Governor Patrick today is expected to announce the extension of ye olde Silver Line into Chelsea. The line won't start running to and fro Boston's northern neighbor until probably 2016. Still, it's just in time to help along Chelsea's game-change-y construction boom.
Hundreds of new loft-style apartments and condos have gone up or on to the drawing board in Chelsea in recent years, including One North of Boston, which, as we've noted, simply shrieks gentrification: The five-story, 230-unit complex will include a yoga studio, a fire pit, and full-service dog day care. There's also the recently opened Chelsea Place, where the 56 apartments are named for presidents and rents start at more than $2,100. And! There's the expected redo of the Mystic Mall, which city officials want to transform into a mixed-use hub with hundreds of apartments.
Crucially, these developments have been touted as transit-oriented, which is, of course, all the rage Hub-wide. And, now, thanks to the Silver Line extension, there is significantly more transit to be oriented toward.
· Silver Line Expansion to Chelsea Planned [Globe]
· Silver Line Gateway [MassDOT]
· Chelsea Morning! Boston's Northern Neighbor Builds Bigger [Curbed Boston]
· New Chelsea Place Names Its Apartments After Presidents [Curbed Boston]
· Newton O.K.'s Major Project at the End of the Green Line [Curbed Boston]