Skanska USA Launches Pre-Leasing at Watermark Seaport

Press release 10/14/2015 8:00 AM EST

Luxury residential tower and loft offers contemporary living in the heart of Seaport District

Luxury residential tower and loft offers contemporary living in the heart of Seaport District

Skanska USA Commercial Development and Twining Properties have launched pre-leasing for Watermark Seaport, a new construction apartment building with ground-floor retail, in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District.

Located at 85 Seaport Boulevard at the nexus of the Seaport District and Historic Fort Point Neighborhoods, Watermark Seaport consists of two meticulously designed buildings targeting LEED® Gold, each with distinct character and luxurious features. Watermark Seaport offers a total of 346 residences, 45 of which meet affordable housing requirements, spread throughout a 17-story luxury tower and a 6-story loft building. The tower includes 281 residences, 44 of which are innovation units, featuring contemporary finishes, while the 65 lofts offer a modern expression of the neighboring brick and beam lofts of the Fort Point, and include exposed metal ceilings, finished concrete floors and top-of-the-line kitchens and baths. All apartments offer the benefits of an environmentally friendly building, including oversized windows, energy star appliances and Nest™ thermostats.

“Watermark Seaport breaks the typical city residential mold by combining modern lofts with contemporary urban apartments. We are proud to offer a combination of amenities that anyone from young professionals to empty-nesters will enjoy,” said Shawn Hurley, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston.”

Watermark Seaport offers approximately 15,000 square feet of amenities, including:

• 24-hour concierge
• 18th floor Sky Deck  with outstanding views of the Financial District and Boston Harbor
• Second-floor terrace with an outdoor fire pit and premium grilling areas
• Underground parking garage with electric charging stations
• State-of-the-art fitness center
• Wellness studio for yoga and group fitness
• Residence lounge with billiards room and open workspace
• Private dining and event space
• Innovation lab with smart technology and Wi-Fi balcony
• Outdoor courtyard with direct access to Q Park
• Dog washing spa
• Indoor bike storage
• On-site Hubway bicycle sharing station sponsored by Skanska

The building is located across the street from District Hall and Seaport Square Green, as well as the future One Seaport Square, which will feature 300,000 square feet of retail amenities. The MBTA’s Silver Line is located adjacent to the building, while South Station is within short walking distance.

Watermark Seaport is Skanska’s third development on Seaport Boulevard. Other projects include 101 Seaport and 121 Seaport, two neighboring office towers with ground floor retail targeting LEED® Platinum. When completed, Skanska’s developments along Seaport Boulevard will make up Boston’s most sustainable block. 

Currently, studio rents begin at $2,300; 1 bedroom rents start at $2,700; 2 bedroom rents begin at $4,200 and 3 bedrooms start at $4,300. The tower’s first units will be ready for move-in early January 2016, with the remainder opening in March 2016. The leasing office is currently open and is located at the corner of Boston Wharf Road and Autumn Lane in the Seaport. For more information about leasing an apartment at Watermark Seaport, please visit www.watermarkseaport.com or call 617-654-2990.