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Fenway Center Phase 1

FENWAYThe oft-stalled Fenway Center, that five-building exclamation point over the Mass. Pike with more than 500 apartments, appears to be on (again). The state has reached a deal with the development team led by John Rosenthal for the 4.5-acre site, around Brookline Avenue and Beacon Street, and the air rights above it. Construction could start by early 2014.

BEACON HILL—The 3,936-square-foot townhouse at 15 West Cedar Street near Louisburg Square has become the latest Boston home to ask at least $5M (there used to be a lot more). The Greek revival dating from 1837, with what the Campion & Co. listing calls a "storybook patio and garden," hit the market on Monday for $5,500,000.

ALLSTONThe new dormitory pitched for 1047 Commonwealth Avenue might, in fact, be micro-apartments in disguise: Of the 220 units, six would be 316 square feet each; 108 would be 340 square feet each; and 106 would be 240 square feet each. The developer, moreover, has declared them fit for "young professionals."

SOUTH BOSTONThe second phase of the Allele could add to the construction activity in that interior slice of Southie around West Broadway. The phase would plunk a six-story condo building of 30 one- and two-bedroom units on the site of a single-story repair garage. It would have 30 parking spaces as well and an approximately 1,272-square-foot retail space.