7 huge Greater Boston projects set to break ground in 2017

Boston Curbed | By Tom Acitelli
January 4, 2017

Whatever the fears of a slowdown, Greater Boston’s development boom echoes on in the new year. Further proof can be found in these seven large-scale developments set to either start construction in earnest or break ground in 2017.

These include the more than 1,000,000-square-foot Arsenal Yards project in Watertown (pictured above) and the potentially 10-building Dot Block in Dorchester.

Hold on and stay tuned.

  1. 171 Tremont Street

The city in late October signed off on the development of the 13-story, 12-unit condo tower that will replace a four-story office building currently on the site. The spire was once supposed to stretch to 355 feet and 32 stories. Local (and vocal) opposition led to successive height-chops, down to 175 feet. Maurice and Joseph Dabbah, a father-and-son team, are the developers, and Elkus Manfredi is 171 Tremont’s architect. Construction is expected to start this year.

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