NPC Approved for The Huntington
A notice of project change has been approved for The Huntington, giving the development team the ok to reduce the floor to ceiling height within the 32 story tower in order to create 2 additional floors of living space. These two floors will allow for an additional 20 units, increasing the unit total to 446.
32-story tower proposed at Huntington Theater site in Fenway, existing theater would be retained and expanded
QMG Huntington LLC proposes to construct an iconic 32-story, 405,500-square-foot mixed-use tower at the 0.76-acre Huntington Theater site in the Fenway, creating new residential and retail space while expanding and preserving the Huntington Theater Company (HTC)’s existing 890-seat, 35,654-square-foot theater. The theater would be gifted to HTC, allowing the company to keep its’ prime location on Boston’s Avenue of the Arts for the foreseeable future. 14,000 square feet of new theater space would be constructed across the first two floors of the proposed tower; the space, which would be leased to HTC at a nominal rent, would be connected to the existing theater and would include a new accessible entrance.The proposed tower would serve as a symbol of pride for the Avenue of the Arts, with a facade inspired by Greek drama masks. The tower would feature 426 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment residences and approximately 7,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space across the first and second floors. QMG aims to start construction of the proposed project in the fourth quarter of 2018; construction would last approximately 26 months. A Project Notification Form (PNF) formally proposing the project has been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the proposed project plans.
New renderings revealed of planned Huntington Theater tower in Fenway
New renderings have been released of the tower planned at the site of the Huntington Theater in the Fenway. The latest renderings, which are posted above, show a 32-story structure with floor-to-ceiling windows on all floors as well as a large communal rooftop outdoor space. A fitness center is shown on the tower's 3rd floor, and a lounge area is shown on the tower's 4th floor. Current plans for the tower call for 350 to 400 residences above 2 stories of retail. The Huntington Theater building is planned to be retained and restored; two additional existing buildings would be demolished. Plans for the tower have not yet been filed with the City of Boston.
Residential tower planned at Huntington Theater site
The Matteson Companies, a member of the investment group who acquired the Huntington Theater property in the Fenway, has released preliminary renderings of a 350 to 400-unit residential tower planned at the Theater site. Two existing buildings on site would be demolished to construct the tower. The theater building is currently planned to be retained. The following are renderings of the tower:
Huntington Avenue theater sale closes for $25 millionThe sale of the Huntington Avenue theater property, owned by Boston University for 62 years, to QMG Huntington LLC closed today for $25 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. QMG Huntington LLC is a limited liability company with an address of 133 Pearl Street, home of developer GFI Partners. It was previously reported by BU Today that developer John Matteson, whose firm The Matteson Companies is a development partner of GFI Partners, was involved with the investment group acquiring the theater property. QMG Huntington LLC's registered manager is local real estate investor Fan Du of Qianlong Property Development.The following is the deed for today's sale of the Huntington Avenue theater property to QMG Huntington LLC:
BU Today reports the Huntington Avenue theater property currently owned by Boston University is under agreement for $25 million to an investment group working with Boston-area developer John Matteson. Matteson is currently a partner at Harbinger Development, a Wellesley-based real estate investment firm currently developing the Haymarket Hotel and Parcel A Hotel in Boston. Matteson is also the founder and CEO of real estate investment firm The Matteson Companies.Following closing of the sale, the Huntington Theater Company will receive rent-free use of the Huntington Avenue property, on which it has operated for 34 years, through June 2017. BU Today reports that Matteson is speaking with the theater company regarding the possibility of continued use of the Huntington Avenue property past June 2017. The sale includes the 890-seat theater building at 264 Huntington Avenue in addition to two adjoining buildings at 252 and 258 Huntington Avenue. The three buildings have been owned by Boston University for 62 years.
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