There was no holiday slowdown in construction at One Greenway in December. Our construction teams were hard at work and met several milestones in the final month of 2014. What’s new? The bones of the building are in place: The steel beams have been placed throughout the structure of the building. Concrete decks are in place, as are the roofs on each section of the building. Interiors are taking shape: On the third floor, preliminary electrical and plumbing lay-outs have already been completed, inspections passed, and drywall is being installed. Our teams will continue working their way up, floor-by-floor, bringing utilities up as they build. Windows are coming: Residents of One Greenway will want to spend a lot of time looking at stunning views of downtown Boston and the Rose Kennedy Greenway through these windows. Our team is continuing their work installing them throughout the building. One Greenway continues to
One Greenway in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood will help restore the fabric of a neighborhood that existed on Chinatown’s Hudson Street more than 50 years ago. What else will One Greenway bring to the community? Take a peek at the numbers. 5,000: The square footage of community commercial space 3,300: The square footage of ground-floor retail space 13,000: The square footage of public green space 135: The number of underground parking spaces (50 of which are available to the public) 217: The number of market-rate rental units that will be available 95: The number of affordable rental units that will be available 2013: The year construction began on the first phase of the project 2015: The year occupancy will begin at One Greenway
On behalf of all of us at One Greenway, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! We hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy all the holiday traditions Boston has to offer. Whether you’ve had a skate on the Frog Pond or at the Boston Harbor Hotel; taken in the Holiday Pops, Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” or “Urban Nutcracker”, you know our city has so much to offer around the holidays. And, to end 2014, Boston’s First Night is a city-wide celebration that the entire family can enjoy. In 2015, we’ll continue to keep you updated on the construction process at One Greenway. And for next year’s holiday season, we hope some of you will be proud to call our community home.
Boston is a young city, full of great places to socialize over a pint or a cocktail and One Greenway is a short walk away from some of the city’s best places to hang out. Whether you’re looking for a quality craft beer in a relaxed atmosphere or an expertly made cocktail to enjoy near the dance floor, our neighborhood has it all. Here are a few of our favorite spots: J.J. Foley’s Bar and Grill: There are actually two outposts of this classic Boston bar—one in Downtown Crossing and another in the South End. The Downtown Crossing location is closer to One Greenway and offers a casual atmosphere. There’s a back room for large gatherings, and the Guinness is second to none. Good Life: Want to dance off a long day at the office? Good Life is the place to visit. This spot has two floors with live music
New York may be known as the city that never sleeps, but Boston is no slouch when it comes to events happening around the clock. The MBTA now runs until 2 a.m. on weekends, making it more affordable to enjoy a night out on the town. Not into late-nights anymore? There’s plenty to do during the day as well. How’s a person to keep up? We often turn to social media. Here are some Twitter influencers who keep us in the know. @ConciergeBoston: Adam Castiglioni, a hospitality professional in Boston, follows what’s happening in Boston like it’s his job—because it is. From farmers’ markets to the latest restaurant openings, he’s got the 411 on Boston. @BostonTweet: Watch as Tom O’Keefe eats, drinks, and networks his way across Boston. With more than 130,000 followers, this is the feed to keep an eye on for all things Boston. O’Keefe shares details on
On behalf of all of us at One Greenway, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday! We’re thankful that we’re less than a year away from residents hosting their first Thanksgivings (and Friendsgivings!) in our building. If you find yourself in downtown Boston this weekend, we hope you’ll get to know the neighborhood. Start in Downtown Crossing on Friday, taking advantage of Macy’s Black Friday sales while seeing their beautiful custom-designed window displays. Prefer shopping small? Chinatown Main Streets is ready for Small Business Saturday. Of course, round out your long holiday weekend with Dim Sum in Chinatown on Sunday morning. We hope we’ll see you around the neighborhood this weekend!