0 South End Office Building Slated for 321 Harrison Ave.

South End office building on Harrison Street

Credit: Boston Globe

The South End is not known as a large office market with only 13 buildings totaling 928,626 square-feet, according to CoStar; however, a new 11-story office building at 321 Harrison Ave. overlooking the Massachusetts Turnpike was recently approved.

From the Boston Globe:

The $80 million project, to be built by Burlington-based Nordblom Development Co. and New York-based investment firm Rubenstein Partners, would be the first new office building in a section of the South End that has seen a flood of housing development in recent years — more than 1,000 apartments and condos within a few blocks.

The mid-rise, with 230,000 square feet of office space on eight floors above a three-story garage, would stand alongside and share a lobby with an existing office building next door at 1000 Washington St. that houses state agencies.

0 Construction to Begin on ‘Ink Block’

Graphic rendering of the Ink Block in Boston's South End

Photo Credit: Elkus Manfredi (via BBJ)

Ink Block is on the move and the transformation of the Herald’s HQ will commence later this year.

The Boston Business Journal reports on the construction, noting the Ink Block is “designed to re-imagine the former Herald site in the South End at Harrison Avenue and Traveler Street, Ink Block will feature 475 apartments in five buildings and 85,000 square feet of retail space, including a flagship 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, which will be the chain’s largest location in Boston and the first-ever full-size grocery store in the South End.”

For additional information on the former Boston Herald HQ, jump over to the BBJ’s full article.