NPC FIled for Winthrop Center Cuts Number of Residential Units
In a Notice of Project Change filed with the BPDA on June 10th, Millennium Partners has proposed additional changes to the Winthrop Center Tower which is under construction now. The changes include the elimination of the residential portion of the east tower (see rendering below). This cuts the number of residential units from 387 to 321 and these units will now initially be apartments instead of condos. The total building size will go down to 1.447M square feet with the office, and retail/connector space remaining the same. Per the letter, these changes are based on the "impacts to the project, the condominium market, capital markets, and the construction process caused by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic."
Foundation Construction Back Underway for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
Foundation construction is back underway for The St. Regis Residences, Boston. The waterfront tower will offer 114 luxury condos featuring floor to ceiling windows, custom Italian cabinets, and polished marble counters. The entire fourth floor of the building will dedicated solely to resident amenities including an exercise room, spa, and pool along with a Grand Lounge overlooking the harbor. The property will also feature a bistro-style restaurant with outdoor seating, plus a private entrance for residents and in-home private dining.
Leasing Underway for Ora Seaport
With crews back on site to complete interior finish work, leasing is also underway for Ora Seaport as part of the Parcel K mixed-use development. Apartments within the 304 unit building range in size from 434 square foot studios through nearly 1150 square foot 3 bedrooms. Prices are currently listed at $2610-$9355 per month. Amenities at Ora include a 12th floor Skydeck, fitness center, and rooftop pool.
Fire Alarm Permit Pulled for Track At New Balance
A permit has been pulled to install the fire alarm system for The Track at New Balance in Brighton. The next phase of Boston Landing will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. The project will also offer a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall 2021.
Electrical Permit Pulled for New Balance Sports Research Lab at The Track
A permit has been pulled for electrical power and lighting install at the New Balance Sports Research Lab at The Track. The Track is the next phase of the Boston Landing project and will also feature a 200-meter indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. There will also be a music venue, The Bowery Present, along with ground-floor retail and restaurant options within the project. Targeted opening is Fall 2021.
Framing & Core Work Underway at Winthrop Center
A massive core is under construction plus steel framing has started for Winthrop Center in the heart of Downtown Boston. The upcoming 53-story will feature 387 condominium residences, along with approximately 772,422 square feet of commercial office space designed to Passive House standards. Connecting the through-block site will be The Connector, a distinctive gathering place full of restaurants and vendors, and a continually changing program of performance activity and public events.
Construction Set to Kick-Off for 55 Wheeler St. in Cambridge
Crews are getting set for early-stage site work at 55 Wheeler Street in Cambridge. The 3 building project will feature over 500 apartments just minutes from Alewife Station. Amenities at 55 Wheeler are set to include 3 courtyards, one of which will feature a pool deck, a fitness center, media lounge, and a community kitchen with a dining area. 448 garage parking spaces would be located on-site, in addition to 562 long-term bicycle spaces and 54 short-term bicycle spaces.
NPC/DPIR Filed for 2,699 Unit Redevelopment of Bunker Hill Public Housing Development
Leggat McCall Properties and Joseph J. Corcoran Company have filed a DPIR along with a Notice of Project Change for the massive, 3+ million square foot redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing development in Charlestown. The 28.29-acre site is currently home to BHA’s largest housing community and features 1,100 federally subsidized units originally constructed in 1942. These existing buildings would be replaced with 16 new buildings featuring 2,699 new residential units in a phased project over approximately eight to ten years. The project plans also include approximately 70,000 square feet of retail and community space plus around 6.74 acres of landscaped open space will be provided.
The development team is requesting a waiver to begin immediate construction on the first two buildings within the project. In order to conduct the tenant relocation process in a timely fashion, demolition is slated to begin in early October 2020. Postponing enabling activities and construction for the Phase 1 Project until the conclusion of the MEPA review would result in undue and unnecessary hardship to the current tenants, City of Boston, and development team. Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of approximately 376,400 between two buildings. The first would be 10 stories and feature 256 mixed-income units with 86 parking spaces. The second, at 4-6 stories would include 102 units.
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for Two Drydock
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the base building, core, and shell, of Two Drydock in Boston's Seaport. The 13-story building features 230,000 square feet of office space plus 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Tenants at the project will include MullenLowe and Mediahub, Shell TechWorks and local brewery Lord Hobo. Amenities at Two Drydock include an 11th-floor terrace facing the Boston skyline and rooftop yoga studio.
The Bagel Table is Now Open at Boston Landing
NB Development Group has announced the opening of The Bagel Table at Boston Landing. The Bagel Table is a community-focused, New York style bagel shop with locations in Ashland, Chestnut Hill, and now Boston Landing in Brighton.
“Boston Landing is pleased to welcome The Bagel Table to its roster of eclectic retail tenants on Guest Street. Located on the ground floor of the Warrior Ice Arena, The Bagel Table not only has direct interior access to the hockey’s lobby but is also directly across the street from the under-construction The TRACK at new balance. The Bagel Table is a delicious addition that is sure to become a neighborhood favorite,” said Erin Harvey, Senior Leasing and Marketing Manager, NB Development Group.
The Bagel Table will offer breakfast and lunch options including bagels and schmeers, bagel sandwiches, pre-made salads, pastries, acai bowls, specialty drinks and more. The restaurant will have grab and go and made to order options as well as catering available for Boston Landing and the greater community.
“We are so excited to bring The Bagel Table to Boston Landing. Along with our original menu, we are introducing some items that will be specific to Boston Landing. The store’s gorgeous… you’ll see!” said Ed Eglitis, Partner, The Bagel Table.
The Bagel Table will accompany great local retailers at Boston Landing including: the New Balance Global Flagship Store, Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar, NB Fitness Club, Kohi Coffee Co., The Flatbread Company Brighton, Cambridge Naturals, and Mainely Burgers.
“The Bagel Table is a family-run business that has truly become a destination for bagel lovers everywhere. The stars of the menu are the locally-made, New York style bagels, but they also offer a wide variety of excellent breakfast, lunch, and takeaway options. The addition of The Bagel Table furthers the mission of creating a vibrant ground floor retail community at Boston Landing, and the Graffito team is excited to welcome them.” said Dave Downing, Managing Director, Graffito S.P.
For more information about The Bagel Table please visit www.mybageltable.com.
$5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
A permit valued at $5M has been pulled for plumbing work at The St. Regis Residences, Boston by American Plumbing & Heating. The waterfront property will feature 114 luxury condo residences plus a two-level signature restaurant and harborwalk extension around the property. Construction is expected to last through early 2021.
$4M Plumbing Permit Pulled for The Track at New Balance
With work continuing on steel framing, a $4M permit for plumbing install has been pulled by Valante Mechanical for 67-91 Guest Street in Boston Landing, The Track at New Balance. The Track will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. The project will also offer a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2021.