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Our Latest Rental Heatmap: the Hub's New Apartment Buildings

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These thousands of new apartments Hub-wide cannot come soon enough, of course. The region has long suffered from a shortage of quality housing (suffered being a relative term—it's great for landlords because it usually means consistently higher rents). Now, more than 6,000 units are going up through at least 35 projects, with profound repercussions for our housing market.

For one thing, the new apartments may—may!—mean lower rents across the board (though not by much and only eventually). Second, several of these projects have happily hopped aboard the au courant urban-planning idea of being transit-oriented, presaging a Greater Boston that one day will not be so car-dependent. Finally, really look at our map (which charts planned projects; those under construction; and those opened in the last year): This new rental development will basically create new residential neighborhoods, including in North Cambridge, around the Alewife T stop, and in the South End, just to the west of I-93. You're in at the ground floor.

· Somerville's Downward-Facing Doghouse and Hub's Apt. Future [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's 5,000 New Apartments Won't Mean Lower Rents [Curbed Boston]
· In North Cambridge, a Plethora of New Apartment Buildings [Curbed Boston]
· Our complete Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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The Ink Block

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The old Boston Herald HQ is set to become 475 one- to three-bedroom apartments, plus 80,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store.

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.

1115 Washington Street

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Now occupied by a service station and a parking lot, it's supposed to become a mix of apartments and retail.

The Kensington

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Following a years-long preservation fight over the Gaiety Theater it was to supplant, the $170 million, 27-story apartment tower got under way last fall and is almost done. It's apartments start at $2,910 and go all the way to more than $10,000.

319 A Street Rear

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A wing of executive training program Goldman Sachs got the O.K. to build the tallest building in Southie's Fort Point Channel area: 20 stories over 257,000 square feet, with 202 units.

1282 Boylston Street

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The city O.K.'d 210 apartments, along with office and retail, at the Fenway address.

120 Kingston Street

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This project will create 240 apartments and condos on the edge of Chinatown, and is set to be topped off this year.

Waterside Place

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

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.

Jackson Square

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This is the first and largest component of the city-backed, 14-building Jackson Square redevelopment, where JP meets Roxbury, that's been at least 10 years in the making. This largest component will have 103 rental units, including 35 affordable ones, as well as more than 16,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

Fenway Center

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Oft-delayed but looking now more than ever like it's going to happen, 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.

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 95 units. It will also have 52 parking spaces, and Zipcar plans to set up nearby.

49 Melcher Street

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The 23 loft-style apartments in the renovated brick-and-beam building in Fort Point are expected to be available this fall.

381 Congress Street

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Within the Innovation District, this mixed-use project will turn a five-story warehouse into 44 apartments with ground-floor retail. As many as 28 of its units could be innovation ones.

411 D Street

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Another Innovation District creation, this oft-delayed, two-building project is slated to include 26 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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The 79-unit, four-story building started leasing in April for move-ins this summer. 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). This planned project is most famous (or infamous) for hosting the first Starbucks in Southie (at least, the first not on the waterfront). To everything turn, turn, turn...

Nashua Street Residences

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Plans for this tower by TD Garden have grown from a relatively modest 375 apartments to 500. Interestingly enough, the 32-story building will not actually get any bigger: the apartments, instead, will get smaller (and there will be less parking).

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.

The Residences at Alewife

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The 227-unit building will be move-in ready by October, and replaces the old Faces nightclub.

The Residences at 160 Cambridgepark Drive

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

The Atmark

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Construction's already under way on the first 260 of the 428 apartments planned for this 4.5-acre site in North Cambridge. Techies are being openly targeted by the developer.

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.

Columbia Point

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This two-building, 278-unit project is a big part of the city and private sector's efforts to rejuvenate this part of Dorchester. The project will be a mixture of studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, with rents running to $2,400.

319 A Street

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The proposal for 319 A Street (not to be confused with 319 A Street Rear, another new project) is slated to have 18 three- and two-bedrooms.

Factory 63

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Twenty-seven of the 38 apartments slated for this converted shoe factory in Fort Point are to be innovation units.

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 late May, 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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Admittedly, it's not yet clear what the 211 residences slated for this big mixed-use development over the Mass. Pike-Boylston intersection will be, condos or rentals. But it looks like rentals.

Lovejoy Wharf

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The city O.K.'d this residential component of Lovejoy Wharf in December. It's to be a 14-story building with about 100 apartments.

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 22-story complex with 414 apartments on the so-called "sausage parcel" would include as many as 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 will, in fact, have 35 parking spaces for its 41 apartments; that is, if it ever gets built as there is a dispute as to who actually owns the site.

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

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The 771 residences in this six-building mega-project announced in June would include 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 can begin Sept. 1.

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 just last week. It sits at the nexus of Newton, Waltham and Watertown.

The Ink Block

The old Boston Herald HQ is set to become 475 one- to three-bedroom apartments, plus 80,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store.

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.

1115 Washington Street

Now occupied by a service station and a parking lot, it's supposed to become a mix of apartments and retail.

The Kensington

Following a years-long preservation fight over the Gaiety Theater it was to supplant, the $170 million, 27-story apartment tower got under way last fall and is almost done. It's apartments start at $2,910 and go all the way to more than $10,000.

319 A Street Rear

A wing of executive training program Goldman Sachs got the O.K. to build the tallest building in Southie's Fort Point Channel area: 20 stories over 257,000 square feet, with 202 units.

1282 Boylston Street

The city O.K.'d 210 apartments, along with office and retail, at the Fenway address.

120 Kingston Street

This project will create 240 apartments and condos on the edge of Chinatown, and is set to be topped off this year.

Waterside Place

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

45 Stuart Street

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

Jackson Square

This is the first and largest component of the city-backed, 14-building Jackson Square redevelopment, where JP meets Roxbury, that's been at least 10 years in the making. This largest component will have 103 rental units, including 35 affordable ones, as well as more than 16,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

Fenway Center

Oft-delayed but looking now more than ever like it's going to happen, 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.

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 95 units. It will also have 52 parking spaces, and Zipcar plans to set up nearby.

49 Melcher Street

The 23 loft-style apartments in the renovated brick-and-beam building in Fort Point are expected to be available this fall.

381 Congress Street

Within the Innovation District, this mixed-use project will turn a five-story warehouse into 44 apartments with ground-floor retail. As many as 28 of its units could be innovation ones.

411 D Street

Another Innovation District creation, this oft-delayed, two-building project is slated to include 26 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

The 79-unit, four-story building started leasing in April for move-ins this summer. 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). This planned project is most famous (or infamous) for hosting the first Starbucks in Southie (at least, the first not on the waterfront). To everything turn, turn, turn...

Nashua Street Residences

Plans for this tower by TD Garden have grown from a relatively modest 375 apartments to 500. Interestingly enough, the 32-story building will not actually get any bigger: the apartments, instead, will get smaller (and there will be less parking).

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.

The Residences at Alewife

The 227-unit building will be move-in ready by October, and replaces the old Faces nightclub.

The Residences at 160 Cambridgepark Drive

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

The Atmark

Construction's already under way on the first 260 of the 428 apartments planned for this 4.5-acre site in North Cambridge. Techies are being openly targeted by the developer.

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.

Columbia Point

This two-building, 278-unit project is a big part of the city and private sector's efforts to rejuvenate this part of Dorchester. The project will be a mixture of studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, with rents running to $2,400.

319 A Street

The proposal for 319 A Street (not to be confused with 319 A Street Rear, another new project) is slated to have 18 three- and two-bedrooms.

Factory 63

Twenty-seven of the 38 apartments slated for this converted shoe factory in Fort Point are to be innovation units.

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 late May, 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

Admittedly, it's not yet clear what the 211 residences slated for this big mixed-use development over the Mass. Pike-Boylston intersection will be, condos or rentals. But it looks like rentals.

Lovejoy Wharf

The city O.K.'d this residential component of Lovejoy Wharf in December. It's to be a 14-story building with about 100 apartments.

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 22-story complex with 414 apartments on the so-called "sausage parcel" would include as many as 60 innovation units.

37 North Beacon Street

Originally slated to be Boston's first-ever car-less apartment building, the five-story complex will, in fact, have 35 parking spaces for its 41 apartments; that is, if it ever gets built as there is a dispute as to who actually owns the site.

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

The 771 residences in this six-building mega-project announced in June would include 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 can begin Sept. 1.

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 just last week. It sits at the nexus of Newton, Waltham and Watertown.