New Developments Offer Additional Housing Options to Boston Residents


A number of new housing developments are underway throughout the Boston area. Here is a look at a few of the new options that you will soon find available.

Quincy’s West of Chestnut Apartments Open

The 169-unit West of Chestnut apartment complex in Quincy’s Quincy Center has officially opened. The invitation-only event featured Boston multi-media artist Yu-Wen.

Construction of the building began in 2015, with pre-leasing beginning in February. This project marks just one component of the larger development in Quincy Center that will ultimately result in hundreds of additional apartments and thousands of square feet in retail space, all of which will be located conveniently near to a Red Line stop. Retail at West of Chestnut includes South Shore burger favorite KKatie’s Burger Bar, Japanese fusion restaurant Fuji and OrangeTheory Fitness studio.

70 percent of the apartments available have already been leased, with the remaining 1- and 2-bedroom apartments asking anywhere from $2,100 to $2,800 per month.

Charlestown Development Adds 2,100 Apartments to Neighborhood

Renderings for the redevelopment of the 13-block Bunker Hill housing complex will result in a 3,200-unit mixture of workforce, market-rate and affordable apartments in Charlestown. The new development will replace 1,100 New Deal-era affordable units currently in place with 2,100 market-rate apartments. Plans also currently call for the development of two new parks, including a 90,000-square-foot civic and retail space as well as streetscape improvements that provide better connectivity and landscaping. In all, the project will add 3.3 million square feet of space spread across 24 acres.

The project, which is currently being dubbed One Charlestown, is being completed by Dorchester-based developer Corcoran Jennison Associates and California outfit SunCal.

South Boston Power Plant Redevelopment to Offer New Housing

The 18-acre site of the old Boston Edison power plant at Summer and First streets in South Boston was purchased for $24.25 million in April by Hilco Global and Redgate. Current plans call for developing new housing, office space and a hotel within the property.

Construction of Pierce Boston Condo-Apartment Underway

Construction of the Pierce Boston condo-apartment tower located at 188 Brookline Avenue in Fenway has officially begun, with more than half of the 30-floor tower complete. Once complete, the 340-foot tower will be the tallest building in Fenway and one of the tallest buildings in Massachusetts. The building will offer 240 apartments and 109 condos, with dozens of the units already sold for the asking prices of $1 to $6 million. The tower will also feature more than 20,000 square feet of street-level restaurant and retail space along with a number of amenities, including a dog-washing station, a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, 24/7 concierge service, a restaurant and 80 parking spaces.

Developed by Samuels & Associates, construction of the project is expected to be complete before the end of 2017.

Church Conversion to Bring More Apartments to South End

Plans for the conversion of a 158-year-old former Italian Renaissance Revival-style Church of the Immaculate Conception located on Harrison Avenue will bring 63 new apartment units to the South End. Current plans call for creating parking space for 25 cars in the adjacent James Court lot, with the entire development being called the Cosmopolitan.

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