Boston Development News
The latest on the major new developments shaping the Boston region.
Mass. construction union says members can return to work
The other big development news of the week has to do with demand for all that under-development housing in the Boston area.
Construction in Boston could slowly ramp up again
Other big development news this week is a drop-off in sales listings, suggesting that the downtown Boston market that new development drove is feeling the pandemic’s effects.
Boston warns developers on continuing construction
Other major development news of the week includes the potential redevelopment of a famed Boston hotel.
The Boston hotel market continues to reel from coronavirus
The Hotel Buckminster’s shuttering underscores just how much the pandemic has dimmed the once burning-bright prospects of the region’s hospitality industry.
Massachusetts needs a construction moratorium now: unions
Other big development news of the week includes the 10 tallest Boston buildings by mid-decade and speculation surrounding federal infrastructure funding.
What should federal infrastructure money go to in Boston?
The Blue Line to Lynn, climate-change protections, a direct North Station-South Station link—these and other possibilities should be on the region’s wish list if a coronavirus-related infrastructure initiative bears fruit in D.C.
Boston’s 10 tallest buildings by 2025
Coronavirus-related construction slowdown or not, these towers—including newcomers One Dalton and Winthrop Center—will dominate the city’s skyline come mid-decade.
Construction pause upends development in the Boston region
That’s the week's biggest development news—though there’s also a proposal for Brighton and some choice nuggets from the archives.
Brighton plan would add 23 apartments atop a vacant building
The project at 421-425 Market Street near the Green Line would also come with two dozen parking spots. The review of the plan, though, like with so many other Boston projects, is on hold due to coronavirus.
Boston construction moratorium now indefinite
The coronavirus-related move comes as Gov. Charlie Baker encourages development to continue statewide. Cambridge and Somerville joined Boston, though, in reiterating bans.
10 Boston stories that have nothing to do with coronavirus
If you need a distraction, here’s some choice writing from us about our glorious region.
New WBZ studios could mean more development in Allston
Other big development news this week surrounds the novel coronavirus’ effects on Boston-area real estate.
Coronavirus won’t delay Boston’s tallest new building
The 691-foot Winthrop Center—the tallest U.S. building under construction north of New York City, in fact—is still on pace to open in 2022, its developer says.
Cambridge issues construction moratorium
The city joins Boston in banning most construction in response to the virus. Unlike Boston’s, though, Cambridge’s moratorium is indefinite.
Fenway Center’s first phase on pace to open this summer
The latest rendering of the future apartment complex at 771 Beacon Street shows the scope of the larger Boston development in general.
Boston development slowing due to coronavirus
The Boston Planning and Development Agency is postponing indefinitely public meetings having to do with most proposed development projects. Meanwhile, Mayor Marty Walsh has suspended most construction activity.
Another Boston parking lot looks kaput
The 12-story, 29-unit project at 55 India Street, which would replace a lot off the Rose Kennedy Greenway, has won a key approval.
Southie project near Andrew Square advances
Other big development news of the week includes a promising project in Hyde Park and a big milestone in the South End.
Hyde Park pitch highlights housing potential around transit
The 1201 River Street project would include 48 condos near two commuter rail stations. Its developer describes it as "workforce housing."
The 25 Boston-area projects to watch in `20
Exchange South End, Winthrop Center, Allston Yards, Suffolk Downs—these and so many others are worth keeping tabs on during the year.
South End’s 100 Shawmut tops off
The 13-story condo building in the busy Boston enclave is expected to have 138 luxury units when it opens this fall.
New Downtown Crossing tower could come without parking
Other big development news of the week includes major projects for Dorchester and Newton as well as more change in Cambridge’s Central Square.
Dorchester project could spawn nearly 6 million square feet
The historically large development—covering the old UMass-owned Bayside Expo site and an adjacent parcel—would host housing, lab space, offices, and more under tentative plans.
Newton project with 14 buildings advances following vote
The development with 800 apartments in the city’s Upper Falls area was seen as a bellwether of the public’s appetite for housing construction in the Boston region.
Beacon Hill’s Archer Residences could open in the spring
Here are the latest renderings of the 62-unit conversion of two former Suffolk University buildings.
Dorchester’s big new developments, mapped
A handful of projects—either proposed or underway—are set to add hundreds of housing units and hundreds of thousands of square feet of hotel, office, and retail space to Boston’s largest neighborhood.
Central Square’s latest twist? Studios starting at $2,485
Market Central is a new three-unit complex off the Red Line and teeming with lifestyle-specific amenities, including free Bluebikes memberships for tenants.
Bernie Sanders sounds off on Suffolk Downs project
Other big development news of the week includes Boston’s hotel-building boom, a new office building in Kendall Square, and a prime parcel up for grabs in the South End.
JP’s newest condos averaging just under $700,000 each
The recently opened VITA complex is higher-end for the neighborhood, and buyers have spoken for nearly 90 percent of its 82 units.
Boston’s incoming hotels, mapped
These eight Boston-Cambridge inns highlight the biggest jump in hotel-room construction in the cities this century.
Another Boston parking lot inches toward redevelopment
Bay Village’s 132 Arlington Street has traded for $9.25 million to a well-known Boston developer—but it’s going to stay a parking lot for a bit longer.
Historic South End church slated for redevelopment
Ebenezer Baptist Church is vacating its longtime West Springfield Street home in hopes of raising money from a sale for a new facility in Boston.
South Boston project with 265 apartments advances
The initial plans also call for tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space.
Five-floor building could fill Newbury Street parking lot
The week’s other big development news includes a proposed apartment building between Hyde Park and Roslindale and a possible Superfund designation for the Neponset.
5 major decisions that shaped Boston—literally
So many decisions have gone into the physical makeup of the city and its neighborhoods that it’s hard to pick the most consequential. Here are five candidates.
Eastie apartment project on Bremen Street advances
Other big development news this week includes hotels in downtown Boston, Back Bay, and the Seaport as well as the resurrection of a proposal for over the Mass. Pike.
Hotel plan croaks another Boston parking lot
The expansion of downtown’s Onyx Hotel will add 77 rooms off Portland Street—and no new parking.
Boston’s largest new hotel since 1984 plots strategy
The 1,054-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is counting on attracting not only business travelers via the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center across the street, but locals and tourists too.
Seven-building Southie project nears construction
The developers of Washington Village, near the Red Line’s Andrew Square stop, recently tweaked their proposal, which now includes 746 apartments and condos.