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NEMA Boston to begin preleasing Seaport tower next month

Prices start at $2,350 for a studio. Optional amenities include dog-walking and fitness instruction.

Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights/Steelblue

NEMA Boston, a 21-story residential complex in the Seaport, will open its doors to its first residents in September, with preleasing beginning next month, representatives announced this week.

The 399 Congress St. tower will be home to 414 apartments with a mix of studios up to three-bedroom residences, and will boast luxury amenities and smart-home technology, according to a press release.

“Creating a NEMA residence in the heart of Boston’s booming Seaport neighborhood could not be more symbiotic,” Bruce Menin, managing principal for the developer, Crescent Heights, said in a statement. “The Seaport has evolved into a cultural innovation hub and a vibrant, creative community. The NEMA brand is locally inspired and powered by those same values, combining tech innovation, art, and lifestyle programming to curate meaningful living experiences.”


Residents will have built-in services that include fitness instructors and a 24-hour concierge, as well as access to other options such as dog-walking, personal training, and housekeeping. Work and conference rooms, an arcade, a yoga studio, pet amenities, a garden, a spa, and a kitchen that offers space to entertain guests will be scattered throughout the complex, according to its website.

Outdoor lounges, including one with a heated pool, will offer views of the downtown Boston skyline, the website says.

Additionally, NEMA will organize events throughout the year for residents, from ski trips to philanthropy programs, representatives said.

Aspects of the building’s facade and interior design will pay homage to the Seaport’s history, while also reflecting the neighborhood’s new identity, officials said.

The lobby features a DJ turntable and “a dedicated art wall” that honors the Channel, the former local 1980’s music club, according to the release.

“Designed with ledger stone, bronze paneling, and glass, NEMA’s façade creates a neighborhood beacon in the historic and ever-evolving district, while the building’s distinctive slant, inspired by the bow of a ship, gently nods to the area’s nautical history,” the release said.

According to a NEMA spokeswoman, initial price ranges for the residences are $2,350 to $3,250 for studios, $2,950 to $4,250 for one-bedroom units, and $3,950 to $5,950 for two-bedroom units.


Pricing can vary depending on unit sizes and the view, the spokeswoman told Boston.com.

Rates for three-bedroom units are available upon request, she said.

A unit inside NEMA Boston. – Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights/Steelblue
The skyline terrace at NEMA Boston. – Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights/Steelblue
The lobby lounge at NEMA Boston. – Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights/Steelblue
The NEMA Boston skyline pool. – Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights/Steelblue

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