Boston’s Newest Developments

A number of developments are underway throughout Boston. Here are a few new developments and updates on ones that have been in the works for months.

Trinity Place Development to Break Ground in 2018

40 Trinity Place, which will replace Boston Common Hotel in Back Bay, is expected to break ground sometime next year. Developed by Trinity Place LLC, the 31-story, 393-foot complex will boast 146 condos and 154 hotel rooms. The project will also expand the space next to the University Club while creating ground-floor restaurant space. The building itself will feature a two-floor lobby starting on the 15th floor along with parking available through area garages.

Seaport District Development Moving Forward

Located across from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, the Seaport District development will bring hundreds of hotel rooms and apartments to the area once completed. Developed by Lincoln Property Company and Hyatt, current plans call for the development to offer 304 apartment units and 294 hotel units. The project includes two buildings, with each being 12-stories tall and being built on raised platforms. In doing so, there will be space for up to 450 parking space underneath.

Situated on land owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority, the project recently received approval for a long-term lease. Once complete, the project will breathe new life into an area that is currently nothing more than a 2.5-acre parking lot. In addition to providing new housing options, the development will also boast nearly 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Old Boston Globe Site to Become Office Complex

The 16.5-acre former site of the Boston Globe will soon become an office complex. Located just off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, the complex will place an emphasis on technology and/or life science companies. Plans recently filed by owner Nordblom Development Co. also call for including restaurants in the development and possibly even a craft brewery. As part of this transformation, the existing 723,000-square-foot building will be completely redeveloped.

Meanwhile, the Boston Globe has moved to a new location on State Street in downtown Boston after spending 59 years at its previous location.

Gothic Church Transforms into Condo Development

The Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory at 136-140 Shawmut Avenue in the South End has finally finished its transformation into 33 luxury condos. With a conversion designed by Feingold Alexander Architects, the development has retained many of its Gothic features. Only now, it also features a five-story glass building stretching through the former interior of the church. With eight floors total, the condo boasts units ranging from one to four bedrooms. Amenities include a fitness center and a 30-car underground garage.

Back Bay Station Development to Move Forward

Boston Properties has been struggling with issues related to shadows that are expected to be cast by its Back Bay Station development. Just last month, the developers won a major victory when the Boston Planning and Development Agency signed off on their plans. When complete, the 1.26 million square foot development will boast hosting, retail space and office space over and around Back Bay Station.

After over a year of struggles related to the shadows that are expected to be cast by one of the three towers, the developers agreed to pay $3 million to those who oppose its construction as well as an additional $3 million to the city’s affordable housing fund.

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