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Coming Soon: 5 Boston Developments to Look Forward to in 2016

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2016 is looking to be the start of a new era for Boston’s skyline. From high-rise towers to retail complexes, this year will certainly be filled with many exciting new developments. Let’s take a look at the developments we’re most looking forward to this year.

Millennium Tower

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At a remarkable height of 685 ft, Boston’s Millennium Tower has extended far into the city’s skyline. With a mix of 442 residential condos, including stunning penthouse residences, and more than 200,000 sq. ft of retail space at its base, the tower will be 60 stories of unprecedented luxury. Since its approval in 2012, it has become one of Boston’s most anticipated residential buildings. Located in Downtown Crossing, Millennium Tower is expected to remake one of America’s oldest neighborhoods while still preserving its character.

The residences offered at Millennium Tower Boston will include a wide range of lavish features and expansive floor plans. The spacious condos are highlighted by sweeping views of the city and a sizable collection of amenities – a 24-hour concierge, library, outdoor terrace, indoor pool, fitness center, ballroom, and – for all of you foodies – restaurant services overseen by esteemed chef Michael Mina.

The building is set to open by the summer of 2016. Visit the Millennium Tower site for more information or sales inquiries.

 


One Seaport Square

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This colossal Seaport development may not be officially opened until 2017, but it’s worth witnessing its transformation throughout 2016. This luxury high-rise residential and retail project will consist of 832 units, with 250,000 square feet of retail space and three levels of underground parking.

One Seaport Square’s residential towers, named VIA and The Benjamin, will each have separate personalities, providing distinct living options for its diverse audiences. The Benjamin will house 354 apartment homes, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms; while VIA‘s 458 modern apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms and cost-effective “innovation units”.

A joint development between Boston Global Investors, WS Development and The Berkshire Group, the $600 million venture is the largest mixed-use project in Boston in thirty years.

 


 

The Aberdeen

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Construction is currently underway on Brighton’s newest residential development – a five-story, 40-unit residential building on 1650 Commonwealth Avenue. The Aberdeen will house twelve 1-BRs starting at $550,000; twenty-five 2-BRs starting at $675,000; and three 3-BRs starting at $995,000.

Along with retail space, amenities include a roof terrace, fitness center, and covered parking. The Aberdeen is set to open in late 2016.

 


 

319 A Street

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Developers at Boston Residential Group are nearing completion on their rehabilitation of an office building at 319 A Street. The project will include approximately 48 residential units and 5,000 square feet of gross floor area for ground floor commercial space.

319 A Street will help create an Innovation District in the Seaport District by introducing amenities that compliment the dynamic changes underway in South Boston’s vibrant neighborhood.

The building is slated to be completed by the summer of 2016. Studios, 1-BRs, and 2-BRs will start at $499,000.

 


 

The Lucas

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Boston’s desirable South End neighborhood will soon be gaining another residential space at the old Holy Trinity Germain Church on 136 Shawmut Avenue.

In an interesting utilization of architectural design, the 33-unit modern residence will blend old and new by maintaining the facade of the former church, along with its stained glass and vaulted ceilings. Its conversion had initially driven arguments regarding the church’s preservation. Developers New Boston Ventures are planning on opening its doors by 2016.

 

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The Burnham Building at Millennium Tower

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For five long years the Burnham Building in the heart of Downtown Crossing stood gutted to its bones next to the gaping hole that was the old Filene’s Basement Department Store. It was a scar on the face of Boston’s bustling hub. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to visit the new DTX (Downtown Crossing as it is now called), I am here to tell you that Boston is getting a facelift.

Built in 1912, The Burnham Building was named after its creator and visionary, the father of urbanism, Architect Daniel Burnham. In a join effort with Boston’s Mayor John Fitzgerald and William Filene, Daniel Burnham designed a building that forever changed the landscape of Downtown Crossing. The building housed the world’s largest specialty store, Filene’s, among other retailers, creating an entertainment experience the city of Boston had never seen before.

The Burnham Building was meant to make a statement, and after years of neglect it is doing so again. The $120 million renovation project includes eight-stories and 285,000-square-feet of mixed-use office and retail. This summer the first major player to open offices in the building was Arnold Worldwide, one of the most renowned marketing companies on the globe and part of Havas Creative Group. Relocating from Huntington Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay into the Burnham Building is exciting news for Arnold Worldwide and the DTX neighborhood. AOL followed suit, and both a Roche Brothers Supermarket and a Primark Department Stores are scheduled to open in the Burnham Building in 2015.

The open and lofty work space shows the building at its glory. The half-finished ceilings reveal the century-old original tiles. Exposed bricks against the oversize white-trimmed windows create a magnificent contrast.

Rising above the Burnham Building will be the new mega-skyscraper, Millennium Tower. Adjacent to the Burnham Building, and connected to it through the retail floors, Millennium Tower will be the tallest residential building in Boston upon completion. Downtown Crossing is on the path to becoming Boston’s newest luxury neighborhood.

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Millennium Tower Boston – Ground Officially Broken

Millennium Tower BostonToday ushered in big news for Boston Luxury Real Estate. Executives from Millennium Partners joined Mayor Tom “Shovels” Menino in the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new Millennium Tower Boston on the old Filene’s site in Downtown Crossing. The massive hole left after the demolition of Filene’s Basement will soon be filled with Boston’s tallest residential tower to date. The 60-story tower at 426 Washington Street will soar more than 600-feet into the Boston skyline. Millennium Tower will connect at the lower levels to the historic Burnham Building, beautifully preserving the classic architecture of Boston’s past and blending it with the fresh, contemporary style of Boston’s future. Millennium Tower Boston will feature almost 500 luxury condos and approximately 200,000 square feet of prime retail space in Boston’s bustling Midtown neighborhood.

Millennium Partners most recently developed Millennium Place, a boutique, luxury building located at 580 Washington Street. Millennium Place was one of Boston’s fastest selling luxury buildings and helped create the current buzz for Millennium Tower Boston.