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The 11 Projects Transforming Boston's South End Forever

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Just about the game-changing-est area in the entire Boston region (with the possible exception of Somerville) is the east-northeast stretch of the South End. Several new projects there, including the multifaceted Ink Block, the uber-controversial Lucas and the just-announced block-long 575 Albany Street, are set to add thousands of apartments and condos—and therefore thousands of residents—to the once-gritty area where I-93 and the Turnpike meet. Eleven projects in particular, all either opened within the last year or very much on the drawing board, are powering most of the transformation.


· Here's How Many Ink Block Apartments Have Been Rented [Curbed Boston]
· South End's Lucas Has At Least Three Units Asking $3M-Plus [Curbed Boston]
· South End's Boomlet Echoes On: Two More Apartment Buildings [Curbed Boston]
· No Green Line Extension?! A Lot of People Are Worried [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Ink Block Apartments

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300 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
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The 315-unit, three-building apartment complex started opening last winter and is mostly leased up.

2. Sepia Boston

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32 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

This is the 83-unit condo component of the Ink Block. Nearly every unit sold before its opening this year.

3. Siena at the Ink Block

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40 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

This 79-unit condo project, also part of the Ink Block, is under construction. It includes maisonettes, a relatively rare thing in Boston real estate.

4. 600 Harrison Avenue

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600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

This old archdiocese of Boston parking lot is being turned into a 160-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail.

5. 775 Harrison Avenue

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775 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

The old Jesuit church is tentatively slated to become 54 apartments, with four townhouses on an adjoining property. The plans for the Renaissance Revival space were last floated in spring 2015. Stay tuned.

6. 345 Harrison Avenue

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345 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

The city in February 2015 signed off on a two-building, 602-unit apartment complex for the old Graybar Electric site. It will also include tens of thousands of square feet of retail and amenity space.

7. Jordan Lofts

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477 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

The 18 condos in this recently completed commercial-building conversion went on sale in August.

8. The Lucas

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136 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

This under-construction church conversion is due to include 33 condos. Closings have already started and several condos have been listed in the low seven figures.

9. Building C at 460 Harrison Avenue

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460 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

The old SoWa Vintage Market was converted into 30 apartments and gallery space. Leasing for the apartments started in September 2015.

10. Troy Boston

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55 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

The two-building, 378-unit apartment complex opened in the first half of 2015.

11. 575 Albany Street

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575 Albany St
Boston, MA 02118

This puppy was just announced: two buildings, public space and about 700 apartments.

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1. Ink Block Apartments

300 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The 315-unit, three-building apartment complex started opening last winter and is mostly leased up.

300 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

2. Sepia Boston

32 Traveler St, Boston, MA 02118

This is the 83-unit condo component of the Ink Block. Nearly every unit sold before its opening this year.

32 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

3. Siena at the Ink Block

40 Traveler St, Boston, MA 02118

This 79-unit condo project, also part of the Ink Block, is under construction. It includes maisonettes, a relatively rare thing in Boston real estate.

40 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

4. 600 Harrison Avenue

600 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

This old archdiocese of Boston parking lot is being turned into a 160-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail.

600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

5. 775 Harrison Avenue

775 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The old Jesuit church is tentatively slated to become 54 apartments, with four townhouses on an adjoining property. The plans for the Renaissance Revival space were last floated in spring 2015. Stay tuned.

775 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

6. 345 Harrison Avenue

345 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The city in February 2015 signed off on a two-building, 602-unit apartment complex for the old Graybar Electric site. It will also include tens of thousands of square feet of retail and amenity space.

345 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

7. Jordan Lofts

477 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The 18 condos in this recently completed commercial-building conversion went on sale in August.

477 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

8. The Lucas

136 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

This under-construction church conversion is due to include 33 condos. Closings have already started and several condos have been listed in the low seven figures.

136 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

9. Building C at 460 Harrison Avenue

460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

The old SoWa Vintage Market was converted into 30 apartments and gallery space. Leasing for the apartments started in September 2015.

460 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

10. Troy Boston

55 Traveler St, Boston, MA 02118

The two-building, 378-unit apartment complex opened in the first half of 2015.

55 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

11. 575 Albany Street

575 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118

This puppy was just announced: two buildings, public space and about 700 apartments.

575 Albany St
Boston, MA 02118