Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) board of directors recently approved seven new development projects.
A new, mixed-use development, 776 Summer Street will yield up to 1.68 million gsf, including multiple buildings and rehabilitation of existing buildings. The project will include office/research and development, hotel, retail, residential, and civic/cultural space as well as 1,214 parking spaces.
Bunker Hill Housing in Charlestown represents an innovative new public-private real estate financing model that will result in the renovation of over 1,000 income-restricted public housing units. The project site is located on an approximately 1.15 million sq. ft. area of land currently occupied by public housing. It will create approximately 2.7 acres of publicly-accessible open space, commercial space, a community center, parking spaces, and bicycle storage spaces.
The project at 1515 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton will include demolishing the existing structure, a long-vacant former hospital site, to construct a new, approximately 245,000sf residential building. Approximately 35% of the site will be open space. The newly-approved project will also make a contribution to the BPDA for transportation improvements.
The development at 44-46 Soldiers Field Place, formerly known as 1500 Soldiers Field Road, will bring 102 multi-family rental units to Brighton. The project will include space for parking; a ground floor retail/cafe; and public realm, landscape, and open space improvements. It will also contribute pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements.
The newly-approved 37 Wales Street in Dorchester will be a five-story, 28,760sf building with 23 family-sized rental units, all of which will be targeted to formerly homeless families. It will include amenity spaces and on-site office space for the developer’s staff to provide supportive services to the building’s residents.
Located in Jamaica Plain, 3371 Washington Street will revitalize the site with the construction of a five-story, 36,834sf residential building with 39 total units, 38 of which are income-restricted housing for low-income and extremely low-income seniors. The project will include restaurant space.
Located in Dorchester, 780 Morrissey Boulevard will construct a 179,435sf building with 219 rental units, 29 of which will be income-restricted. There will also be a ground floor bicycle storage room and vehicle parking spaces. The project raises residential entrances to mitigate the impact of sea level rise.
The board also approved two Notice of Project Changes that will result in new market-rate and income-restricted residential units, economic development, and jobs across the city of Boston.