This Week in Boston Real Estate: Garage conversion, Amazon speculation continues and more

by Kelly McCabe

A New York developer recently filed plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency that would top the Dock Square Garage with 195 apartments or condos, The Boston Globe reported. In the plans, Fortis Property Group says it will re-clad the building and top the parking garage with a nine-story tower. The number of spaces would decrease from 698 to 538.

Elsewhere in Boston real estate news?

  • While there haven’t been any further announcements about Amazon‘s hotly desired new second headquarters, there is news that the ecommerce giant is looking for as much as 1 million square feet of office space in Boston, according to the Globe. Naturally, the news is fueling the gossip fire that Boston is a frontrunner for HQ2.
  • Ever-changing Allston is the site of a proposed project that includes 74 middle-market units — including nine condos — in two buildings, one with four stories and one with five. According to the Boston Herald, the condos would be one-bedroom units or one-bedroom lofts.
  • A recent Curbed report featuring major developments that will transform U.S. cities this year highlights Boston’s Hub on the Causeway. The 1.87 million-square-foot development will feature retail and restaurant space, offices, hotel rooms and residences. The first phase is set to be completed this year.

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