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Allston’s big developments, mapped

The Boston neighborhood best-known as a student-heavy redoubt is seeing or will see some major mixed-use construction, including Harvard’s latest campus, Allston Green, and Common Allbright.

Here comes another big Boston hotel project

The Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay is renovating all of its guest rooms and suites as well as its event space. It’s the latest higher-end inn to undertake or propose major work.

Mass. Pike project in Back Bay comes back to life

The 17-story tower where the highway meets Boylston Street and Mass. Ave. would join other projects leaping the logistical hurdles to build over the Pike.

Pleated condo building will pop in Mission Hill

Other big development news of the week includes a demolition in Back Bay and an approval in Allston.

Six-building Allston Square advances

The development is due to add 344 housing units to a Boston neighborhood that has seen—and is seeing—a slew of construction.

Raffles Back Bay construction amps up with demolition work

Down comes the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center to make way for the 33-story project.

Few families occupy Greater Boston’s larger homes

Instead, older empty-nesters and roommates cluster in condos and apartments with three bedrooms and up—the sort perfect for families with kids—a new report says.

Allston projects would add 535 apartments and 255 hotel rooms

The development would mean a 22-story tower in between Soldiers Field Road and Western Avenue.

Pru renovation work likely to wrap by mid-2022

Other big development news of the week includes a 25-acre Roslindale parcel for sale and major development throughout Dorchester.

More development for Dorchester

A three-building, 239-unit project behind the South Bay mall would include "compact-sized living" as well as new open space and offices.

Another co-living project in Boston advances

Common Allbright on Lincoln Street in Allston would add 278 bedrooms to a slowly growing city trend.

Stark change in the works for Boston’s 175 Federal

The Financial District building’s German owner wants to encase the first three floors in glass and move the main entrance.

New Seaport building will mean new shuttle service to Roxbury’s Nubian Square

The week’s other big development news includes a fresh plan for redeveloping the Boston Harbor Garage and another big proposal along Morrissey Boulevard.

Washington Village proposal in Southie adds apartments

The complex near Andrew Square would also now have seven buildings total.

Dorchester pitch calls for 608 apartments near Red Line

A proposal would have the old Channel 56 site at 75 Morrissey Boulevard host two towers of up to 17 stories.

Meet the Pinnacle at Central Wharf

The redevelopment of the Boston Harbor Garage would now mean a 600-foot tower with some 200 housing units under new plans.

Apartment tower to fill Bay Village parking lot

The 19-story 212 Stuart Street’s 126 units are expected to start at $3,500 a month for studios.

Fenway apartments, once supposed to be dorms, win key approval

Other big development news of the week includes disruption at South Station, a tentative opening date for the Globe’s old HQ, and a big listing from UMass-Boston.

More Allston-Brighton development

A Soldiers Field Road apartment building would join a wave of development in the area, including Allston Yards and plans for WBZ-TV’s HQ.

The Boston area’s booming life sciences industry and why it matters for real estate

Jobs in the field pay handsomely, and that helps fuel a housing market that’s come to depend on more affluent tenants and buyers.

Redevelopment of the old Boston Globe HQ could wrap this summer

The 16.5-acre Dorchester site wants tenants for what its developer hopes becomes a tech-biotech hub.

UMass wants a developer for 10 acres in Columbia Point

The project could create a new "front door" for UMass-Boston via a fresh avenue from the Red Line.

Some locals pan Fort Point building

Other big development news from the week includes a proposal to demolish and replace half of Quincy City Hall and the amenities arms race in Boston.

Boston wants to sell downtown’s Lafayette Garage to fund affordable housing

The facility is unlikely to follow the path of the former Winthrop Square Garage, however, which is now the future site of one of New England’s tallest buildings.

7 Boston-area neighborhoods everyone should be watching

Allston, Roxbury, Fort Point, and a handful of other enclaves are especially set to change—and to continue to change—in 2020.

The Financial District’s a-changin’

Other big development news of the week includes Boston construction figures from 2019 and the projects to watch region-wide throughout 2020.

South Station tower advances—again

Other big development news of the week includes a milestone for The Hub On Causeway and a potential milestone for that big South Station project.

Verizon-anchored tower at The Hub On Causeway tops off

The 31-story building at 100 Causeway Street is the last major component of the 1.5 million-square-foot project.

What’s on your Boston-area built environment wishlist for the 2020s?

A bike-lane network, denser development, and more projects around T stops. Those are our wishes. What are yours? Sound off.

Developers size up land around WBZ-TV’s Allston studios

Other big development news of the week includes another major project in Allston as well as ones in Somerville and Cambridge—and the top neighborhoods of the 2010s.

Harvard picks an Allston developer

Manhattan-based giant Tishman Speyer will develop 14 acres due to host what the university has dubbed its Enterprise Research Campus—and it’s going to be "hyper-social."

Central Square’s first boutique hotel checking in

The 67-room 907 Main will bring at least one more trendy restaurant to a Cambridge enclave that has also seen pricey new apartments recently.

Southie tower would clear 20 stories

The mixed-use proposal for a Dorchester Avenue site might foreshadow a lot more development between the Broadway and Andrew T stops.

Boston’s built environment in the 2020s

What’s going to happen? Let’s use today’s regional development and transportation trends to divine tomorrow’s.

Land around T stations could support 253,000 new housing units: report

That would likely ease the region’s notoriously congested roadways—but there are catches.

Neighborhoods of the decade

Allston, Roxbury, the Seaport, Union Square, East Boston, the West End, and more—region-defining change was a constant in these enclaves during the 2010s.

CambridgeSide redevelopment advances

The second act for the East Cambridge mall would include 575,000 square feet of new development—including "family-sized" housing.

Somerville’s first zoning overhaul since 1990

The city’s new rules repeal minimum parking requirements for most of Somerville and allow backyard cottages—including tiny homes—among myriad other changes.

More big change for Allston

The four-building Allston Yards project is due to include 868 apartments and condos off the turnpike.