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April 22nd, 2013

ONEBoston

ONEBoston

“We are one Boston. We are one community. As always, we will come together to help those most in need. And in the end, we will all be better for it.”
- Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Boston Gives, Responds, and Rebuilds Together

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22 Developments Broke Ground, Investing $1.6 Billion in Boston, and Creating 2,450 New Construction Jobs

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today recognized the 22 developments that broke ground in 2012, a total investment of $1.6 billion, which put 2,450 construction workers back on the job and will create 2,010 units of housing.

“Cranes crowd the city skyline because investors are bullish on Boston,” Mayor Menino said. “Thanks to a growing innovation economy, a young and energized population, and an educated workforce – Boston is booming.”

In 2012 projects broke ground in Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, the Innovation District, Jamaica Plain, the LMA, Mattapan, Roxbury, and South Boston. These projects have housing, hotel, athletic, municipal, office, and retail uses.

In addition, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved 37 projects in 2012 a total investment of $3.4 billion, which put 5,217 construction workers back on the job and will create 3,898 units of housing. These project approvals ensure Boston’s building boom will continue into 2013.

2012 Development Year in Review: Groundbreaking Highlights

  • 22 projects broke ground
  • $1.6 billion was invested in new development
  • 2,450 construction jobs were created
  • 4.6 million square feet is under construction
  • 2,010 units of housing

Boston Wharf Tower, Fort Point: $100M project, 202 units of housing, including 22 affordable

Boston Innovation Center, Innovation District: $5.5M project, crucial part of Innovation District social infrastructure

Dudley Municipal Office Building, Dudley Square: $115M project, future headquarters of Boston Public School Department

Longwood Center, LMA: $350M project, cutting edge research and development facility

Boston Wharf Tower, Rendering

Boston Wharf Tower Under Construction

Boston Wharf Tower, Under Construction, November 2012

Innovation Center Rendering

Innovation Center, Under Construction, December 2012

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Dudley Municipal Office Building Rendering

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Dudley Municipal Office Building, Under Construction, November 2011

Longwood Center Rendering

Longwood Center Under Construction, November 2012

2012 Development Year in Review: Approved Project Highlights

  • 37 projects were approved by the BRA Board
  • $3.4 billion in planned development investment
  • 5,217 construction jobs will be created
  • 7.5 million square feet of approved development
  • 3,898 units of housing

Millennium Tower and Burnham Building: $625 million, 500+ units of housing, ground floor retail and office

New Brighton Landing: $500 million project, future New Balance World HQs

59 Temple Place: $60 million project, boutique hotel, restaurant, retail, and spa

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Millennium Tower and Burnham Building Rendering

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New Brighton Landing Rendering

Via Boston Redevelopment Authority News Blog

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Channel 5′s Kelly Tuthill highlighted the Boston building boom in a news segment featuring BRA Director Peter Meade. The segment showed video of the $4.4 billion of new construction underway in Boston’s neighborhoods, including Dudley Square, the Innovation District, the LMA, Downtown Crossing, and the Back Bay.

On Boston’s Neighborhood Network News (NNN) the BRA’s Deputy Director of Community Planning, Randi Lathrop, was featured  alongsideThe Fashion Truck owner Emily Benson to talk about holiday shopping downtown. The segment included info about the City Hall Holiday Retail Truck program and the Downtown Crossing Holiday Market.

A Fashion Truck Stop on City Hall Plaza from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

Via Boston Redevelopment Authority News Blog

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More than 1,100 units of housing are under construction in the Innovation District totaling nearly $500M

Today on behalf of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, BRA Director Peter Meade celebrated  groundbreaking on new housing in the Innovation District. 100 Pier 4 is a $195 million project that will add 369 residential units to the growing district and brings the total number of housing units under development on the South Boston Waterfront to 1,101. Citywide there are 4,890 housing units under construction, and nearly one quarter of them are located in the Innovation District.

“100 Pier 4 is another exciting project breaking ground on our bustling waterfront,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “We have four major housing developments under construction, the future headquarters of Vertex Pharmaceuticals well underway, and the nation’s first public innovation center scheduled to open this spring. The South Boston Waterfront is quickly emerging as an innovative and exciting day to night neighborhood.”

100 Pier 4, located at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue, will be a 21-story building and will include a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms, including 50 innovation style units, and 32 affordable units. The project also includes 10,800 square feet of ground floor retail located at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue and 258 underground parking spaces. The Hanover Company based in Houston, Texas is the developer and the architect is ADD, Inc.

Today’s groundbreaking is the first of three phases of development at Pier 4, a 9.5 acre site that includes 4 acres of water. The Pier 4 Planned Development Area (PDA) was proposed by New England Development and approved in March 2005. In December 2011 the BRA Board approved a Notice of Project Change (NPC) revising the project.

The revised PDA details a three phase project totaling 1 million SF and including 20,000 SF for civic use, 625,000 SF for residential use, and 314,700 SF of hotel use. The project also includes a one-acre public waterfront park, a Waterfront Plaza, 1,800 feet of Harborwalk, a Water Commons with a water taxi landing, fish cleaning station, bait and tackle shop, touch and go dock, and all seasons gathering area.

Current housing development in the Innovation District totals nearly half a billion dollars. The projects under construction include: Boston Wharf Tower at 319A Street Rear with 202 units, 63 Melcher Street with 38 units, West Square at 320 D Street with 256 units, Waterside Place at 505 Congress Street with 236 units, and 100 Pier 4 with 369 units. The projected housing build out for the Innovation District is 6,000 units.

100 Pier 4 Rendering

100 Pier 4 Rendering

Via Boston Redevelopment Authority News Blog

 

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November 16th, 2012

100 Pier 4 Groundbreaking today!

Today on behalf of Mayor Menino, BRA Director Peter Meade will celebrate the groundbreaking of new housing in the Innovation District. 100 Pier 4 is a $195 million project that will add 369 residential units to the growing district bringing the total number of housing units under development on the South Boston Waterfront to 1,101.

The event begins TODAY at 11am at 100 Pier 4 at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue.

Rendering of 100 Pier 4

Rendering of 100 Pier 4

Site Plan of 100 Pier 4

Site Plan of 100 Pier 4

Via Boston Redevelopment Authority News Blog

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