Mixed-Use Developments Underway in Boston

Ed Greable Blogger February 2, 2018

Several mixed-use developments are underway throughout the city of Boston. Here is a look at just a few of the developments you can expect to see.

Boston Landing

Spanning over 14 acres of land and offering 1.76 million square feet of space, Brighton’s Boston Landing continues to reveal new additions. Once complete, the development will boast a 250,000-square-foot headquarters for New Balance sneakers, 650,000 square feet of Class A office space, a 175-key hotel, a 325,000-square-foot Bruins practice facility with a rink and a commuter-rail station. The rail station and the New Balance headquarters are already open, while additional components are expected to open later this year.

Clippership Wharf

Located on a 12-acre parcel of land, the Clippership Wharf complex at 65 Lewis Street will have 478 residential units once it is complete. Other features will include ground-floor commercial space, off-street parking for 295 to 308 vehicles and public facilities once completed. The complex’s 80-unit condo component, known as Slip65, started sales in early June of last year with all of the units being sold in just eight weeks. Construction for the entire complex is expected to be completed in 2021.

Fenway Center

Located on 4.5 acres of land at 820 Beacon Street where Brookline and Commonwealth avenues meet, the 1.1 million-square-foot Fenway Center has been one of Boston’s most anticipated projects. After lead developer John Rosenthal of Meredith Management spent nearly two decades making this project come to fruition, ground is finally breaking on the five-building project. Once complete, the project is expected to offer around 650 housing units, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 160,000 square feet of offices, 1,290 parking spaces, a daycare center, community space, a bike-share station and bicycle storage.

Union Square

Being constructed around a future Green Line stop, the multi-block Union Square development will cover a total of 2.3 million square feet of space of space. Within this space will be 1.38 million square feet of office, lab, hotel, retail and arts space along with approximately 950 residences. Twenty-five percent of the project will be dedicated to open space, including 2.5 acres of what is being referred to as “high-quality civic spaces.”

Part of the construction on the development is expected to be complete in 2020, with this phase culminating in 400 residential units and 175,000 square feet of retail space and either lab or office space. The Union Square stop of the Green Line is expected to be open in 2021, while construction of the entire project is expected to take up to 20 years to complete.

Bullfinch Crossing

The redevelopment of the Government Center Garage known as Bulfinch Crossing will offer 812 residential units along with 196 hotel rooms, 85,000 square feet of retail space and 1.15 million square feet of office space. Located at 50 Sudbury Street, the first building within the development is expected to be a 45-story tower feature a total of 486 units with 55 of those being condos. Being developed by HYM Investment Group, current construction is expected to be complete by 2020.

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