Developers and city and state officials Tuesday celebrated the start of work on one of the biggest housing developments yet to hit the Seaport District.
Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Echelon Seaport, a three-tower, 1.3 million-square-foot condo and apartment project being developed by California-based Cottonwood Management.
At 733 units, the Seaport Boulevard complex will be the second-largest housing development to date in the neighborhood, and the biggest chunk of for-sale housing in the booming neighborhood. Cottonwood is bringing in Taiwan-based Regent Hotel Group to manage the buildings, and designed a series of courtyards and a central plaza lined with retail and restaurants.
The $900 million project is scheduled to be finished in 2020.Tim Logan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @bytimlogan.