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Cambridge City Officials Say OK to Google Kendall Square Expansion Plans

Cambridge City Officials Say OK to Google Kendall Square Expansion Plans

With a 7-2 vote, the Cambridge City Council finally approved on March 19 Google’s revised expansion plans that would reshape Kendall Square. The decision comes only days after the East Cambridge Planning Team, an independently incorporated neighborhood association that advocates for the community on issues concerning urban planning, commercial and…

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Boylston Properties Breaks Ground on New Marriott Hotel; Beacon St. Guest House Sold for $3.8 M

Boylston Properties Breaks Ground on New Marriott Hotel; Beacon St. Guest House Sold for $3.8 M

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Local development company Boylston Properties recently broke ground on Phase I of a new Marriott Residence Inn, located at 121 Brookline Ave. near Fenway Park.  According to the Boston Globe, the $60 million project will be [...]…

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Watermark Seaport Project Adds to the Development Wave in Boston’s Innovation District

Watermark Seaport Project Adds to the Development Wave in Boston’s Innovation District

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor According to an official statement issued a few days ago, a 14-story residential tower will be developed in South Boston by a joint venture between Skanska USA Commercial Development and Twining Properties. The new residential tower will [...]…

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Commercial Developments Gain Momentum in the Back Bay and South End Areas

Commercial Developments Gain Momentum in the Back Bay and South End Areas

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor With construction picking up in the Back Bay neighborhood, signs of economic recovery are becoming more and more visible in this Boston area. In addition to a number of residential projects that broke ground last year, [...]…

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Boston Redevelopment Authority OKs Two Multi-Million-Dollar Developments

Boston Redevelopment Authority OKs Two Multi-Million-Dollar Developments

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Merano, a $165 million mixed-use project near the TD Garden, was unanimously approved last week by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. As mentioned in the official statement, the BRA first approved Epsilon Associates’ proposal in August [...]…

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High-End Rental Building Planned for Jamaica Plain

High-End Rental Building Planned for Jamaica Plain

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A 3.5-acre property in Jamaica Plain will be converted into luxury rental units, adding to Boston’s construction wave. The former site of the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Avenue was purchased less than [...]…

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Boston University Proposes New Institutional Master Plan

Boston University Proposes New Institutional Master Plan

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Boston University recently filed a 58-page Institutional Master Plan (IMP) revealing a complex expansion initiative that would span over ten years. The development projects aim to renovate an existing student housing facility, create two 11-story buildings [...]…

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Former Boston Herald Building Gets New Life as Mixed-Use Complex

Former Boston Herald Building Gets New Life as Mixed-Use Complex

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Newton-based National Development revealed new details of the redevelopment project that will transform the former Boston Herald headquarters at the corner of Herald Street and Harrison Avenue in the South End into a 6.2-acre mixed-use complex. [...]…

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Boston Marriott Long Wharf Completes $30 M Renovation

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Completes $30 M Renovation

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor After four years and a $30 million investment, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Sunstone Hotel Investors announced last week the completion of a full property renovation project at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf located at 296 [...]…

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$1.6 Billion Redevelopment in Downtown Quincy

$1.6 Billion Redevelopment in Downtown Quincy

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Quincy’s historic downtown is set to undergo complex redevelopment by a joint venture between White Plains, NY-based Street-Works Development, a company that specializes in urban redevelopment projects, and local real estate developer The Beal Cos. After [...]…

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Boston University Uses BIM Technology to Complete Construction Faster

Boston University Uses BIM Technology to Complete Construction Faster

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Boston University is trying to speed up the construction of a new student center in Kenmore Square by 10 percent with the help of ultra-modern technology called Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM design tools can boost [...]…

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New Year Brings More Development in Boston

New Year Brings More Development in Boston

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The city of Boston is seeking proposals for a mixed-use development planned on a 20-acre, weed-infested area between Chinatown and South Boston. In an interview for the Boston Globe, architect Marc Marguiles—who led the team that [...]…

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