Development & Construction
Winthrop Center Tower (115 Federal Street):
Please be advised of a number of pedestrian/vehicular traffic detours, as construction on Winthrop Center Tower continues:
- Federal Street: there are pedestrian crosswalks at 133 Federal Street and at 75-101 Federal Street to help pedestrians avoid the construction site.
- Winthrop Square Park: Access to Winthrop Square Park is prohibited. Pedestrians are advised to use the main crosswalk that spans Otis & Devonshire Streets. There is also a pedestrian corridor, protected with concrete Jersey barriers, along the Otis Street perimeter of the park.
- Devonshire Street: the street remains closed to bicyclists and vehicular traffic north of 100 Summer Street's parking garage. The portion of the street that is open to traffic remains two-way. Access continues to be available to the 100 Summer Street parking garage, 100 Summer Street loading dock, and businesses on this block of Devonshire Street.
What's Being Built In Downtown
Verified capital investment (development and acquisition costs) of at least $15 billion since 2000 has created a 24/7 neighborhood here in downtown. New mixed-used projects valued at over $1 billion are planned or currently underway for Downtown Boston.
For an inventory of major developments in the area over the past five years, visit here.
One Bromfield: Midwood Investment & Development proposes to construct a 23-story, 325-foot, 441,000 sq.-ft. mixed-use office tower. The first 3 floors (59,000 sq.-ft.) will consist of retail, with the remaining 20 floors (382,000 sq.-ft.) being given over to office space. In fall 2021, the proponent submitted the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR), which is available for review here.
Winthrop Center (115 Federal Street): MP Boston was selected by the City of Boston in August 2016 to develop this site, formerly a City-owned parking garage.
Construction on the 53-story, 1.447 million sq.-ft., mixed-use tower topped-off in March 2022. Winthrop Center will include 321 residential units occupying 573,200 sq.-ft., 750,000 sq.-ft. of commercial space , a 550-space parking garage, a 12,000 sq.-ft. Connector lobby space, and an additional 28,000 sq.-ft. of restaurant/retail amenities when it opens in late 2022.
RECENT DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENTS:
110 Chauncy Street: MC Real Estate Partners, in partnership with 110 Chauncy Street's flagship tenant, global design firm Sasaski, is conducting a full renovation of the property. Sasaki, with 250 employees, launched renovations of the property in spring 2021, and relocated to the newly-renovated space in early 2022. Renovations include the design/build-out of new office interiors, a roof deck, along with redesigning the lobby, retail space, and entrance.
High Street Place: Rockpoint Group/Rockhill Management renovated the lobby space that connects 100 High Street with 160 Federal Street to create High Street Place, a new food hall. High Street Place features 22 separate food kiosks showcasing local vendors, with seating for 400, and opened in March 2022.
10 Winthrop Square: Chevron Partners completed a renovation and modernization of the boutique 6-floor, 26,500-sq.-ft. property, which includes 6,000 sq.-ft. of lower-level retail space, late in 2021.
399 Washington Street: L3 Capital acquired this property in June 2017. It undertook a complete renovation of the historic 6-story, 77,000 sq.-ft. building, which was built in 1881. The renovation launched in late 2017 and completed in early 2020.
80 Boylston Street: Emerson College's renovation of the Little Building began in June 2017 and completed in summer 2019 in time for the fall 2019 semester. Included in the project were interior renovations on floors 2-12, the construction of a new 13th floor, located behind the roofline's parapet, an enhanced retail arcade with new tenants, and 294 new student dormitory beds.
Congress Square: The Congress Square project launched in March 2016 and includes 458,300 sq.-ft. of mixed-used property, with hotel, office, and retail components. The hotel, a 85,700 sq.-ft., 165-room Hyatt Centric, opened in February 2019. The 13-floor, 250,000 sq.-ft. office component, at 40 Water St., opened in phases, from late 2018 through mid-2019.
The Union at 48 Boylston Street: Completed in January 2019, this 46-unit affordable housing complex includes 38 studio apartments and 8 one-bedroom apartments. Site of the former BYMCU, this 40,500 sq.-ft. renovation contains 11,000 sq.-ft. of office space along with 3,800 sq.-ft. of retail space. Additional info about the project can be found here.
Exchange at 100 Federal Street: Completed in March 2018, this 18,000 sq.-ft. steel-and-glass pavilion, occupying the Congress Street plaza of 100 Federal Street, includes 8,500 sq.-ft. of retail space and 9,000 sq.-ft. of open "winter garden" space.
1 Milk Street: a complete renovation of the historic 6-story, 42,000 sq.-ft. Transcript building, which was built in 1873. The renovation includes a new lobby, curtainwall, elevator system, metal-and-glass storefront, entry canopy, and doors. Construction began in October 2017 and completed in December 2018.
The Conrad (6 Hamilton Pl.): This renovation of the upper levels of 17-33 Winter St. converted former office space into a 27-unit, 29,000-sq.-ft. apartment complex. The Conrad includes nine 2-bedroom units, six 3-bedroom units, and twelve 4-bedroom units.