Boston – The Victor, located in Boston’s Bullfinch Triangle District, was chosen by Multifamily Executive (MFE) as the recipient of its 2014 Project of the Year Editor’s Choice Award. This prestigious industry award honors The Victor and the project’s developer, Simpson Housing LLLP.
The Victor was chosen for its delivery of accommodations that suit the modern urban dweller while overcoming the myriad of technical and spatial limitations that challenged the building’s design and construction.
Constructed over the existing below-grade tunnels of Interstate 93 in Boston that were part of the Big Dig project and close to the iconic Leonard P. Zakim cable-stayed bridge and Portal Park, the project is strategically set back to create a small plaza, which provides a synergy with both the bridge and the park while also allowing for two sets of corner apartment homes with stunning bridge views.
The Victor contains 286 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments featuring Brazilian granite countertops, Italian wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The Victor also has 17,000sf of retail space available on the ground floor that includes Tavern in the Square, a 5,600sf bar/restaurant, the eighth location of this popular restaurant chain in the Boston area.
The Victor provides 24-hour front desk concierge as well as a host of unique conveniences and amenities to accommodate all resident needs. These amenities include an 1,800sf state-of-the-art strength and cardio club, an indoor sports court, private garage parking, and “The Living Room,” a fifth-floor lounge complete with an entertaining kitchen, family-style hand-carved dining table, and access to a beautiful 5,300sf outdoor terrace.
“Receiving this recognition from MFE is a great honor,” said Spencer Welton, senior vice president of development at Simpson Housing LLLP. “The development of The Victor was no easy task, and we are extremely proud of the work that was done with our partner Heitman LLC to deliver the highest quality living experience for our community’s residents.”
The development team included Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M); Simpson Housing, LLLP; Heitman LLC; ADD Inc; Copley Wolff Design Group; and Suffolk Construction.
Awards were presented on September 24, 2014 at the 2014 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada—the apartment industry’s most valuable educational and networking experience— where more than 100 industry experts share insights on how to make the most of today’s good fortune while building an organization that will withstand the test of time.
“We hear from community members all the time who say The Victor goes above and beyond what they expected from an apartment building,” said Amanda Pressley, Regional Vice President at Simpson Property Group. “And that’s because this isn’t just another luxury apartment building; The Victor is a community where we strive to make life easier and more comfortable for all who choose to live here.”
Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) worked closely with Simpson Housing LLLP and ADD Inc. to prepare the future site of the Victor for development.
A&M coordinated relocation of a water main operated by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, worked to facilitate sidewalk and lighting improvements along the project perimeter, and provided site infrastructure engineering for ADA accessible grading, sewer collection systems, and telecommunications layout.
A&M’s land surveying division was involved in every step of the development process, and as final touches on the new building were completed by ADD, Inc., the division teamed with Suffolk Construction to provide layout of footings and foundation walls of the proposed building as well as site utilities. The company was also involved in site monitoring as the building began construction to insure the bearing piles on the Central Arty Tunnel were acting as originally designed and supporting the new construction.