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The Harrison Albany Block Project Proposed For South End

Harrison Albany Block

The Harrison Albany Block project is a huge proposal for the South End, mixing rental buildings with ground floor amenities, retail, restaurant and cultural space. 

The development will include new buildings, new street designs, friendly open spaces, tree-lined streets and more to really create a sense of community with the space. 

The project will bring around 696 new apartments to the neighborhood, adding to the already thriving community in the area. 

The two residential buildings in the space would be around 11 stories high along East Dedham Street and East Canton Street. Another building at 575 Albany Street would be renovated and an additional five-story glass addition would be constructed on the top of the building. 

The development would also include office space and a large underground parking garage for residents and visitors. 

Throughout the project proposal the height of the buildings have decreased in order to fit more in with the surrounding development, however the mass of the project has increased. 

The development would sit on a 3.1 acre site and will seek a LEED Silver certification upon finishing the project. 

The proposal has been submitted however start dates and expected finishing dates have yet to be announced. 

Contact us for more information about this and other new developments around Boston. 

Building Spotlight: Troy Boston

Troy Boston

Troy Boston is a unique development in the South End, offering residents an eco-friendly, exciting living environment in the city. 

Projected to be certified LEED Gold, Troy Boston is designed to operate 25% more efficiently than the average construction. The building has been constructed in order to save energy and utilize recycled materials. 

The energy conscious construction does not mean the development is lacking in amenities. Residents can enjoy a rooftop terrace complete with barbecues and fire pits, a rooftop lounge with a demonstration kitchen, an outdoor swimming pool, a yoga and fitness studio and an outdoor dog run area and washing station. 

Troy Boston Roof

As for the apartments, there is a choice of studios, one bedrooms, one bedrooms with a den and two bedrooms. The layouts vary by floor, but all include open floor plans, high end finishes and floor to ceiling windows. 

All units have beautiful wood floors, stone countertops, custom closets, energy saving appliances and smart thermostats. 

Troy Boston Interior

The building also prides itself on its collection of artwork that reflects the culture of the surrounding neighborhood. Pieces created by local artists and practicing designers are displayed in large-scale installations throughout the building. 

The developers aimed to create a vibrant and sustainable space in the South End and that is just what residents can expect. 

View available listings at Troy Boston here, or contact us for more information. 

Drink Your Way Through The South End Open Market

The South End Open Market kicked off the summer season at the beginning of May with a new location at Ink Block.

Visitors to the eclectic Sunday spot in the South End can now enjoy one more added bonus in the form of alcoholic drinks. 

The market has partnered with Crash line Productions and from this weekend will start selling Sam Adams beer, a selection of wines from Wicked Wines, Angry Orchard and Truly Spiked & Sparkling hard seltzer.

Beers and ciders will be reasonably priced at $5 a drink while prosecco and mimosas will be $6. The drinks will be joining the mix of food trucks, craft markets and farmers markets that are already open at the market every weekend. 

The South End Open Market launched at its new location this spring at 375 Harrison Avenue after splitting from the SoWa. The two markets are still in competition, but this addition of booze makes them both even in their offerings. 

The new Ink Block developments are beautiful apartments in the South End with an eclectic mix of design and events such as the market surrounding it. 

The market is open every Sunday from 10AM to 4PM until October 30th. Visitors can enjoy beer and wine from 11AM starting this weekend. 

To find more about living at Ink Block contact us as leasing@advisorsliving.com

Boston's Most Popular Rental Neighborhoods

May is a popular month for apartment hunting, especially those looking to move in on September 1st.

Data that has been compiled from popular search inquiries shows the top 10 most popular neighborhoods where people are looking to rent from this May, according to Boston Magazine

The neighborhoods that top the list are typically very popular with students and pricier areas such as the North End are towards the bottom. 

The full list is:

1. Fenway, Kenmore, Audubon Circle, Longwood

2. Mission Hill

3. Allston, Brighton

4. Back Bay

5. Roxbury

6. East Boston

7. Cambridge

8. D Street, West Broadway

9. South End

10. North End

For rentals in all Boston neighborhoods click here

Unsurprisingly, one bedroom apartments are most popular with renters, while two bedroom units aren't too far behind. The median price from a one bedroom is around $2,000. 

If you're still looking don't worry, contact us today to find your new home, leasing@advisorsliving.com!

Sweetgreen Doubling Boston Locations

Sweetgreen, the popular salad chain, is expanding its signature greens to even more of Boston this year. 

Fans of the popular lunch spot will be able to find five new stores in Downtown Crossing, Fenway, Downtown Boston, Harvard Square and the South End all before the end of 2016. 

Since it first opened in 2013, the chain which is originally from Washington D.C has been a hit with Boston residents. 

The new openings will double its presence in the city and hopefully help potentially reduce the notoriously long lines. 

Each store is specifically designed with the location and clients in mind and serious Sweetgreen followers will have noticed that the company is prioritizing online and mobile ordering, as well as going cashless. 

These adjustments are aimed to streamline the process and hopefully give customers more time during their lunch breaks! 

The brand sources all of its ingredients from local farms and suppliers, which is a hit with the healthy Boston community. 

If you're looking for the Sweetgreen locations that are already open you can find, two in Back Bay as well as in Fort Point, Chestnut Hill and Lynnfield. 

The specific addresses of the new locations are below:

- Downtown Crossing, 13 School Street

- Fenway, 132 Brookline Ave. 

- Downtown, 87 Summer Street

- Harvard Square, 39 JFK Street

- South End, Ink Block, 354 Harrison Ave. 

25 Morrissey in Dorchester AKA Hub 25

As noted by ICON Architects on their website, The Residences at 25 Morrissey Boulevard is starting to get its own identity in the form of an official name: Hub 25. The 220,000 square foot building of 278 rental units is under construction in Dorchester and it seems like they are looking to brand the product.

This location is a commuter’s dream adjacent to the JFK Redline station, which offers bus, train and commuter rail services. The project will consist of two 5-story buildings and will consist of a mix of Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. As areas in the city such as South Bostonand the South End have increased demand and therefore increased rents, this Dorchester location could be a great alternative for young professionals and students alike. Suffolk and UMASS Boston especially like this area. Rents are expected to range from about $1,500 to $2,500 per month. Compared to something like Troy Luxury Apartments where rents start in the low $2,000’s and can get close to $4,000.

The construction by Dimeo has been delayed due to the winter that we all had to endure but things are expected to be back on track as the warmer weather approaches. This is just another part of a 20-year plan to really revitalize the area. Just last week President Obama was in Dorchester for the dedication and opening of the EMK Institute on Columbia Point.

Dare we say…The Dot is Hot? According to Zillow Rentals there are currently 91 rental listings ranging from $1,000 per month for a studio to $4,250 a month for a 5 bedroom. The additional 278 apartments right on Morrissey Boulevard will definitely bring a lot of buzz to the hub.

- ICON Architect Rendering

Boston Apartments with Price Tags Equal to the Pats Super Bowl Bonuses

- Credit: Curbed Boston

 

Could the Boston housing market be out of even the Patriot’s bonus budget margins? The New England Patriots’ potential per-player payout of $165,000 for winning the super bowl will suffice just one years worth of rent for some of Boston proper’s swanky spreads. Divided by 12 months, rent can equate to $13,750 per month, which is assuming that Pat’s members have enough capital saved to cover security deposits. Pretty mind-boggling when you put it in to a context, huh?

To see a list of eight Boston apartments that fit this criteria, jump over to Boston.curbed.

Royal in the South End is Boston's First Big Close of the Year!

- Credit: Curbed

News of South End being the up-and-coming spot proves true! South End recently hosted Boston’s first big close of 2015 at the Royal on 407 Shawmut Avenue. The condo is carved from an old Salvation Army building—restating the gentrification process like no other. What was supposed to sell for $811 a square foot, sold for $733 a square foot, and still landed at a juicy total of $1,250,000.

And they don’t plan to stop there. Brokers are working steadily to keep this move going. So home shoppers keep an eye out for South End – worthy deals are in store for you!

You can view what’s currently available here.

Whole Foods Spa Opening in Boston South End

Boston’s Whole Foods plan to bring a new dimension to their health-conscious grocery market within the new year.

Located in South End’s Ink Block, the 50,000 square foot store will unveil their first ever spa in the former site of the Boston Herald.

With easy access to a gym, healthy food and body treatments, healthy living will be the residents of Ink Block’s mantra. Talk about feeling cleansed inside and out!

Troy Boston Apartments Offer Modern Class Living in South End

Troy Boston is an additional modern class of touch amidst the South End construction boom. The principles integrated in to the backbone of this building are such of focus on creativity and vibrancy, which are intended to inspire people to work and learn in these livable spaces. The developer’s vision is coming to fruition as a full amenity building that features 82% post-industrial recycled content flooring, and an electricity co-generator producing 100% of the building’s hot water and 54% of its heat. Along with common amenities, the building also includes a pool deck and fitness center for all 378 apartment unit holders to occupy.

In addition to the two residential towers, Troy Boston will include “approximately 6,000 square feet of retail space and a 180-space parking garage…and will adjoin the Ink Block, the massive residential-retail project on the site of the old Boston Herald HQ that includes the Sepia Boston,” reports Curbed Boston.

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