Exploring New Developments in and Around Somerville

Ed Greable Blogger September 13, 2018

From residential to retail space, a number of new developments are underway in and around Somerville. Here is a look at some of the new developments coming to the area.

Row Hotel Coming to Assembly Row

Row Hotel at Assembly Row opened last month as just one part of the Assembly Row mega-project developing in Somerville. Located at 360 Foley Street near the Orange Line, the 158- room hotel is aimed at both leisure and business travelers. Part of Marriott’s signature Autograph Collection, the hotel features a lounge-restaurant-pub called Reflections along with an expansive and high-ceiling lobby with original artwork from Feliciano Bejar. Amenities include an indoor pool with cabanas, a communal guest pantry, a fitness center and enough event space to accommodate up to 300 people. Rooms at the hotel start at around $230 per night.

Quincy Center Redevelopment to Bring New Residences to the Area

Located on a 14.9-acre site near the Red Line’s Quincy Center stop off Whitwell, the new Quincy Medical Center redevelopment will boast plenty of greenspace along with hundreds of residences in townhouse-style buildings. Developer FoxRock Properties is also expected to retain Glendale Park, which is part of the campus for the former hospital. Other projects are also underway in the area, many of which are also expected to bring additional residential housing to the area.

Boston’s Third-Tallest Tower Tops Off

The 742-foot Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences located at One Dalton Street has officially topped off. Known simply as One Dalton, the Back Bay addition houses 215 hotel rooms along with 160 luxury condos. At 61-stories tall, the tower is the tallest to be built in Boston since the 200 Clarendon was opened in 1976. It will also become the third tallest building in the city and, due to a variety of factors, the tower is likely to be the last New England tower of more than 700 feet to be built for quite some time.

One Dalton is being developed through a collaboration between Cambridge Seven Associates and Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed. Cobb also designed 200 Clarendon, which had formerly been known as the Hancock. Carpenter & Company is serving as the developer while Suffolk Construction is the contractor.

Maverick Square Development to Replace Parking Lot

Boston-based developer MG2 Group plans to replace the 0.17-acre parking lot at 2-10 Maverick Square with a 10-story building in East Boston. According to the plans currently under development, the base of the building would be home to retail space while some sort of residences will be located at the top. Whether these residences will be condos or apartments remains unclear. Either way, the façade of the building would boast zinc-coated copper with layers of brick and curtain wall.

While MG2 has yet to file plans with the city, the development company does own the parcel of land on which the project would sit. If the project moves forward, it would be one of many smaller- and larger-scale developments in East Boston and along the Blue Line.

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