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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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Micro-Apartments Concept Takes Shape in Boston

Micro-Apartments Concept Takes Shape in Boston

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor In an attempt to attract young people to Boston, the city’s administration is encouraging the development of small units—some of them as small as 375 square feet, similar to the famous micro-apartments in New York. The [...]…

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BRA to Complete the Harrison-Albany Corridor Zoning Plan

BRA to Complete the Harrison-Albany Corridor Zoning Plan

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has almost completed the zoning plan for the Harrison-Albany Corridor, a once thriving industrial area that today is a growing neighborhood. As reported by the Boston Globe, the public comment period [...]…

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Hayward Place Joins Boston’s Multi-Family Development Wave

Hayward Place Joins Boston’s Multi-Family Development Wave

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Though experts say that Boston is still trapped in a sluggish economy, the multi-famlly market offers a more upbeat perspective. Most recently, New York City-based developer Millennium Partners broke ground on Hayward Place, a 15-story condominium [...]…

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New Boston Warehouse Goes Green; Older One Headed for Multi-Family Makeover

New Boston Warehouse Goes Green; Older One Headed for Multi-Family Makeover

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor F.W. Webb Co., a plumbing and heating distributor, has opened the city’s first environmentally friendly warehouse. Located at 307 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, the two-story state-of-the-art facility was designed as a distribution center and showroom. [...]…

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Condo Prices Rise Statewide as Volume Slips: Warren Group

Condo Prices Rise Statewide as Volume Slips: Warren Group

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Condominium sales in the Bay State demonstrated the classic “good news, bad news” syndrome last month. First, the bad news: the total number of units sold in Massachusetts slipped 2.6 percent year-over-year compared to Sept. 2010, [...]…

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Kensington Breaks Ground on $172M Apartment Tower; High-End Home Sales Up 13%

Kensington Breaks Ground on $172M Apartment Tower; High-End Home Sales Up 13%

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Over six months after receiving the green light from city officials, construction on a new residential building finally began last week at the corner of Washington and LaGrange streets, reports the The Boston Herald.  The $172 [...]…

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Google Joins Backers of $152M Charlesview Relocation

Google Joins Backers of $152M Charlesview Relocation

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Ever wondered about the link between internet technology and affordable housing? At the moment, the answer is “Google Inc.” The Mountain View, Calif.-based giant has decided to invest $28 million in an innovative $152 milliion affordable housing project in Allston., [...]…

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Historic Mill Site Gets Multi-Family Makeover in Melrose

Historic Mill Site Gets Multi-Family Makeover in Melrose

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The transformation of an historic mill building into an apartment complex is under way in Melrose, Mass. Wood Partners is redeveloping the 129-year-old Boston Rubber Shoe Co. factory site into a 300-unit multi-family property. As the Boston Globe [...]…

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