About Readville Campus
40 Sprague Street, Readville, Hyde Park, Boston, MA
Proposed 556,625 square foot mixed-use transit-oriented residential and retail development which would be located on a 6.6-acre site in Readville fronting Sprague Pond located steps to the MBTA commuter rail and convenient to Route 95/128. Four new buildings ranging from five to eight stories (70 to 110 feet high) would be constructed containing approximately 521 apartment residences. Readville Campus residences would be targeted towards middle class workforce households; 68 residences would be designated affordable and rented to households earning no more than 70% of Area Mean Income (AMI) (approximately $60,000 per year). Target rents at Readville Campus would be be meaningfully below those in new developments in neighborhoods such as the Seaport District, the South End, the Fenway and Jamaica Plain.
Readville Campus would feature a campus-type setting with nearly 2.5 acres of green space, including large, lush lawns; 36% of the development would be comprised of landscaped green space. The development would be oriented about a plaza adjacent to a walkway to the nearby Readville commuter rail station. Surrounding the plaza would be a two-story workshare space encouraging residents to work from home, a large gym with multipurpose rooms and a half-court basketball court, a coffee house, a sports lounge and a child-care center. Additional resident amenities would include a dog run, a rooftop pool and hot tub, several barbecue areas, multiple courtyards with table seating and fire pits, a putting green and a bocce court.
Readville Campus would open Sprague Pond, which has been surrounded by industrial and private residential properties for decades, to the public. A new park featuring picnic areas, seating areas and walkways would be constructed, and wetlands along the site’s pond frontage would be restored. At the pond’s edge would be a new 5,980-square-foot, 150-seat restaurant, in addition to a pondside lounge available to both residents and community members for public meetings and events. Over 90% of vehicle parking at Readville Campus would be located below grade. A total of 532 parking spaces would be constructed at Readville Campus, including a 492-space below-grade parking garage. An additional 40 short-term spaces would be located at grade. Zipcar spaces and a bike-share facility would be located on site.
The Readville Campus development would be built to a minimum of LEED Silver energy efficiency standards, and would feature sustainable features including drought-tolerant landscaping that reduces irrigation, a vegetative podium that reduces runoff, low-flow plumbing and solar panels on all four buildings. Readville Campus would replace four existing warehouse and maintenance buildings. Construction of Readville Campus is anticipated to commence in mid-2018 and last approximately 18-24 months, with a targeted opening of late 2019; the developer may choose to construct the project in phases. The following are renderings of Readville Campus: