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533 South End Units Part of City Housing Surge

George Street and Castle Square developments part of new housing rush in city.

If you know someone who needs a home in Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority may be able to help.

The agency oversaw groundbreakings on 1,000 new housing units in the last quarter of 2011, and is presently monitoring 3,360 under construction or renovation.

The 25 projects under way range from the small—like the six-unit Newbury Street property being constructed in cooperation with Centremark Properties—to the large—like the 500-unit Tremont Street development currently under reconstruction by Winn Development in the South End.

“[In 2012], we broke ground on 26 projects, investing $2.4 billion in our city,” said Melina Schuler, a spokeswoman for the authority. “This includes numerous multifamily residential projects.”

In the last decade, Schuler said, the authority has built more than 20,000 new housing units, “that’s more than in any of the prior five decades.”

A quarter of those units were affordable, Schuler said. Since 2000, she said, Boston’s housing stock has grown by 8.2 percent.

In total, the authority is currently working with 23 developers across 12 of the city’s neighborhoods.

What’s going on in your neighborhood?

Project

Neighborhood

Units

#

Street

Developer

9-23 Griggs Street

Allston/Brighton

96

9-23

Griggs Street

Leggat McCall Properties/Legend Grp

Charlesview Redevelopment

Allston/Brighton

340

355-400

Western Avenue

The Community Builders

Exeter Residences

Back Bay

188

 

Exeter Street

Avalon Bay Communities

4-6 Newbury Street

Back Bay

6

4-6

Newbury Street

Centremark Properties

Simpson Parcel 1 AKA The Victor

Beacon Hill/West End

284

 

Causeway

Simpson Housing Limited Partnership

CANA Parcel 3

Charlestown

17

 

Warren Street

Warren Green LLC

Hong Lok House (Chinatown)

Chinatown

61

11-31

Essex Street

Rogerson Communities

Kensington Place - Hinge Block

Downtown

395

659-679

Washington Street

Kensington Investment Company, Inc.

Hayward Place

Downtown

188

580

Washington Street

Millennium Partners-Boston

Heritage Development Capital Improvements

East Boston

294

209

Sumner Street

Boston Housing Authority

Jackson Square Redevelopment - Phase 1

Jamaica Plain

103

225

Centre Street

The Community Builders, Inc.

Olmsted Green Phase III

Mattapan

109

 

Morton Street

New Boston Development Partners LLC

Mattapan Heights Five Chapter 121A Project

Mattapan

60

249

River Street

Trinity Financial

Kasanof Bakery - 233 Blue Hill Ave

Roxbury

48

233

Blue Hill Avenue

Nuestra Comunidad

49-63 Melcher Street

South Boston

60

49/51/63

Melcher Street

Archon/Gerding Edlen/Synergy

Eleven West Broadway

South Boston

50

11

West  Broadway Street

Eleven West, LLC

319 A Street Rear

South Boston

202

319-321

A Street Rear

Gerding Edlen Development

360 West Second Street

South Boston

19

360

West Second Street

Joseph Taylor

3 Dorchester Street - Phase II

South Boston

22

3

Dorchester Street

Trocadero Development, LLC.

5-10 St. George Street

South End

33

5-10

St. George Street

Peter Zagorianakos

Castle Square

South End

500

388

Tremont Street

Winn Development

100 Arlington Street

South End/Bay Village

128

100

Arlington Street

The Congress Group

Ridgecrest Village Apartments

West Roxbury

48

110

Edgemere Road

Chestnut Hill Realty

450 Belgrade Avenue

West Roxbury

39

450

Belgrade Avenue

Mike Barsamian

Cheriton Heights Senior Housing

West Roxbury

70

20

Cheriton Road

The Community Builders

Helaine Simmonds June 20, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Either your article or the BRA list is misleading. The 500 units on Tremont St. at Castle Square are not new construction, but are just being renovated. Please check and correct. There might be other similar errors; maybe you should check some of the others also.
Roberto Scalese (Editor) June 20, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Thanks for the note, Helaine! You are correct, the units are being remodeled. It's not new construction. I've changed the copy above to reflect that.
walter ferme July 01, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Hats off to all the developers who brave the byzantine permitting system and pursue their vision! The article seems to imply the BRA is financing and developing these projects... quite the opposite!
Helaine Simmonds July 30, 2012 at 04:09 PM
It's me, again. You really didn't correct the article. To begin with the headline talks about 530 South End units being part of the housing surge. Doesn't surge imply new units, such as the surge in military troops meaning additional boots on the ground. Also, I bet most, if not all, of those units at Castle Square are already occupied so people looking for homes won't be much helped by this. Mqybe I'm being too picky, but I can't stand writing that takes at face value whatever report is put out by the city or anyone else. Helaine Simmonds
walter ferme October 04, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I agree with Helaine! City bunches too many projects as new when most are just renovations of existing stock....

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