April 2017

Found 6 blog entries for April 2017.

For the last few years, the South Boston Edison Power Plant has been a bit of an eyesore as people enter South Boston. After being sold last year, there have been talks about what will go into the space, and how it will be used. Developers Hilco Global and Redgate have filled a letter of intent with the city of Boston to redevelop the 15-acre site. Their vision includes eight new buildings over the next 10 to 15 years with a build out and rehab of the existing buildings. Over the course of the redevelopment, 2.1 million square feet of residential, office, hotel, retail, and restaurant space would be created, making this one of the biggest real estate projects ever in Boston. Everything is subject to approvals and motions are still preliminary, so stay

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Lawn on D is set to open on May 4th for its 4th season. This year the outdoor area between the Seaport and South Boston will feature a new full service bar, an updated menu, table reservations and more outdoor games. Live music, movie nights and other events will be back for another season as well. There will be Cinco de Mayo festivities on opening weekend including Mexican food, drinks and a mariachi band. Sounds like Boston is definitely ready for some warm weather and some necessary vitamin D. Check out their website for more information and upcoming events!

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For the last two nights South Boston residents have raised their voices regarding the house at 202 M Street, which sits on the corner of M and Marine Road. Developers want to demolish the house and put condos in its place. Neighbors and residents were furious once the proposed plans were revealed at the meeting. The major issue here is the zoning, as it currently favors developers. A lawyer for the developers did state that they want to “try and design a building that makes sense and meets the zoning requirements. Square footage and layout can change depending on the input of the developers and neighbors.” Lifelong Southie residents are worried about losing water views, the charm of their neighborhood, and things becoming more and more overcrowded. The

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The Four Seasons is known for being luxurious, so its no surprise that the residences at One Dalton would be anything less than that. The residences have sold units ranging from $2.5 to $40 million. There are still a few variables in the air, but if the $40 million is final at the closing date, this would be the highest selling condo sold in Boston by $5 million. One Dalton is a 61-story building, currently under construction in the Back Bay, and is going to be the tallest residential tower in the city. According to the developers, the response for these units “has been extraordinary”, and this was the “fastest selling project in Four Seasons history.” We’re curious to see what the units will look like, so stay tuned as this major project unfolds.

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The developers behind South End’s Ink Block, National Development, and the Massachusetts state Transportation Department plan to open a new park beneath the Southeast Expressway. The park is set to open in June, by all the new residential projects in the area. They are set to create a public space that will have fitness classes, concerts, and corporate gatherings among other events. Since the area is close to SOWA, there will be street art, graffiti festivals, a dog park and some bike paths. The hope for the project is to create a better link between the South End and South Boston. With the thriving Lawn on D opening again next month, do you think this park could work? Stay tuned for more news as this green space takes shape! 

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GE is coming to Boston. The company is relocating to Fort Point, with the groundbreaking ceremony set for May 8th, and construction will take roughly 15-18 months. GE's approximately 2.5-acre, 390,000 square foot campus will restore the existing Boston Wharf Company warehouses and construct a new 12-story, 293,000 square foot building. The three buildings will be connected by a bridge and a public pedestrian walkway, known as GE Plaza. Approximately 1.5 acres of public space will be constructed, including a Harborwalk extension. The campus will also include a coffee bar and waterfront restaurant space on the ground floor. With 800 employees coming to the new space, the campus will include a variety of community spaces including many for learning. Stay

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