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Renovation Completed at Boston Marriott Copley Place; Potential Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Pending Approval

Renovation Completed at Boston Marriott Copley Place; Potential Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Pending Approval

The award-winning Boston Marriott Copley Place completed a complex renovation of guest rooms, meeting space, health club and pool areas. Conveniently located at 110 Huntington Avenue in the city’s historic Back Bay district, the hotel has been completely re-imagined over the five-year re-design process. Inspired by nature, the building’s 1,100…

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Stalled $615 Million Project Seeking Approval to Revitalize Downtown Crossing

Stalled $615 Million Project Seeking Approval to Revitalize Downtown Crossing

Shortly after Mayor Thomas Menino announced that Chicago-based real estate investment and development firm Oxford Capital Group LLC plans to develop a 240-key hotel at 59 Temple Place in Downtown Crossing, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) reveals another investor’s intention to revitalize the area.…

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Two Affordable Housing Assets Snag $90 M Financing for Upgrades

Two Affordable Housing Assets Snag $90 M Financing for Upgrades

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Blackstone Apartments and Franklin Square House Apartments, two affordable housing communities in Boston, will be redeveloped with the help of a $90 million investment made by the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT). As reported by Commercial Property Executive, the fixed-income investment company will rehabilitate the…

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Former Worcester Voke School Turns Residential

Former Worcester Voke School Turns Residential

A Boston-based development company announced details of a $30 million mixed-income residential complex that would replace a former school in Worcester that was shut down in 2006.…

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Work Advances at Vertex’s Future Fan Pier Headquarters

Work Advances at Vertex’s Future Fan Pier Headquarters

Work on the Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard, one of the 18-story towers at the Fan Pier development site, reached a milestone recently when iron workers raised the final beam to complete the building’s structural framework.…

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$120M Waterside Place Breaks Ground in Boston’s Innovation District

$120M Waterside Place Breaks Ground in Boston’s Innovation District

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Nearly two years since getting the final green light from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), The Drew Company broke ground on the newest addition to the city’s emerging Innovation District, the $120 million Waterside Place located on the corner of Congress and D streets across…

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Groundbreaking for $300 M Medical Research Center in Boston

Groundbreaking for $300 M Medical Research Center in Boston

A ceremony hosted by representatives of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Charles River Realty Investors, Clarion Partners, LLC and Newton-based National Development marked the groundbreaking of Longwood Center, a 414,000-square-foot medical research facility on a former vacant plot at the main intersection of Longwood and Brookline Avenues.…

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BRA Approves $500M Mixed-Use Development in Brighton Area

BRA Approves $500M Mixed-Use Development in Brighton Area

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board unanimously approved New Brighton Landing, LLC’s $500 million development project in Allston-Brighton on an underutilized property located at 38-180 Guest Street and 77 Guest Street.…

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Suffolk Downs Announces $1 Billion Casino and Resort Plan

Suffolk Downs Announces $1 Billion Casino and Resort Plan

Reno, Nevada-based casino entertainment company Caesar’s Entertainment and the owners of Suffolk Downs, a famed thoroughbred race track in East Boston that opened in 1935, have unveiled a long-awaited plan for a $1 billion casino and resort that would boost the local economy and create 2,500 construction jobs and 4,000…

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BRA Approves Two Mixed-Use Projects in Roxbury

BRA Approves Two Mixed-Use Projects in Roxbury

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has picked two teams of developers who will transform a vacant site in Roxbury into a mixed-use community that will serve as a gateway to the bustling Dudley Square.…

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Chestnut Hill Shopping Center Expands Tenant List with Cinema de Lux

Chestnut Hill Shopping Center Expands Tenant List with Cinema de Lux

National Amusements announced plans to open a state-of-the-art Cinema de Lux at the former Macy’s site at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, bringing an unparalleled cinema and dining experience to the area. Scheduled for opening in March 2013, the new movie theater will feature a top-class restaurant, premium reserved seating,…

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Walmart Goes Solar in 27 Massachusetts Stores

Walmart Goes Solar in 27 Massachusetts Stores

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown, Conn.-based company specialized in the design and implementation of solar energy systems, has teamed up with chain store Walmart to install crystalline solar panels on 27 of the retailer’s Massachussetts stores over the next two years.…

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