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West Coast firm takes on Fort Point

The 319 A St. project is similar to a Gerding Edlen project in Portland, Ore., where it redeveloped five blocks of brewery buildings (above). The 319 A St. project is similar to a Gerding Edlen project in Portland, Ore., where it redeveloped five blocks of brewery buildings (above). (Gerding Edlen Cos.)
By Casey Ross
Globe Staff / October 20, 2011

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The West Coast development firm Gerding Edlen is bringing its urban development vision to Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, where it plans to begin construction next spring on a 20-story tower at 319 A St. that will be the former industrial enclave’s largest residential building. The firm purchased the property and an adjacent building on Melcher Street recently from Archon/Goldman, which had spent years getting permits for a large apartment project on those properties.

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