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East Pier 7 Opens With Political Fanfare

Awnings and Canopies, Signage Tips

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh are scheduled to be on hand today, November 12, 2014, for the grand opening of East Pier 7 – a new residential development along Boston’s famed and scenic waterfront.

In addition to their stunning views, the apartments now available on East Pier 7 include amenities such as: close proximity to the MBTA’s Blue Line, on-site parking, public access to the waterfront, and landscaped open spaces. There’s even talk of water taxi service.

Although the neighborhood has been on the upswing for at least two decades (many residents date the turnaround from the opening of Piers Park back in 1995), this project has been on the drawing boards for only the last half dozen years. Metro Sign and Awning provided some of the finishing touches in the form of custom awnings gracing certain first floor exteriors. (see accompanying photo)

During the same period, we have been on the radar screens of several major developers that have been working to gain permission for their own modern condo, apartment, and mixed-use buildings in the area.

After much planning, revisions, and delays, the exciting results are now beginning to be seen.

One important effect is the major changes occurring to East Boston’s reputation, look, and feel. This current 176-unit “first phase” will soon become just one notable part of an emerging trend toward the revitalization of key areas in the city’s built environment.

The property offers studio, 1-BR and 2-BR apartments starting at less than $2,000 per month. Square footage in the units ranges from 566 to approximately 1,000 square feet.

Ongoing development in the area will provide about 500 residential units, and will help to accelerate the way “Eastie” is gradually being perceived as a fun, even fashionable place to live.

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