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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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New Mixed-Use Project Proposed for South Boston

New Mixed-Use Project Proposed for South Boston

Connecticut-based real estate firm Commonwealth Ventures has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a new mixed-use complex at One Channel Center in South Boston.…

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$17.4 Million Public Library Branch Breaks Ground in East Boston

$17.4 Million Public Library Branch Breaks Ground in East Boston

Work on a new branch of the Boston Public Library broke ground last week during an official ceremony in the presence of Mayor Thomas M. Menino and other city officials. The state-of-the-art development located in East Boston is one of the 336 improvement projects included in the recently announced five-year…

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$300 Million Mixed-Use Development Planned for Roxbury

$300 Million Mixed-Use Development Planned for Roxbury

P-3 Partners, LLC, a collaboration between Elma Lewis Partners, LLC (ELP) and Feldco Boston, LLC (Feldco), recently revealed plans for a 1 million mixed-use development in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, on a vacant plot at the southeast corner of Tremont Street and Whittier Street. The roughly 8-acre parcel is part of…

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Boston’s Innovation District Adds New Housing Development

Boston’s Innovation District Adds New Housing Development

The development wave in Boston’s growing Innovation District continues with a $62 million housing project that will take shape at 411 D Street. Last week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a mixed-use complex proposed in January by a joint venture between Cresset Development and Clarion Partners.…

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Suffolk Construction Completes Phase I of $296 M Baystate Medical Center Expansion

Suffolk Construction Completes Phase I of $296 M Baystate Medical Center Expansion

Suffolk Construction recently completed Phase I of the expansion and facility-replacement project at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. The 641,000-square foot new clinical facility required a $296 million investment and it is part of a 15-year master plan designed by Steffian Bradley Architects. When fully finished, the project…

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Seaport Square Adds $5 M Innovation Center

Seaport Square Adds $5 M Innovation Center

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A $5 million plan for a new “Innovation Center” at the South Boston Waterfront that would provide low-cost meeting space for start-up businesses and support the high-tech industry was revealed last week by Mayor Thomas Menino. Designed by architecture firm Hacin + Associates Inc, the…

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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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