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Building Spotlight – 50 Liberty

50 Liberty Boston

Twenty Two Liberty may have sold out, but those looking for luxury living on Boston’s waterfront will have another chance at luxury living soon.

50 Liberty is a new construction luxury condo building coming to Fan Pier just around the corner from Twenty Two Liberty.

Situated in the heart of Boston’s waterfront, 50 Liberty will offer residents spectacular views, huge balconies, access to the harbor and convenience to explore the rest of Boston.

50 Liberty Interior

The units will have open floor plans with luxurious finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the incredible location.

The building will also include luxury amenities and access to all of the new amenities opening in Fan Pier.

50 Liberty has been designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, who have focused on creating a calm and luxurious destination for residents.

This new luxury building hopes to become a destination for those approaching Fan Pier by the water and add to the inspiring designs developing within the area.

Looking for your new home on Boston’s waterfront? Contact us today for more information!

Millennium Tower Won’t Reach Manhattan Heights

Millennium Tower

High-rise buildings are in development all over Boston, with some concerned that these tall towers are going to overshadow the historic architecture and turn the city into a mini Manhattan.

A new report by Encompass eases some of these concerns by showing that even the tallest tower planned for Boston, Millennium Tower, is nowhere near the height of the tallest tower planned for NYC.

Encompass Boston Tower Height

Millennium Tower is currently Boston’s tallest tower, which comes up to less than half of the height of Nordstrom Tower currently under construction in Manhattan.

Nordstrom Tower, when complete, will be the tallest in the city at 1,775 feet and Millennium Tower will be 685 feet.

Millennium Tower is definitely one of Boston’s most anticipated new projects, expected to be completed before the end of 2016.

The Downtown Crossing tower will bring 1.1 million square feet of luxury living, offices, shops and restaurants to transform the area and become a towering Boston icon.

The building will bring 450 condos and rental units across its 60 stories.

To find out more information about living in Millennium Tower or more of Boston’s tallest towers, contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com!

The Lucas is Already 80% Sold

The Lucas South End Condo

The Lucas may still be under construction, but the iconic building coming to the South End is already 80% sold.

This boutique building on Shawmut Avenue is being built into the beautiful facade of an 1880’s church.

Demolition began in 2015 where a significant section of the church was removed while the outside walls remain and be carefully restored as a part of the new development.

The 33 units that make up the development range from one to four bedrooms and include high end luxury finishes throughout.

The Lucas will also have a concierge, a gym, a resident lounge and direct access elevators to most units.

The building is expected to be complete by April 2017.

Check out a video of part of the demolition below:

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345 Harrison Development Has Broken Ground

345 Harrison Ave South End

Ground has officially been broken for the new development at 345 Harrison Avenue in the South End.

The proposal outlines two residential buildings with 602 rental units and ground floor retail space and construction has officially begun.

The location of the new development is right on the edge of the Chinatown and Downtown neighborhoods.

345 Harrison

The project aims to enhance the surrounding area as well as bringing more residential units to the South End.

The two buildings will be 14 and 13 stories with an open pedestrian walkway between the two buildings.

345 Harrison is conveniently located along major MBTA bus routes and close to the Silver Line, close to the other new development, Ink Block.

The building will include an underground parking garage with space for 275 cars and 325 bicycles along William Mullins Way.

The building is still looking for name suggestions, asking for suggestions to be tweeted using the hashtag #Lovefor345Name and #Lovefor345Amenity.

345 Harrison is expected to be open in early 2018 and pre-leasing has already begun.

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Pierce Boston Begins to Grow in Fenway

Pierce Boston with Sky Cabanas

The initial construction phase of Pierce Boston has been completed and residents and visitors to Fenway can now watch the tower grow.

The triangular intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street has been transformed to create the foundation for the 30-story luxury building.

Pierce Boston will feature 109 luxury condos, 240 luxury rentals and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.

This luxury space is looking to really stand out and add contemporary sophistication to such an iconic area.

Now that the foundation is complete and the concrete has been poured the next phase promises quick and noticeable developments.

John Moriarty & Associates is behind the construction and say they anticipate a new floor will be added every seven days.

To stay up to date with the project you can watch it from above, from a live webcam feed.

Press has been calling Pierce Boston one of the hottest new properties in the world and it should be open by 2018.

Find full details about Pierce Boston and all of the luxury amenities here. To find your new home today email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Housing Construction Booming in Boston

Fort Point Housing Construction

More and more cranes are visible in Boston’s skyline, representing the increasing amount of new housing construction throughout the city.

Only three months into 2016 and 565 new housing units have already been permitted according to the City of Boston quarterly housing report.

Currently there are 8,000 new housing units under construction throughout Boston, which is the highest amount of construction employment over the past 20 years.

This is no surprise to the growing housing construction considering the population is growing faster today than any other time in Boston’s history.

In a statement Mayor Walsh said, “Our population is growing faster today than at any time in our city’s history, and I’m committed to making sure that Boston stays affordable by meeting the demand of our growing city. By working across multiple agencies, this Administration is working everyday to bring new units on line at a variety of income levels, and we are seeing results.”

Since the ‘Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030’ plans were launched in October 2014 there has been a total of 17,183 housing units permitted or completed throughout the city.

Read the full report here. For more info on finding your new home in Boston contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Transforming Boston Train Stations

Back Bay Station

Three major real estate developments are set to transform three of the biggest Boston train stations: North Station, Back Bay Station and South Station.

The Boston Globe reported that these complex projects will bring with them residential towers, retail complexes, parking garages, improved train stations and even potentially one of the tallest buildings in the city. To keep up to date on the latest information regarding all of these new developments as they happen click here.

Developer Boston Properties has created a vision for the transformation of Back Bay Station, including three towers of 26, 28 and 34 stories rising above the station. Not far from the One Dalton luxury residences, this trio would include approximately 600 residences, retail and office space. The whole area would total around 1.26 million square feet and would reconnect Back Bay and the South End.

While the ambitious Back Bay project may be a few years away, Boston Properties along with Delaware North have already begun the project planned for North Station. The Hub at Causeway includes a 38-story residential tower, a large retail complex, restaurants, offices, hotels and an improved station.

South Station is also facing exciting change and could finally see one of the city’s biggest towers from the Houston developer Hines. The two tower project could reach 677-feet and is being developed to include more housing while also including office space and hotels.

Follow these new developments as they happen with Advisors Living. Email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Mixed-Use Project Proposed for North Quincy T Station

North Quincy Apartments

Courtesy of MASSDOT/BOZZUTO/ATLANTIC

A mixed-use development with 579 apartments could be coming to North Quincy T Station. Over 600,000 square feet of residential space along with retail and parking could make up this mixed-use space.

North Quincy is not the only T stop to experience surrounding construction. JFK/UMass and Quincy Adams also have construction rising around them, starting a small, but growing, trend of constructing mixed-use spaces around transit stations.

The board that oversees the transit authority approved the project. However, still facing a separate set of approvals in Quincy, the mixed-use development is but a proposal. The lot where the mixed-use space would go is owned by the MBTA. If the project is approved, it would bring with it a 99-year lease and $230 million in revenue for the MBTA.

Do you think new residential and retail space would be good for North Quincy? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Demolition of Anthony’s Pier 4 Could Happen This Week

Pier 4 Boston

Pier 4 Luxury Residences in Boston's Seaport District

Perched along the waterfront at the edge of Pier 4, sits the empty building that once housed Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant. This week Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant could finally see demolition, according to The Boston Globe.

Tishman Speyer, a New York development company now owns the property and has plans to redevelop the area, incorporating it into the vastly expanding Seaport District. A 9-story luxury condominium with 100 units is set to go up in its place at Pier 4.

Surrounding that are plans for a one-acre park at the end of the pier where residents and locals can take advantage of strolls and evenings along the water’s edge. President of site developer Tishman Speyer, Rob Speyer, said, “We need to honor the site’s history by creating something that will be as relevant to the future as [Anthony’s] was to the past.”

Opened in 1963 by Anthony Athanas, an Albanian immigrant, Anthony’s Pier 4 was a staple of the Boston Waterfront. Celebrities like that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and even Julia Child dined at its white table-clothed tables. Celtics players, businessmen, politicians and United States presidents walked through its doors.

Plates of popovers, local seafood dishes and an extensive wine list, made Anthony’s Pier 4 a favorite among locals as well. Overlooking Boston’s harbor, Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant hosted fundraisers, family dinners and business meetings with views of Boston’s harbor teeming with boats and vessels.

At one point in its storied past the restaurant was one of the most profitable restaurants in the nation, bringing in $12 million a year. Three years ago, Anthony’s Pier 4 shuttered its doors to patrons as the family focused on other businesses.

As the demolition of Anthony’s Pier 4 paves the way for new cityscapes, the surrounding Seaport District continues to evolve into a live, work and play neighborhood. Amid the new Pier 4 luxury residences will sit a 13-story, 373,0000-square-foot commercial building and two levels of parking to draw residents from all over Boston to the Seaport District, just as its restaurant predecessor had once done.

Twenty Two Liberty and Fifty Liberty are other luxury condominiums and apartments building up the Seaport District, near the site of GE’s new headquarters in Fort Point.

To find your next home at Pier 4 or in the Seaport District, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

South End Luxury Apartments at 345 Harrison Ave

345 Harrison Ave South End

345 Harrison Avenue is one of many new developments appearing along the South End’s streets adding to the huge amount of transformation occurring in the area.

Developed by Nordblom, Inc. the apartments are just a few blocks away from new developments at 600 Harrison Avenue and 775 Harrison Avenue. 345 Harrison will be a two-building complex housing 602 apartments. The luxury buildings will be 13 and 14 stories tall and provide 535,900 square feet of living space.

The complex is located along Traveler Street and Harrison Avenue, amongst many other luxury home options. A pedestrian walkway and ground-floor retail space connect the complex and give a community feel to the luxury homes, allowing residents to shop, meet and relax.

The landscape is specifically designed to tie together the buildings, trees and streetlights, creating an inviting outdoor space. The nearby Rotch Playground and Rolling Bridge Park provide residents easy access to the city’s charming recreational spaces. Situated in the midst of Boston’s South End surrounded by industrial, brick buildings, 345 Harrison will be a chic and urban escape in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Find your new home at 345 Harrison Avenue or view other luxury apartments in the South End. For more information email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.