Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) board of directors recently approved new development projects.
The approval of 140 Clarendon Street in Back Bay will renovate the existing YW Boston Building and convert the approximately 50,000sf of vacant or underutilized hotel and office space into 210 apartments. The Lyric Stage of Boston theatre and the Snowden International School will remain, and YW Boston, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will continue to have its offices at the building.
The Bartlett Place Redevelopment in Roxbury will provide new housing components for the larger, multi-phase redevelopment effort. Phase 5 includes the construction of Northampton Condominium, approximately 44,988sf containing 28 homeownership units and 30 off-street parking spaces, and The Dover Condominium, an approximately 48,792sf residential building containing 37 homeownership units and 32 off-street parking spaces.
The project approved for 1121 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester will combine two lots (1121 Dorchester Ave. and 31 Savin Hill Ave.) to construct two separate buildings. Building A, a 4-story building fronting Dorchester Ave., will contain 21 rental units. The second 3-story building will front Savin Hill Ave. and contain three residential units. The project will also contain ground floor restaurant space along Dorchester Ave.
The project at 658-660 East Broadway in South Boston will construct a new 4-story building with eight residential units and redevelop the existing ground floor retail/restaurant space. The project will upgrade the streetscape and provide an enhanced pedestrian experience along East Broadway.