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Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf condos to start sales this spring

Positively revolutionary

Related Beal

The 15-story, 157-unit Lovejoy Wharf building between the Zakim and Charlestown bridges, one of modern Boston’s most revolutionary condo developments, is set to start sales this April.

The project is a long time coming—planning for it began during the last decade and the development almost succumbed to a lawsuit from nearby property owners as well as to a once-faltering condo market.

But it’s on: Condos at Lovejoy Wharf are expected to range from $750,000 to north of $3,000,000; and units will run size-wise from studios to 3-BRs.

The building, which Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed, will feature all the usual bells and whistles, including a 24-hour concierge as well as a fitness center and a resident lounge.

It will also have a 12th-floor terrace that landscape architect HM White designed. Said terrace will have sweeping water views.

What Lovejoy Wharf will not have—and this is the revolutionary bit—is parking for condo owners. After much hullabaloo, the city signed off on the project with no parking included, a break with longstanding Boston policy for such projects.

The move, finalized in December 2013, made Lovejoy Wharf the first larger condo project in downtown Boston without parking for owners.

As for why, developer Related Beal had a simple rationale: There are a ton of transit options, including North Station, right near the building, which is itself near the city’s core already.

Plus, the developer was able to save a few quid on what would have been a 315-space garage.