New Boston Developments Coming Soon

Several new housing developments are in the works throughout the Boston area. Here is a look at just a few of the new options that will soon be hitting the market.

Lanes and Games to be Replaced by 320 Apartments

After serving as a regular fixture in Cambridge for more than 40 year, the Lanes and Games bowling alley will soon be replaced by a new six-story development. Criterion Development Partners recently received approval from the Cambridge Planning Board to replace the bowling alley and the Gateway Motel currently located along the Concord Turnpike northwest of the Alewife area. The six-story, 320-unit apartment complex will include students, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units along with 242 parking spaces. Three dozen of the apartments will be designated as affordable. Meanwhile, Lanes and Games plans to remain open throughout the summer in order to give bowling leagues the opportunity to wrap up their games.

New Apartments to Replace Former Hyde Park Nursing Home

A vacant three-story nursing home located at 735 Truman Highway in Hyde Park’s Fairmount Hill may soon be converted to a 46-unit apartment complex. Proposed by Nordblom, which is the same developer behind the South End’s 321 Harrison Avenue development, the $6 million project would retain the existing 62 parking spaces. Located less than a half-mile from the Fairmount commuter rail stop, plans call for the new development to retain the existing building’s footprint. If the project is approved, construction could begin as early this summer and be completed by next spring.

East Cambridge Condo Tops Off

Situated just inside from the Somerville line, the 84,000-square-foot condo complex at 262 Monsignor O’Brien Highway in East Cambridge has topped off at seven stories. Constructed by Minco Corporation, the final product will include 55 one-bedroom and two-bedroom condos with features including granite countertops, balconies and nine-foot ceilings. The building will also offer concierge service, a fitness center, bike storage and 55 on-site parking spaces. The complex is expected to open in the late summer.

Conrad & Chandler Conversion Nears Completion

The conversion of the old Conrad & Chandler department store in Downtown Crossing is expected to be completed this spring, with 27 units already available for purchase. Develped by 3MJ realty, the apartments include plenty of exposed brick, 11-foot ceilings and modern appliances. The building itself also boasts an elevator as well as concierge services. Two-bedroom units start at $3,500 while three-bedrooms start at $5,600 and four-bedrooms start at $6,000.

Landmark Center Expansion to Add Housing and More

Located at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive, the expansion of Landmark Center is slated to add 550 housing units, 15,000 square feet of office space, 110,000 square feet of retail space and an underground parking garage with 1,500 spaces. The developer, Samuels & Associates, has also recently announced plans to add an approximately one-acre park to the development. Details are pending as the developers work with the city to obtain a sliver of city-owned land for the park.

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