ULI Boston: Walking Tour of East Boston Waterfront


Thursday, August 15th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:15pm EDT


Clippership Commons 65 Lewis ST Boston, MA 02128-2957 UNITED STATES


Standard Pricing Until August 13 Members Non-Members
Private $70.00 $95.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $50.00 $70.00
Student $35.00 $50.00
Under Age 35 $50.00 $70.00
This event is now SOLD OUT to be placed on a waitlist please email eliza.daeschler@uli.org
ULI Boston/New England is hosting a Walking Tour of the East Boston Waterfront (open to all). The tour will cover a few of the recently completed, under construction, and planned developments in the area. We plan to discuss the rapidly evolving environment and the future of the East Boston Waterfront.
Featured Projects:  

Clippership Wharf                                                                                                
Clippership Wharf, a development by Lendlease, will transform an underutilized section of the East Boston Waterfront that has been vacant for over 25 years into an active, publicly accessible extension of Maverick Square and the surrounding East Boston neighborhood. Predominantly a residential project, Clippership Wharf is offering 478 new apartments and condominiums within four buildings. Over four acres of landscaped open space will provide a variety of opportunities for public gathering, recreation, and the ability to interact with the water's edge through the reintroduction of a natural, living shoreline. Clippership Wharf will deliver a key component of the East Boston Harborwalk, nearly completing the continuum between LoPresti Park and Piers Park. The site’s indoor and outdoor amenities, featuring a public social and fitness club, retail space, restaurant, commuter café, secure bicycle storage, public parking, public restrooms, and boating and recreational facilities, will create a waterfront destination for the entire East Boston community. As part of the affordable housing requirement, Lendlease is partnering with Winn to redevelop a neighboring 20-unit Boston Housing Authority property into 52 affordable and mixed-income rental and ownership units. The redevelopment not only reenergizes a BHA asset but also creates new supply of affordable housing and reintroduces a view corridor to Boston Harbor.
The Eddy
The Eddy is a vibrant and inspiring addition to the East Boston waterfront developed by Gerding Edlen and managed by Greystar. Conveniently located minutes from the Blue Line’s Maverick Station and Interstate 90, The Eddy boasts a walk score of 84, a bike score of 77, and a transit score of 67. The building offers 259 spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes averaging 633 square feet. Each apartment home is equipped with Nest Learning Thermostats, high-efficiency LED lighting, Energy Star-rated appliances and low-flow fixtures. The Eddy is LEED Gold certified and amenities include a lounge with a chef’s kitchen, music room, private conference rooms, an outdoor terrace with a pool and sun deck, grilling stations, a fireplace and expansive views of the city and Boston Harbor. A rooftop deck with seating, a fire pit and 270 degree views are featured on the 17th floor of the high-rise building
The Mark
The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf is a waterfront mixed-use development featuring 107 condominium residences with over 6,500 square feet of ground-floor publicly-accessible waterfront work share space. Resident amenities at The Mark will include a 5,045 square foot private elevated courtyard with grilling areas, fitness and wellness spaces, lounge areas and small, programmable function spaces. Seven residences at The Mark will be designated affordable. 80 resident parking spaces will be located underneath the building; a total of 147 bicycle storage spaces will be located on site, including 119 interior spaces for residents and 28 public exterior spaces. As part of The Mark, a new 240 linear foot Harborwalk section will be constructed along Boston Harbor, filling a missing link in the Harborwalk between Carlton Wharf and Lo Presti Park. A total of approximately 34,500 square feet of public open space will be created as part of The Mark project. 
Piers Park Phase 2  
Opened in 1995, Piers Park is an award-winning 6.5 acre open space along the East Boston Waterfront. Owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority, the park was built with significant participation and input from the community. Piers Park 2 will expand this iconic waterfront destination with an additional 4.5 acres of public open space creating a place for active recreation



Joshua Argast


Josh Argast is a Development Project Manager with Lendlease in Boston, MA. He has a master's degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Southeast Missouri State University. Josh has worked on the Clippership Wharf project in East Boston since November 2016.


Anthony Guerriero

Deputy Director of Community and Federal Affairs, Massport

GUERRIEROAnthony Guerriero is a twenty-five-year veteran in the field of government and community affairs. The former District Director for Massachusetts Senate President Thomas F. Birmingham, Anthony currently serves as the Deputy Director of Community and Federal Affairs for the Massachusetts Port Authority where he has worked for the past fourteen years. In this role, Anthony is the ‘point person’ for the ‘public facing’ programs, projects and initiatives of the Authority in its impacted neighborhoods of East Boston, South Boston, Revere, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Anthony is a graduate of Salem State College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Secondary Education. Anthony went on to receive his Masters in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts. For fourteen years, Anthony was the Senior Visiting Instructor of American History at Salem State. He was inducted into that school’s Civic Engagement Hall of Fame in 2014. Since 2007, he has served as a Panel Judge in the Profiles in Courage Essay Award for High School Students through the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, serves on the Board of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State, and the Board of the Lynnfield Parish Collaborative.


George Timmons

Community Manager , The Eddy

George Timmons has been part of The Eddy team since August 2016 when he joined Greystar as the Assistant Manager. The lease-up stabilized in 13 months and brought a new buzz to East Boston. George was promoted to Community Manager in January 2019 and the asset has seen tremendous rent and NOI growth under his leadership. The Eddy has won numerous awards including J Turner’s 1% Elite ORA for the past two years, and George was named Greystar’s New England region’s Assistant Manager of the Year in 2018.


Vita Shklovsky

Development Manager, Lendlease

Vita has an extensive history of working in housing and neighborhood development. She currently works as the Associate Development Manager at Lendlease, a real estate construction and development company. She is also on the board of City Mission, a nonprofit organization providing homelessness prevention services in Dorchester. Prior to Lendlease, she was a project manager at Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation in Dorchester. Vita has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Architectural Studies from Brown University.


Andrew Hargens

Chief Development Officer, Massachusetts Port Authority

Andrew Hargens, Chief Development Officer (CDO), joined the Massport in 1995 and has served in a number of planning, asset management, and real estate development roles since then. Prior to his designation as CDO in June 2018, Mr. Hargens served as Deputy Director for Real Estate Development. He served as Massport’s principal waterfront and maritime planner developing the plans for the build-out of the South Boston Waterfront and the expansion of Conley Container Terminal. Today, as CDO, he oversees Massport’s real estate portfolio on more than 500 acres of waterfront property in Charlestown, East Boston, and South Boston. This includes partnering with private developers to design, permit, and build both commercial and maritime industrial projects. Recent topics of particular focus include integrating diversity and inclusion into the development process, expanding public realm opportunities, and supporting Boston’s seafood industry cluster. Before joining the Authority, Mr. Hargens worked as an environmental consultant for TRC Corporation and Eastern Research Group. He has a B.A. in Geology from Harvard University and a Master’s in Public Policy and Planning from the Tufts University. He holds American Institute of Certified Planner and LEED Accredited Professional credentials.

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