By Abby Goldenfarb, Vice President – Development
In the thick of the Big Dig’s complications and delays, Bostonians nearly lost sight of what it was this massive urban facelift was gearing up to accomplish. But nine years after its completion, residents and visitors alike can be seen enjoying the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the summer and conveniently strolling and holiday shopping from the North End to Government Center in the winter. The Big Dig opened up the city to be connected in a vital way and also opened the door to the development of much needed housing in a centrally located and highly desirable part of the city.
Enter One Canal. Nestled in the heart of the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the new market rate, mixed-use building is now open, serving as a visual representation of the transformation of the area and significant investment into the neighborhood. One Canal, a joint venture between both Trinity Financial and Aimco, is downtown luxury at its finest. Consisting of 310 rental residential apartments, including 20 affordable units and 21,000 square feet of ground floor retail, One Canal stands within walking distance to live events at TD Garden, multiple MBTA lines, the action of Government Center, boating along the Boston Harbor, and cannolis in the North End.
On July 13, local and state dignitaries, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, joined Trinity Financial and Aimco for the official ribbon cutting at One Canal. It was a perfect day for One Canal to show off its expansive list of amenities and all that it has to offer. Above the 12 stories on the finished roof deck, attendees at the event took in the picturesque 360-degree view of the Boston skyline while checking out the heated pool, outdoor cinema and fire-pit. And the amenities don’t stop outside. Inside, residents can enjoy a 2,000-square-foot fitness center and the Canal Club resident lounge. If you’re worried about finding a spot in the densely populated West End for your car, with a 147-space resident garage, parking is no issue. Ground retail tenants will include Boston’s first City Winery, a specialty culinary destination set to open in 2017.