BOSTON-Porter 156, a 217-unit condominium project, is being developed at 156 Porter St. in East Boston. The building is being built in what was a vacant manufacturing facility and is being touted, along with other projects, as an indication of the revitalization of the neighborhood.

The Porter 156 building was formerly an industrial warehouse and then a manufacturing facility. The building remained vacant for eight years prior to the purchase by Atrium Lofts, LLC, a collaboration of Metric Corp. and ELV Associates Inc. Bargmann, Hendrie & Archetype Inc., a locally based architectural firm, designed the project.

Units at Porter 156 will range from 700 to 1,500 sf with prices ranging from the low $200,000s to the high $500,000s. The development team also worked in conjunction with the city to create an affordable housing component of as part of the city’s inclusionary housing initiative. Construction is expected to finish in fall 2005.

The project is located three blocks from the MBTA Blue Line’s Maverick Square T stop and adjacent to the new YMCA being built in Bremen Street Park as part of the Central Artery project, which is also creating a new 10-acre park. The nearby East Boston Stadium Memorial Park is also being expanded by seven acres. Clippership Wharf, a 400-unit condominium project, is being constructed on the East Boston waterfront. The $190-million, four-building complex is located on 12 acres near Maverick Square.

Metric Corp., an affiliate of Metric Construction, specializes in creating condominium projects by rehabilitating older and historic buildings in Downtown Boston. ELV Associates represents a number of high net-worth families with holdings in Boston, Washington, DC and Atlanta. The firm’s most recent residential project in the city is Burrage Mansion on Commonwealth Avenue.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.