Related Companies and The Congress Group begin leasing at The Arlington - designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects
March 06, 2014 - Owners Developers & Managers
Located at 100 Arlington St. at Stuart St., The Arlington provides an extraordinary selection of metropolitan residences with natural white oak hardwood flooring in the living areas, polished marble countertops and custom wood cabinetry in the kitchens and bathrooms, contemporary lighting fixtures, spacious customized closets and stainless steel appliances. All residences come equipped with a washer/dryer and resident-controlled heating and air conditioning.
"When we first envisioned this development, our goal was to offer a modern living environment personified by the classic architecture of Boston's revered Back Bay," said Daria Salusbury, senior vice president of Related Rentals. "Our vision has come to life. The Arlington will provide Boston's premier living experience with graciously appointed living spaces and amenities that cater to every aspect of our resident's lifestyle and we look forward to introducing the building to the city of Boston."
Constructed in 1927, The Arlington is a celebrated icon in the city of Boston, well-known as the former Boston Renaissance Charter Public School. Co-developed by Related Companies and The Congress Group and re-envisioned by Elkus Manfredi Architects, The Arlington underwent a meticulous repurposing effort to modernize the art deco property while maintaining its historic features. Classical characteristics of the property include the limestone and brick facade, dramatic two-story arched windows on the street and top level, and antique wall moldings. Adhering to Related's nationwide commitment to green development, the smoke-free Arlington was also designed to meet LEED Silver Certification standards, the benchmark for high-performance sustainable design from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Dean Stratouly, president of Congress Group said, "Redeveloping this turn-of-the-century landmark property was a unique opportunity and we are thrilled to introduce the market to The Arlington. Back Bay is one of Boston's most established and vibrant neighborhoods and the lifestyle offering we have created by combining classic architecture with modern conveniences is compelling and will undoubtedly have tremendous appeal."
TBuilding amenities at The Arlington, curated by interior designer CBT, will also enhance residents' daily lives. These include a state-of-the-art private fitness center, indoor basketball court, private residents' lounge, game room with billiards and a shuffleboard table, ample resident storage including bike storage and sports equipment storage, as well as access to Zipcar service and Zagster's bike share program. Resident's four-legged friends will be catered to with an on-site pet spa.
Related's commitment to service is exemplified through RelatedStyle Services, a suite of exclusive benefits designed to enhance each resident's lifestyle. Residents of The Arlington will have access to move-in coordinators to handle every last detail from choosing the best moving service to handling utility and technology set-up and personal assistants, who, with a phone call or email can help with almost any request such as dinner reservations or theatre tickets and housekeeping and dry cleaning services. The needs of every resident will be catered to with 24-hour concierge and doorman services.
Residents will also have access to Liquid Art House, Boston's first restaurant, winery and art gallery all under one roof, which will be occupying over 10,000 s/f on the ground floor of The Arlington. Liquid Art House is scheduled to open in April.
"Liquid Art House is thrilled to curate an 'art hospitality' experience for the residents of The Arlington," said creator Ruta Laukien. "Our partnership brings the vibrancy of a perpetual art fair to the building and the convenience of in-home dining and private catering services to residents."
Founded 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified real estate industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. Related Companies' existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $15 billion, is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. With offices and major developments in Abu Dhabi, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and South Florida, Related is well-known for having developed the 2.8 million square foot Time Warner Center in New York City and the 72-acre CityPlace in West Palm Beach, as well as being a leader in green building.
The Congress Group has successfully developed over 6.5 million s/f of real estate valued at over $1.5 billion, establishing us as one of the leading commercial real estate investment firms in the country.