Gerding Edlen Brings 20-Minute Living to Boston's Seaport District

Jul 27, 2012

The Boston Globe reports on the groundbreaking of 319 A Street Rear

319 A Street Rear, Boston

Thursday's groundbreaking at the 202-unit 319 A Street Rear marks the beginning of a new Innovation District in Boston's South Point neighborhood in the fast-growing Seaport District.

The Boston Globe reports, “With units as small as 450 square feet, the apartments fit Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s call for more affordable housing in the district for young professionals who want to live near work and social attractions.”

Fort Point designer Karen Stein created a mock-up of a micro apartment layout for Thursday's groundbreaking. Photo: Boston Globe

“From the very start of our plan for the waterfront and Fort Point Channel, we knew housing would be a crucial part of the equation,” Menino said... “This project will help turn this neighborhood into a vibrant, 24-hour mixed-use community.”

“We’re into building housing that enables people to live, work, and think differently,” said Mark Edlen, chief executive of Gerding Edlen, a Portland, Ore., developer building Boston Wharf Tower. “We think of the common space in our buildings and the streetscape outside as the living room for our residents.”

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