The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included Andy Montelli, Developer and Principal at Post Road Residential, Greg Bialecki, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the State of Massachusetts, numerous local dignitaries, current residents, and prospective tenants.
In addition to members of the Post Road Residential development team, representatives of The Bozzuto Group were in attendance to show their support for the successful project. Interest in the Batch Yard has been high since opening in August of 2014, with the property experiencing strong leasing activity in recent weeks.
“Our goal was to build a loft-style community close to Boston with easy access to public transportation,” commented Montelli. “The old Charleston Chew Factory had great bones with a desirable location – just one mile from Charlestown and three miles from the North End of Boston. We reclaimed many materials from the old factory and re-used them in the completely renovated building, then commissioned eight New England artists to further highlight and decorate this tremendous space. The result is a beautiful loft project featuring hotel-quality amenities and common spaces that are unequaled in the Boston area.”
As a restoration of the former Charleston Chew Candy Factory near the intersection of Route 99 and Route 16, the development team completely renovated the old factory structure resulting in an updated and luxurious feel with nods to the building’s history, such as the creative use of existing building structures thoughtfully matched with modern design and conveniences. Attendees were invited to tour a model unit, explore the large community common areas, and soak in breathtaking views of Downtown Boston from the expansive rooftop lounge area. Of special interest were some of the Batch Yard’s character-rich details and finishes including wood paneling and flooring that was reclaimed and re-milled from the site, hand-sculpted Charleston Chew metal door handles, artwork by well-known New England artists, a sophisticated library complete with a collection of cocktail shakers, and an inviting lobby fireplace.
While the guests marveled at the development’s interior and exterior spaces, catering service Seasons to Taste, which recently won a Boston Magazine “Best of Boston Award”, circulated delicious “modern comfort” appetizers. Additionally, local brewery, Idle Hands Craft Ales, offered a seasonal beer selection, providing a true taste of Everett. Recently nominated for the Boston Music Awards Pop/R&B Act of the Year, local recording artist Louie Belloled the musical entertainment, creating an upbeat setting for attendees to converse and enjoy the evening.
At the Batch Yard, renters can choose from loft-style studio, one, two, or three bedroom apartment homes ranging from 648-1,356 square-feet with designer floors, baths, and kitchen areas. The community boasts unique amenities including a large roof deck lounge with unimpaired views of Downtown Boston and surrounding areas, an outdoor swimming pool and movie theatre with grilling stations, pet activity areas and washing station, dedicated covered parking, a bike storage and repair room, an expansive fitness center, and multiple indoor and outdoor community gathering spaces complete with free Wi-Fi.
Developed by Post Road Residential and managed by The Bozzuto Group, the Batch Yard is a 100% smoke-free environment located just three miles from Downtown Boston via car, multiple local bus stops, and nearby orange line access at Wellington and Sullivan Square MBTA Stations. The event was organized and managed by Carrie Richards, Director of Events at Nickerson.
About the Batch Yard
At the Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury rental apartment community located in Everett, MA, residents live in style in a lovely city just 3 miles from Downtown Boston.
The community features high-end living including designer floors, baths, and kitchen areas. Additionally, tenants have access to a variety of luxury amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool and movie theatre, a pet friendly atmosphere with a pet washroom, on-site parking, an expansive fitness center, a 100% smoke-free environment, and multiple indoor gathering spaces. Featuring dazzling artwork, finishes, abundant reclaimed wood, handmade metalwork, and furniture created by well-known New England artists and craftspeople, the Batch Yard is the pinnacle of industrial luxury. Learn more at www.thebatchyard.com or call 888.550.6484 today to schedule a tour.
About Post Road Residential
Founded in 2011 by Andrew Montelli, Post Road Residential Inc. is a full-service multi-family developer headquartered in Fairfield, CT. The company focuses on institutional grade, core, urban-infill multifamily rental housing along the I-95 corridor between Boston and New York. Post Road Residential offers financial institutions and other owner clients the in-house capabilities to manage all aspects of multifamily construction. The professionals at Post Road Residential have over 80 years of experience in the multifamily, construction and development industries.
About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 26th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.