When you think of the word Fenway in Boston most people immediately think about our 100 year old ballpark, the most beloved in the United States of America. Some may think about this area as a place to grab a bite to eat, have a nice night out or even attend a concert at the House of Blues. However, this district of our city is soon going to be transformed into much more of a neighborhood atmosphere than it already is, attracting residents from all over.
John Rosenthal soon looks to begin construction on a $450 Million project to be known as Fenway Center. This massive undertaking will ultimately see 1.3 Million square feet of new retail, apartment and office spaces come to the locations of Brookline and Beacon Streets as well as along and over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Already there has been a groundbreaking on the Yawkey Way Commuter Rail Station, a $14.9 Million project and this will provide a much needed upgrade and expansion in order to meet this areas future demand.
Fenway Center will have a 27-story building that will be for mix use with retail and office spaces and over 550 residential apartments. Furthermore, to satisfy the added residents and citizens working in and around Fenway Center, 1,290 parking spaces will also grace the location.
It was not long ago when we reported that there are many more ideas and future aspirations for The Fenway. Some of the more notable ones which were blogged about were the new Marriott Hotel to be built in The Fenway, nine projects in ten years in this area to be built by Boston University, and finally, the Boston Conservatory purchasing the $5.1 Million Fenway Park facing warehouse with plans to develop at 132 Ipswich Street. The future of The Fenway will truly be a transformative one that we can all look forward to. It is highly encouraged that you look to the link at the base of this blog for a slide show depicting the renderings of the Fenway Center development.
More Information: Boston Business Journal