Seaport District apartments and condominiums available for sale
Jul 2011 06

The Seaport District is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Boston. Alternatively known as the South Boston Waterfront / Innovation District, and, by its neighbor’s name of Fort Point Channel, it borders the city’s Financial District and the South Boston neighborhood.

Liberty Wharf was recently completed. There are five new restaurants in this one building, alone, including a Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill and a Legal Seafoods. There are at least a dozen other restaurants and bars within that immediate area.

The Seaport is also home to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and three hotels, the Seaport, Renaissance, and Westin hotels.

Residential housing is in limited supply, however. The Park Lane Seaport apartments are a series of mid-rise buildings located across the street from Liberty Wharf. There are a couple hundred units in this building, with prices from the $2,000′s for a studio up to $4,000 and more for two-bedrooms. There is parking on-site and access to the Ted Williams Tunnel, Route 93 and Route 1, and the Silver Line bus line to South Station and to MBTA subway lines.

There is just one condo project in the Seaport District, located off D Street near the Convention Center. You’re best hope is to find something in the Fort Point Channel area, a short walk from the Seaport District. There are condos in historic, brick and beam loft style buildings on Melcher and Summer streets, and newly constructed condos in the Channel Center building, on A Street between the Channel and South Boston.

Several large development projects are on tap for the neighborhood, which will bring a vibrancy to the area 24 hours a day. When these will break ground and how big they will end up being are unknowns, right now.

A (partial) list of proposed developments

Waterside Place: Originally a 1.157 million square foot, 10.3 acre project, the developer is now proposing to build in phases. Phase I is made up of 372,000 square feet with 235 apartments, retail space and an “innovation center”.

Seaport Square: Originally a $3 billion project covering 23 acres of land with 19 new office buildings, hotels and apartments, the first phase of this (3 buildings including two 20-story residential towers) is currently being designed.

Pier 4: There’s been no news in several years on this one million square foot project, consisting of hotel, residential, office, retail and civic uses on approximately 9.5 acres (including about 4 acres of water).

If you’re interested in learning more about the Seaport District and learning about housing options in the neighborhood, please let me know.

Meanwhile, here’s a column I wrote this week for about the challenges facing the Seaport District.

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