Renderings of Washington Village by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Inc., courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
In a project notification form filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, DJ Properties LLC made public their plans to drastically transform a 4.9-acre lot in South Boston into a vibrant new neighborhood. Washington Village, located at Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester and Damrell streets, is currently home to a collection of old industrial buildings. The new project would replace those buildings with 656 residential units spread across eight brand-new buildings, 96,000 square feet of retail space and 2.4 acres of space devoted to the “public realm.”
According to the filing, “the Project [sic] will transform a mostly vacant, underutilized site into a vibrant mixed-use village that will be a natural extension of the surrounding South Boston neighborhood. The nature of the Project will improve the quality of life for existing residents by providing a variety of neighborhood retail stores and a range of complementary housing options.” These goals are in accordance with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s signature 2030 Housing Plan to bring 53,000 new units of housing to the city over the course of the next 15 years. Additionally, through the creation of new retail space, the developers want to bring “basic retail services such as grocery shopping” within walking distance to residents of the neighborhood and reduce dependence on vehicular travel.
Along with projects like the upcoming Seaport Square development, South Boston’s evolution into a self-sufficient and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is quickly becoming a reality. If approved, the Washington Village project would break ground in the summer of 2016, eyeing a completion date sometime in 2021, and adding an incredible new development to the Boston real estate scene.
The dog days of August are upon us and, even though Labor Day is just a few weeks away, the summer isn’t quite over. In fact, Boston is experiencing another hot weekend and people all over the city are looking for ways to beat the heat. A little bit of research revealed that there was no comprehensive list of Boston’s residential pools available to the public. So, to make your search a little easier we have compiled The 2015 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston, a free ebook now available for download.
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Rendering of Seaport Square, courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority
In a city dominated by new developments, South Boston’s $3.5 billion Seaport Square is the largest of them all. Spanning 20 city blocks and 23 acres, construction on the project broke ground in November 2014 but further developments were held up in March due to a potential lawsuit which was dropped last month. No longer under the threat of litigation, Boston Global Investors — who are developing the project along with a group of foreign investors — have recently submitted plans for a $700 million expansion of the project and the new phase of construction could break ground as early as the first quarter of 2016.
The new plans, which are currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Civic Design Commission, call for the addition of three 22-story luxury residential towers and 125,000 square feet of retail space on a 3.5 acre parcel currently utilized for parking. The towers will each rise to approximately 256 feet and will bring around 1150 brand-new residential units to the neighborhood. A three-story underground garage will be constructed beneath the site, which will also feature a 9,000 square foot outdoor plaza. This new green space is intended to be a vibrant gathering place for the community and should play host to a number of events throughout the year. Four pedestrian pathways will form a perimeter around the site, allowing for easy access to the plaza.
The Seaport Square project is currently on track for completion in 2020 and aims to create one of the most modern and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in the Boston.
This luxury Boston loft happens to be in one of the hottest loft buildings in the Seaport District and is only one T stop from the Financial District. This trendy loft at the popular Court Square Press building at 9 West Broadway features a luxurious, open kitchen with high-end appliances, granite counter tops and a spacious island. The unit offers soaring ceilings, brick and beam details, hardwood floors and sparkling skyline views. The modern bath is finished with a granite vanity and contemporary tile. There is ample storage in the huge walk-in closet. The loft also features a washer and dryer in-unit. Building amenities include 24-hour concierge, pool, fitness center, courtyard and club room. Court Square Press is across from the Broadway T stop on the Red Line. Rental garage parking available.
9 W Broadway #208 is available for $415,000
Call Elad Bushari at 617-529-7079 for more information or to schedule a preview.
Taking on the essence of a New York style high fashion retail store with its high ceilings, light and open space, the opening of the new LOUIS at Fan Pier created a pulse of excitement in the Seaport District neighborhood.
LOUIS now located in the retail space at ONE Marina Park Drive at Fan Pier.
OPEN: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Experience the essence of urban loft living with a twist of modern luxury: This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath loft-duplex is spread throughout 2,323 SF with soaring 17’ ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Boston loft features a spacious, open kitchen with the highest quality Viking appliances, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and four-person breakfast bar. Floating hardwood flooring, ample gallery space, walk-in closet and lofted master bedroom define this property’s unique and captivating personality. The property also includes a 24 hr. concierge, elevator, w/d in unit and direct access garage parking.
The location is that perfect blend of quite community with an unobtrusive closeness to trendy restaurants, bars and retail. You could grab a bite at Barbara Lynch’s Sportello and then a cocktail at Drink just on Congress Street. If you’re in the mood for some shopping, Louise Boston has made their mark in the Seaport District along with other artsy craft stores, high-end furniture and retail.
With more than 2.0 million square feet of new mixed construction: luxury condos, offices, retail and restaurants planned to become part of the Seaport community, not only would Channel Center be a great place to live, but also a smart investment. Home buyers should always take into account neighborhood appreciation and potential development. This area is the next frontier for developers. We’ve seen it with luxury buildings popping up all over the Seaport and West Broadway and much more is to come!
If you would like to view this property, or get more details, please feel free to call or email me anytime.
25 Channel Center Street #209 is available for $779,000
If you are looking for a large loft in Boston’s Seaport District with exposed brick and beams, you are in luck. This spacious 1,922 sq. ft. in Fort Point Place Condominiums at 21 Wormwood Street offers two bedrooms, two full baths and a private roof deck. The master suite features a luxurious, spa-like bathroom with a Kohler soaking tub and steam shower with rain head. There is plenty of storage space and a walk-in closet. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining and features high-end appliances and counter-tops. The perfect Boston loft for someone looking for lots of space in one of Boston’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Available for $1,125,000.
Information and photos courtesy of Lawrence Shevick, Otis and Ahearn.