No Time like the Present for East Boston's Slip65
Things are looking promising for developer Lendlease in East Boston, as all 80 condo units at its Slip65 building have either sold or come under agreement in record time. In less than eight weeks, all of its residences have been spoken for.
To accommodate Boston's population growth, new living facilities have begun emerging in East Boston. Slip65, which lies on East Boston's waterfront, is one such place. The structure is in pre-construction phase, with an anticipated opening date in 2018. Already, given the lack of housing opportunities in the area, the complex is in high demand. Pricing for a unit in the building ranges from $700 to $1,200 per SF. The upper end pricing sets new highs for East Boston, which signals a healthy economy, and as pre-sale numbers indicate, a resident population willing to pay those high prices. The structures sits within a larger 12-acre development site called the Clippership Wharf, which contains over 475 residential housing units, ground-level commercial space, public space, and several hundred parking spots.
For residents of the luxury complex, amenities include a clubroom and fitness center with a café. Residents have access to doorstop water-taxi service, as well as a concierge service. The complex encourages social activities with hangout spots along the Harbor Walk and a courtyard with benches. Chefs and foodies have a full-service kitchen at their disposal for events. For entertainment, the facility has shuffleboard, a pool table, multiple large screen televisions, lounge areas, and patios. In warm weather, individuals living in the apartment building can cook with outdoor grills. Residents can rent kayaks and paddleboards to use right on the Boston Harbor. Recreation opportunities continue with the East Boston Greenway located just steps from the door. Work-from-home stations and internet are conveniences for residents. Pet conveniences include a private dog park and a pet washing station. Supporting Boston's strong arts and culture tradition, the complex has a gallery space for art exhibits. The property has several car charging stations and a fleet of Zipcars to provide wheels when people need them. After-hours security is a highlight, as are car charging stations. The complex is divided into a West Lounge, a North Lounge, and a South Lounge. The West Lounge has its own kitchen, which is set for large parties with sweeping views of the surrounding harbor, a kitchen island, and a commercial-grade oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lounge area where people can sit back, relax, and watch major sports games.
Among the Clippership Wharf's main selling points is its proximity to transportation into Boston. Via water-taxi, it takes residents approximately 10 minutes to reach downtown Boston. The Maverick T Station is at the complex's front door, and it takes about three minutes to reach Boston's Financial District. The condominium complex is also just one stop away from Boston's center via the Blue Line. The project's developers note the views of the surrounding city from the complex, and the fact that nearby restaurants in Seaport and the North End are minutes away. The development is the first of its kind along Boston Harbor, which has undergone a transformation to become a fully restored and living shoreline that accommodates modern needs.