The opening act of the long-planned Huntington Avenue project – involving construction of a new 32-story apartment tower and simultaneous renovation of the next-door Huntington Theatre – gets underway early next year when development group QMG Huntington LLC starts demolishing two small buildings in preparation for full-scale construction along the city’s “Avenue of the Arts.”
It took more patience than prayer, but developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and its partners finally broke ground this fall on their massive $337-million conversion of the old St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery in Brighton.
Maybe there’s a better term than “speculative” to describe commercial development in Cambridge, where tech and life science tenants are eager to commit to office and lab space before shovels are in the ground.
Chelmsford’s move two years ago to rezone more than 600 acres of commercial property to allow more varied uses – in an attempt to adapt to changing real estate times and to keep its property tax rolls up – is already paying big dividends.
Are we entering phase two of the live-work-play phenomenon sweeping the development industry in Eastern Massachusetts?
Community activists and hotel developers agree on one thing: the Fenway/Kenmore Square area of Boston needs more hotel rooms. New mixed-use residential, office and retail developments have been constructed over the years as Fenway Park expanded its entertainment offerings beyond Red Sox games to include concerts and sporting events of all varieties.
After the new Millennium Tower Boston finally opened two years ago at the site of the old Filene’s Basement in Downtown Crossing, there was still one question that people had for Rosemarie Sansone, president and chief executive of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District.
When she entered Boston-based construction heavyweight Suffolk’s eight-week Trades Partnership Series program in 2015, Janet Peguero was only vaguely aware what “post-construction cleaning” meant.
Cambridge is doubling down on its environmental commitment by converting its second public school into a “net zero emissions” facility, as the city pursues an ambitious goal of one day transforming all its municipal buildings into largely fossil fuel-free, clean-energy reliant centers.
City officials and developers know that Fitchburg is unlikely to become the next Somerville, the once hard-scrabble city that’s now one of the hottest and hippest places to live and work in Massachusetts.
Since its founding in 1980, Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) Inc. has been known, and praised, for the small group homes it runs for those with developmental disabilities across eastern Massachusetts – and today the nonprofit operates 53 such facilities in the region.
The sale of Reebok International’s sprawling campus in Canton is apparently drawing intense interest from investors.
The city of Boston has staked out the ambitious goal of building 18,500 new college dorm beds by 2030, as part of the Hub’s ongoing effort to ease its housing shortage by getting students out of private rentals and into campus residence halls.
By now, most everyone has heard of the “live-work-play” development trend that’s sweeping Boston and other urban communities where there are still patches of land to build near transit lines.
Cottonwood Management’s groundbreaking ceremony on its new $900 million, three-tower Seaport District development was more than just the latest mega-project to hit Boston via a new development player in town.
The economy is humming along, unemployment is low, spending is relatively strong and people are hitting the roads in increasing numbers on vacations across the region and country.
Maybe you’ve heard of those new college dormitories that also house student lounges, or ground-floor cafeterias, or maybe a small café for students to grab a coffee and chat.
Amid the debate over the shadow the proposed Winthrop Square tower would cast over Boston Common, another feature of the planned 750-foot tall building has been, well, overshadowed.
The developer of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station is hoping the recent signing of a Dutch technology company as an anchor tenant will act as a catalyst for other major employers to locate operations on the South Shore, long considered a distant third choice for firms looking to expand or relocate in the Greater Boston area.
With the recent opening of its new Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston, Harvard University has taken another major step toward transforming the old WGBH headquarters on Western Avenue into a mini “innovation campus” for its faculty, students, alumni and others.