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BRA Board approves nearly $152 million of new development
The Board of Directors for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved six new development projects at last night’s meeting that together represent $151.7 million worth of investment and nearly 674,000 square feet of construction. The approvals pave the way for 195 new units of housing to be developed in Brighton, South Boston, and downtown. A boutique hotel near North Station and light manufacturing space in Hyde Park were also approved at the meeting. The projects are expected to create over 450 construction jobs and close to 700 permanent jobs.
Quincy set to get 180-unit apartment building near MBTA Red Line
A development group today announced the construction of a 180-unit apartment building in Quincy near the MBTA Red Line.
Zero Penn Street will consist of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, according to a news release from First Niagara, which arranged $34 million in financing for the project.
According to the news release, the project is a joint venture between Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and Boston Andes Capital LLC.
The six-story complex is set to have a 180-space parking garage and a clubhouse, according to the developers. There will be 34 studios, 96 one-bedrooms and 50 two-bedrooms. The average size, according to a news release, will be 874 square feet.
Owner of hotel on Dorchester-South Boston line seeks permission for major expansion
The Doubletree Hotel, which sits just off I-93 on Mount Vernon Street near the former Bayside Exposition Center, filed an application with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week seeking permission to expand.
Bayside Club Hotel LLC wants to build a six-story addition that would allow 86 new guest rooms next to the existing hotel. The hotel has 197 guest rooms now.
Other components of the addition, according to the filing, include a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, 3,000-square-foot restaurant and meeting rooms.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority board would need to approve the addition.
The site, according to the filing, is only a quarter mile from the JFK/UMass MBTA stop.
The hotel will stay open through the work, which should be complete in early 2017, a member of the development team said.
The application states: "The Project will contribute to the continued revitalization of Columbia Point by creating new commercial and public spaces situated to take advantage of the Site's excellent transit, bicycle, and pedestrian access to UMass-Boston, downtown Boston, and other area destinations."
The architect for the proposed addition is Arrowstreet.
New B.U. research building wins Boston Redevelopment Authority approval
Boston University’s proposal to build a nine-story research building on the site of parking lot off of 610 Commonwealth Avenue won unanimous approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority board last night. The $140 million life sciences building will be unusual in that HVAC and other utility machinery will be in neither a basement — there will be no basement — nor in a shed on the roof. “We are aware of the (possibility) of a sea-level rise,” a BU representative said in explaining the lack of a basement and the location of the machinery. “We think this is a first for a laboratory in Boston.” One reason for the new building is to put neuroscience researchers under one roof, the BU official said. Architect Charles Klee of the firm Payette in Boston said the open ground floor was designed in part to provide spaces where researchers could interact with each other and also an openness that would be hospitable to the public. “The intent of this project is to create an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment,” he said. It will be “porous and collaborative," he said. Organized labor representatives and a representative of a community group spoken in favor of the project, which by one estimate will create about 420 construction jobs. The building will displace about 60 parking spaces but add 69 bicycle spaces, a BU representative said.
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