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25 & 35 Channel Center

25 & 35 Channel Center

The Channel Center is an office and live/work neighborhood near the Convention Center in the revitalized Fort Point District. The Channel Center introduced renovated industrial space into the luxury market and helped re-define A Street and the South Boston urban landscape.

Fort Point District, Boston, MA Phase 1 197,120 sf Phase 2 103,500 sf
Photography by © Peter Vanderwarker

The large parcel (1.5 million sf of building), including 11 industrial buildings on six acres of land and one acre of infill, required a complex approval process. The new 13-story residential building at 25 Channel Center sits between two 100-year-old brick warehouses. Its modern design and cast-in-place concrete technology echo the district’s industrial typology with large masonry openings and metal and brick detailing. The 76 luxury units are “lofts” with clean lines and contemporary styling, large industrial window sashes, and open planning, with double-height spaces in duplexes. Many units offer extraordinary views of downtown Boston and the harbor, with doors opening onto private balconies.

The building provides basement parking. These 105 spaces were previously unplanned; Bruner/Cott designed access to existing basements with a parking ramp in the new structure. Parking spaces were sold with the condominium units, significantly increasing their sale value.

At 35 Channel Center, forty-four new loft-style residences in the early 20th century brick and timber factory at 35 Channel Center continue redefine the post industrial Boston neighborhood.

Interiors feature restored rough timber framework, unique brick detailing, existing antique fire doors, and fragments of obsolete machinery. Open floor plans and slim-profile, wall-facing kitchens create expanses of space. Exposed ductwork and historically accurate, energy efficient windows deliver comfort while preserving the building’s character and existing industrial elements. The onsite marketing center includes a full-scale furnished unit, also designed by Bruner/Cott.

New lighting, streets, entrances, and landscaping all echo the district’s industrial typology. The planning and approval process for the City of Boston involved extensive neighborhood meetings and engagement with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Historic and City agencies, and the local artist community.

Awards

  • 2004 BD+C Merit Award
  • 2006 BSA Housing Award Citation
  • 2004 BD+C Merit Award