Kicking off a number of Seaport Square projects intended to create growth and knit together the Financial District, the Waterfront, Fort Point Channel, and Fan Pier, is the groundbreaking of One Seaport Square.
As the largest master planned project in the City of Boston, One Seaport Square, a three-acre development with plans for residential towers and retail space, expects to set the tone for the growing Seaport.
“With companies moving into the area and creating new employment opportunities, we expect Seaport Square will attract residents who desire urban living in the Seaport District in close proximity to both professional and entertainment options,” says Steve Wood, Berkshire Group Partner and Head of Development.
The development will include two residential towers, The Benjamin and VIA, with the first three floors planned as a 250,000 sq. ft. retail space. The towers will include a total of 832 units—354 luxury apartment homes in The Benjamin and 458 apartment homes in VIA. Ninety-six of the 832 units will meet the City of Boston’s standards for affordable rent.
Both The Benjamin and VIA have plans for urban gardens, car charging stations, spaces for car-sharing and bike amenities that include storage, repair and sharing. Additionally, both buildings aim to be pet friendly.
Individually, plans for The Benjamin will include two spacious courtyards, a heated pool and an Equinox located on the third floor. VIA will feature outdoor lounges and grilling areas with the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Seaport Square and Kings Bowl located in shop at the base of VIA.
Berkshire Group has partnered with Boston Global Investors to own and develop the residential component of Seaport Square, while WS Development will develop, own and manage the retail component. One Seaport Square’s completion is set for 2017.