Boston—- Mayor Menino recently joined representatives of Kensington Investment Company and Chinatown to officially open Boston’s newest, green rental apartment building, The Kensington. The $170 million project is located on Washington Street near the Financial District, the Theatre District, Chinatown, and Downtown Crossing.
“From its green design and access to public transit to its modern units and leading edge amenities, The Kensington represents the future of urban living not only in Boston but throughout the country” said Mayor Menino. “The Kensington will also attract young professionals who will strengthen Downtown Crossing with a whole new level of vibrancy.”
“Our building offers what today’s renters want – a community feeling, green design and the amenities of a 5 star hotel in the heart of the city,” said Charlotte Lewis, Vice President of Marketing, Kensington Investment Company.
The Kensington includes 381 well appointed rental units that are compact and efficient, and satisfy the living needs of 21st century city residents. The building’s amenities are focused around building community and include a dining/entertainment area, a communal kitchen, an outdoor pool and deck with fireplace, a solarium, public computer access, a dog wash, a 3,600sf fitness center, and meeting space. The project also includes 110 parking spaces.
The Kensington broke ground in October 2011. Kensington Investment Company, a Boston-based real estate development firm, partnered on this project with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and National Development.
The architectural firm is The Architectural Team, and the construction contractor is Suffolk Construction. Landscape Architectural firm is Copley Wolf Design Group.