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Washington Village Plans to Reinvent Andrew Square

Washington Village

A huge new development for South Boston's Andrew Square has just been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Washington Village was first proposed in 2015 and hopes to redefine the surrounding area by taking over nearly five acres with new development. 

The village would be made up of nine buildings with a range of heights up to 21 stories high. They will completely replace the current auto shops and laundries that make up the space. 

The proposal includes 656 apartments and condos, over 98,000 square feet of retail, most likely including a grocery store, parking spaces and plenty of open space with newly improved streets, walkways and plazas. 

Andrew Square has been studied by the BRA for a while, with the hopes of transforming the industrial blocks for residential and commercial buildings over the next two decades. The overall projects could bring up to 8,000 new residential units to the area in total. 

If all goes to plan for Washington Village then construction is planned to be complete by 2021. 

Contact us for more information about all new developments around Boston and advice on finding your new home. 

New South Boston Construction on West Third Street

45 West Third Street

A new construction is coming to South Boston, bringing over 100 new rental units and ground floor retail space. 

The 45 West 3rd Street project was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and will bring a four story building to the site. 

Exact amenities and details have yet to be released, but the project is located just steps from West Broadway on the Red Line and also provides easy access to the Seaport and downtown Boston. 

This project aims to help continue the development of the South Boston residential community, as well as make use of an underused area close to public transportation.

Along with the new development the project will include improvements to the streetscape in the area, widening sidewalks, adding additional lighting and planting more trees and adding to the creation of a vibrant community. 

South Boston is currently undergoing a transformation into a more vibrant residential community and this project comes along with a number of ongoing residential projects, including 11 West Broadway, 339 D Street and more.

The units will be aimed at a mixture of residents including young couples and families. 

Contact us for more information about 45 West 3rd Street and other new rental developments around Boston. 

South Station Project Adds Residential Space

Plans for the huge South Station tower project have recently been altered to include more residential space, according to the Boston Business JournalSouth Station

The three-tower project is a mixed-use development including residential space, office space, retail and hotel space that will be constructed over three phases. 

The total development will be 2.522 million square feet. The first phase of development will be a 43-story tower that will be more focused on office and retail space, with residential units on the top floors 28-43. 

The main residential development comes with the second phase, a 17-story tower which could potentially include a mix of apartments or condos and hotel space. If it focuses on apartment space it will include 375 rental units. 

The last phase is mainly office space and a parking garage. The project includes expanding the South Station bus terminal and adding in a parking garage. 

This development will provide residents with a wide range of amenities and create a community that fills all of the modern demands of live, work and play. 

The change in the original project plans favors residential space over the original larger amount of office space, which is a reflection of the market and demand for residential units. 

Hines are the developers behind the project and expect the first phase of construction to begin in 2017 and most likely not be complete for another four years. 

Contact us for more information about renting in Boston and new developments

New Condo Development Coming to Southie

East Third Street

New condos are coming to South Boston with a new low-rise development planned for East Third Street. 

The 22-unit condo building will have be set across five stories in a tiered construction, according to plans filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority by Cedarwood Development LLC

The condos would be a mix of one and two bedrooms, ranging from just over 1,000 square feet to 1,314 square feet. 

There would be a few building amenities included in the building such as a gym and a ground floor garage with space for 22 cars. 

East Third Street Southie

In order for the project to move forward the developers have a pending agreement to buy the full project site, which includes area that currently has a single family home, ground floor commercial space and a vacant lot. 

The small project would bring more development to Southie, but most likely won't be complete until early 2018. 

The project has been designed by Brookline's Sousa Design Architects. 

Contact us for more information about Boston new developments and for expert advice to help with your home search. 

Affordable Rental Building Proposed for South Boston

One of Boston's most expensive neighborhoods could be getting a new development fully dedicated to affordable housing.

A proposal has been submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation to build more than a dozen new affordable housing units in South Boston206 West Broadway Render

The new developments would be located on what is currently two vacant parcels at 206 West Broadway. This area, close to the Broadway MBTA stop, is the most expensive place to rent in all of Boston. 

Plans for the development include 16 units that will be reserved for people with incomes below the area median income. The units will be a mix of one bedroom or studios. 

Renting in South Boston is in extremely high demand, which creates less options and higher rents. The proposal outlines how this project will make use of two vacant lots and provide much needed affordable housing, while staying consistent with the surrounding neighborhood and community. 

The plans include a ground floor coffee shop and hopes to create an informal gathering space for the residents and surrounding community. 

With Boston listed as one of the top 5 most expensive rental markets in the country, affordable developments like these are becoming increasingly important.  

The proposal is currently under review by the BRA and open for public comments. 

For more information about rent and rent prices in Boston contact us today! 

The Distillery: Expanding Artist Space in South Boston

The Distillery is bringing an incredible space for artists to South Boston with a huge addition to the already existing Distillery facilities. 

The addition brings with it 65 new artist residential units as well as creative space and retail space, according to Bldup

Artist studios will also be added, as well as underground music practice rooms, an open courtyard for performances, a restaurant, a market, a greenhouse, gallery space, retail space, an artist residency program, roof garden and public artwork. 

The development aims to be an affordable and vibrant community space Boston's artists. The LEED certified building will create a sustainable living space and aim to maintain a thriving community in the area. 

This five-story development is a truly unique new addition to the area with a major focus on green technology and hopes to set a precedent for new buildings in the area.  

The building is expected to be complete by June 2017. 

For more information contact us at leasing@advisorsliving.com!

Construction on West Broadway Condos Has Begun

Construction has begun on a new South Boston condo development. 

170 West Broadway has had the foundation laid and construction on the underground parking garage has begun. This new development will bring 33 residential condos to the area as well as some retail space on the ground floor. 

When completed the building will be five stories tall, with the fifth level a separate set-back penthouse. There will be a mixture of one and two bedroom units throughout along with 39 parking spaces. 

West Broadway has been quickly developing in recent months and this new construction hopes to further enhance the area by bringing more residential units and retail opportunities. 

The architects behind the project are O'Sullivan Architects and the developers are KEMs Corporation. 

The construction is scheduled to be complete by the beginning of December 2016. 

For more information about 170 West Broadway or to find your new home in South Boston contact us at leasing@advisorsliving.com

Old South Meeting House in Boston will be Preserved

Millennium Partners, otherwise known as the developers of both Millennium Place and Millennium Tower, have vowed to contribute to the preservation of Boston’s Old South Meeting House.  The location where Millennium Tower will soon stand is only one block away from the landmark building.  Although the new 60 story condominium tower will undoubtedly alter the skyline of Downtown Crossing it is reassuring that some of the historical elements of the neighborhood will remain intact.

From the Boston Business Journal:

Millennium Partners’ “donation resulted from conversations between the development team and Old South staff who had expressed concerns about construction impacts on the 285-year-old brick building. The funding will bring 21st century improvements to the 1729 National Historic Landmark, including enhanced energy conservation, new interior lighting and a digital sound system to support the many programs and performances that take place in the hall year round, Old South said.”

Flats on D in South Boston Moving Fast

The apartments at Flats on D in South Boston are renting out faster than expected. This area could easily be the next hotspot for young professionals!  If you’re interested in the Flats on D you better move quickly!

From The Boston Herald:

“The leasing numbers at Flats on D, which is on D Street between the Seaport and South Boston’s West Side, back up his claim. Forty-four percent of the units have been rented, even as construction continues on rooftop and outdoor terrace common spaces…Alissa Isom of Bozzuto Management, property manager of Flats on D, says most of the renters are young professionals and many work in the Seaport District.”

Southie?s Lower End Rebranded ?Broadway Village??

The rental Market is so huge in South Boston, it has inspired a new name for the old lower end. Developments like 11 West Broadway, Allele, and 50 West Broadway have brought in Starbucks, and Stephanie’s; the new name being considered is Broadway Village.

According to Curbed’s Boston-based outlet, “someone suggested “Broadway Village” as a new name via the email on the billboard. And more than half of the voters in a subsequent online poll agreed. There you have it then: Broadway Village is the new Lower End.”

Check back to see if the name holds.

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