Exploring Boston’s Apartment Developments

Ed Greable Blogger February 26, 2018

While many new apartments are in the process of coming to Boston, some projects have had to reduce their plans for the number of apartment units they plan to bring. Here is a look at some of the apartment developments that are underway in the area.

Allston Project to Bring New Apartments and Condos to Boston Landing Area

Boston-based investment firm Mount Vernon Co. recently filed a letter of intent with the Boston Planning & Development Agency to construct a five-story apartment building and a four-story condo building at North Beacon and Everett streets in Allston. The condo building will be home to nine condos ranging in price from $600 to $700 per square foot, while the 74 units in the apartment building would be priced to the middle of the local market. The apartments would range from studio to three-bedroom configurations, while the condos would be one-bedrooms and one-bedroom lofts. The development would also feature 42 parking spaces along with storage for 83 bikes, a fitness center and an art gallery space. The proposal could replace a vacant two-family home and a four-family building currently located at that spot.

Downtown Boston’s Dock Square Garage Could Become 195 Housing Units

According to plans filed by Brooklyn-based developer Fortis Property Group, the Dock Square Garage located at 20 Clinton Street may soon be transformed into 195 apartments or condos. Located across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, the 698-space Dock Square Garage would be reduced to 538 parking spaces while also adding a nine-story, 194-foot building to the structure. The building, which is also currently home a Hard Rock Café, would also be re-clad as part of the transformation.

Mission Hill Development to Bring 31 Apartments

Developer New Urban Partners has recently filed plans with the city that would involve replacing a parking lot and a triple-decker at 9-11 Burney Street in Mission Hill with a six-story 31-apartment complex. The plans also call for constructing a 2,853-square-foot public plaza as part of the development. The privately-maintained space, which would provide frontage and outdoor seating for a restaurant currently located there, would be accessible from Carmel and Burney streets. Plans also call for including another 1,900-square-foot restaurant in the building itself. The plans also call for including six garaged parking space and a community room, while the apartments would range from studio to two-bedroom. Four of the units would also be designated as affordable.

Apartment Count Reduced for Quincy Center Station Development

Plans originally called for creating as many as 602 new apartments atop and around the Quincy Center Station in Quincy. A recent vote taken by the Quincy City Council, however, has significantly reduced the number of apartments that the project could have brought to the area. Despite being one of the biggest transit-related developments in the region, the project will not max out at 300 apartments. This change of direction is likely due to the fact that some residents were considered about the scope of the project and the possibility of needing to reroute the buses that use the transit hub.

Overall, the plan from Atlantic Development and Bozzuto Development Co. calls for creating office and retail space in the area while also upgrading the station itself. The project would also include creating a new bus terminal and restoring more than 600 parking spaces. The new bus terminal and the first of the apartments are expected to be finished by 2023, while the rest of the project is to be completed by 2031.

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