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Dorchester Bay City: Something Big is Coming to Dorchester

Dorchester Bay City: Review Process Starts This Month, 2020

The Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester has lived many lives since it first opened. It’s been a shopping mall, a convention center, a potential site for the Olympic Village (if the Olympics had come to Boston in 2024) – but this 33-acre property is finally starting its biggest chapter yet.

Earlier this year, after a year of planning (and more than a decade after the Expo Center’s last closure), real estate developer Accordia Partners LLC finalized the sale of the Bayside Expo Center land. Their plan: to transform this land into a 6-million square-foot hub for Bostonians to work, live and play.

Dorchester Bay City

This new development is known as Dorchester Bay City. Located between 200 Mt. Vernon Street and 2 Morrissey Boulevard, this massive complex will be a beautiful new public space, complete with storefronts, offices, and homes.

The developers estimate that Dorchester Bay City will be home to 1,740 residential units, 155,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and another 4 million square feet dedicated to workspaces, academic facilities, and research and development centers. The land will also feature a vast public area with bicycle paths, pedestrian accommodations, and roadways, making the neighborhood a beautiful and walkable area within Columbia Point.

Beautification and neighborhood improvements are at the heart of Dorchester Bay City. As Accordia Partners LLC explains in their proposal on the project:

“By providing wonderful new public spaces with improved access to the Harborwalk, retail and open space programming available to all, and a mix of uses that ensures a 24/7 community that embodies live, work, and play, the Project will become a dynamic hub for all Bostonians.”

Accordia Partners co-owner Richard Galvin asserts that Dorchester Bay City will “feed into a series of public benefits,” such as job creation, infrastructure improvements, climate resilience, and greater accessibility to public spaces. While the build-out may take upwards of a decade, it is the company’s hope that this new neighborhood will improve life for Bostonians throughout the Columbia Point region. 

About the Development

The Dorchester Bay City project is being developed by Accordia Partners, LLC. Founded in 2014 by Kirk Sykes and Richard Galvin, the company seeks to increase inclusion and diversity in urban spaces through its development projects. Accordia Partners works to create equity in employment and education opportunities, helping to improve their community one project at a time.

Suffolk Downs: A Redevelopment of a Mixed-Use Neighborhood

Suffolk Downs East Boston megaproject, Boston Herald, 2020

Boston has long been a business and cultural hub in the United States, but the 21st century has seen a boom for our city. The population has grown by nearly 130,000 – a 23% increase – since 1980.

With so many people living and working in the city, developers are working hard to build neighborhoods and office spaces to house them. And recently, real estate company HYM Investment Group announced that they would be providing Bostonians with a brand-new neighborhood: Suffolk Downs.

The History of Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs has been a part of the Boston community since 1935 when it first opened as a Thoroughbred race track. While the 10.5-million square foot property was not a place to live or work, it was a popular gathering place where Bostonians could watch famous horses like Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, and Cigar compete.

The race track has had a checkered history, with a closure in the 1980s, a reopening in the 90s, and a brief attempt to open a casino on the property in the 2010s. But in 2019, Suffolk Downs held their final season of live racing. Then, they handed the reins over to HYM Investment group, who plan to transform the land into a mixed-use neighborhood.

Built for the Future

The new Suffolk Downs will be a place to work, shop, play, and live. The land, which has long been disconnected from the community (outside of race days), will be reintegrated into Boston, with two stops on the MBTA’s Blue Line helping residents connect with the rest of the city.

The development will feature a variety of properties, from neighborhood retail and housing, to innovation centers and parks – all connected by walkable sidewalks and bike paths. The developers plan on erecting two retail squares (one at each Blue Line station), so residents and businesses have access to shops, pharmacies, and entertainment venues.

But perhaps most importantly, Suffolk Downs is dedicated to sustainability. The developers have adopted forward-thinking strategies to address the potential impacts of climate change (such as rising sea levels). Structures will feature “green design,” and developers will aim to create a resilient and sustainable environment that will last for years to come.

The Suffolk Downs redevelopment group is run by HYM Investment Group, headed by Thomas N. O’Brien (managing director), Paul Crisalli (director of operations), and Douglas J. Manz (director of development).

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    75 Old Harbor: New Construction Luxury Condos

    75 Old Harbor is currently under construction and will be a brand new renovation and expansion of an existing 3 family building located in South Boston's desirable Thomas Park neighborhood. These 3 luxury condos will boast impeccable finishes featuring open concept living areas that will open up to private outdoor spaces for each unit.

     

    PRICING

    Unit 1: 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath duplex | 1,700 sq. ft. | 2 private decks | Private yard | $999,000

    Unit 2: 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 960 sq. ft. | private deck | $799,000

    Unit 3 Penthouse: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1000 sq. ft. | private deck | $849,000

     

    AREA AMENITIES

    75 Old Harbor is within walking distance of all major South Boston amenities including restaurants, bars, groceries, and shops on East and West Broadway along with the Broadway T stop and multiple bus routes to Downtown and Seaport.

    -Castle Island

    -Carson Beach

    -M Street Beach

    -Starbucks – L street

    -Boston Athletic Club

    -Stop & Shop

    -Foodie’s Market

    -South Boston Yoga

    -Multiple Bus Stops

    -Broadway T

    -Moakley Field

    -South Boston Yacht Club

    -Sidewalk Café

    -Boston Bagel Company

     

    RESTAURANTS

    -Capo South Boston

    -Local 149

    -Lincoln Tavern

    -The Broadway

    -Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

    -Publico

    -Fox & The Knife

    -Paramount

    -Playwright

     

    Designed, built, & sold by ELEVATED.

    Expected completion for the new luxury construction condos at 75 Old Harbor will be early summer of 2021.  If you are interested in pre-construction reservations and select buyer customization, contact Elevated today!

    List of South Boston New Construction Condos

    The Ceinture – 20 West 5th, South Boston

    The building that checks off every box on your list.  The Ceinture will be one of the first luxury condo developments to offer a full slate of luxury amenities. This includes full concierge services, a state-of-the-art gym, communal workspace, club room, a large common terrace with gas grills overlooking Boston's skyline, and 41 garage parking spaces.  The Ceinture will feature 54x 2 bedroom units starting at $800,000.  Contact us for pre-construction pricing and availability.

    The Mezz – 420 West Broadway, South Boston

    The South Boston building with the best location. Located across from popular Lincoln Tavern, The Mezz is the former site of the historic Broadway Theater. Ideally situated within walking distance of CVS Pharmacy and the Red Line at Broadway Station, The Mezz is also next to some of South Boston's hot spots including Cafe Nero, Loco Taqueria, Capo, and JP Licks. The Mezz will feature 42 luxury condos ranging from studios to 2 bedroom units. Amenities include a rooftop garden, zen patio, clubroom, underground garage parking, and bike storage. You can schedule a tour with us at The Mezz here.

    The Blake – 457 West Broadway, South Boston

    Looking for the perfect private roof deck?  The Blake is your spot.  The Blake will feature 44 one and two-bedroom luxury condos located at 457 West Broadway in South Boston.  The new luxury construction development will also have a slate of amenities including a common roof deck, fitness center, community center, and ground-level retail.  The Blake is conveniently located a short walking distance to multiple restaurants, bars, retail, and public transportation hubs.

    480 West Broadway, South Boston

    The perfect mix-used building.  480-82 West Broadway is currently under construction and will feature a new five-story mixed-use building containing 4,190 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, 18 residential units on floors two through five, with 22 below-grade garage parking spaces. 480-82 West Broadway is ideally located at the corner of East and West Broadway steps from area shops, restaurants, and public transportation. 

    340 West 2nd, South Boston

    Take a break from the city while staying in the center of the action.  340 W 2nd on South Boston's West Side offers an urban-suburban feel - just a few streets back from South Boston's restaurants and bars. The building features 29 condominium residences and 1,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  The luxury condo building at 320 W 2nd includes 18x 1 bedrooms, and 11x 2 bedroom residences along with 43 garage parking spaces. 

     

    Contact us for more information on floor plans, pricing, and availability for all new luxury construction condos in South Boston.

    Elevated provides complimentary buyer representation for all luxury condo buildings in South Boston and is not associated with the sales team or developer for the buildings listed above.

     

    Not sure where to go in South Boston? We've mapped it out for you here. 

    347 Maverick: East Boston Luxury Construction Condos

    So you want to live in East Boston?

    Currently under construction, The Elevated Companies new development at 347 Maverick will feature 9 new luxury condos along with 9 garage parking spots.  347 Maverick is located 4 blocks from the waterfront in East Boston's desirable Jeffries' Point neighborhood. The new development will feature 6 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units and 3 three-bedroom, 2 bathroom units. Each unit will also feature outdoor spaces, and the two penthouse units 8 & 9 will have private roof decks offering sweeping city and ocean views

     

    Unit Info & Availability

    Unit 1: 2 bed/2 bath | 870 sq. ft. | Garage Parking

    Unit 2: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1140 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 3: 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,000 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 4: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,075 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 5: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,140 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 6: 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,000 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 7: 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,075 sq. ft. | Private Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 8 (Penthouse 1): 2 Bed/2 Bath | 1,240 sq. ft. | Private Side Deck | Private Roof Deck | Garage Parking

    Unit 9 (Penthouse 2): 3 Bed/2 Bath | 1,400, sq. ft. | Large Private Terrace | Private Side Deck | Private Roof Deck | Garage Parking

     

    For additional details and pre-construction pricing and information, contact Elevated to speak with one of our experienced luxury real estate agents.

    347 Maverick | Designed, Built, & Sold by ELEVATED.

     

    Not sure where to go in Eastie? Check out this list of restaurants we’ve mapped out for you here.

    Luxury Condos in Beacon Hill? The Archer Residences

    Penthouse 1 | The Archer Residences

    YOUR LIFE IN BEACON HILL REIMAGINED.

    When you think of Beacon Hill, you may think of the history of Boston as you stroll through the red brick sidewalks and notice the Georgian architecture, or maybe you think of the beautiful and famous Acorn Street.  In 2020, Beacon Hill welcomes new residents to The Archer and introduces a new way of living in the neighborhood.

    The Archer Residences is the first condo development in Beacon Hill to be fully amenitized while also offering luxurious full-service features.  Featuring 63 luxury condos and 54 garage parking spaces, The Archer’s luxurious services, and amenities include 24-hour white-glove services, valet parking, fitness & wellness centers, a pet spa, and an area bike storage – just to name a few.

    The Archer Residences mimics the neighborhood's historic synergy. The new 7-story development fits in beautifully in the heart of Beacon Hill, taking the place of the formerly Suffolk University buildings.

     

    PRICING & AVAILABILITY

    Unit 310 | 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath | 1,142 Sq. Ft. | $1,500,000

    Unit 508 | 2 Bedrooms / 3 Baths | 1,676 Sq. Ft. | $2,700,000

    Unit 105 | 2 Bedrooms / 3 Baths | 2,935 Sq. ft. | $3,500,000

    Unit 406 | 2 Bedrooms / 3 Baths | 2,140 Sq. Ft. | $3,700,000

    Unit 503 | 2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths | 2,062 Sq. Ft. | $4,100,000

    Unit 601 | 2 Bedrooms / 3 Baths | 2,530 Sq. Ft. | $5,350,000

    Unit 412 | 3 Bedrooms / 3 Baths | 3,152 Sq. ft. | $6,445,000

    Unit PH1 | 4 Bedrooms / 4 Baths | 3,469 Sq. Ft. | $10,400,000

     

    The Elevated Luxury Team represents buyers for The Archer Residences and all pre and new construction condos in Boston and is not affiliated with The Archer Residences' developer or sales team. 

     

    71 Border: East Boston Waterfront New Construction Condos Starting at $329,000

     

     

    Elevated Residential is proud to announce the pre-sale launch for 71 Border in East Boston! Already 50% Sold! 

    Elevated Residential has been exclusively retained to market and sell 71 Border in East Boston! 71 Border, ideally located across from East Boston's Waterfront, is an 8 unit luxury new construction condo development by renowned East Boston developer, MG2 Group. 71 Border features 1 studio, 5 one bedroom and 2 Penthouse triplexes with private roof terraces. Units will feature oversized windows with water views, amazing natural light, in-unit laundry, hardwood and recessed lighting throughout. Penthouses will feature Bosch appliances and private parking. 71 Border is steps from multiple ocean front parks, running/biking routes and outdoor spaces with stunning views of Downtown Boston and the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to acclaimed area restaurants ReelhouseCunard Tavern and Dirty Water Dough or grab a free ferry ride from The Eddy to Pier 6 in Charlestown! 71 Border is a 5 minute walk to the Maverick T Stop, multiple bus lines, Shuttle to Logan Airport and the MBTA Ferry from Slip 45 to the Seaport. Drive to all major highways within 5 minutes. With an abundance of activities at your disposal as well as access to all of the Waterfront attractions that East Boston has to offer, 71 Border is the ideal place for you to call home!  Contact Elevated for pre-construction showings. Expected Completion: December 2020. 

    UNIT DETAILS

    Unit 1: Studio, 320 sq ft, $329,000

    Unit 2: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $379,000 (UAG)

    Unit 3: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 480 sq ft, $449,000 (UAG)

    Unit 4: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $429,000 (UAG)

    Unit 5: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 480 sq ft, $479,000

    Unit 6: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $459,000

    Unit 7: 2 Bed/2.5 Bath Penthouse Duplex, 1050 sq ft, private roof deck, storage, $849,000

    Unit 8: 2 Bed/2.5 Bath Penthouse Duplex, 1000 sq ft, private roof deck, storage, $869,000

    Complete list of new Seaport Apartments

    The Ora, 899 Congress Street, Seaport District, Boston

    Your city life reimagined. The new luxury apartment buildings in Seaport offer a new way of living. Elevate your lifestyle with new innovative amenities and experience the luxury living in new construction apartments.  Explore units in new luxury residences in the Seaport District neighborhood here!

     

    THE GABLES

    Units & Pricing

    Studios from $2,750+

    1 Bedrooms from $2,990+

    2 Bedrooms from $4,900+

    3 Bedrooms from $7,329+

    4 Bedrooms from $8,000+

    Amenities

    -24/7 Concierge

    -Resort Style Pool

    -Clubroom

    -Outdoor Lounge

    -State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

    -Outdoor Yoga Facility

    -Private Conference Room

    -Pet Spa

    -Bike Storage

    -Amenity Deck with Yoga & Green Space, Grill Stations, Gaming, and Sundeck

    501 Congress Street, Seaport Boston 02210

    Expected completion: 2020

     

    THE ORA

    Units & Pricing

    Studios from $2,365 +

    1 Bedrooms from $3,200+

    2 Bedrooms from $4,100+

    3 Bedrooms from $7,300+

    Amenities

    -Fitness center

    -Rooftop pool & sundeck

    -Common workspaces with Wifi

    -Coffee bar

    -Underground valet parking

    -Concierge services

    899 Congress Street, Seaport Boston, 02210

    Expected completion: 2020

     

    NEMA SEAPORT

    Units & Pricing

    Studios from $2,200+

    1 Bedrooms from $3,200+

    2 Bedrooms from $4,200+

    3 Bedrooms from $5,560+

    Amenities

    -Rooftop & Skyline Terrace

    -Drive-in movie theater

    -Creators Suite

    -Yoga Studio & Fitness Center

    -Chef’s Kitchen

    -Spa Suite

    -Arcade

    -Common workspace & Conference Rooms

    -Pet Spa & Dog House

    -Mailroom

    -Lobby with 24/7 concierge services

    399 Congress Street, Seaport Boston, 02210

    Status: Move-in ready

     

    THE ALYX AT ECHELON

    Unit Pricing

    Studios from $2,400 +

    1 Bedrooms from $2,900+

    2 Bedrooms from $4,500+

    3 Bedrooms from $8,500+

    Amenities

    -75-foot outdoor pool

    -Cabanas

    -Resident Lounge areas

    -Fire pits

    -Wellness center

    -Innovation center

    -dog run & play park

    -The Alyx Standard

    -24/7 Concierge services

    135 Seaport Boulevard, Seaport Boston, 02210

    Expected completion: Fall of 2020

     

    Not sure where to go in Seaport Boston? We've mapped it out for you here.  

    Contact us to schedule a showing at one of these new luxury apartment buildings with one of our experienced luxury real estate agents! 

    Where to go for Taco Tuesday in Boston

    Yellowdoor Taqueria, South End, Boston

    Taco Tuesday has arrived!  Whether you’ll be bar-hopping for tacos or sticking to your favorite spot, here’s a list of Mexican restaurants to choose from to enjoy Tacos in the South End & Back Bay.

     

    Yellowdoor Taqueria – One of Boston’s best spots for tacos! Pair your tacos with a delicious margarita and enjoy the trendy vintage-chic atmosphere. Menu options include tacos, ceviche, and more.

    354 Harrison Avenue, South End, Boston, 02118

     

    Burro Bar – Located in Brookline and the South End, Burro Bar has an extensive list of Tequila’s while their Mexican kitchen food menu offers tacos, ceviche, enchiladas, a dessert menu, and more.

    1357 Washington Street, South End, Boston, 02118

     

    Cosmica – “Cosmica is built to party.” – If you’re looking for a fun and trendy spot to enjoy your tacos and margaritas, Cosmica is your spot! Cosmica offers Cal-Mex specialties, tacos, and more.

    40 Berkeley Street, South End, Boston, 02116

     

    Lolita – Venture a short distance outside of the South End over to Lolita’s in Back Bay for one of Boston’s best Mexican restaurants with a unique and fun vibe. Open until 1am in the Fort Point location.

    271 Dartmouth Street, South End, Boston, 02116

     

    El Centro – Chef/co-owner Allan Rodriguez brings his family recipes from Hermosillo, Mexico to the city of Boston! At El Centro, you can expect house-made tortillas, sangria, margaritas, and beer.

    472 Shawmut Avenue, South End, Boston 02118

     

    Cha Cha Cha Taqueria – Not enough time to dine in? Cha Cha Cha is the perfect pit stop for you. Cha Cha Cha is a casual walk-up burrito & taco bar to take to go.  

    145 Dartmouth Street, South End, Boston, 02116

     

    New luxury construction condos in the South End and Back Bay:

    100 Shawmut - 138 luxury condo units are currently under construction at 100 Shawmut in the South End. Condo pricing will begin at $599,000 and max out at $6,000,000 ranging from studios to 4 bedroom units. The expected completion of these condos will be late this year. Enjoy 100 Shawmut's garage parking option as well as luxury amenities including rooftop terraces, library, fitness center, and more. 

    The Quinn - New luxury construction condos located at 460 Harrison Avenue. Conveniently located a short walking distance from Whole Foods, Boston Sports Clubs, many South End restaurants, and more. The Quinn will feature 101 luxury condos as well as a full list of 5-star amenities. Units will start at $750,000. 

    345 Harrison Apartments - Luxury apartment building with a full slate of amenities located in the heart of South End, Boston. Studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom rental units range from $2,300 to $8,000/month. 

    Raffles Residences - Raffles will be an ultra-luxury residence in Back Bay featuring 146 units of 1 bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and penthouse condo units.  Prices will range from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000.  The expected completion of the highly anticipated luxury residences will be in 2022.  

     

    A weekend in Beacon Hill: What to do & where to go

    Beacon Hill is known to be one of Boston’s most quaint yet beautiful neighborhoods. Its picturesque characteristics are what makes this neighborhood so unique from the rest of Boston. In Beacon Hill, you’ll find historic red brick sidewalks and classic Georgian architecture. Whether you have the luxury to live in Beacon Hill or you’re just visiting for the day, here’s a list of places to go while you’re in the neighborhood.

     

    Restaurants

    Mooo…. – High-end modern steakhouse with a notable wine list. 

    15 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House – A well-known, upscale steakhouse chain with a very elegant dining room. 

    45 School Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Grotto – Italian restaurant with an extensive wine list and nightly prix fixe. Also offers a new outdoor patio.

    37 Bowdoin Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Seoul Restaurant – Modern Pan-Asian restaurant with eclectic menu options including sushi, Korean, Chinese & Thai.

    156 Cambridge Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Tip Tap Room – Open concept upmarket & modern pub offering beer and menu items including steak tips, burgers, and more. 

    138 Cambridge Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Anna’s Taqueria – Authentic Mexican restaurant offering burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more. 

    242 Cambridge Street, Beacon Hill, Boston. 

    A variety of bars and entertainment including The Garden, Banners, The Harp, The Greatest Bar, West End Johnnies, Causeway, and Tavern in the Square are all conveniently located just a walking distance from Beacon Hill.

     

    Attractions

    Acorn Street – One of Boston’s most photographed street.

    Boston Public Garden – 4 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

    Boston Common – 139 Tremont Street 

    Louisburg Square – Beacon Hill’s private elegant park.

    Massachusetts State House – 24 Beacon Street in the heart of Beacon Hill, Boston. 

     

    Live in Beacon Hill

    Interested in living in Beacon Hill?  Check out active listings at the highly anticipated new luxury construction condos at The Archer Residences located at 33-61 Temple Street. The Archer will feature 67 luxury condos and 54 garage parking spots. Book your showing today with one of our experienced luxury real estate agents and reserve your dream home before it’s too late!