2016 is looking to be the start of a new era for Boston's skyline. From high-rise towers to retail complexes, this year will certainly be filled with many exciting new developments. Let's take a look at the developments we're most looking forward to this year.
At a remarkable height of 685 ft, Boston's Millennium Tower has extended far into the city's skyline. With a mix of 442 residential condos, including stunning penthouse residences, and more than 200,000 sq. ft of retail space at its base, the tower will be 60 stories of unprecedented luxury. Since its approval in 2012, it has become one of Boston's most anticipated residential buildings. Located in Downtown Crossing, Millennium Tower is expected to remake one of America's oldest neighborhoods while still preserving its character.
The residences offered at Millennium Tower Boston will include a wide range of lavish features and expansive floor plans. The spacious condos are highlighted by sweeping views of the city and a sizable collection of amenities - a 24-hour concierge, library, outdoor terrace, indoor pool, fitness center, ballroom, and - for all of you foodies - restaurant services overseen by esteemed chef Michael Mina.
The building is set to open by the summer of 2016. Visit the Millennium Tower site for more information or sales inquiries.
One Seaport Square
This colossal Seaport development may not be officially opened until 2017, but it's worth witnessing its transformation throughout 2016. This luxury high-rise residential and retail project will consist of 832 units, with 250,000 square feet of retail space and three levels of underground parking.
One Seaport Square's residential towers, named VIA and The Benjamin, will each have separate personalities, providing distinct living options for its diverse audiences. The Benjamin will house 354 apartment homes, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms; while VIA's 458 modern apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms and cost-effective "innovation units".
A joint development between Boston Global Investors, WS Development and The Berkshire Group, the $600 million venture is the largest mixed-use project in Boston in thirty years.
Construction is currently underway on Brighton's newest residential development - a five-story, 40-unit residential building on 1650 Commonwealth Avenue. The Aberdeen will house twelve 1-BRs starting at $550,000; twenty-five 2-BRs starting at $675,000; and three 3-BRs starting at $995,000.
Along with retail space, amenities include a roof terrace, fitness center, and covered parking. The Aberdeen is set to open in late 2016.
319 A Street
Developers at Boston Residential Group are nearing completion on their rehabilitation of an office building at 319 A Street. The project will include approximately 48 residential units and 5,000 square feet of gross floor area for ground floor commercial space.
319 A Street will help create an Innovation District in the Seaport District by introducing amenities that compliment the dynamic changes underway in South Boston's vibrant neighborhood.
The building is slated to be completed by the summer of 2016. Studios, 1-BRs, and 2-BRs will start at $499,000.
Boston's desirable South End neighborhood will soon be gaining another residential space at the old Holy Trinity Germain Church on 136 Shawmut Avenue.
In an interesting utilization of architectural design, the 33-unit modern residence will blend old and new by maintaining the facade of the former church, along with its stained glass and vaulted ceilings. Its conversion had initially driven arguments regarding the church's preservation. Developers New Boston Ventures are planning on opening its doors by 2016.