This Week in Boston Real Estate: One Dalton tops out, bridge debates and more

by Lauren Clohessy

Photo courtesy of One Dalton

The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton Street topped off on August 7, making it the third-tallest building in Boston and the highest tower built in the city since 1976. Due to a lack of remaining sites and various zoning restrictions, the 742 foot One Dalton tower could be the last skyscraper built in Boston and all of New England for the foreseeable future, Curbed noted. Upon completion, One Dalton will have 215 hotel rooms and 160 luxury condos.

In other real estate news:

  • The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals honored Ricardo Rodriguez as one of its top Latino real estate agents for 2018. The Boston-based agent was ranked No. 1 in the Top 250 Latino Agents in America. According to a press release, Rodriguez was recognized for his high number of transactions, which increased the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership in the community. Throughout his 13 year career, Rodriguez specialized in new construction and served as the co-chair for the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Gala.
  • A new Zumper report names Boston as one of the 100 best places in America to raise a family. Even though the city didn’t rank high nationally, when looking at solely Northeast cities, Boston came in at No. 5. To compile the rankings, Zumper used data comparing rent prices, median incomes, unemployment rates, crime rates, infant care costs and other factors.
  • The Asian Real Estate Association of America hosted its annual summer cruise on the Boston Harbor in July. The event had over 100 guests in attendance to help the AREAA celebrate diversity and inclusion in the Boston area. The AREAA focuses on creating sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities, according to Sampan.
  • As renovation plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge begin, people around Boston are debating what mode of transportation the bridge should focus on: cars, buses, pedestrians or bikers. In a recent Boston Globe article, advocates from each side argued for why the nearly $100 million redevelopment plans should target a specific mode of transportation. Some claim a focus on cars would reduce traffic in other parts of the city while others argue it would end up creating more traffic. The decision is expected to be announced by 2019 when the designs are released.

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