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All the Big Greater Boston Debuts in October

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Boy, what a month October was for Boston! For residential real estate development. (What'd you think we meant?) Given a few days' hindsight, we were able to gather the true scope of what was O.K.'d, proposed, ribbon-cut, or ground-broken in and around Boston in the four weeks ending Halloween. Herewith, then, a map of 15 points showing the mad-crazy month in home-building, from yet another project in Fenway to a new hotel in the Seaport District to a game-changer in downtown Waltham to a gated community in Downtown Crossing.


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1. The Viridian

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1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

The 18-story, 342-unit apartment complex broke ground amid a busy building environment in the surrounding Fenway neighborhood.

2. Moody & Main

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1 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The three five-floor buildings, approved by the City Council in October, will add 269 residences, 392 parking spaces and ground-floor retail to an iffy part of downtown.

3. Chelsea Place

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1016 Revere Beach Parkway
Chelsea, MA 02150

The 56 apartments in the new complex start at $1,465 and run to nearly $2,500. Oh, and they're named after presidents!

4. The Kensington

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665 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Wowza! 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.

5. 9 and 39 Medford Street

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9 Medford Street, Twin City Plaza
Somerville, MA 02143

A developer pitched a seven-story, 100-unit apartment complex where a storage warehouse for frozen foods once stood.

6. Copley Place Tower

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

The Boston Redevelopment Authority O.K.'d the 52-story addition to Copley Place. It will include 433 apartments and 109 condos as well as a street-friendly retail base.

7. Harvard's Allston Expansion

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Western Avenue & North Harvard Street, Harvard University
Boston, MA 02134

After interminable negotiations and protests, the Boston Redevelopment Authority in October approved Harvard's 1.4 million-square-foot expansion into Allston.

8. The Envoy

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70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

Ground was broken on the six-story, 136-room boutique with 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

9. The Commons at Forest Hills

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3593 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02130

The four-building, 283-unit apartment complex, with parking for 170 cars and 250 bikes, will unfold over 3 acres at the end of the Orange Line.

10. The Station at Riverside

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128 Grove Hill Avenue
Newton, MA 02460

The $350 million development on 11 acres at the end of the Green Line will include 290 apartments; a 10-story office building; a parking garage; retail space; and a community center. It's one of the biggest developments in Newton history.

11. Twenty Two Liberty

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22 Liberty Place
Boston, MA 02109

The mega-Fan Pier development got under way at the end of October with the groundbreaking for the 118-unit condo building.

12. Millennium Place

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580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

The de facto gated community officially opened in October, with several seven-figure deals for its 256 condos (and at least one flip).

13. Eastern Avenue

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Eastern Avenue & Bryant Street
Malden, MA 02148

A developer has proposed an 86-unit apartment complex, with rents running from $1,200 to $1600.

14. Jackson Square

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225 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02119

Mayor Tom Menino cut the ribbon on the first phase of the 14-property redo. Two-twenty-five Centre includes 103 apartments; 16,000 square feet of retail; and underground parking for 86 cars.

15. GrandMarc

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291 Saint Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115

The final beam was put in place for Northeastern's new 720-bed, high-rise dorm.

1. The Viridian

1282 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The 18-story, 342-unit apartment complex broke ground amid a busy building environment in the surrounding Fenway neighborhood.

1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

2. Moody & Main

1 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02451

The three five-floor buildings, approved by the City Council in October, will add 269 residences, 392 parking spaces and ground-floor retail to an iffy part of downtown.

1 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02451

3. Chelsea Place

1016 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea, MA 02150

The 56 apartments in the new complex start at $1,465 and run to nearly $2,500. Oh, and they're named after presidents!

1016 Revere Beach Parkway
Chelsea, MA 02150

4. The Kensington

665 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Wowza! 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.

665 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. 9 and 39 Medford Street

9 Medford Street, Twin City Plaza, Somerville, MA 02143

A developer pitched a seven-story, 100-unit apartment complex where a storage warehouse for frozen foods once stood.

9 Medford Street, Twin City Plaza
Somerville, MA 02143

6. Copley Place Tower

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

The Boston Redevelopment Authority O.K.'d the 52-story addition to Copley Place. It will include 433 apartments and 109 condos as well as a street-friendly retail base.

100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

7. Harvard's Allston Expansion

Western Avenue & North Harvard Street, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02134

After interminable negotiations and protests, the Boston Redevelopment Authority in October approved Harvard's 1.4 million-square-foot expansion into Allston.

Western Avenue & North Harvard Street, Harvard University
Boston, MA 02134

8. The Envoy

70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

Ground was broken on the six-story, 136-room boutique with 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

70 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

9. The Commons at Forest Hills

3593 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130

The four-building, 283-unit apartment complex, with parking for 170 cars and 250 bikes, will unfold over 3 acres at the end of the Orange Line.

3593 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02130

10. The Station at Riverside

128 Grove Hill Avenue, Newton, MA 02460

The $350 million development on 11 acres at the end of the Green Line will include 290 apartments; a 10-story office building; a parking garage; retail space; and a community center. It's one of the biggest developments in Newton history.

128 Grove Hill Avenue
Newton, MA 02460

11. Twenty Two Liberty

22 Liberty Place, Boston, MA 02109

The mega-Fan Pier development got under way at the end of October with the groundbreaking for the 118-unit condo building.

22 Liberty Place
Boston, MA 02109

12. Millennium Place

580 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

The de facto gated community officially opened in October, with several seven-figure deals for its 256 condos (and at least one flip).

580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

13. Eastern Avenue

Eastern Avenue & Bryant Street, Malden, MA 02148

A developer has proposed an 86-unit apartment complex, with rents running from $1,200 to $1600.

Eastern Avenue & Bryant Street
Malden, MA 02148

14. Jackson Square

225 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02119

Mayor Tom Menino cut the ribbon on the first phase of the 14-property redo. Two-twenty-five Centre includes 103 apartments; 16,000 square feet of retail; and underground parking for 86 cars.

225 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02119

15. GrandMarc

291 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115

The final beam was put in place for Northeastern's new 720-bed, high-rise dorm.

291 Saint Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115