In yet another announcement about future projects slated for Boston, the latest comes to us from The Fenway area where an 18-story tower known as the Viridian is soon to be built. This project is not the first new initiative to come to The Fenway either. Most recently we reported that only 0.1 miles away from Fenway Park there is set to be another 18-story building with 240 apartment units and 7,050 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space to be be erected.
Now, in terms of the Viridian, located at 1282 Boylston Street, the building itself will contain a massive 348,235 square feet of interior space. An additional 322 residential units will come to the area here at this address. The Boston Redevelopment Authority also acknowledges that 15,000 square feet will be dedicated to retail space on the ground floor, with 295 parking spaces also to be added. What currently is an old McDonalds parking lot, this project originally was destined to carry 100,000 square feet of commercial space as well, although now that this idea has been scrapped, so too have the notion for having condominiums, as the building will now likely be solely for rental units; sources have shared.
As a whole this is yet another step in the right direction. Additional living spaces in the Hub is a dire need given how much demand there is for property in Boston amongst the populace. Further development not only increases the quality of homes we have available, but also provides jobs and helps further boost the economy in our local markets. Once again, we look forward to hearing more about these plans as things only continue to progress!
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