Developments Springing Up Around Boston’s North Station

Ed Greable Blogger March 10, 2018


The area around Boston’s North Station has seen quite a bit of new development recently. As such, here is a look at some of the big developments that have either been recently completed or that are still on their way to the area around the transit hub.

Avalon North Station

Located at 1 Nashua Street, the 415-foot Avalon North Station officially opened in December 2016. Boasting 503 units, the building was one of the tallest new apartment buildings in Boston once it was completed. Originally named Nashua Street Residences, the development features a 35th-floor lounge with a terrace and a game room, a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour concierge, bike storage, a pet spa and 220 parking spaces. The development also features destination-controlled elevators and a public arcade offering air access to the Green and Orange lines at North Station.

Bulfinch Crossing

Located at 50 Sudbury Street and being developed by HYM Investment Group, Government Center Garage will ultimately be a mixed-use space named Bulfinch Crossing. Once complete, the development will boast 812 residential units, 196 hotel rooms, 85,000 square feet of retail space and 1.15 million square feet of office space. The development will also include 1,100 parking spaces for both residents and public use along with a one-acre rooftop amenity. The first building going up as part of this development is a 45-story, 486-unit apartment building that will be 558 feet tall at its highest point.

Cambridge Crossing

Called simply CX for short, the 4.5 million square foot Cambridge Crossing will offer 2.1 million square feet of tech and office space spread across five buildings. Once complete, the 45-acre parcel located where Boston, Cambridge and Somerville meet will offer as many as 2,400 new condos and apartments along with the 2,500 residences already located in the area. The development will also offer 11 acres of open space. While the San Francisco-based DivcoWest did break ground on a 430,000-square-foot science-and-tech hub in October 2017, plans for the rest of the development are still moving through the approval process.

Garden Garage Redevelopment

Developer Equity Residential plans to begin construction on a 44-story apartment tower at 35 Lomasney Way. This redevelopment of Garden Garage would result in 469 new apartments, making it one of the largest residential buildings under construction in Boston. Plans for the tower were approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency in 2016, while the tower itself is not expected to open until 2021.

Hub on Causeway

While developers Boston Properties and Delaware North broke ground on the Hub on Causeway development in January 2016, the massive project still has a long way to go before it is completed. Phase I, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, will feature the largest supermarket in the city along with 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, a 15-screen movie theater and 175,000 square feet of office space. Phase II of the 1.5 million square foot development will include a 440-unit, 38-floor residential tower and a 260-key, 10-floor micro-hotel. The final phase of the development, which is located at 100 Legends Way, will include a 21-story office tower.

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