On Thursday, May 19, East Boston residents and government officials alike joined Trinity Financial to break ground at the new Boston East development on Border Street in East Boston. This was more than just a groundbreaking. Boston East is representative of the development renaissance taking place in East Boston, bringing the waterfront to life in the neighborhood with a 400-foot public boardwalk that includes a kayak launch, a community art gallery, an acre of open space and beautiful views of the city.
Located centrally between Central Square and the Maverick T Station, Boston East will create 200 units of rental housing, 26 of which will be affordable housing, including six artist live/work/sell units on the ground floor. As Governor Baker noted, “not only will [Boston East] bring new housing opportunities to East Boston, but it will open up the waterfront to the entire community, transforming a former industrial site into an asset for the neighborhood as a whole.”
Mayor Walsh also spoke at the groundbreaking, highlighting more of the benefits Boston East will provide for the entire East Boston community through increased access to the Boston Harbor, expanded open space, and space to celebrate art and culture. Other speakers at the groundbreaking included State Representative Adrian Madaro, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, East Boston Community Development Corporation Executive Director Al Caldarelli, and Trinity’s own Vice President of Development, Abby Goldenfarb. As construction continues, we’re thrilled to witness the positive impact Boston East has on the neighborhood and on future development in the area.