We told you back in late September that construction on One Seaport Square could start in the next month. Well, word comes over the ever-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline that the development's formal groundbreaking is set for the morning of Nov. 14. None other than Mayor Marty "53,000 Units by Yesterday" Walsh will be doing the honors.
Plans call for two towers of 22 stories each with 832 luxury apartments and 260,000 square feet of retail on connected lower levels (including a 41,375-square-foot movie theater on the third floor). Together One Seaport Square's towers will encompass 1.1 million square feet, roughly 17 percent of the larger Seaport Square's total. This is truly game-change-y stuff in a game-change-y area of Boston that could really, really use the housing. Stay tuned.
· Construction on One Seaport Square Could Start Next Month [Curbed Boston]
· Boston Housing Plan: Incentivize Developers, Cross Fingers [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Housing Shortfall as Seen From the Seaport [Curbed Boston]