A number of new residential developments are either nearing completion in Boston or are just getting started. Here is a look at a few of the latest residential developments to make headlines in the area.
Hundreds of Apartments Coming to Boston Landing Area
A new Allston development will bring 261 apartments in three six-story buildings to a nearly two-acre site located near the massive Boston Landing development, which is already slated to bring 295 more apartments to the area. The 261 units, which will be built on parcels along Rugg Road, Penniman Road and Braintree Street, will include 94 studios averaging 505 square feet, one-bedrooms averaging 700 square feet and 62 two-bedrooms averaging 1,500 square feet. 34 of the apartments will also be designated as affordable, while the complex itself will boast first-floor retail or restaurant space as well as an automated valet parking garage.
Bay Village Church and Rectory to be Redeveloped
New Boston Ventures has purchased the old Our Lady of Victories Church and rectory located at 25-29 Isabella Street with plans to redevelop the properties into a complex called the Marc. Closed in 2016, Our Lady of Victories and the rectory next to it date back to 1883 and cover 23,136 square feet. Details for the redevelopment have not yet been filed with the city.
New Boston Ventures is also the developer behind the redevelopment of the former Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory located in the South End. The 33-unit condo is called the Lucas.
Hodge Boiler Works to Transform Into Condos
The Boston Planning & Development Agency has signed off on the conversion of East Boston’s old Hodge Boiler Works. Located at 99 Summer Street, the development will feature 119 condos as well as 83 underground parking spaces. Bike parking will also be available, including 119 interior spaces and 28 exterior spaces. Plans also call for 7,200 square feet of ground-floor work-share space that will face the waterfront and a 5,045-square-foot elevated courtyard for residents only. Seven of the condos, which are being developed by Davis Companies, will be designated as affordable.
Roxbury Hospital Site to Become Major Apartment Complex
According to plans recently filed by developer Kensington Investment Co. with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the shuttered Radius Specialty Hospital at 59 Townsend Street will be transformed to a 380,000-square-foot project boasting 322 apartments. The developer purchased the five-acre site for $5 million in 2015 with the intention of building a residential project there. Plans call for buildings ranging from five to seven and a half stories along with a three-story parking garage with 217 spaces.
The development will also feature a number of amenities. Among these is a 1,500-square-foot café, a 1,000-square-foot art gallery and community room and a 3,000-square-foot business incubator and co-working space. The project will also feature a green roof alive with vegetation. The development will be one of the largest market-rate developments to ever come to Roxbury.