Boston teams get a complex

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
September 9, 2016


New Balance’s real estate arm will start construction soon on its 295-unit apartment building and the Boston Celtics’ new practice facility in Brighton after publicly christening the Warrior Ice Arena — the Bruins’ new practice and training facility.

All three projects are part of Boston Landing, NB Development Group’s 15-acre, mixed-use development that includes the athletic footwear and clothing brand’s new global headquarters.

NB Development plans to start foundation work later this month on the Residences at 125 Guest St. — directly across from the company’s new U.S. global flagship store — and has targeted a summer 2018 completion date, according to managing director Jim Halliday.

A groundbreaking on the Celtics’ 70,000-square-foot practice and training facility, which will include two parquet basketball courts, is planned for November. NB Development hopes to wrap up that project in June 2018.

Boston Landing also is slated to be the site of a track and field complex and a 140,000-square-foot boutique hotel that will include up to 175 rooms.

“We would get the residential up and running, and we would get the Celtics up and running, and we’d get those buildings and (the arena) permanently financed, and then we would turn our attention to the track and field and probably the hotel,” Halliday said.

Five new eateries also will open at Boston Landing next spring or early summer, including Gloucester-based Beauport Hospitality Group’s 10,000-square-foot, 274-seat Seaport Grill, a casual, upscale restaurant serving contemporary New England food.

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