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The site is located at the intersection of Western Avenue and North Harvard Street.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved Samuels & Associates' (developers of the Fenway Triangle project, among many others) proposal for a 325-unit apartment project in the Barry's Corner section of Allston - after the developer agreed to increase the number of parking spots from 180 to 225.
Instead of adding more parking spaces to project, the developer made plans for valets to park cars in the development's parking garage if the original 180 spaces are in use. Improvements to Smith Field, a local park, were also added to the proposal.
In addition to the 325 new rental units, the project will also provide 45,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space. 40 on-street parking spots will be available for shopper use, in addition to the underground garage spaces.
The 2.7 acres parcel is owned by Harvard University, and is part of their quest to redevelop the area as a satellite campus. Construction will start this fall.
“The Barry’s Corner project represents an important first step in the redevelopment of North Allston,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said according to a release issued by the developer. “I commend Samuels & Associates and Harvard University for coming together to meet the needs of the community, which will now benefit from shops, activities, and beautiful public space right in their own backyard.” (Quote Source: Plan's for Barry's Corner Released, Harvard Magazine)
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Boston developer wins approval for Barry's Corner project in Allston, with help from valet parking (Boston Business Journal)
Harvard's Barry's Corner Projects Approved (Harvard Crimson)
Mayor Menino Announces: New Projects Moving Forward (Boston Redevelopment Authority)
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The Element in Boston, a new luxury apartment building touting its ‘green’ designation, showcases an ingrained passion for quality and nature. The Element is the first in a series of innovative, environmentally-conscious luxury apartment buildings in Allston, known as the “Green District.”
The demand for Boston’s new LEED-certified construction is reaffirmed by how quickly the building was leased, and by the responses of the residents. Leasing began on the green-certified building almost a year ago; its 100 luxury apartments were preleased in eight weeks.
And it’s no wonder why – with luxury finishes and clean design, a movie theatre, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace, who wouldn’t want to live at the Element? Recycling chutes and environmental lease clauses nudge residents to do their part to reduce harm to the environment.
Developer, the Mount Vernon Company, seeks to transform the portion of Allston, located between Commonwealth Avenue and Brainerd Road, into a forward-thinking green haven.
Follow the link to view the full listing page: The Element in Allston
To find out about availability at the Element, or to learn more about it’s sister building, the Edge, please contact Kristy Ganong at 617-375-9638.
|Rendering of the exterior of The Edge in Allston|
Construction is underway on the Edge in Boston, the second building in a collection of environmentally-prudent, luxury apartments in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, labeled ‘The Green District.’
The Green District, developed by the Mount Vernon Company, is the largest, privately funded, multi-family community in the history of Boston’s Allston neighborhood. It is conveniently located on the Allston/Brookline border, just a block from the Green Line. Each building offers unique character, while all are constructed to the highest, environmental standards to earn LEED-certification.
Green certification isn’t the only merit of the Edge, however; the beautiful Allston apartments feature all the amenities one could ask for, and more. The modern new construction flaunts eco-friendly, loft-style apartments with 9’ ceilings. The unit mix consists of studios, 1 bedrooms, 1 bedroom + den, and 2 bedrooms. Each apartment offers designer kitchens with silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances. In-unit stackable washers and dryers make laundry less of a chore.
This apartment residence is truly a community, providing ample space for residents to interact. An outdoor patio complete with gas grills, a movie theater, and a putting green provide plenty of opportunity for tenants to become neighbors, and neighbors to become friends. For those looking to embrace the outdoors while exercising, the state-of-the-art fitness center opens out onto a terrace. Both surface and underground garage parking are available.
Leasing has already begun on The Edge, with tenants able to take occupancy August 1st, 2013.
You can view the full listing page here: The Edge in Allston.
If you’re interested in living at The Edge in Allston, please contact Boston Realty Advisors’ rental team at 617-375-7900.
|(Top: Construction Progress, 10/4/12 - Jonathan Goldman, Boston Realty Advisors; Bottom: Graphic rendering, Avalon Exeter - avaloncommunities.com)|
October 4, 2012 -- 88 Exeter Street, the site for the future Avalon Exeter in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood -- work is progressing on the luxury residence, and will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2013. This amazing project is currently underway, and sure to be a big hit with renters looking for downtown excellence and style.
• High-end finishes
• Floor to ceiling windows
• Panoramic views of Cambridge, Back Bay, and downtown Boston
• Avalon Access website portal (maintenance, utilities, payments)
For more information on luxury buildings like this and others like it, please contact me, Jonathan, at email@example.com or 617-320-6548.
Stay tuned to our blog for the latest updates on Boston's new construction projects and developments.
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If you're looking for a luxury loft in the South End, then you may want to take a look at The Signal Lofts in Boston’s amazing and ever growing Seaport District. Located at 154 West Second Street, in the South Boston neighborhood, the Signal building luxury lofts is one of the hottest new construction additions to the Boston rental market within the past few years.
Featuring 75 luxury loft and high-end apartments in the from of studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom floor plan units, the Signal Lofts is a unique residence that offers its tenants both the cool modern style of new construction, and the sought after allure of traditional exposed brick and beam style ceilings. The building itself is a former warehouse that is composed of both renovated units with brick and beams converted into lofts, and modern units with ceilings nine to twenty feet high!
• Dark hardwood floors
• “European” inspired kitchens
• In-Unit washer and dryer
• Roof decks (some units)
• Glass showers
• Garage parking
• Massive closet space
• Stainless steel appliances
• Granite countertops
With studios starting at $1800.00, 1 bedrooms starting at $2400.00, and two bedrooms starting at $3250.00, The Signal Lofts are the easy choice for downtown living, but not having to pay downtown price for modern luxury, or stylish retro lofts in South Boston. Located on the West Side of South Boston, and down the street from the Broadway Red Line MBTA T stop, access to the South End, Financial District, and downtown Boston becomes extremely convenient. If you have a pet, no problem! The lofts at Signal are also pet friendly, and dog owners will be thrilled to find a dog park near by.
If you would like to take a look at these fine luxury lofts at Signal in the South Boston neighborhood, please contact me, Jonathan at 617-320-6548 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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AvalonBay Communities Inc. is at it again! The luxury apartment developer is currently hard at work putting up the Avalon Exeter, at 88 Exeter Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of downtown Boston. The sleek new construction project is underway, and expected to deliver an additional 187 rental units to the Boston market in the fall of 2013. The residential tower will be an impressive 28 stories, and will offer studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse floor plan units.
Avalon Exeter boasts the state-of-the-art resort-style amenities that clients have come to expect from the Avalon brand name:
• Fitness center
• Swimming pool
• Lounging decks
• Garage parking
• LEED certification
The Avalon Exeter will also include high-end finishes, typical of the Avalon name, floor to ceiling windows, and panoramic views of Cambridge, Back Bay, and downtown Boston.
As if these luxury amenities weren’t enough, Avalon Exeter, along with all AvalonBay luxury rental communities offers its tenants its prestigious Avalon Access website portal; where tenants can make maintenance requests, set up utilities, and make rent payments online.
The future luxury building will be located on Exeter Street next to the Lenox Hotel and opposite the Prudential and Copley Malls; which, given the immediate location, tenants will enjoy open access to the malls.
As noted, this luxury building is scheduled for availability starting in fall 2013. Alternatively, if you or need housing immediately please call me, Jonathan at 617-320-6548 or email@example.com.
The Avalon at Prudential is a luxury apartment complex located just down the block from this project, and the amenities and units are not only very comparable, but practically identical.
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Developers have finally broken ground and began construction on the much anticipated 120 Kingston Street project in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board gave final permission to project developers Forest City Residential and Hudson Group North America to begin construction on their proposed 26 story residential tower. The $130 million project will add another 240 high end rental units to the Boston rental market by the beginning of the 2014 season.
Located at 120 Kingston Street on the edge of Boston’s Chinatown district, the apartment complex will run along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and feature studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom unit floor plans. The project is being led by the architectural firm of Elkus Manfredi Architects, and will incorporate designs of granite, concrete, and glass into the 26 story tower.
The structure will also have 4,500 square feet of retail space incorporated into the building for shops and a planned restaurant with outdoor space. There will also be a 2,000 square foot outdoor space along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The residential tower is expected to boast fantastic views of both the Boston Commons and South Boston’s Seaport District.
The development is being constructed over the site of the former 113 year-old Dainty Dot hosiery building, which the developers first purchased in 2006. The 120 Kingston project was previous approved in 2008; however, original plans for a smaller structure with less rental units were put aside for a grander design supporting a larger scale development.
While this development is underway and not yet ready for the upcoming rental season, we have several comparable listings in and around Chinatown, the Leather District, and South End neighborhoods. These include The Residences at 210 South Street, The Metropolitan, and other luxury apartment buildings in Boston.
Please contact Jonathan at 617-320-6548 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a showing of available apartments and luxury units in the downtown areas.
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The development momentum in the South End continues to accelerate with the latest new construction project, the residences at 275 Albany Street at last being unanimously approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board. The approved project is actually a resubmitted plan for a preexisting project by the very same developer, first submitted in 2010.
Normandy Real Estate Partners, had originally planned to build two hotels, containing an estimated 408 hotel-room sized units, but in August of this year they handed the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board a Notice of Project Change, indicating their new desire to construct only one hotel, and in the place of the other build a 19 story residential tower and full service luxury apartment complex.
Originally priced at $125 million the double hotel project on Albany Street has now transitioned to become a $150 million apartment complex and hotel. The 1.3 acre site is being envisioned as a “mixed-use” development, conceived by architects from Add Inc., will feature not only residential, but commercial and retail space for shops and restaurants to occupy.
The residential tower will be made up of a planned 220 luxury rental units, made up of studios, one beds, and two bed floor plans. The adjacent hotel will now be designed as an eleven story complex with 325 hotel-sized units, with a 3 story parking garage sitting between the hotel and residence structures, offering an estimated 165 garage parking spaces.
The new construction at 275 Albany Street joins the Ink Block at 300 Harrison Avenue, also in the South end and slated for starting construction late this tear or early next. Boston city planners have started to refer to this area as the Harrison-Albany Corridor; which only since recently has enjoyed some high levels of publicity caused by all the new construction projects announced in the areas and adjoining neighborhoods. The landscape of the downtown and South End areas will no doubt look completely different within the next two to three years. Stay tuned!
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The “power-house” development firm, Millennium Partners LLC, is right back to work in Downtown Crossing, with the Boston Redevelopment Authority granting approval on its plans to build a whopping 55-story residential skyscraper in the heart of downtown Boston. Located at the former Filene’s site on Washington Street, the new development is expected to cost an estimated $620 million to build. Construction is set to begin within the next year, with delivery slated for the 2016-2017 rental and sales peaks. The ambitious project, totaling 500-600 rental units, takes a giant leap forward with this new approval from the city with the key involvement of Millennium Partners LLC.
Long referred to as the “Burnham Building restoration project,” the city of Boston had met with developers and planners for years in hopes of turning the site into something beneficial to the Downtown Crossing area. Previously, the site had been under agreement with developers from Vorando -- a New York based real estate investor -- but plans for the 39-floor project they envisioned never got off the ground; efforts to reenergize the development also fell silent.
Enter Millennium Partners! Millennium Partners LLC is no stranger to the Boston development arena, Millennium Partners had already built the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common hotel and residences, and now, it is currently constructing Millennium Place, a 15-story full-service luxury residence. The level of new construction and redevelopment in the Downtown Crossing area is unprecedented, and as city planners hope, will add new residents and business opportunities to the city for years to come.
When completed, the 55-story, 606-foot building will become the third tallest standing structure in the city of Boston, behind only the John Hancock tower at 790 feet, and the Prudential Building at 751 feet. In addition to the 500-600 residential units planned in Millennium Tower, the developers also intend to fully restore the 100 year old “historic” Burnham Building and use 230,000 square feet of the first several floors for commercial and retail space. The site will also feature a “Shopper’s Park” and outdoor amphitheater to energize pedestrian activity in the neighborhood.
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In October of 2011, Kensington Investment Co. Inc. and National Development broke ground on their planned 27-story residential tower at Washington and La Grange Streets, now being called The Kensington, in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood of Boston, between Chinatown and the Theater District. The estimated $172 million project encompassing more than 345,000 square feet, will introduce 385 brand new apartments to the already increasing rental housing market of the downtown Boston area. The Kensington project joins the ranks of several other new construction projects in the immediate area; such as the nearly completed Millennium Place that will all be ready for occupancy starting in the late 2013 rental season.
In addition to the units on the above floors, the development will have 4,000 square feet put aside during construction to leave available for future retail and commercial space. The Kensington apartments will sit on top of what used to be the Gaiety Theater, once home to cinematic, burlesque, and vaudeville performances until its demolition in 2005. The partners behind this bold new construction have also planned to reserve space for the display of old artifacts from the Gaiety Theater for exhibition purposes.
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Unlike many cities in the United States at this time, consumer belief in the Boston rental market is at an all time high. Investors and developers believe that Boston is uniquely primed for such expansion because of the many university and graduate students who chose to remain in the Boston area well after they graduate their degree programs. It is this reason, above all, that the demand for apartments by men and women in the age group, Generation Y, that is driving this increased growth in the Boston rental market.
For more information regarding rental housing in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, please contact me. I can assist you with finding an apartment in Downtown Crossing.
Jonathan Goldman, Residential Leasing Associate
T: 617 850 9614