Several new apartment complexes are coming to Boston. Here is a look at just a few.
New Apartment Complex Coming to Dorchester Avenue
Taking the place of a building with Tom English Bar and Dorchester Market, a new 38-unit apartment complex will soon be coming to 951-959A Dorchester Avenue. Being redeveloped by Adam Sarbaugh, the five-story complex will include five affordable units along with 26 underground parking spaces. The development will also have space for a restaurant, though it will no longer be the Tom English Bar, and will continue to house the Dorchester Market.
Just a ten minute walk from the JFK/UMass stop of the Red Line, the development is conveniently located near to public transit. According to the developers, the site is specifically being designed and planned to be a pedestrian and public transit-focused development meant to enhance future connectivity and walkability. Construction is expected to take 18 months to complete.
Riverside Project to Bring 1.5 Million Square Feet of New Space to Area
Plans are underway to redevelop a huge parking lot at the Green Line’s Riverside terminus in Newton. Once completed, the transit-oriented development is expected to bring 1.5 million square feet of new space along with several new buildings to the area. Among these buildings would be an office tower, hundreds of apartments and a hotel. Plans also call for constructing a garage that can serve Green Line riders.
Expected to be one of the largest ground-up developments in the neighborhood’s recent history, the project is being developed by Normandy Real Estate Partners. While the developers received all of the necessary approvals to build a smaller complex in 2013, financial hurdles have plagued the development ever since. After partnering with Mark Development, the project has become much larger in scale. As such, the new project still needs to get all of the necessary approvals before moving forward. With some Newton officials and neighbors of the site not being on board with the plans, the developers may have some trouble getting the approvals they seek.
Cambridge to Get More Apartments with Factory Site Project
Construction on a new 93-unit apartment in Cambridge is underway. Called Park 77, the development is located at 77 New York Street near the Red Line’s Alewife terminus in Cambridge. Located across from Danehy Park and next to the 54-unit apartment development known as Park 87, the project will replace the site of the former J&C Adams door and window factory as well as a warehouse.
Both Park 87 and Park 77 are developments created by AbodeZ and Acorn Holdings. The developers were reportedly inspired to create Park 77 following the success they had with renting to families in Park 87. The new Park 77 complex will include a number of amenities for families to enjoy, including a café with a full kitchen, a terrace with a built-in gas grill, a top-floor lounge with a room deck and a gym and a meeting room with audio-visual equipment. The complex, which is expected to be open sometime this summer and is located near the Red Line, will also be a pet-friendly option for those looking for an apartment in Boston.