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67 and Counting: Mapping the Hub's Rental Development

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We kick off Renters Week 2013 with this monster map of the new apartment developments either opened, planned, pitched or under construction in the last 18 months.

As you can see, the Hub is busy, busy, busy when it comes to apartment-building (though it's not entirely clear whether this new supply will, in fact, slake demand and drive rents down). The map includes recently O.K.'d giants like the Christian Science Plaza tower and the redevelopment of the Government Center Garage as well as more modest fair like Chelsea Place (above), where the floorplans are named after presidents, and 11 West Broadway, which brought non-waterfront Southie its first Starbucks.

If things looks a little crowded—we're talking 67 points here—zoom in to make things more distinct. And if we've missed anything, drop us a line on the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline.

Update: This map was significantly updated on Nov. 22, 2013.


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The Ink Block

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The redo of the old Boston Herald headquarters will include 392 apartments.

345 Harrison Avenue

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Directly across the street from the Ink Block, this 2-acre site is slated to become a mix of apartments and retail.

275 Albany Street

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After several changes of plan, this project is now slated to be a 19-story building on Traveler Street with 220 residential units; and one 11-story building on East Berkeley Street with 180 residential units.

The Kensington

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The 27-story, 381-unit luxury rental had its big opening day in October. One-bedrooms start at more than $3,100, and the bigger apartments... you don't wanna know.

315 on A

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This 21-story, 202-unit tower opened in November. It was born as 319 A Street Rear, not to be confused with 319 A Street. Studios start at more than $2,100.

The Viridian

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Developers broke ground in October on this 18-story, 342-unit tower.

Radian Boston

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This 26-story tower with 240 studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms will be move-in ready by the spring.

Waterside Place

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The 236-unit, 20-story apartment tower, with 10,000 square feet of retail, topped off in April 2013.

45 Stuart Street

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The city approved this $125 million project in November 2012 that will create 404 studio, one- and two-bedrooms.

225 Centre Street

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The ribbon was cut in October on this, the first and largest component of the city-backed, 14-building Jackson Square redevelopment, where JP meets Roxbury. Two-twenty-five Centre has 103 apartments.

Fenway Center

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This five-building, solar-powered development's first part would include 102 apartments along Brookline and a pair of apartment buildings along Beacon with 316 units total. It continues to be beset by delays, however.

6-26 New Street

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This Eastie waterfront project will have 163 apartments, a restaurant on the ground floor, a water taxi landing and public access to the harbor (as well as 126 parking spaces). A larger version (rendered) would have put 224 units in the project, but was considered too big.

DeNormandie Wharf

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The former site of the Hodge Boiler Works is set to have 119 studios, 1-BR and 2-BRs, plus a bed and breakfast.

49 Melcher Street

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The 23 loft-style apartments in the renovated brick-and-beam building debuted in the fall.

381 Congress Street

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Leasing started in the late summer for this building of 44 loft-style apartments.

411 D Street

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Another Innovation District creation, this oft-delayed, two-building project is slated to include 26 so-called innovation units in its 197 total.

267 Medford Street

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This Charlestown project has been 17 years in the making due to legal disputes and recessions. It is supposed to have 124 loft-style apartments averaging 800 square feet in size and renting for between $1,800 to $1,900 a month.

The Arlington

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This 128-unit redevelopment of an old charter-school building is brought to you by the same folks who built the luxury condo, The Clarendon.

2 H Street

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This project faced vociferous local opposition because most of its apartments were small (read: not for families, but hard-partying singletons). That changed in the final plans announced in July 2012: 10 of the 127 apartments will be three-bedrooms.

The Edge

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Move-ins started in the late summer at this 79-unit, four-story building. Studios and 1-BRs in the latest addition to Allston's Green District start at $2,000 a month; 2-BRs with one bath start at $2,600; and 2-BRs, 2-BAs at $3,000.

Portside at Pier One

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The first component of what will be a 13-acre waterfront development in Eastie got under way in January. It will have 176 apartments.

11 West Broadway

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Never mind the 50 apartments (all of them one- and two-bedrooms). Completed this summer, is most famous (or infamous) for hosting the first Starbucks in Southie (at least, the first not on the waterfront).

Nashua Street Residences

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This 38-story, 503-unit monster will be a mix of studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs, and 32 3-BRs.

399 Chestnut Hill Avenue

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This new building is supposed to consume the old Circle Cinema and an Applebee's on the Brookline-Boston border. It's due to have 82 apartments and dozens more hotel rooms.

1085 Boylston Street

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This new building in the Fenway would not only have 30 apartments (all one-bedrooms) and underground parking, but a green roof accessible to tenants. Moreover! The developer wants to use the revenue from the building to fund its charity work.

Vox on Two

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Move-ins began in October at the 227-unit building that replaced the old Faces nightclub.

The Residences at 160 Cambridgepark Drive

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Construction started in December 2012 on the 398 apartments at this 4-acre site.

The Atmark

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Leasing is under way for the first 260 of the 428 apartments planned for this 4.5-acre site in North Cambridge. Techies are being openly targeted.

165 Cambridgepark Drive

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The 227 units are slated to include nine three-bedrooms, 74 two-bedrooms, 117 one-bedrooms and 44 studios.

Parcel 39A

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Plans call for the apartments in this 54-unit building in the Charlestown Navy Yard to be a mix of one-bedrooms and studios.

Old Gate of Heaven Gym

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The gym of this old Catholic Church in Southie is slated to become 24 apartments, including 10 bi-level ones on the upper floors.

University Place

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The city approved this residential component of the Columbia Point redevelopment over the summer. It's to include 184 apartments.

Factory 63

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The 38-unit conversion of this old shoe factory debuted in January 2013, with several innovation units and a artist work/live spaces.

Old Gate of Heaven Elementary School

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Shuttered by the Boston archdiocese in 2009, a developer has plans to build 39 apartments and a new rooftop garden.

NorthPoint

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The 20-story, 355-unit tower broke ground in May 2013, and will include a 17,000-square-foot elevated park. It is the first rental tower to go up in the planned NorthPoint mega-development.

Parcels 12 and 15

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This two-tower complex would include 230 residences (probably rentals), 270 hotel rooms, and 50,000 square feet of retail. It involves one of the biggest air rights deals in recent Boston memory.

1047 Commonwealth Avenue

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The developer wants to build 220 single-room-occupancy units, some of which would be targeted at young professionals.

Residences at 399 Congress Street

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The city O.K.'d this 22-story complex with 414 apartments on the so-called "sausage parcel" in July 2013. It will include 60 innovation units.

37 North Beacon Street

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Originally slated to be Boston's first-ever car-less apartment building, the five-story complex would, in fact, have 66 parking spaces for its planned 87 apartments, including 18 two-bedrooms.

Ropewalk Building

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A developer wants to turn the old quarter-mile-long rope-making factory near the Tobin Bridge into 68 townhouse-style apartments, but faces high costs due to the site's physical decay and historic nature.

Barry's Corner

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Two buildings between six and nine stories are due to include 325 apartments as well as 45,000 square feet of retail.

Pier 4

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The 21-story tower broke ground in November 2012, and is due to include 369 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units as well as 258 underground parking spaces.

Olmsted Place

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The controversial replacement of the Home for Little Wanderers got its final O.K. from the city in November 2012. It's slated to have 196 apartments.

Government Center Garage

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This ginormous, six-building development got the green-light in November, and its first component is a 480-foot tower with 464 apartments.

Gatehouse 75

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Rents in the 99-unit complex start at $2,575 for one-bedrooms and at $3,225 for two-bedrooms. Move-ins started in September.

Wyeth Cambridge

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The most expensive listing in this under-construction, 63-unit complex, a two-bedroom with flex space, recently rented for $4,950. One-bedrooms start at more than $3,000.

Chelsea Flats

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These 96 apartments will be modular units spread across two under-construction buildings on a 2-acre site.

One North of Boston

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From the people who brought you Maxwell's Green in Somerville comes One North of Boston, a collection in Chelsea that broke ground in December 2012. It will include 48 studios, 123 one-bedrooms and 59 two-bedrooms.

West Square

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These 225 apartments in the four-story complex are expected to come online before the end of the year.

36 River

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The 200-unit,four-story project broke ground in June. It sits at the nexus of Newton, Waltham and Watertown.

319 A Street

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Not to be confused with 319 A Street Rear, this puppy is slated to have 18 units, some of them 3-BRs.

Boston East

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Green-lighted by the city in July, this 196-unit building will be comprised of 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

75 Armory

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Another piece of the Jackson Square redevelopment, this building, approved by the city in July, will have 39 affordable apartments.

Parcel 9

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Fifty units will be part of this mixed-use development.

Boylston West

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Construction is well under way on this 300-unit, two-tower complex with the city's first goddamn Target.

1350 Boylston Street

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Once slated to be condos, this 18-story tower is now to be 240 apartments with 105 parking spaces. That is, if it ever gets build. The tower's height has caused much consternation in the neighborhood, where existing zoning regs allow for only about 10 floors.

Landmark Center

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Three new residential buildings are slated to rise at the site of a five-level garage at the current Landmark Center, bringing 550 apartments and 110,000 more square feet of retail space. This space is set to include the city's first Wegmans.

Chelsea Place

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This newly debuted 56-unit complex names its floorplates after presidents. The Taft is the biggest, and asks at least $2,155 a month.

Christian Science Plaza Tower

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This 691-foot spire, approved in September, will include 255 apartments.

Arlington 360

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This de facto new neighborhood includes 164 apartments, with studios starting at $1,975; 1-BRs at $2,140; 2-BRs at $2,650; and 3-BRs at $3,500.

9 Medford Street

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A Boston-based developer bought Nos. 9 and 39 on Medford Street earlier this year with the intention of creating 100 apartments in what was, until recently, a storage facility for frozen food.

Bartlett Bus Yard

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The old bus yard was originally supposed to be the site of a Walmart, but, you know... It's now slated to be a development that includes 129 market-rate apartments.

The Commons at Forest Hills

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The recently approved 300,000-square-foot complex will unfold over nearly 3 acres off Washington Street, in four buildings of three to five stories each. There will be 283 apartments total.

Station at Riverside

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This planned $350 million development with 290 apartments at the end of the Green Line recently ran into legal trouble from abutting(-in) neighbors.

61-83 Braintree Street

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As many as 80 apartments are planned here, with most studios.

Moody & Main

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This project will plunk three, five-story buildings with 269 apartments right near the commuter rail.

22 Water Street

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Construction on the 15-story, 392-unit complex started in July.

The Residences at 130 Cambridgepark Drive

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Cambridge's Planning Board signed off on the 220-unit complex in June 2013.

159 First Street

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The complex will include 115 apartments and 3,800 square feet of retail.

603 Concord

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An apartment complex is planned.

Riverbend on the Charles

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The complex had its grand opening in September. Studios start at $1,899; one-bedrooms at $1,999; and two-bedrooms at $2,595.

Charlesbank Residences

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The 44-unit complex was built in 2012. One-bedrooms can be had for under $2,000.

375 Market Street

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The two- and three-bedroom units at the new complex rent for between $2,750 and $3,450. It's more than 50 percent leased.

4228 Washington Street

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Forty-some apartments are slated for a lot next to the old Roslindale power station, which will be restored via funds from the apartments.

1480-1486 Tremont Street

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The old Boston Clutch Works site will be turned into 66 apartments and about 6,200 square feet of retail. The Boston Redevelopment Authority signed off on it in September 2013.

The Victor

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The 286-unit complex, with 17,000 square feet of retail, opened for leasing over the summer.

One Canal Street

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Construction started in the fall of 2013 on the 310-unit, 12-story complex.

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The Ink Block

The redo of the old Boston Herald headquarters will include 392 apartments.

345 Harrison Avenue

Directly across the street from the Ink Block, this 2-acre site is slated to become a mix of apartments and retail.

275 Albany Street

After several changes of plan, this project is now slated to be a 19-story building on Traveler Street with 220 residential units; and one 11-story building on East Berkeley Street with 180 residential units.

The Kensington

The 27-story, 381-unit luxury rental had its big opening day in October. One-bedrooms start at more than $3,100, and the bigger apartments... you don't wanna know.

315 on A

This 21-story, 202-unit tower opened in November. It was born as 319 A Street Rear, not to be confused with 319 A Street. Studios start at more than $2,100.

The Viridian

Developers broke ground in October on this 18-story, 342-unit tower.

Radian Boston

This 26-story tower with 240 studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms will be move-in ready by the spring.

Waterside Place

The 236-unit, 20-story apartment tower, with 10,000 square feet of retail, topped off in April 2013.

45 Stuart Street

The city approved this $125 million project in November 2012 that will create 404 studio, one- and two-bedrooms.

225 Centre Street

The ribbon was cut in October on this, the first and largest component of the city-backed, 14-building Jackson Square redevelopment, where JP meets Roxbury. Two-twenty-five Centre has 103 apartments.

Fenway Center

This five-building, solar-powered development's first part would include 102 apartments along Brookline and a pair of apartment buildings along Beacon with 316 units total. It continues to be beset by delays, however.

6-26 New Street

This Eastie waterfront project will have 163 apartments, a restaurant on the ground floor, a water taxi landing and public access to the harbor (as well as 126 parking spaces). A larger version (rendered) would have put 224 units in the project, but was considered too big.

DeNormandie Wharf

The former site of the Hodge Boiler Works is set to have 119 studios, 1-BR and 2-BRs, plus a bed and breakfast.

49 Melcher Street

The 23 loft-style apartments in the renovated brick-and-beam building debuted in the fall.

381 Congress Street

Leasing started in the late summer for this building of 44 loft-style apartments.

411 D Street

Another Innovation District creation, this oft-delayed, two-building project is slated to include 26 so-called innovation units in its 197 total.

267 Medford Street

This Charlestown project has been 17 years in the making due to legal disputes and recessions. It is supposed to have 124 loft-style apartments averaging 800 square feet in size and renting for between $1,800 to $1,900 a month.

The Arlington

This 128-unit redevelopment of an old charter-school building is brought to you by the same folks who built the luxury condo, The Clarendon.

2 H Street

This project faced vociferous local opposition because most of its apartments were small (read: not for families, but hard-partying singletons). That changed in the final plans announced in July 2012: 10 of the 127 apartments will be three-bedrooms.

The Edge

Move-ins started in the late summer at this 79-unit, four-story building. Studios and 1-BRs in the latest addition to Allston's Green District start at $2,000 a month; 2-BRs with one bath start at $2,600; and 2-BRs, 2-BAs at $3,000.

Portside at Pier One

The first component of what will be a 13-acre waterfront development in Eastie got under way in January. It will have 176 apartments.

11 West Broadway

Never mind the 50 apartments (all of them one- and two-bedrooms). Completed this summer, is most famous (or infamous) for hosting the first Starbucks in Southie (at least, the first not on the waterfront).

Nashua Street Residences

This 38-story, 503-unit monster will be a mix of studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs, and 32 3-BRs.

399 Chestnut Hill Avenue

This new building is supposed to consume the old Circle Cinema and an Applebee's on the Brookline-Boston border. It's due to have 82 apartments and dozens more hotel rooms.

1085 Boylston Street

This new building in the Fenway would not only have 30 apartments (all one-bedrooms) and underground parking, but a green roof accessible to tenants. Moreover! The developer wants to use the revenue from the building to fund its charity work.

Vox on Two

Move-ins began in October at the 227-unit building that replaced the old Faces nightclub.

The Residences at 160 Cambridgepark Drive

Construction started in December 2012 on the 398 apartments at this 4-acre site.

The Atmark

Leasing is under way for the first 260 of the 428 apartments planned for this 4.5-acre site in North Cambridge. Techies are being openly targeted.

165 Cambridgepark Drive

The 227 units are slated to include nine three-bedrooms, 74 two-bedrooms, 117 one-bedrooms and 44 studios.

Parcel 39A

Plans call for the apartments in this 54-unit building in the Charlestown Navy Yard to be a mix of one-bedrooms and studios.

Old Gate of Heaven Gym

The gym of this old Catholic Church in Southie is slated to become 24 apartments, including 10 bi-level ones on the upper floors.

University Place

The city approved this residential component of the Columbia Point redevelopment over the summer. It's to include 184 apartments.

Factory 63

The 38-unit conversion of this old shoe factory debuted in January 2013, with several innovation units and a artist work/live spaces.

Old Gate of Heaven Elementary School

Shuttered by the Boston archdiocese in 2009, a developer has plans to build 39 apartments and a new rooftop garden.

NorthPoint

The 20-story, 355-unit tower broke ground in May 2013, and will include a 17,000-square-foot elevated park. It is the first rental tower to go up in the planned NorthPoint mega-development.

Parcels 12 and 15

This two-tower complex would include 230 residences (probably rentals), 270 hotel rooms, and 50,000 square feet of retail. It involves one of the biggest air rights deals in recent Boston memory.

1047 Commonwealth Avenue

The developer wants to build 220 single-room-occupancy units, some of which would be targeted at young professionals.

Residences at 399 Congress Street

The city O.K.'d this 22-story complex with 414 apartments on the so-called "sausage parcel" in July 2013. It will include 60 innovation units.

37 North Beacon Street

Originally slated to be Boston's first-ever car-less apartment building, the five-story complex would, in fact, have 66 parking spaces for its planned 87 apartments, including 18 two-bedrooms.

Ropewalk Building

A developer wants to turn the old quarter-mile-long rope-making factory near the Tobin Bridge into 68 townhouse-style apartments, but faces high costs due to the site's physical decay and historic nature.

Barry's Corner

Two buildings between six and nine stories are due to include 325 apartments as well as 45,000 square feet of retail.

Pier 4

The 21-story tower broke ground in November 2012, and is due to include 369 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units as well as 258 underground parking spaces.

Olmsted Place

The controversial replacement of the Home for Little Wanderers got its final O.K. from the city in November 2012. It's slated to have 196 apartments.

Government Center Garage

This ginormous, six-building development got the green-light in November, and its first component is a 480-foot tower with 464 apartments.

Gatehouse 75

Rents in the 99-unit complex start at $2,575 for one-bedrooms and at $3,225 for two-bedrooms. Move-ins started in September.

Wyeth Cambridge

The most expensive listing in this under-construction, 63-unit complex, a two-bedroom with flex space, recently rented for $4,950. One-bedrooms start at more than $3,000.

Chelsea Flats

These 96 apartments will be modular units spread across two under-construction buildings on a 2-acre site.

One North of Boston

From the people who brought you Maxwell's Green in Somerville comes One North of Boston, a collection in Chelsea that broke ground in December 2012. It will include 48 studios, 123 one-bedrooms and 59 two-bedrooms.

West Square

These 225 apartments in the four-story complex are expected to come online before the end of the year.

36 River

The 200-unit,four-story project broke ground in June. It sits at the nexus of Newton, Waltham and Watertown.

319 A Street

Not to be confused with 319 A Street Rear, this puppy is slated to have 18 units, some of them 3-BRs.

Boston East

Green-lighted by the city in July, this 196-unit building will be comprised of 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

75 Armory

Another piece of the Jackson Square redevelopment, this building, approved by the city in July, will have 39 affordable apartments.

Parcel 9

Fifty units will be part of this mixed-use development.

Boylston West

Construction is well under way on this 300-unit, two-tower complex with the city's first goddamn Target.

1350 Boylston Street

Once slated to be condos, this 18-story tower is now to be 240 apartments with 105 parking spaces. That is, if it ever gets build. The tower's height has caused much consternation in the neighborhood, where existing zoning regs allow for only about 10 floors.

Landmark Center

Three new residential buildings are slated to rise at the site of a five-level garage at the current Landmark Center, bringing 550 apartments and 110,000 more square feet of retail space. This space is set to include the city's first Wegmans.

Chelsea Place

This newly debuted 56-unit complex names its floorplates after presidents. The Taft is the biggest, and asks at least $2,155 a month.

Christian Science Plaza Tower

This 691-foot spire, approved in September, will include 255 apartments.

Arlington 360

This de facto new neighborhood includes 164 apartments, with studios starting at $1,975; 1-BRs at $2,140; 2-BRs at $2,650; and 3-BRs at $3,500.

9 Medford Street

A Boston-based developer bought Nos. 9 and 39 on Medford Street earlier this year with the intention of creating 100 apartments in what was, until recently, a storage facility for frozen food.

Bartlett Bus Yard

The old bus yard was originally supposed to be the site of a Walmart, but, you know... It's now slated to be a development that includes 129 market-rate apartments.

The Commons at Forest Hills

The recently approved 300,000-square-foot complex will unfold over nearly 3 acres off Washington Street, in four buildings of three to five stories each. There will be 283 apartments total.

Station at Riverside

This planned $350 million development with 290 apartments at the end of the Green Line recently ran into legal trouble from abutting(-in) neighbors.

61-83 Braintree Street

As many as 80 apartments are planned here, with most studios.

Moody & Main

This project will plunk three, five-story buildings with 269 apartments right near the commuter rail.

22 Water Street

Construction on the 15-story, 392-unit complex started in July.

The Residences at 130 Cambridgepark Drive

Cambridge's Planning Board signed off on the 220-unit complex in June 2013.

159 First Street

The complex will include 115 apartments and 3,800 square feet of retail.

603 Concord

An apartment complex is planned.

Riverbend on the Charles

The complex had its grand opening in September. Studios start at $1,899; one-bedrooms at $1,999; and two-bedrooms at $2,595.

Charlesbank Residences

The 44-unit complex was built in 2012. One-bedrooms can be had for under $2,000.

375 Market Street

The two- and three-bedroom units at the new complex rent for between $2,750 and $3,450. It's more than 50 percent leased.

4228 Washington Street

Forty-some apartments are slated for a lot next to the old Roslindale power station, which will be restored via funds from the apartments.

1480-1486 Tremont Street

The old Boston Clutch Works site will be turned into 66 apartments and about 6,200 square feet of retail. The Boston Redevelopment Authority signed off on it in September 2013.

The Victor

The 286-unit complex, with 17,000 square feet of retail, opened for leasing over the summer.

One Canal Street

Construction started in the fall of 2013 on the 310-unit, 12-story complex.