SITE A, THE BARKING CRAB AND LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS

Curtis Kemeny strikes again with what will be the Seaport District’s first luxury condominium development.

Curtis Kemeny has emerged as a partner with Gale International and Morgan Stanley Real Estate for the first high-end residential building. The building is located on what is being called Site A and is currently undergoing design review with the Boston Civic Design Commission.

The six-story, 110,000-square-foot building will sit behind the Barking Crab restaurant and contain approximately 35 units, two floors of retail space and more than 30 parking spaces, said Kemeny. It is being designed by Boston-based Hacin + Associates Inc. and will be built by Boston-based Walsh Brothers.

Kemeny wanted to move the Barking Crab from its current location in order to complete the Boston Harborwalk. The Barking Crab turned down Kemeny’s offer to move and will stay in its current location. Gale’s partner for all of the retail space at Seaport Square is W/S Development.

THE STATS:

– 110,000sf
– 1 floor underground garage, 34 parking spaces
– 6 stories above ground – two floors retail, four floors residential
– 34 condominium units
– 20,000/sq/ft retail

Key concepts/site benefits:

– Elegant and sophisticated super luxury lofts in full service building
– Gateway parcel for Seaport Square development 6.5MMsf of proposed mixed use
– Waterfront parcel
– Fabulous views of the city skyline
– Silver LEED certified project
– Proposed public pedestrian plaza on Old Sleeper Street (between Site A and Barking Crab)
– Public pedestrian plaza connects to the Harborwalk at Moakley Bridge and the Courthouse (currently interrupted by the Barking Crab).

This project is just another home run for Boston Residential Group who is used to hitting it out of the park with like kind super-high-end boutique buildings – 360 Newbury (sold out) and 285 Columbus Lofts (still active).

Hopefully the BRA lets this thing get off the ground soon so we can this new neighborhood off the ground. FP3 Lofts rolling out the red carpet too! Stand by for more on that.

 

Source: Boston Business Journal & Interview with Curits Kemeny

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