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Need Parking? Try a New Construction Building

Parking at Boston's new construction buildings

If you're familiar at all with East Boston or South Boston, then you know that the parking situation is unbearable. It's nearly impossible to park anywhere convenient to where you need to be--whether that's your home, your work, or just going out on the town. If you're tired of commuting into those neighborhoods only to be faced with astronomical parking garage fees and non-existent on-street parking, we're here to tell you that there's a better way. Why not buy a condo in a new construction building? You get your own parking space guaranteed, and many of these new high-rises are within walking distance to the major hubs or at least have access to T stations, highways, and other transportation outlets.

South Boston

All new construction buildings in South Boston now require parking. Under new zoning rules, one parking spot is required for each one-bedroom unit. For 2+ bedroom units, 1.5 parking spots are required. Additionally, developers are now required to build two-thirds more off-street parking than before, according to the Boston Globe. Here are just a few of the projects providing extra parking spaces throughout the city:

South Boston Transportation Center, currently under construction in the Seaport, will provide 1,500 new parking spots to help accommodate/alleviate the lack of parking in South Boston and Seaport.

Buildings such as 14 West Broadway offer 24-hour valet services (in addition to underground parking spaces) to accommodate lack of parking. This luxury condo building is 11 stories tall with 47 units.

Port 45 on 45 West Third Street offers one parking spot per unit. It features five stories and 105 units, with 109 garage parking spaces for residents.

150 West Broadway offers one parking spot per unit, and two parking spots for each penthouse unit. This five-story condo building will feature 30 luxury condos and 33 on-site parking spaces.

East Boston

Similarly, developers in East Boston are also accommodating parking spots in new construction buildings.

Slip65 at Clippership Wharf, slated for completion in late 2018, as well as 151 Liverpool Street, both offer one parking spot per unit. The six-story Slip 65 at Clippership Wharf, spanning 12 acres, will feature 300 garage parking spots for residents and 20 available for public use. 151 Liverpool, also six stories, will have 36 condos and corresponding parking spots.

Parking: A Growing Concern

The squeeze for parking has only been getting worse as more people clog the city streets of East Boston and South Boston. The problem is compounded in winter when the snowbanks take away more of the precious parking spots that people rely on to park at home or work. Just how many parking spaces are left in these neighborhood is anyone's guess. That's because Boston has stopped keeping track. The Massachusetts Port Authority estimated back in 2012 that there were 6,000 spaces in surface parking lots in South Boston, particularly in the Seaport District. It projected that in 2015, there would be only 750, according to the Boston Globe. Currently, no one is really sure how many there are now.

Contact Elevated Realty

How would you like to never have to worry about parking again? Call us to learn about any of the above new construction buildings in East Boston and South Boston. We're located at 174 Dorchester Street in Boston, MA 02127. Get in touch at 617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com. We would be happy to show any property to you. Just give us a call and book an appointment.

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    South Boston's Washington Village 656 New Housing Units

    Washington Village in South Boston

     

    Welcome to one of South Boston's newest buildings: Washington Village! Yet another string in a long line of new properties to grace this up-and-coming neighborhood, Washington Village is nestled in Andrew Square, stretching from Old Colony Avenue to Dorchester Avenue. As an eight-building development, Washington Village will comprise 656 apartments and condos, with construction slated for summer of 2017. Located close to public transportation, this area makes it easy to commute to and from the city, while having quick access to the neighborhood's restaurants, bars, shops, schools, and businesses.

    Geared toward first-time home buyers, renters and long-time area residents, Washington Village aims to bring together a diverse mix of singles, couples, and families. Built on the site of a now-defunct industrial cluster, this community-based development will breathe new life into a neighborhood that has been forgotten in recent years. Situated in the Andrew Square neighborhood, this development will replace five industrial buildings that are currently empty. One business -- Drive In Paint-Mart on Dorchester Street -- is still active, but will be relocated to accommodate the new development.

    Washington Village Condo Features

    Here are some more features of this six-block, mixed-use development addressing middle-income housing needs:

    • 560 parking spaces
    • Nearly 100,000 square feet of retail space
    • Community open space totaling 45,000 square feet
    • 5,000 square foot park with more than 170 trees
    • Widened sidewalks
    • Middle-class apartments and condominiums
    • Grocery store and local retailers such as cafes and a pharmacy
    • Located a quarter mile from the Andrew Square MBTA Station
    • Car and bike sharing systems on-site

    There are three phases of construction as part of the development plan, with ground breaking occurring this summer. Total construction time will take five years from inception. Developers hope to bring back the economic vitality of Andrew Square, something that has been lost over the years. South Boston is becoming the place to live for young up-and-comers, budding professionals, and young families. Washington Village hopes to keep that trend going with the addition of these new units.

    Creating an additional 1,200 jobs, the Washington Village project will transform the area into a walkable neighborhood, making it easy for residents to stroll along the streets to access quality dining and entertainment.

    History

    Long before it was Washington Village, this area was discovered by Native Americans who called it Mattapannuck. Originally used as an orchard and pasture in Colonial times, a village was eventually created and named Little Neck. In 1850, it was renamed Washington Village in honor of George Washington, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. As the town became more and more industrialized in subsequent years, it was renamed yet again in honor of John Andrew, the governor of Massachusetts during the Civil War. Today, the effort to bring back the original name it had for so long is currently underway. The goal is to enhance and transform this South Boston neighborhood into a thriving community of green spaces, new trees, community gatherings, homes and new places to shop.

    Contact Elevated Boston

    Call Elevated Boston at 617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com to learn more about Washington Village. Get in now before the units go fast!

     

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