Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) announces they have broken ground at Breakwater in Lynn, MA. The Dolben Company in joint venture with Minco Corporation is developing the future luxury waterfront apartment complex, with HDS Architecture serving as the architect. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on December 11, 2019, with Governor Charlie Baker, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Senator Brendan Crighton and Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee all in attendance.
The Breakwater apartment complex, which overlooks Lynn Harbor, will completely transform a section of real estate previously vacated for more than 35 years. Construction for the multifamily development is happening on the site of former Beacon-Bel Chevrolet and is scheduled for completion in March 2022.
The development will have 331 apartments in two buildings over structured parking. In addition to spectacular waterfront views, Breakwater will feature many high-end amenities including two courtyards, a fitness center, game room, pet wash, and outdoor fire pit. There will also be a harbor walk and linear park along the waterfront, which is being constructed for public use.
“We are excited to announce our collaboration with the State, City of Lynn, Dolben, and HDS Architecture as we bring additional residential opportunities to Greater Boston,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Inc. “We are excited to transform the waterfront into a lively housing community that embodies Lynn’s bright future.”
The Breakwater project received two major grants from the State of Massachusetts. The first grant is a $1,000,000 infrastructure grant from the Seaport Economic Council for improvements to the seawall, to ensure the harbor is a viable place to live for years to come. The second grant is from MassWorks to help with traffic on the Lynnway, a busy highway that connects Lynn to Boston.