Overlook at Saint Gabriel's - Leasing Update

The first phase of the Overlook is now open, including a renovated City of Boston Landmark building featuring 27 unique apartments and the newly constructed Overlook East featuring 130 apartments. We are also looking forward to the impending opening of our 22,000 SF amenities center, "Maker Hall", in early September.

As we continue to make construction progress on the remaining apartments and amenities coming with two additional buildings later this year, we want to share a few resources below around requesting more information about housing at the Overlook at Saint Gabriel's and learning more about the different options available to you.

If you are interested in learning more about renting an apartment or our affordable rental housing lottery, keep in mind the following leasing details and information.

Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comment section. Thank you!

The first phase now open!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy. We are excited to announce that the first phase of the The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s residential development is now open! This phase includes 27 rental units in a renovated former Monastery, "The Landmark", and 130 rental units in a new construction building, "Overlook East". Also included are several acres of open recreational space, an on-site Blue Bikes Station, several resident lounge areas, and exterior porch and patio spaces in each building.

To receive more information on leasing any of the now available units, you can fill out our 'Request Leasing Information' form or contact our leasing office at 617-326-1503 and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For information on income-restricted apartments, you may email StGabriels@maloneyproperties.com directly.

Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section. And check out some of the latest images from the new buildings below!

Overlook East


The Landmark

Saint Gabe's in the News!

We're thrilled to see the latest on the Overlook at Saint Gabriels' project published in the Boston Globe this week! It was great sharing how things have been progressing during construction and we're excited to be moving closer to completion!

Check out the recent article here >>> Boston Globe Article

Restoration of the church and monastery buildings are in full swing and completion of these buildings is expected in the next couple of months. As restoration and construction moves along, we'll continue to share more updates. Stay tuned for more details and information on leasing the market-rate and affordable units in the coming days!


The Overlook at St. Gabriel's - Construction Update for the Week of 11/4/19

Here are the latest photos documenting construction and renovation progress at the Overlook at St. Gabriel's.

Photos of renovated stucco, roof and windows at the former St. Gabriel's Monastery, the "Overlook Landmark", and new pathways and stairs installed on the grounds:

Finishing renovation of the main entry vestibule, interior stairs and hallways at the Overlook Landmark:

Second floor two-bedroom two-bathroom Overlook Landmark unit:

A duplex four-bedroom unit at the Overlook Landmark:

Studio unit at the Overlook Landmark:

Finishing renovations at the main resident lounge area in the Overlook Landmark building:

Exterior, units, and common areas in the first new construction building, "Overlook East", which will include 130 apartments and three resident lounge spaces:

Renovations of the former St. Gabriel's Church into the Overlook's two-level amenities center, "Maker's Hall". Below are photos of plaster repairs and replacement, renovated stained glass windows, and the new stair and elevator going from the first level of the amenities building to a lower level featuring a 5,000 SF fitness center.

Progress on the construction of the second and third new construction apartment buildings, "Overlook North" and "Overlook West", which will deliver almost 400 additional apartments by the end of 2020 and feature a parking garage, pool, and sky lounge with views of downtown Boston.

Views from Overlook East:


We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment here and we'll respond as soon as we can.

St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of June 26, 2019

Construction is progressing at St. Gabriel's as we near delivery of our first phase in October! We're excited to share the latest on the work underway, and have included some photos below of both the historic renovation work and new construction work below.

Monastery exterior stucco renovations, tile roof repairs, and new copper gutters.

Renovations to Monastery resident lounge space, including ceiling repair and replication work

Replicated plaster molding in Monastery resident lounge space

Woodwork in Monastery resident lounge to be restored on the left and replicated on the right.

Two bedroom duplex unit in the southwest tower of the Monastery building. Unit entry corridor and stairway depicted above with bedrooms and bathrooms at left.

Close-up of staircase in southwest Monastery tower unit.

Upper level of duplex Monastery tower unit where kitchen and living area will be located and oversized windows will allow for breathtaking views.

Kitchen area of a Monastery two bedroom unit.

Bedroom and adjoining bathroom in a two bedroom Monastery unit.

Bathroom with double vanity in a Monastery unit.

Bedroom with double closet space in a Monastery unit.

Framing and plaster repairs on first floor of Church.

Framing going up in Church first floor at the location of new conference and meeting rooms.

Framing in first floor of Church at the location of new conference and meeting rooms.

New, replicated moldings at a column capital at the first floor of the Church.

Stained glass windows were removed on the first level of the Church to be cleaned and repaired and are returning for installation in the few weeks.

Framing for office spaces at the entrance of the Church's first floor.




Fifth floor new construction unit with balcony and views of the Boston skyline.

Views from fifth floor new construction unit.

Views from fifth floor new construction unit.

Views from fifth floor new construction unit.

Unit in first new construction building with balcony facing front drive.

View from unit balcony towards front drive.

New construction unit bedroom.

New construction unit bathroom.

First new construction building with initial paneling visible at top right.

New construction building looking up from front drive.

First new construction building with church building at left from Monastery unit.

Foundations and steel at the second new construction building set to deliver next fall. Below grade parking and pool area will be located in this building.

Foundations, steel and elevator core at third new construction building set to deliver next fall. Below grade parking will continue through the lower levels of this building.


We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment here and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Contacts for Affordable Rental Housing Lottery

We are pleased that there has been so much interest in renting units at St. Gabriel's. As you probably know, St. Gabriel's will have an array of unit types and the project will not only include market-rate units but also affordable units. As we are coming up to the opening of the first phase of this development, which will include 157 apartment units, we wanted to provide some additional contact information for those of you who have expressed interest in affordable rentals at St. Gabriel's.

The affordable rental housing lottery is administered through the Boston Fair Housing Commission in a process separate from market rate unit leasing.

If you scroll down to the bottom of this site's home page to the "Information and Plans" section or follow this link, there is a special flyer providing some additional information on the lottery, on units that will be available in this first phase, and contacts and the website that has been set up for the affordable rental housing lottery at St. Gabriel's. The contacts and URL are also pasted below for ease of reference. Please visit the lottery site or reach out to those contacts if you are interested in affordable rental units.

Lottery Website

www.StGabrielsLottery.com

Contacts

Email: StGabriels@maloneyproperties.com

Call: 781-992-5306

Any and all interested in the project and living at St. Gabriel's are also welcome to come to our leasing office in Brighton Center to take a look at unit finishes, learn more about the project and amenities, and meet our leasing and property management team.

The St. Gabriel's Leasing Office Is Open!

Thank you all for your interest in the project and in opportunities to live at St. Gabriel's.

We are excited to announce that we have now OPENED OUR LEASING OFFICE IN BRIGHTON CENTER!

The Leasing Office is located at 384 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135. We invite you to meet our leasing team, check out samples of our unit features, review floor plans and sign up to lease a unit. You may also call the office at 617-326-1503.

You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit our leasing website for additional information on living at St. Gabriel's.

We hope to see you at our leasing office and invite you to continue sharing feedback and questions in the comment section.


St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of March 4, 2019

If you live or work nearby, you've probably noticed how construction has been progressing on the St. Gabriel's development. You can view some photos below of the work that's underway.

View of north sides of Church and Monastery buildings from the foundation of the third new construction building.

View of north side of Monastery building and a portion of the third new construction building's foundation.

First new construction building framing with Church, Monastery, and driveway circle in background.

First new construction building framing with Church, Monastery, and driveway circle in background.

First new construction building framing with Washington Street and front entrance in background.

First floor of first new construction building.

Monastery Unit with framing going up and window installation progress visible.


Monastery corridor with elevator shaft in left foreground.

View north from Monastery window with rear side of Church building at right.

View from north side of Monastery with the foundation of the third new construction building in the foreground and views of areas north including parts of Allston and Cambridge.

View into Monastery "Chapel" space which will serve as a common lounge space for residents.

Panoramic view of a duplex Monastery four-bedroom unit split between the third and fourth floors of the building, with staircase to upper floor at center.

View from the second level of a Monastery duplex unit with stairs leading up from the first level.


Let's continue the conversation!

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciated all your feedback and it’s helped us get a better understanding of the community’s interest in the project. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions about:

Public Benefits

Click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us continually improve our project. We can’t wait to hear from you!


We've also captured aerial footage of the construction site in progress. Watch the video here!


St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of January 14, 2019

If you have passed by St. Gabriel's on Washington Street recently, you may have noticed some more changes. Our first new construction building at the right of the main driveway is taking shape as we move towards opening the building for residents this fall. We are also in the midst of foundation work for the second and third new construction buildings which will be opening by fall 2020. The Church and Monastery are being made weather tight to protect the buildings and continue work on interior renovations, including drywall and starting to frame what will be 27 apartments in the Monastery, and salvaging and revitalizing the ceiling, moldings, and flooring in the Church, which will serve as an amenities center for residents at St. Gabriel's. These renovated buildings are also going to be available for lease and available for use by new residents this coming fall. Check out photos from the site below, with corresponding descriptions above each image.

We are also still moving forward with setting up a leasing office down Washington Street from the site in Brighton Center which will be opening in March. Please look out for our signs in Brighton Center and come stop by to talk with our staff, check out what the interiors of units will look like, or sign up to lease at St. Gabriel's.



View from Washington Street along Main Driveway

First New Construction Residential Building

First New Construction Residential Building

First New Construction Residential Building with Church at left

Foundation work for Second and Third New Construction Residential Buildings (Coming Fall 2020)

Foundation work for Second and Third New Construction Residential Buildings (Coming Fall 2020) with Church at right

Foundation work for Second and Third New Construction Residential Buildings (Coming Fall 2020)


Foundation work for Second and Third New Construction Residential Buildings (Coming Fall 2020)

Foundation work for Second and Third New Construction Residential Buildings (Coming Fall 2020)

Exterior of Church Building which will become a standalone Amenities Center for St. Gabriel's residents; First New Construction Building in right background

Views from St. Gabriel's

Progress with construction of our new residential buildings and renovations at the Church and Monastery are coming along. Since we are anticipating our first new construction building and fully renovated Church and Monastery buildings will be open next fall, we wanted to share some of the views from the buildings to give perspectives of what it will look like to see out from the site. We hope you continue to check in on this site for additional construction updates and information on leasing and living at St. Gabriel's.

View from Monastery scaffolding east towards Boston skyline.

View from Monastery scaffolding east towards Boston skyline.

View from Monastery scaffolding northwest towards St. Elizabeth's and Brighton Center at front, and towards parts of Newton, Watertown and Waltham farther out. The forthcoming condominium building will be situated on this part of the site.

View from Monastery scaffolding looking northeast towards Allston, Cambridge, and Guest Street area.

View from Monastery scaffolding north towards the Guest Street area of Brighton, Cambridge, and Watertown.

View from Monastery scaffolding looking northeast towards parts of Allston and Cambridge.

View from Church scaffolding looking east towards the Boston skyline with the first level of a new construction residential building below.

St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of October 22, 2018

Construction activities have been progressing at the St. Gabriel's project. The road which will become the main driveway for the development has now been paved, sitework related to the foundations for the second and third new construction residential buildings has begun, and steel framing has started to go up for the first residential building. The Church roof has been patched in preparation for work on the building's interior, including a drying out process and plaster restoration. The Monastery building has been cleared of debris. abated, and opened up in preparation for renovation into residential units.

See below for some photos from the site:

Newly paved driveway to St. Gabriel's development.

Initial work for foundations of second and third residential buildings.

Progress on first residential building.

Erecting steel framing for first residential building.

Scaffolding on the Church building to allow for sealing and patching of the building and roof. Work will begin soon to dry out the building interior, which has been exposed to the elements for over a a decade of abandonment.

New paint and repairs to the stucco can be seen in this photo of the Monastery exterior.

The now-exposed original brick walls and wood rafters and framing in the 1909 Monastery building.


St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of September 24, 2018

Here is an update on what is new with construction activities at the St. Gabriel's site.

[From left, the scaffolding on the Monastery building, the Church building currently under renovation, and the foundation for the first new residential building]

[A view of the Church with scaffolding, the foundation of the first new construction building, and the Boston skyline in the background]

Since our last update, the Church and Monastery buildings have been abated. The Retreat House building located between the Church and Monastery was abated and demolished as part of a plan to add more openness and connectivity to the site, allow for easier access and vehicular circulation, and allow for restoration of the North Porch of the Monastery, which was covered by the Retreat House when it was built onto the side of the Monastery.

Cracks and other damage in the stucco exteriors of the buildings are being repaired, and the building surfaces are being painted and waterproofed. Portions of the walls and roofs on the buildings are being closed and patched to protect the building interiors and to particularly prepare for the plaster restoration work which will occur at the first floor of the Church. Stained glass windows, which will be preserved and restored, have been covered and protected.

On-site work to bring utilities to each of the historic and new building locations is ongoing, and drainage structures are being installed. The foundations of the first residential building are continuing to take shape while some initial work is beginning at the foundation locations for two subsequent residential buildings. A new driveway, which will eventually be the front entry for St. Gabriel's, will be paved and used for construction vehicle passage.

Look out for another post in the next few weeks to update you on how activities are progressing!

St. Gabriel's Construction Update - Week of August 20, 2018

New construction and renovation activities are continuing at St. Gabriel’s. 


The Church and Monastery buildings have been cleared of trash and debris, and scaffolding has been set up on the building exteriors and in the first level of the Church in preparation for restoration activities. Measures have been taken, particularly in and around the Olmsted-designed landscape at the front of the site, to protect existing trees and vegetation through fencing installation, careful placement of scaffolding, and the engagement of groups specializing in tree care and conservation.  



The Church has been fully abated and the lower level has been cleared to make way for the construction of new spaces, including a meeting room and art gallery which will be available for community use.



Concrete has been poured and rebar is being installed for the foundation of the first new construction residential building.  



The rear area of the site has been cleared to make space for the locations of the second and third residential buildings. 



Look out for another post in the next few weeks to update you on how activities are progressing!

Groundbreaking and Activities at the St. Gabriel’s Site

Construction has started at the St. Gabriel’s site, and our contractors have started work on both the new construction residential buildings and renovations to the Church and Monastery buildings. 

In late spring, we toured the historic buildings to identify and remove significant items which were given to local religious organizations and interested members of the community, or were stored for future reuse at the renovated buildings. Debris was cleared from the buildings’ interiors and contractors are currently working to clean and abate the Church and Monastery in preparation for upcoming restoration work.

 

The foundation for the first new construction residential building has been cleared and excavated, and work involved with bringing utilities to the site is currently ongoing. 

 

We anticipate that the Church will be fully renovated and open by late summer 2019, and that the Monastery and first new construction residential building will be completed and open by early fall 2019. 

 

We will have regular updates on construction and more information regarding building completion and leasing over the coming months.

BPDA Zoning Meeting & Deadline for Comments

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a meeting to discuss St. Gabriel's site zoning plans. The public is welcome to join the discussion from 6-8pm at Brighton Marine Health Center, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 1, 77 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

More details are here.

Also, don't forget that today, March 27, is the last day to submit comments to the BPDA on the Draft Project Impact Report.

You can ask questions and add comments here (courb.co/stgabes). Feedback posted on coUrbanize will be submitted to the BPDA. 

Thank you for thoughts and ongoing engagement!


Video tour: see inside the monastery & church!

We're not able to let the public inside Saint Gabriel's for safety reasons, but this is as close as it gets! Follow a member of the project team as we explore the church and monastery—and see some before-and-after shots of how the project will preserve these historic buildings.

The deadline for comments that the BPDA will review is March 27. Add your comment here!

Next open house is tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday March 3, 4-9 pm for our next, free open house at The Corrib Pub (396 Market Street). Come see the latest plans to turn a former monastery into a housing community, art space, and park!


Grab a drink. Chat with developers. Feel like Godzilla next to our scale model of Brighton. Neighbors and friends welcome! Complimentary bar food while supplies last.

Can't make it? Ask questions and add ideas anytime here (courb.co/stgabes).

Next Open Houses:

Saturday, March 11, 1-4 pm @ The Corrib Pub

Planning meeting tonight! And coming soon...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our open houses this past week! We really enjoyed chatting about how to make the project work best for the neighborhood—and of course showing you our giant scale model.

Tonight, join us as we present the latest plans for Saint Gabriel's with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The presentation will give you more detail than the open houses, and you'll have a chance to ask questions at the end. Please stop by Brighton Marine (77 Warren St.) tonight at 6pm!

And coming soon: we're putting together a video tour of the monastery and church interiors. We can't let people inside for safety reasons, but this will give you a good idea of what we're working to preserve and restore.

Thanks again for your participation. Keep the comments coming here!

Next open house is tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 25, 1-4 pm for our next, free open house at The Green Briar Pub (304 Washington Street). Come see the latest plans to turn a former monastery into a housing community, art space, and park!

RSVP and share the Facebook event here.

Grab a drink. Chat with developers. Feel like Godzilla next to the scale model of Brighton. Neighbors and friends welcome! Complimentary bar food and drinks while supplies last.

Can't make it? Ask questions and add ideas anytime here (courb.co/stgabes).

Next Open Houses:

Wednesday, March 8, 4-9 pm @ The Corrib Pub

Saturday, March 11, 1-4 pm @ The Corrib Pub

Support from Boston Preservation Alliance

The Boston Preservation Alliance recently declared support for our efforts to preserve the church and monastery and create housing.

Their letter states:

"The Alliance is pleased to support this special project... The historic resources on this site will be preserved and rehabilitated for the enjoyment and appreciation of both residents and guests. The project adds much needed housing while maintaining a unique and historic character... Cabot, Cabot & Forbes has demonstrated that preservation of the city's character is not limited to just the buildings that are local Landmarks and that cooperation with neighbors and advocates, like the Alliance, results in a more dynamic and successful project."


DPIR Filing

Thank you for continuing to provide input and monitor the project page on coUrbanize, and for attending the IAG and/or BPDA Community Meetings. Thank you also to St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Jackson Mann Community Center for graciously allowing us to use their halls for meetings.

As we move in to the New Year, we continue to work on the updating the project and incorporate feedback from the community and City agencies. We filed our Draft Project Impact Report on January 10th. The latest site plan and renderings are included in the coUrbanize photo gallery. We’ve made great strides with the design and have made significant changes to our plan. Through ongoing conversations, we recognized the demand for home ownership and have increased in the number of condominiums to more than double the number previously proposed. There has also been a concurrent decrease in the number of rental units, with added variety in unit types and sizes. A link to the DPIR document showing the architectural & landscape details can be found in the Info & Plans section located at the bottom of the project INFO page.

As a reminder, the 75 day comment period for the DPIR closes on Monday, March 27th. We will be providing the BPDA with copies of all comments posted to the coUrbanize project page. If you’d like to post comments directly to the BPDA website, a link can be found in the Info & Plans section at the bottom of the prior page.

Site Tour and IAG Meeting 3

Thank you to everyone who came to the site tour. We had a great walk around the site and were able to see and discuss many of the historic characteristics of the site. As promised in this forum and at meetings with interested parties, we have continued to modify the proposed development program to reflect input from our neighbors and the community at large. While we continue this work, we also need to keep the formal review process moving forward. Our next IAG meeting will be on transportation and will be held on November 9th at Seton Auditorium in St Elizabeth's Hospital.

We look forward to taking this next step and continuing our work in the community.

Public Meeting Feedback

Thank you to those who were able to attend our community meeting on September 29th. It was great to hear your ideas about open space and home ownership at the new St Gabriel's project. You can see our presentation slides shown at the meeting under Information & Plans.

Thanks for all of your thoughts so far. If you were unable to attend the last community meeting or have more to say, feel free to add an idea in the comment box, and the project team will get back to you.

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