Only 0.1 miles from Fenway Park is 1350 Boylston, potentially the new site for a 18-story apartment tower that has just been proposed. Currently the address of a parking lot and a Burger King, the developers at Skanska USA have now brought their plans before the Boston Redevelopment Authority with hopes of soon demolishing the existing site to then immediately get underway breaking ground on a spectacular 196,500 square foot building.
A total of 240 apartments and 7,050 square feet of retail and restaurant spaces will also be accompanied by a much needed 105 parking spaces at the property in an underground garage. This is not the first news for the Fenways transition to more of a neighborhood, upscale feel. In fact, not long ago we touched upon some additional exciting projects that have been proposed for the area in a past blog. Indeed, the Fenway of today will soon never be the same and that is a wonderfully optimistic notion.
During the filing of their ambitions, Skanska released that, The project will continue the revitalization of this area of the Fenway neighborhood from surface parking lots and suburban style development to an urban area with a mix of uses. The project will improve the street scape by creating a consistent street wall closer to the street, while providing a wide sidewalk on Boylston Street which will allow for new street trees, street lighting, and benches and result in a number of public benefits, including affordable housing, tax revenue, and an improved urban environment.
Since our last blog post about the Fenway as referenced above, other newer projects such as the Fenway Triangle right across the street; a $325 Million office, residential and retail facility have made headlines. This complex, to be built by Samuels & Associates, will bring the first Target store to Bostons downtown. Furthermore, the same developers have also just achieved final approval for their plans for The Point, a 320 unit, $185 Million building which will soon be built at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street. It thus goes without saying that with upwards of ten projects slated to soon get underway in the Fenway, this area will no longer simply be synonymous with just being the location of Americas Most Beloved Ballpark, but a place redefined by breathtaking buildings and facilities making it a lasting place to work, eat, shop, and live in luxury.
More Information: Boston Business Journal