But the unique element is a 27,000-square-foot health club and spa, said Mike McGuinness, vice president of The Towers of Channelside LLC.
The club and spa will take up four levels.The spa will be open to the public, but the health club will be for members only.McGuinness
is in final negotiations with the operator.
The $112 million project is on 3 acres across from the Channelside retail-restaurant-movie complex.The condominiums replace Fogarty Van & Storage warehouses at Meridian Avenue and 12th Street.McGuinness
said construction of the 1-million-square-foot complex will take 20 to 24 months.
"It's going to be a different area when this is finished," he
said of the 30-story towers.
The units range from 1,152 to 4,852 square feet, with 300- to 1,380-square-foot balconies.With a price range of $300,000 to $2.5 million, about 98 percent are sold out.McGuinness
and his partner, Rich Sacchi, also are seeking a liquor license for a 4,700-square-foot lounge and 1,200-square-foot liquor store.
said the pool deck's capacity is 1,700 people.McGuinness
also is in the process of signing a sushi restaurant, dry cleaners and coffee shop, and plans smaller offices for accountants and lawyers.
Initial marketing for the condominiums, he
said, was aimed at 28- to 40-year-olds.
"This quickly changed," he
said, "because our construction costs went up and we had to redo our pricing."
Single professionals and empty nesters make up a majority of the buyers.
"We saw some transplants from other urban areas," he
As for the super-size health club, McGuinness
said, "We just saw a need.