Topping Off

Boston Mixed-Use Development Tops Off

149 Newbury Street rendering

Boston – Construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction and  real estate investment firm L3 Capital celebrated the steel topping off on 149 Newbury Street, a mixed-use commercial development in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood slated to be completed in 2023.

Shawmut team members: Mike Kearns, New England region VP of construction operations; Drew Donnellan, senior superintendent; Jason Ray, safety manager; Jack Wice, assistant superintendent; Ryan Conte, assistant project manager; Mike Schumacher, senior director/commercial regional sector lead; Mohamed Aboulezz, senior virtual construction; and Rory Nguyen, project manager

In partnership with architecture firm Nelson Worldwide and consulting firm RL Edward Partners, the former parking lot at the corner of Newbury Street and Dartmouth Street is being redeveloped into a 5-story mixed-use retail and office building totaling 43,500sf. The state-of-the-art structure will feature 130 feet of frontage on Newbury Street, two floors of dedicated flagship retail space, and three floors of LEED-certified, Class-A office space with an exclusive entrance as well as an outdoor rooftop terrace.

Jack Washburn, VP, L3 Capital; Kyle Feeney, project executive, RL Edward Partners; Whitney Robinette, principal, L3 Capital; Drew Donnellan, senior superintendent, Shawmut; Rory Nguyen, project manager, Shawmut; and Shahzaib Shaikh, project manager, RL Edward Partners

The development at 149 Newbury Street will offer up to 16,000sf of at-grade and second level retail space within the newly constructed, luxury, mixed-use environment. The building will also feature 27,500sf of office space above, boasting high ceilings, expansive views of both Newbury and Dartmouth Streets through floor-to-ceiling windows, and luxurious base building finishes. The fifth floor of the building will include a private rooftop terrace overlooking Newbury Street with a view of the Back Bay.