One Seaport Square Breaks Ground

The development expects to set the tone for the growing Seaport.

Rendering of One Seaport Square. Image credit: Elkus Manfredi.

Rendering of One Seaport Square. Image credit: Elkus Manfredi.

Today marks the groundbreaking of One Seaport Square, a three-acre development with plans for residential towers and retail space that’s expected to set the tone for the growing Seaport. Over the next several years and starting with this property, Seaport Square projects booming growth as it knits together the Financial District, the Waterfront, Fort Point Channel, and Fan Pier.

The property will be developed between Seaport Blvd. and Northern Ave.

With completion set for 2017, One Seaport Square will include two residential towers, with the first three floors planned as a 250,000 square foot retail space. Named The Benjamin and VIA, the towers will include a total of 832 units—354 luxury apartment homes in The Benjamin and 458 apartment homes in VIA. One Seaport Square will include 96 units that meet the City of Boston’s standards for affordable rent.

Plans for The Benjamin will include two spacious courtyards and a heated pool. VIA will feature outdoor lounges and grilling areas. Both The Benjamin and VIA aim to be pet friendly. The buildings have plans for urban gardens, car charging stations, spaces for car-sharing, and bike amenities that include storage, repair, and sharing.

Approximate views from One Seaport Square. Image credit: Mike Diskin.

An Equinox will be located on the third floor of The Benjamin. ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Seaport Square and Kings Bowl will be take up shop in the base of VIA.

One Seaport Square is the largest master planned project in the City of Boston. Berkshire Group has partnered with Boston Global Investors to own and develop the residential component of Seaport Square, while WS Development will develop, own and manage the retail component.

“With companies moving into the area and creating new employment opportunities, we expect Seaport Square will attract residents who desire urban living in the Seaport District in close proximity to both professional and entertainment options,” says Steve Wood, Berkshire Group Partner and Head of Development.

Aerial image of One Seaport Square. Image provided.