Cottonwood Discusses EchelonSeaport's Progress & Design at ULI Fall Meeting
From the corner of the convention center looking out onto the rising development that will be EchelonSeaport, Becky Mattson head of the Boston/East Coast Office of Cottonwood Management, provided insight into the development team's design and progress on the massive project.
At around 1.3 million sf, EchelonSeaport is the second largest construction project in Boston currently just behind the Encore Boston Harbor. The three-tower structure is being built in phases with window and facade installation underway on the first tower at 133 Seaport Blvd. The development team expects completion of this first phase in just about 1 years time.
For the design, Cottonwood chose to work with two architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and CBT Architects. KPF was chosen to bring an international flair to the project and CBT to ensure the interior finishes appealed to the local market. Ms. Mattson also discussed how the distinct stepped design of the buildings will allow for numerous coveted corner units and the steps create amazing outdoor terrace space with harbor or ocean views.
EchelonSeaport will also offer 60,000sf of amenity space designed by Jeffrey Beers to be "spaces people actually use, not just nice looking in a brochure". Along with three pools, a fitness center, and a wine tasting room, one of the most unique amenities will be an innovation space with programming from the MIT designX program.
Once fully complete in 2020 EchelonSeaport will bring a new lifestyle concept to the ever-changing Seaport District.
A view of the current construction progress from Seaport Blvd.