'Tis March, though it feels like February. You remember, February, right? Bitterly wintry and full of new apartments. At least that's how the month that was seemed to us. More than 1,280 apartments in Greater Boston either got the apropos green-light or started their marketing pushes. Here then a look back at the hot new developments during the year's coldest month.Read More
Mapping a Busy February in Greater Boston Apartments
1. Radian Boston
Boston, MA 02111
Leasing started Feb. 10 at the 26-story, 240-unit apartment tower at the site of the old Dainty Dot building. Studios of 563 square feet start at $3,000 a month; 1-BRs start at $3,600; and 1,082-square-foot 2-BRs are asking $4,000. Hundreds of prospective tenants had already been in touch by the time leasing started.
2. The Arlington
Boston, MA 02116
The Arlington, a 128-unit conversion of the old charter-school building in Bay Village, started leasing the second week of February. One-bedrooms start at $3,200 a month and 2-BRs at a whopping $6,200.
3. Avalon Exeter
Boston, MA 02116
The new 28-story, 187-unit tower announced Feb. 24 that it had officially opened its leasing office. Thing is, however, without any tenant sweeteners like free rent, 25 percent of the apartments were already spoken for, deposits and all. Studios at the Avalon Exeter start at $3,000 a month; 1-BRs at $4,000; 2-BRs at $5,300; and 3-BRs at $10,100. The tower's 16 penthouses start at $9,910. Happy Monday.
4. 10 Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Cambridge Planning Board unanimously green-lighted the development on Feb. 18. It will include 46 units in a transit-oriented development (there are bike racks as well as incentives for taking the T vs. driving).
5. 61-83 Braintree Street
Boston, MA 02134
The Boston Redevelopment Authority during the second week of February approved plans for the project, which calls for replacing two one-story buildings with 80 apartments and 1,715 square feet of short-term incubator space for lease (there will also be 67 underground parking spaces; 562 square feet of retail; and three community rooms.
6. 345 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Feb. 14 O.K.'d a two-building plan for the old Graybar Electric site. Together they will have 602 apartments and up to 33,500 square feet of retail, restaurant and amenity space.