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July 8 2020, CORPS. MASS. REACH DEAL TO REPLACE CAPE COD BRIDGES Massachusetts moved a step closer to replacing a pair of 1930s-era bridges connecting Cape Cod and the mainland with two new spans under a deal inked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.. . . . Read More


June 8 2020, AMAZON PLANNING LAST-MILE DISTRIBUTION STATION IN SOUTH BOSTON The company is looking to convert a 96k square-foot former Blue Cross Blue Shield warehouse located by the Dorchester and South Boston border . . . Read More

May 17 2020, LATEST NEW ENGLAND UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tracking developing industry impacts as COVID-19 closures and interrupts business across region . . . Read More

May 12 2020, POLAR PARK-THE TURE STADIUM OF MINOR-LEAGUE WORCESTER RED SOX--HALTED BY CITY'S COVID 19 WORK STOP ORDER The extent of the damage the pandemic has caused remains to be seen . . . Read More

April 24 2020, LARGE MASSACHUSETTS CONSTRUCTION UNION TELLS MEMBERS THEY CAN RETURN TO WORK The other big development news of the week has to do with demand for all that under-development housing . . . Read More

April 2 2020, BUILDING TRADE UNIONS CALL FOR CONSTRUCTION MORATORIUM IN MASSACHUESETTS Other big development news of the week includes the 10 tallest Boston buildings by mid-decade and speculation surrounding federal infrastructure funding . . . Read More

Mar. 26 2020 BAKER ORDERS BOSTON, OTHER MUNICIPALITIES TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION AMID PANDEMIC The new guidance contradicts orders put in place by local officials in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville . . . Read More

Mar. 23, 2020 CONTRACTORS MEET DEADLINE TO BUTTON UP BOSTON CONSTRUCTION SITES All but a few projects are required to comply with work-stop order.. . . Read More

Mar 4 2020, CONSTRUCTION IMMINENT ON 14-BUILDING NEWTON DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWING VOTE The project with 800 apartments in the city's Upper Falls area was seen as a bellwether of the public's appetite for housing construction in the Boston region. Demolition work could start before the end of 2020 on a 22.6-acre, 14-building development in Newton's Upper Falls area following a March 3 vote by residents that broke in favor of the project by more than 5,000 ballots. Construction work would follow in 2021.. . . Read More

Feb 14 2020, EAST BOSTON BUILDING THAT WOULD ADD 145 APARTMENTS ALONG BREMEN STREET ADVANCES Other big development news this week includes hotels in downtown Boston, Back Bay, and the Seaport as well as the resurrection of a proposal for over the Mass. Pike.A development in busy, busy East Boston that would replace two auto-repair shops with a residential building scored approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Up to six stories, 282-308 Bremen Street is due to include 145 apartments, including 21 income-restricted ones and 13 live-work units for qualified artists . . . Read More

Feb 13 2020, SOUTH BOSTON'S SEVEN-BUILDING WASHINGTON VILLAGE COULD START CONSTRUCTION THIS SUMMER The developers of the project near the Red Line's Andrew Square stop recently tweaked their proposal, which now includes 746 apartments and condos. Construction on the multi-building Washington Village project near the Red Line's Andrew Square stop in the Dorchester-South Boston borderlands could start by this summer, according to a recent presentation from the development team. . . . Read More

Jan 21 2019 APARTMENT TOWER WILL FILL BAY VILLAGE PARKING LOT The 19-story 212 Stuart Street's 126 units are expected to start at $3,500 a month for studios. South Carolina-based Greystar Real Estate Partners plans to fill a former surface lot at 212 Stuart Street in Boston's Bay Village with a 126-unit apartment building with spreads ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. . . .Read More

Dec. 26 2019, VERIZON ANCHORED OFFICE TOWER AT THE HUB ON CAUSEWAY TOPS OFF The 31-story building at 100 Causeway Street is the last major component of the 1.5 million-square-foot project.The development team behind the 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use project on and around TD Garden have topped off its last structural component: a 31-story office tower that Verizon is set to anchor when the building opens in 2021. . . .Read More

Sept. 23, 2019 GOV. BAKER: 'TREMENDOUS INTEREST' IN REDEVELOPING HYNES SITE While Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday his administration has noted 'tremendous interest' from real estate developers in his proposal to sell off Back Bay's Hynes Convention Center for redevelopment, legislative leaders were reluctant to jump on board the bandwagon following a routine meeting with Baker and Lt. Gov Karyn Polito yesterday. The governor, who during his first term . . .Read More

Sept. 10, 2019 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SKY BRIDGE OPENS WITH HELP FROM CELTICS OWNER With help from Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his wife Emilia Fazzalari, Boston Children's Hospital unveiled the new Fazzalari Sky Bridge last week, a project months in the making that will allow kids and their families to avoid crossing one of the busiest streets in Boston. Children's declined to disclose the size . . .Read More

Aug. 6, 2019 CONSTRUCTION KICKS OFF AT $100M MALDEN CENTER Dellbrook JKS has started construction at Exchange 200, a redevelopment of a former bank operations center a stone's throw from the MBTA Orange Line Malden Center stop. . . .Read More

Aug. 2, 2019 BAIN CAPITAL SELLS RTP PORTFOLIO FOR OVER $400 MILLION Over a million square feet of life science space in North Carolina's Research Triangle has changed hands. . . .Read More

July 25, 2019 HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOSTON-AREA DEVELOPMENT THIS WEEK Critical Mass includes some arrested development in Fenway, a big project next to Faneuil Hall, and a new life sciences building in Waltham.The redevelopment of the Dock Square Garage next to Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston is on, complete with a six-story vertical addition with up to 210 condos. It is but the latest Boston garage segueing into a second act.On the other hand, that first-of-its-kind independent, unaffiliated dormitory in Fenway looks like it's not a go--at least not yet. Some neighbors are concerned about the 15-story, 533-bed tower's scope and . . .Read More

July 15, 2019 SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER CHANGES ADVANCE-GOODBYE, COMMONWEALTH HALL Exhibition hall giving way to more privately owned public space on the Boston waterfront, including a plaza with year-round programming. The nearly 120,000-square-foot Commonwealth Hall exhibition space at the Seaport World Trade Center on the Boston waterfront will disappear under a redevelopment plan for the complex.The Boston Planning and Development Agency signed off July 11 on a plan from Pembroke, the real estate arm of trade center. . .Read More

June 13, 2019 ONE CONGRESS, BOSTON'S TALLEST NEW OFFICE TOWER SINCE 1984, TO OFFICIALLY BREAK GROUND State Street Corporation to anchor the 43-story, 528-foot part of Bulfinch Crossing . . . The 1 million-square-foot tower is a partnership between Carr Properties and National Real Estate Advisors. The HYM Development Group is acting as the local developer. Financial services firm State Street Corporation committed in January to anchoring the tower with a 510,000-square-foot lease for 15 years . . .Read More

June 12, 2019 T FUNDING SOURCES: 3 LONGER-TERM SOLUTIONS FOR BOSTON AREA MASS TRANSIT Congestion pricing and a gas tax hike should be on the table as the T struggles with delays and derailments. The June 11 derailment of a Red Line train that snarled commutes throughout the Boston region has once again highlighted the shortcomings of the region's mass transit. . . .Read More

May 14, 2019 FORT POINT SALE COULD MEAN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ON FORMER GILLETTE LOT Developer Related Beal wants 'to create a diverse, mixed-use development ... and expand public waterfront access. Boston developer Related Beal has closed on the purchase of 6.5 acres of waterfront in Fort Point, the firm announced on May 14. Gillette parent Procter & Gamble sold the parcel bordering A Street and Fort Point Channel. It has been used as a surface parking lot.The new owner sees major potential in the acreage."We are excited to start . . .Read More

April 29, 2019 QUINCY BIOTECH, MEDICAL BOOMLET A BID TO BECOME ANOTHER 'NEXT KENDELL SQUARE' Amid the influx of firms to Boston's southern neighbor, officials hope not to overbuild.Quincy is making its bid to join the ranks of the next Kendall Square. Biotechnology and medical companies such as PharmaLogics, Boston Scientific, and Ras Labs have set up shop in Boston's southern neighbor.It's not just the generally lower office rents in Quincy compared with those in Boston's Seaport District or Cambridge's Kendall. It's the infrastructure too . . .Read More

April 29,2019 FENWAY'S 839 BEACON STREET APARTMENTS WILL START AT $1675 FOR STUDIOS Five-story, 45-unit spread will also include one-bedrooms retailing for $2,675 and up.The five-story, 45-unit 839 Beacon Street is expected to open to tenants this summer, yet another project in Boston's Fenway.The property "will reflect a modern interpretation of Boston's classic brick-and-bay townhouses," according to a release from . . .Read More

April 15, 2019 ROXBURY'S TREMONT CROSSING EXPECTED TO BREAK GROUND IN SUMMER 2019 Site work would cap a long, long wait for the parcel; latest plans include 700-plus apartments.Tremont Crossing, a major project planned since at least 2011 for several acres at Tremont and Whittier streets in Roxbury, could break ground this summer. Buildings would start going up in 2020.What would those buildings contain? The most recent plans. . . .Read More

April 18, 2019 DUDLEY SQUARE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS INCLUDE HOUSING AIMED AT BOSTON TEACHERS Four contenders for site of old police station across from the Dudley Station.Four different proposals would turn the old police station site across from Dudley Station in Roxbury into an amalgam of residential and commercial space, with the housing components aimed at a variety of incomes.One from developer Urbanica would create a 261-unit mix of apartments and condos aimed at educators and other city employees. . . .Read More

October 15, 2018, DOWNFALL OF SEARS MAY BOOST A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT CAMBRIDGESIDE The Sears in East Cambridge will soon close. But while its demise marks the end of an era, the closing also means something new may rise in its place. The fading retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday and marked another 142 Sears and Kmart stores for closing by early next year, including the Sears at the . . .Read More

October 12, 2018, WORCESTER REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BACKS SKANSKA AS BALLPARK PROJECT MANAGER The Worcester Redevelopment Authority Friday unanimously approved the awarding of the owner's project manager contract for the city's minor league ballpark project to Skanska USA Building Inc. The WRA board also voted to authorize the expenditure . . .Read More

October 3, 2018, BOSTON UNIVERSITY TOWER IN KENMORE SQUARE AREA WILL LOOK LIKE STACK OF BOOKS Boston University's planned 19-story tower at 645-665 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Kenmore Square area will resemble a stack of books, according to the school.That's no coincidence: The tower is set to host the university's data sciences center, including the mathematics, computer science, and statistics departments. . . Read More

October 3, 2018, FUTURE OF WEYMOUTH HUGE DEVELOPMENT IS UNCLEAR AFTER SUMMER OF SETBACKS When the developer of the former South Weymouth air base landed a Dutch robotics company two years ago, it marked a major milestone for the 1,500-acre property: finally, a major commercial tenant. But construction on what would be the US campus of Prodrive Technologies still hasn't . . . Read More

August 21, 2018, MAVERICK SQUARE DEVELOPMENT WOULD REPLACE PARKING LOT WITH 10-STORY BUILDING Boston-based developer MG2 Group wants to replace the 0.17-acre parking lot at 2-10 Maverick Square in East Boston with a 10-story building.The base of the building would be retail, with residence either apartments or condos, it's not clear on top. As for the. . . . Read More

August 15, 2018, ASSEMBLY ROW HOTEL PLUNKS 158 ROOMS AT UNFOLDING SOMERVILLE PROJECT The 158-room Row Hotel at Assembly Row opened August 14 at 360 Foley Street in Somerville's still-unfolding Assembly Row mega-project.The inn is part of Marriott's signature Autograph Collection, and a release on the hotel's opening says the newest location will provide. . . . Read More

August 9, 2018, NAVY PIER NEXT TO BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION COULD HOST NEW DEVELOPMENT The partially submerged Navy pier next to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston's Seaport District could end up hosting a two-story, 122,000-square-foot building under plans recently filed with the city.Recall that Boston officials approved development for the city-owned site in 2013, but little has happened. . . . Read More

July 11, 2018, MAJOR BOSTON DEVELOPMENT: 9 PROJECTS TRANSFORMING THE CITY Boston is famously in the midst of a building boom and not a moment too soon given the cost of housing in the city.Here are nine major projects under construction that are not only transforming Boston's built environment, but providing a real-time gauge of its real estate. How these go, so will likely go the commercial and residential markets overall. . . . Read More

July 11, 2018, DEVELOPMENT NEAR FENWAY PARK WOULD ADD 443 RESIDENCES TO THE AREA A pair of developers wants to replace low-rise buildings on 2.16 acres near Fenway Park with two eight-story buildings with 443 residential units.Boston-based Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes and the CIM Group out of Los Angeles filed plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency on July 9.The buildings on Kilmarnock and Queensberry streets, four blocks from . . . Read More

July 2, 2018, BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA OVERHAUL TO INCLUDE SEASONAL FOUNTAIN, TREES Boston is moving forward with a long-planned overhaul of its City Hall Plaza beginning later this year.The city will start testing the plaza's infrastructure in the fall and continue it through the winter, with major work set to begin in 2019 and expected to last five years.What is that work supposed to produce? Plans call for a seasonal fountain and tree-shaded gathering spots. Boston also intends . . . Read More

June 28, 2018, ALLSTON DEVELOPMENT WOULD ADD FIVE BUILDINGS AT HARVARD AVE. & CAMBRIDGE ST. A Brookline-based developer is proposing a six-building project with 334 apartments and condos at Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street in Boston's Allston. City Realty's Allston Square project would involve the demolition of the Jack Young building on Cambridge Street and a single-story building next-door on Harvard Avenue; and would also include the gut-renovation of Allston Hall . . . Read More