East Boston, MA Gansett Ventures and City Realty, both privately held real estate investment and development firms, celebrated the groundbreaking for their latest project, Mira, a condominium development at 301 Border St. Offering views of Boston’s skyline and modern designs by Embarc Studio, Mira will provide 64 units of living space. Helge Capital is a co-developer of the project.
Mira is designed by EMBARC and marketed by Charlesgate Realty Group. Waypoint Companies is the general contractor. Construction is expected to be completed during summer 2021.
With a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, about half with private balconies or private roof decks, Mira combines design and top-tier finishes. An easy walk from the MBTA Blue Line with direct access to downtown Boston in minutes, Mira will also offer residents ground-level interior parking and several electric car charging stations on site.
Mira fits perfectly with the area’s eclectic art scene and its shipbuilding history. Retail space on the first floor will include an East Boston Museum Gallery and a cafe concept.
There will be an array of amenities, including a large roof deck, 70+ bike storage spaces, resident lounge, work from home space, and fitness center.
“We are very proud to be breaking ground on Mira,” said Caleb Manchester, president of Gansett Ventures, the project co-developer. “An incredible amount of thought and work went into the design to ensure this project truly fits within this wonderful neighborhood, accentuating all the unique aspects of living in East Boston, especially its vibrant arts and hospitality scenes.”
“Mira is an opportunity to add critical mass housing to an under-served submarket, but it also gives our development team an opportunity to create public benefits,” said City Realty managing partner Stephen Whalen of Boston. “We are thrilled to include a museum that will honor the history of East Boston while giving local artists a place to display their work.”