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Crane Watch: New Interior Photos Released for South End’s 345 Harrison


A two-acre site in Boston’s South End neighborhood will soon be home to two sprawling new residential buildings. 345 Harrison Avenue has become one of the neighborhood’s hottest new residential developments, delivering 585 world-class apartments to the bustling neighborhood. The two 14-story buildings, totaling 535,900 square-feet will include 40,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail and an underground parking garage with 275 vehicle spaces and 325 bicycle spaces.

The new buildings will further the urban renewal process that seeks to revitalize this area of Boston, while connecting the vibrant Downtown and South End neighborhoods. The project will improve pedestrian connectivity and circulation in the neighborhood and will serve as a vital physical and economic link between Downtown and South End. The site will include a landscaped pedestrian path that leads from the project to the MBTA Silver Line on Washington Street. Its location is conveniently situated across from a Whole Foods Grocery Store and countless other South End restaurants and shopping centers. Its developers, UDR, have built over 5,000 new units in six states since 2006 for total development costs of $1.3 billion. 345 Harrison has since become one of UDR’s most significant undertakings in terms of size and capabilities.

This week, UDR has released several new renderings, exhibiting the interiors of 345 Harrison‘s apartments and luxury amenities.

Amenities at 345 Harrison include a 14th floor sky lounge with outstanding Back Bay views, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and expansive, 4,000 square-foot fully-equipped fitness center/yoga room.

Apartments are as dynamic and innovative as its South End address, crafted with crisp custom finishes, with every detail carefully considered to create a beautiful backdrop for your life in Boston.

345 Harrison Ave is expected reach completion by early 2018. Stay updated with new renderings, floor plans and pre-sales via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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The Arlington Back Bay – Live With Your Dog in Style


Now you can match your nails to your dog’s pawdicure! The Arlington, Back Bay’s 128-unit luxury apartment building, is ready to give your pet the time of its life. Well known for its lavish amenities, The Arlington is looking to court pet-loving apartment hunters by implementing a wide range of services for their four-legged friends. These services range from the standard walking and grooming to entire dog spa sessions. When asked about their primary motivation for the spa, Arlington leasing representative Erica Maffeo Grilli responded with enthusiasm. “Our residents’ pets are like family members, so having an amenity for them was something we always wanted to do!”

While your dog enjoys its own personal vacation, you can enjoy the spectacular conveniences that The Arlington is famous for. Next to The Boston Garden, their basketball court is one of the nicest in the area. Their state-of-the-art fitness center was called the “Best In Boston” by BostInno news. If you’re just looking to relax, a trip to the private entertainment lounge or game room is always worthwhile.

One Bedrooms starting at $3,800/mo

Two Bedrooms starting at $7,250/mo

Contact Bushari Group Real Estate for more information about Boston luxury apartments.

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Guess What’s Coming to the South End?!

Go ahead, Guess!

Wanna know what’s coming to the South End? It’s only one of my personal favorite places in the world, you guys. I’ll give you a hint. They have LOTS of  delicious organic food. They will give you free samples if you ask politely and usually you can find said samples strewn about on Saturday’s anyway. They SHOULD be open 24 hours a day for people like me who pretend these kinds of places are FAO Schwartz for adults.

Let me know if you’ve run out of guesses.

The answer is: WHOLE FOODS!!! This flagship emporium of magnificence will be built on Harrison Ave. According to the Boston Business Journal the building is scheduled to commence early 2013 and grace us with its presence in 2016. I know it seems like a bit of a ways away, but good things come to those who wait. Well, usually anyway.

Here’s what’s going to be special about this particular branch. It’s going to have an outdoor sidewalk cafe with seating, a wine store, and gelato bar, similar to that of some of the West Coast stores. This will be a fully stacked grocery store, people.  It’s going to be  the first full sized grocery store for the South End so this is kind of a big deal.

This new arrival is planning to be set up at One Herald Square, the former location of the Boston Herald. Whole Foods has been pining over this location for just about a year now. The National Development has decided to name the new project “Ink Block” and is simultaneously working on a separate Chinatown high-rise construction of luxury apartments named the Kensington. Whole Foods will be a huge retailer of  combined real-estate fusing both commercial and residential developments, and will be overwhelmingly impressive. the 500,000 square foot project will be vast and improve the overall area, especially for pedestrians, with wide sidewalks and revamped landscaping of Harrison Ave. This whole reconstruction is going to increase the entire hotness factor of the South End, and what’s not to love about that?

Says Mayor Thomas Menino of the new upcoming development, ” This is a huge milestone for the neighborhood, and I am proud to welcome Whole Foods to the South End. The city of Boston has been actively working to attract a quality grocery store to this area so that we can continue to offer more and more options for fresh, healthy, and delicious food in all of our neighborhoods.” I project that maybe one day in the distant future, the amount of Whole Foods locations will outnumber Starbucks’. I like to dream big.


Rendering of Ink Block project. Courtesy of National Development