Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HBI's Top 10 Achievements in 2015

HBI is looking forward to an exciting 2016, but we're taking a moment to reflect on 2015 and a year of great accomplishment. Here's our list of HBI's top ten successes of 2015:
  1. Wine Gallery opened for business at the 1875 Hayden Building in Chinatown
  2. Mayor Walsh and the Hyde Park community gathered in May to celebrate the completion of the Vertullo Building, now home to five small businesses and four housing units
  3. After 12 years as HBI's president, Matthew Kiefer passed the torch to Kathleen MacNeil

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Alvah Kittredge House Proposed for Boston Landmark Designation

This fall the Boston Landmarks Commission commissioned a study report of the  1834 Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury a mandatory step in designating the Greek Revival structure a Boston Landmark.  The study report detailing the nomination is available here.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Spirit of Recent Giving

HBI is very grateful for new charitable donations to its projects at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan and the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station in Dorchester.  The generosity of these Boston-based foundations has been a further boost to project planning this fall with a goal of starting on both projects in 2016:

Anonymous- $100,000
George B. Henderson- $40,000
The Clipper Ship Foundation- $10,000
Pierce Charitable Trust- $25,000
Paul and Edith Babson Foundation- $7,500

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Construction Progresses on Roslindale Substation as Parkside on Adams Opens

New tenants are moving into the apartments at Parkside on Adams, the 43-unit L-shaped building developed by Peregrine Group LLC that wraps around the historic MBTA Substation in Roslindale Village. The building, now opened, is leasing up quickly and is already adding vitality to Roslindale Village.

Though exterior construction to the Substation, a project developed by Peregrine Group LLC in partnership with HBI and Roslindale Main Street, was delayed this year by difficulties in getting a large capacity gas line installed in the street, full construction of the Substation portion of the project is moving forward.  

Some infrastructure work has been completed inside the building while restaurateur Chris Douglass and his team have been at work on the restaurant design and development for the main level. In addition, Bryan Reeves is moving along with his plans for Craft Beer Cellar to be located in the lower level.  Expect major exterior work in the spring, including the opening of the bricked-in and plywood-covered windows and masonry repair work.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Transformations at the Vertullo Building to Open Next Week!

Historic Boston is pleased to announce the upcoming Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Transformations, a natural and toxin free skin and nail care studio at HBI's Vertullo Building at 74 Fairmount Ave. in Hyde Park.The opening will be held on Thursday, December 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Transformations owner Tiffany White says the salon will specialize in facials, pedicures, and full body waxing. 

Please come mix, mingle and make your future appointments.  Refreshments and samples will be on hand for the first guests to arrive, so come early! The event is free and open to the public, but Tiffany asks that you please register so that she knows how many guests to expect. 

Register Here: