Culture, industry, and community converge in Boston’s Seaport district, creating one of the most dynamic and vibrant neighborhoods in the country. Unlocked after a decade of development and $22 billion of public investment, Seaport is now home to an ecosystem of more than 350 companies, from global leaders in technology and biotech, to groundbreaking startups. In the heart of the district, WS development is transforming 33 acres of land, composed of 7.6 million square feet of residential, hotel, office, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural uses, as well as signature public open spaces. The project represents the single largest active development project in Boston’s history.
One Boston Wharf Road
One Boston Wharf Road is a 17-story, 707,000 square foot, mixed-use building designed by world-renowned Henning Larsen architects of Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to 630,000 square feet of office space leased to Amazon, One Boston Wharf Road will feature ground floor retail and a new performing arts center, comprising two live performance venues of 500 and 100 seats, respectively, which together will add significant state-of-the-art capacity for the performing arts in Boston. The building will front on a 1.5-acre park that will open later this year as the epicenter of Harbor Way, a pedestrian-friendly artery that will connect Summer Street to the water’s edge, designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architect behind New York’s High Line. Construction will commence later this year with completion in 2024. One Boston Wharf Road will be the largest net-zero carbon office building in Boston.
111 Harbor Way
Designed by a collaboration between the San Francisco and Boston offices of Gensler, 111 Harbor Way is a 525,000 square foot, 17-story mixed-use building. The first two stories of the project contain 80,000 SF devoted to retail and restaurant uses. The remaining 15 stories feature 430,000 SF of office space occupied by Amazon. Gensler respected the authentic industrial context of the Seaport, creating a building that has a timeless aesthetic and a highly articulated expression. The building’s design emphasizes human-focused elements, including outdoor terraces on alternating floors and the Paseo, a street-level interior public promenade lined with shops, cafes, and a welcoming central amphitheater. In 2022 111 Harbor Way has received LEED-Gold certification.
400 Summer Street
400 Summer Street is a 16-story laboratory building designed by the renowned practice of Morris Adjmi Architects of New York City. The 625,000-square foot building will be home to Foundation Medicine, which will occupy 580,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. The building will also host 30,000 square feet of neighborhood retail uses. The Project includes the construction of the Summer Steps, an iconic public gathering place located between 350 and 400 Summer Street that will also provide a major new pedestrian connection from Summer Street to Congress Street at the southern gateway of Harbor Way, leading to the edge of Boston Harbor. The project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
In a newly formed joint venture, WS will steward a collaborative effort among Fenway Sports Group Real Estate (FSGRE) and the D’Angelo family, owners of the Red Sox Team Store on Jersey Street and ’47 Brand in the redevelopment of multiple sites in the Fenway neighborhood. The project will include approximately 5 acres within close proximity to Fenway Park located on Jersey Street, Brookline Avenue, Van Ness Street, and Lansdowne Street. The project aspires to build community and activity via active streetscapes and new public uses, while respecting the historic fabric and significance of Fenway Park and the Richardson Building at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Jersey Street.
The project will consist of approximately 2 million square feet of commercial, residential, retail, restaurant, and other uses within 8 new buildings reflecting a wide range of scales and architectural styles, and including several structures whose historic facades will be restored to preserve the unique character of Fenway’s architectural heritage. The project will include 200+ new homes, and over 40 new retail locations with a focus on supporting local businesses. The focal point of the development is the creation of an one acre of public open space at the heart of the Fenway neighborhood through the pedestrianization of Jersey Street into a people-first, community-facing public space. Additionally, the project includes significant transportation and public realm improvement such as the restoration of Arthur’s Alley, improved connectivity to Lansdowne Station, new protected bike lanes and a ‘bike hub’ as well as improved public sidewalks and landscaping.
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
Palm Beach, Florida
Designed by the world renowned architect John Volk in 1957, who also designed homes for America’s “Royal” families: the Vanderbilts, the Duponts, the Fords, the Dodges, and the Pulitzers—Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza stands as an iconic Palm Beach shopping experience. Located in the heart of the island, its 180,000 square foot layout is home to lush gardens and palm trees, designed around two central courtyards. A destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat, The Royal Poinciana Plaza provides an idyllic shopping experience unlike any other for the stylish Palm Beach set. The renaissance is now complete. We invite you to explore this global destination for true luxury, delicious food, and pure fun.
Hyde Park Village
Hyde Park Village is a lifestyle center unlike any other in the region. Blending modern architecture, European-inspired detail, and high-end outdoor shopping in Tampa’s most historic district, Hyde Park Village is home to a unique combination of retail shops and restaurants spanning over 270,000 square feet. Stroll the neighborhood to discover destination brands as well as stand-out locals, such as rag & bone, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, bartaco, Zimmermann, Warby Parker, Buddy Brew Coffee, Meat Market, Hyde House Public Studio, and Nike.
Plaza del Lago
Plaza del Lago is located in Wilmette, IL, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Situated on Sheridan Road, a thoroughfare that links Chicago with the idyllic suburban villages of the city’s North Shore, the center is both highly accessible and uniquely integrated within the residential community that surrounds it.
Originally built in the 1920s, Plaza del Lago is the second-oldest outdoor shopping center in the country. In its early years, it was a center of entertainment, known for its state-of-the-art movie theater and distinct design features. Nearly 100 years later, Plaza del Lago remains a landmark in the area thanks to its iconic Spanish-style architecture and picturesque lakefront location. Acquired by WS Development in 2022, it will continue its legacy as a treasured part of the community, offering a refreshed mix of contemporary retailers and services designed to serve the modern, brand-conscious customer.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
A cosmopolitan cornerstone serving one of the most affluent regions in the country, The Street offers a high-end fashion experience, one of a kind dining, state of the art entertainment, and a rotating retail pop-up for the tastefully chic.
With retail stores like J. Crew, lululemon, AllModern, Sephora and Nike, along with an amazing blend of great restaurants like Davio’s and Legal C Bar, MarketStreet Lynnfield is the premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment on the North Shore of Boston. At the middle of the property is “The Green” which has become the emotional “heart” of an entire region, hosting numerous community events in the summer months, while becoming a skating rink during the winter months.
Derby Street Shops
Since its opening in 2004, Derby Street Shops in Hingham has become one of the most successful shopping destinations in the country. With an exceptional collection of over 60 stores, restaurants and boutiques including Allbirds, Crate & Barrel, Burtons Grill & Bar, Whole Foods, Apple, Warby Parker, lululemon, Polkadog Bakery, and Levi's. Positioned half way between Boston and Cape Cod, Derby Street Shops serves the South Shore’s affluent communities as well as the Cape Cod & Island commuter, with its classic American style.