One North Looks to Bring a Little Downtown to Our Town

February 6, 2014
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Two prospective residents take a look at the custom light fixtures in the lobby of One North, which is still under construction. The fixtures were specially designed for the space and are made of custom-cut mosaic tiles.

Two prospective residents take a look at the custom light
fixtures in the lobby of One North, which is still under construction.
The fixtures were specially designed for the space and are
made of custom-cut mosaic tiles.

Downtown Boston has moved a few steps closer to Chelsea as the One North of Boston luxury apartments prepare for an April opening – with the project already leasing units and giving tours to prospective residents.

“This is downtown living at a much more affordable price point,” said developer Damian Szary. “These are apartments with more space, an impressive array of amenities and just one mile north of downtown – but at prices that we believe are much more competitive. We’re getting a great response so far.”

And while location, well-appointed apartments and quality construction are important selling points – as they always have been – amenities are where ideas turn to sales these days.

Szary said One North has recognized that and has put in some very unique services for residents of the new development.

One of those services is on-site doggie daycare, something more and more working professionals are seeking out. However, instead of having to drive and drop off their pets, residents will only have to take the elevator downstairs.

There is also a Club Suite for all residents to use, complete with a Chef’s Kitchen and Gaming Area. They have a theatre room, a fenced-in outdoor pool and sun deck lounge, garage parking, a network Internet cafe and a top-of-the-line Fitness Center.

Prices have debuted this past week at $1,395 for a 587 sq. ft. studio; $1,480 for a 681 sq. ft. one-bedroom; $1,560 for a one-bedroom with a den; $2,000 for a 1,042 sq. ft. two-bedroom; and $2,475 for a 1,241 sq. ft. three-bedroom.

The first phase of the development – which is the eastern half of the building – is slated to open in April. The second phase is to open up in June.

City Manager Jay Ash said he is impressed with the project after taking a tour, noting that it just adds to the new Chelsea “skyline” building up around Rt. 1.

“I took a tour on Friday: spectacular,” he said. “The amenities are first class, the apartments have great windows that allow all kinds of sunlight in and show off some spectacular views, including Downtown Boston, and you can’t beat the location – so proximate to the commuter rail train and the Silver Line when it eventually comes to town. That project is going to be a real winner and will set a new standard for Boston-quality living outside of Boston.”

One North is currently running a promotion where prospective residents get the first month free when they sign a one year lease agreement. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (617) 889-8030.

  • Mike

    Cool. Sounds great! But when will the city government focus on improving public housing for you know… the CURRENT residents of Chelsea? Cool. I like Starbucks and Froyo as much as the next yuppie but there is a population that is being underserved, misrepresented, and because of this, their resources are mismanaged.

    I’m impressed that Chelsea is gaining appeal to all these establishments but help out the current population too.

  • scorpio02150

    When will Chelsea put some effort into bringing upscale dining/hangout options? With the new hotels, One Boston Complex, and the FBI building we should expect to have these things available or does Ash believe that having Starbucks, Dock Side, Burger King and Floramos is sufficient enough for this area?

  • tom

    Public housing? Beggars can’t be choosers. Take what you get and get what you pay for.

  • Ms. M

    The average families living in Chelsea can not afford to live in any of these new apartment buildings. Hard WORKING people who have lived here for a long time, but do not own their own homes, are seeing their rents going up higher in the existing rental units and all the new ones are way too expensive! Where do we go?


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