National Development Begins Construction on 83-Unit Boston Luxury Development

National Development has started construction on SEPIA at Ink Block, an 83-unit luxury condominium that is part of a planned six-building, mixed-use development in Boston’s South End.
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Boston—National Development has started construction on SEPIA at Ink Block, an 83-unit luxury condominium that is part of a planned six-building, mixed-use development in Boston’s South End.

The eight-story condominium building sits on the former Boston Herald site on Harrison Avenue and will include studios to three-bedroom homes and is part of a revival that will see over 1,000 new luxury residential units within a two block area of the South End.

“This is an important milestone for the entire Ink Block project and we’re very pleased with the reception from the neighborhood and specifically SEPIA buyers,” Ted Tye, National Development’s managing partner, says. “This building introduces a truly unique product to Boston’s condo market and plays a major role in furthering our vision for Ink Block as the most stylish new location to live in Boston.”

SEPIA at Ink Block will offer access to on-site retail, underground parking and boast amenities such as a rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen, fitness center, clubroom, indoor bicycle storage room and rooftop pool.

Ink Block’s additional residential buildings, known as 1 INK, 2 INK and 3 INK, will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom rental apartments in three buildings with varied and distinct interior design.

The mixed-use development will also include a 50,000-square-foot flagship Whole Foods Market and over 500 residential units along with ground floor restaurant and retail space. The first four buildings are currently under construction.

The development is strategically located right off I-90 and I-93, just minutes from Logan International Airport, and within a short walk from the Back Bay, the Financial District, major medical centers and South Station. It is close to locally owned boutiques, award-winning restaurants, live music, dog parks and more.

Cranshaw Construction is the general contractor for the project and Elkus Manfredi Architects is the architect for SEPIA.

SEPIA is already 60 percent pre-sold with occupancy scheduled for fall of 2015.