Neighbors of the project at 71 Salisbury Road say the excavation has impacted their properties, and they did not receive notice. The major excavation for a single-family home on Salisbury Road has drawn the ire of neighbors, and now the District Town Councilor, who questions how the work was allowed by Town officials. Last week, residents alerted the Town Council to the work being done at 71 Salisbury Road, including a major excavation of bedrock which took several days and damaged the roots of trees and shrubs on neighboring properties. The property was purchased in August 2015 by Eamon Fee, one of the developers of the parcel. The Town issued a building permit in August 2018 for a single-family house, which is allowed “by right,” so the project would not have to get approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Take a look at this week’s list of open houses in Watertown. $849,900 – 188 Summer St. Unit 2, 7 room, 3 bedroom, 4 full & 1 half bathroom, Townhouse condo/townhouse, Open House: Sunday 12-2
$699,000 – 92 Beechwood Ave. Unit 1, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 1-2:30
$689,900 – 22 Hillcrest Circle Unit 22, 5 room, 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, Low-Rise condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 12-1:30
$859,900 – 50-52 Beechwood Ave., 2 unit, 12 total room, 6 total bedroom, 2 Family – 2 Units Up/Down multi-family home, Open House: Saturday 1-2:30
$925,000 – 342-344 School St., 2 unit, 10 total room, 6 total bedroom, 2 Family – 2 Units Up/Down multi-family home, Open Houses: Saturday 1-3 Sunday 1-3
$1,260,000 – 254-256 Sycamore St., 2 unit, 14 total room, 5 total bedroom 2 family, Open House: Saturday 11:30-1:30
$659,000 – 254 Sycamore Street Unit 1, 6 room, 2 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 11:30-1:30
$649,000 – 256 Sycamore Unit 1, 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 11:30-1:30
$559,000 – 37 Hillcrest Circle Unit 1, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 12-2
Arsenal Yards provided the following information:
Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies will hold a Community Meeting to review and update the community on the status of Building G located within Arsenal Yards. The purpose of this meeting will be to present and discuss a change in use for the building from Residential to Office/Lab. Building G, as proposed would contain approximately 140,000 sq. ft. of Lab space (a decrease of approximately 48,000 gross sq.
The following announcement was provided by Boyslton Properties:
Boston-based real estate developer Boylston Properties is pleased to announce that cell therapy company SQZ Biotech has signed a 63,477 square foot lease at Arsenal Yards. With 200,000 square feet of lab and office space, Arsenal Yards is meeting the demand from the life science community for lab space in the East End of Watertown. Set within an original 1800’s Arsenal historic building, with soaring 25’ ceilings, multiple boutique fitness operators, dedicated parking, and a private shuttle to Harvard Square, the new lab space is across the street from LINX, 185,000 square feet of new fully leased lab space, completed in 2018, also developed by Boylston Properties. “When you look at the needs of life science companies and the advantages that the East End of Watertown provides, it’s not surprising to see Arsenal Yards becoming the place to turn to,” said Bill McQuillan, President of Boylston Properties. “We look forward to working with SQZ and seeing the company continue to grow.”
SQZ Biotech recently completed a $72 million Series C and expanded a clinical and commercial development collaboration with Roche.
The following information was provided by Artemis Yoga:
Artemis Yoga in the east end of Watertown is celebrating its third year of business this weekend, Jan. 19 and 20 with two days of donation-based “free” classes as an opportunity to give back to the community.
“The staff and I at Artemis Yoga are grateful to the community that has supported our growing small business over the past three years and one of our goals of the Celebrate Open House is to give back to the community that has helped us build such a vibrant, welcoming place in the east end,” Liz Padula, the studio’s owner, said. “Yoga helps to set a foundation for life no matter your age and so we selected the Watertown Boys & Girls Club for our donation-based raffle as the Club is doing amazing work setting the foundation for their members and in particular the new Teen Center supported by the Great Futures Campaign is providing some amazing resources for our future leaders right here in Watertown. We invite the community to join us this weekend for a fun weekend of celebration!” The Celebrate Open House takes place on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 19 and 20 and classes for all levels from kids to gentle/chair yoga plus specialty classes such as introduction to meditation and yoga will be offered.
Neighbors on the back side of 73-75 Morse Street worry that having a two story garage right near their property line will hurt the value of their homes. The Watertown Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the appeal of neighbors about the two-story garage that is being built on Morse Street on the Southside of Watertown. The latest ZBA agenda includes the 73-75 Morse St. case. On Feb.
A quartet of Watertown properties sold this week. $510,000 – 25 Sparkill St., 6 room, 4 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Cape single-family home
$601,765 – 11 Lexington St. Unit 11, 9 room, 4 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse
$560,000 – 238 North Beacon St., 8 room, 4 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Colonial single-family home
$425,000 – 35 Morton St. Unit 35, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse
See all the properties in town hosting open houses this week. $749,000 – 125 Coolidge Ave. Unit 204, 4 room, 2 bed, 2 bath garden condo, Handicap Access/Equipped, Open House: Saturday 12-1:30
$495,000 – 164 Galen Unit 61, 4 room, 2 bed, 1 bath mid-rise condo, Open Houses: Saturday 1-2:30 Sunday 11-12:30
$629,000 – 11 James St. Unit 11, 7 room, 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse, Open Houses: Saturday 2-3:30 Sunday 11:30-1
$850,000 – 486 Belmont St., 10 room, 4 bed, 3 bath colonial, Open Houses: Saturday 12-1:30 Sunday 11:30-1
$699,000 – 92 Beechwood Ave. Unit 1, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open Houses: Saturday 1-3 Sunday 12-1:30
$809,000 – 30 Winsor Ave., 6 room, 3 bedroom, 1 full & 2 half bathroom, Colonial single-family home, Open Houses: Saturday 2-4 Sunday 2-4
$599,900 – 12 Vivian Dr. Unit 12, 9 room, 4 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bathroom, 2/3 Family condo/townhouse, Open House: Saturday 12-1
$1,099,900 – 12 Vivian Dr., 2 unit, 15 total room, 7 total bedroom, 2 Family – 2 Units Up/Down multi-family home, Open House: Saturday 12-1
$999,500 – 29 Birch Road, 2 unit, 10 total room, 6 total bedroom, 2 Family multi-family home, Open House: Sunday 1:30-3
$449,900 – 4 Repton Cir.
Once again, Watertown was a popular place for homebuyers in 2018, and four agents sold more than $10 million in properties during the calendar year. The top selling agent for 2018, according to sales reports on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was Ari Koufos of Realty Executives in Watertown. The Watertown resident took part in 26 sales, for a total of $21.91 million. The figure does not include residential rentals or commercial real estate transactions. Koufos noted that many of others who made the top 10 list also live in town.