences.
Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condominiums will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. 14 condominiums will be designated affordable.
Dec 12, 2018
Foundation Work Underway for Veteran's Housing in Brighton
Foundation work is ongoing for the upcoming 100 rental unit building along Commonwealth Avenue on the Brighton Marine Health Center Campus. The project will include a mix of studios through three bedrooms, all will be leased with a preference for veterans including 11 units reserved for formerly homeless vets. The building will also include over 5,000sf of amenity space and parking for 87 cars.
Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
Oct 11, 2018
Big Night Entertainment Group Confirms Restaurant and Nightclub
Back in March BLDUP reported that a lease had been signed by Big Night Entertainment Group for 15,236 square feet in the Promenade area of Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel. The New England based entertainment group has formally announced plans for the space within the $2.5 billion casino this week.
The group said that the restaurant will be called Mystique, and the nightclub will be called Memoire. The restaurant will feature an Asian-fusion menu and will seat more than 530, including a 94-seat lounge with wraparound bar. The nightclub will overlook the resort’s casino floor and will accommodate up to 600 people.
Encore Boston Harbor is set to open in June 2019.
Oct 01, 2018
The Watson in Quincy Nearing Completion
Crews are wrapping up finishing at The Watson in Quincy as the development plans to welcome its first residents on November 1st. The 140-unit mixed-income building will feature studio, one and two-bedroom units. Resident amenities will include a fitness center and community room. The project is located just 8 miles from Boston, near the MBTA Redline as well as a short drive from Quincy Center.
Aug 03, 2018
WinnCompanies Refinance Cambridge Apartment Property
WinnCompanies have refinanced the Walden Square Apartment Complex in Cambridge for $22.138 million via Mass Housing.
The property features a 6 building 250,389 square-foot apartment complex that was built in 1975. The building is comprised of 240 apartments that range from 1 to 5 bedrooms.
Jun 21, 2018
Ground Breaking Held for Brighton Marine Residences
Earlier this week Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlier Baker helped break ground for the upcoming Brighton Marine Residences. This project will create just over 100 units of affordable housing for veterans in the Boston area.
The six story building positioned along Commonwealth Avenue, with easy access to the MBTA Green Line, is expected to be completed by Fall 2019.
Jun 12, 2018
Exterior Finishing Underway at The Watson
Exterior finishing underway at The Watson in Quincy, MA. Installation of the building’s exterior facade is well underway. Metal exterior finish panels have been partially installed along the exterior of the building. Window installation is complete as well as weatherproofing of the structure.
The 140-unit mixed-income apartment community is expected to open in 2018 in Quincy. It will feature eight studio, 85 one-bedroom, and 47 two-bedroom units. 26 units will be offered at market rate, 86 will be offered to households earning 110% of area median income (AMI) and 28 will be offered to households earning 50% of AMI.
Feb 16, 2018
Financing secured for 102-unit Brighton apartment development
A 102-unit apartment development in Brighton that will be aimed towards veterans has secured financing and is expected to break ground this Spring. The $43 million building, developed by Brighton Marine Health Center and WinnCompanies, will open by Fall 2019 and include 11 apartments reserved for homeless veterans. Residents will have easy access to Brighton Marine’s existing medical and social services campus, which will remain on site. Financing partners for the development include Bank of America, Boston Community Capital, the City of Boston and the State of Massachusetts.
Dec 20, 2017
Structural framing underway at The Watson mixed-income apartments in Quincy, built by Dellbrook | JKS
The base steel podium of The Watson, a new-construction 140-unit mixed-income apartment community in Quincy being built by Dellbrook | JKS, is complete, and upper floors are now being framed with wood. A concrete base slab has been poured atop The Watson’s podium to create the second floor’s base, and the second floor has been nearly fully framed. The Watson’s elevator core has topped off at five stories tall. Opening in summer 2018, The Watson will provide rental housing to a variety of residents of different income levels. 26 units will be rented at market rates, 86 will be rented to households earning 110% of area median income (AMI) and 28 will be rented to households earning 50% of AMI. The following are photographs of The Watson:
Oct 27, 2017
Dellbrook | JKS completes adaptive reuse transformation of long-vacant Ludlow mill into mixed-income housing
General contractor Dellbrook | JKS has completed the transformation of a long-vacant historic brick mill building located in the center of Ludlow, MA into Residences at Mill 10, 75 mixed-income residences developed by WinnCompanies reserved for individuals 55 years old and above. The $19.3 million project is providing Ludlow and its’ surroundings with an important mixed-income option; almost 90 percent of residents are from Ludlow and surrounding communities. “People began asking to be put on the waiting list for apartments in Mill 10 almost as soon as we began construction, so there is no doubt that the desire for quality housing for seniors in this region is strong,” said Larry Curtis, president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment, in a prepared statement. Construction of Residences at Mill 10 took 14 months and involved restoration of the building’s exterior brick work, installation of new insulated windows in almost floor-to-ceiling window spaces and sandblasting and restoration of the mill’s original beams.
Aug 28, 2017
Dellbrook | JKS constructs foundation of The Watson, 140-unit mixed-income apartment community in Quincy
The Dellbrook | JKS construction team is hard at work constructing the foundation and underground parking structure of The Watson, a 140-unit mixed-income apartment community opening Summer 2018 in Quincy. Large vertical sections of concrete have already been poured along the foundation, and formwork is being erected in order to construct additional foundation sections. Following completion of The Watson’s foundation, the building’s steel first floor podium will be erected, after which the top four floors will be framed with wood.
The Watson will feature the largest number of workforce units ever financed under MassHousing’s Workforce Housing Initiative, with nearly two thirds of the building comprised of middle-income apartments offered to households earning 110% of area median income (AMI). “This development is aimed at people who have incomes too high for subsidized housing but are priced out of Greater Boston’s high market rents as housing costs continue to rise,” said Gilbert Winn, CEO of The Watson’s developer WinnCompanies, in a prepared statement. The following are photographs of Dellbrook | JKS at work at The Watson:
Aug 17, 2017
$1.6 billion redevelopment set for McCormack public housing development in South Boston
WinnDevelopment has been selected by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to redevelop the 1,000-unit, 27-acre Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development in South Boston into a 3,000-unit mixed-income residential community, an initiative estimated to cost $1.6 billion. All existing buildings, which date back to the 1930s, will be demolished, and new buildings will be built in their place; all units will be of identical quality and integrated evenly throughout the development. All 1,000 existing public housing units will be rebuilt, and 2,000 new middle-income apartments and market-rate apartments and condominiums will be introduced throughout four phases. All existing McCormack residents will have the right to return to the development following its’ redevelopment, and will be offered relocation options including housing at other BHA properties and Housing Choice/Section 8 vouchers.
WinnDevelopment was one of five development companies who responded to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the BHA for the redevelopment; the RFP selection committee consisted of both existing McCormack residents and BHA staff. The McCormack redevelopment will now undergo standard development review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). ”We are grateful for the chance to partner with the McCormack residents, the BHA and the City of Boston to redevelop this community into a first class mixed-income neighborhood," said WinnCompanies CEO Gilbert Winn in a prepared statement. "We recognize the property is old and therefore requires a major redevelopment effort. Our goal then, is to move through the formal approval process as quickly as possible while paying close attention to resident and community input." Preserving housing developments by creating partnerships with developers who understand the value of community is key to maintaining our housing stock in this city,” said BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle in a prepared statement. “I am pleased with the selection of Winn and look forward to working with the residents and the development team."
May 12, 2017
125 Sumner Street, 52 waterfront mixed-income residences with ground-floor retail, approved in East Boston
125 Sumner Street, which will replace the aging Clippership Apartments public housing development with 52 waterfront mixed-income residences and 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last night (May 11th, 2017)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The building can now proceed with construction, which is anticipated to commence in the 4th quarter of this year and last approximately 15 months
Feb 05, 2017
East Boston Waterfront public housing redevelopment proposed
Lend Lease and WinnCompanies propose to redevelop the 20-unit Clippership Apartments public housing development on the East Boston Waterfront, constructing 50 new mixed-income residences with new public space and retail. All existing buildings would be demolished; the existing 20 public rental housing units would be replaced, and an additional 30 mixed-income condominiums would be constructed. Construction of the redevelopment, located at 125 Sumner Street, would commence in the 4th quarter of 2017 and last approximately 15 months. The developers have filed plans for 125 Sumner Street with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the proposed project.
Jan 24, 2017
Interior finishing underway at Lowell’s Counting House Lofts Phase II
Dellbrook | JKS is now installing interior finishes in Counting House Lofts Phase II’s 75 apartments, located in the heart of Downtown Lowell. New windows have been installed throughout the facade, and interior walls of the building's future apartments have been plastered. Interior HVAC and electrical systems have also been installed. Finishes are now being installed in the building’s lobby. Foundation work is also underway to reconstruct a deteriorated section at the front of of the historic, 1846-built building. The following are photographs of Counting House Lofts Phase II:
Sep 16, 2016
1485 Commonwealth Avenue approved, construction could commence Q2 2017
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved 1485 Commonwealth Avenue for construction. Located on the Brighton Marine Health Center campus in Brighton steps to the MBTA Green Line, 1485 Commonwealth Avenue will feature 102 new residential rental units. 101 units will be located in a new six-story building, and one unit will be located in a restored existing building. All units will be leased with a preference for veterans. Construction of 1485 Commonwealth Avenue is anticipated to commence in the second quarter of 2017. Additional information about 1485 Commonwealth Avenue can be found above.