$14.5M Building Permit Pulled for 21-35 W. 2nd Street
A permit valued at $14.5M has been pulled to kick off construction for 21-35 West Second Street in South Boston. The upcoming 6-story building will feature 55 residential units and approximately 2,600 square feet of retail space. The project was approved in January 2019.
Höweler + Yoon & Sasaki Announce Groundbreaking for 212 Stuart Street
Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki today announced the groundbreaking for the 212 Stuart Street residential tower located in the historic Bay Village neighborhood in downtown Boston. The project was carried through the permitting process by Boston-based Transom Real Estate and is currently being developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners. The project received approval from the BPDA in summer 2017 and by the Boston Landmarks Commission in late 2018. The building will be developed on a 7,714 square-foot parcel located within Boston's “High-Spine”.
Sasaki served as the Project Architect in collaboration with Höweler + Yoon as the Design Architect. The project will include the construction of a 150,000 square-foot 19-story building containing 126 units with two townhouses and retail space on the ground level.
“The design of 212 Stuart Street is rooted in the idea that the tall building operates at multiple scales in the city,” says Eric Höweler, Principal of Höweler + Yoon. “When viewed from a distance, the building meets the sky with a distinctive silhouette and participates in the composition of the city's skyline. When experienced from the sidewalk, the building meets the ground and activates the streetscape in its immediate context.”
The site of 212 Stuart Street is currently a vacant parking lot between the Bay Village Neighborhood, and the Stuart Street corridor. “Context, here, is everything,” says Sasaki principal Victor Vizgaitis, AIA. “The entire genesis of the project came from looking for a way to moderate between two markedly different areas of the city.” The narrow building presents two distinct faces that each acknowledge the surrounding neighborhoods: the low rise residential neighborhood to the south, and the mixed fabric of the "High Spine" corridor to the north.
The building massing is broken up into a ‘coursed block,’ organized into discrete blocks of 3, 4, 5, and 6 story packages. The exterior is articulated to emphasize the vertical grain of the building with irregularly spaced opaque panels, alternating with recessed glass infill panels. The vertical panels consist of custom, multi-story precast panels with a concave, scalloped geometry.
“Considering the explicit historical concern in the neighborhood, we studied fluted geometries as a way to express depth and texture on the facade. Fluted columns themselves were constructed by stacking individual sections around a central core,” says Höweler. “This part-to-whole relationship satisfies the drive to maintain historical character, and yet the results are surprisingly contemporary.”
The heavy relief texture of the facade will create a unique optical effect, as well as some self- shading on the eastern and western exposures. Glazing for the residential units takes the form of a multi-story, recessed window wall with spandrel glass between the precast panels.
The penthouse floor is a single-loaded organization with an outdoor amenity deck to the south. The ground floor contains the lobby and retail spaces with storefront glazing facing the northern, more commercial side of Stuart Street. The southern portion of the ground floor consists of two walk-up townhouses accessible directly from Shawmut Street. These ‘new neighbors’ respond directly to the existing townhomes across the street and maintain an active residential frontage.
“Townhouses change the character of a tall residential building,” says Vizgaitis. “Particularly when they are well-detailed at their public face and set into a landscape that meshes with the city fabric, the building transforms from anonymous and controlled to something that feels personal and part of the neighborhood.”
Renderings courtesy of Luxigon
106 Unit Residential Project Now Under Review for 1500 Soldiers Field Road
The Ballas Group has submitted a PNF for the proposed multi-family project at 1500 Soldiers Field Road. The 6-story building would feature 106 apartments, 14 of which would be designated affordable. The building would also include amenity space along with a parking garage with space for 60 cars.
Demolition Underway for 212 Stuart Street Development
Demolition is underway to begin construction at 212 Stuart Street. Development plans have been approved on the site for a 19-story residential building with additional retail space. The new building will include 130 rental apartments with approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Bay Village Development Site Acquired for $17.699 Million
The property at 212 Stuart Street in Boston's Bay Village has been acquired by Greystar for $17,699,998.
The approved 19-story tower that will feature 131 residential rental apartments with approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include an outdoor landscaped rooftop deck with a southern exposure, common space and bicycle storage. Associated public realm improvements will also be made to the adjacent Church Street public plaza.
Northampton St. Residences Approved
The Northampton Street Residences, a 47 unit income-restricted project has been approved by the BPDA. The development will be built on a 9,586 SF surface parking lot located on Northampton Street between the Southwest Corridor Park and the Newcastle Court residential building. Units will be a mix of studio, 1BR, 2BR, and 3BR units. As the site is located approximately 400 feet from the Massachusetts Avenue MBTA Orange Line 0 parking spaces are included on-site.
LOI Submitted for 100+ Unit Residential Project on Soldiers Field Road
The Ballas Group has submitted an LOI for a nearly 100,000 square foot residential project at 1500 Soldiers Field Road. The project would feature 106 units along with garage parking for 60 vehicles. The Brighton site is currently home to a 16,000 square foot commercial building.
Permit Pulled for Demo at 212 Stuart Street
A permit has been pulled to demolish the single bay service garage that sits on the site at 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village. This demo will make way for the approved 19 story tower to feature 131 residential rental apartments and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms with resident amenities to include a landscaped rooftop deck.
Northampton St. Residences Under Review
Transom Real Estate along with Harbor Run Development have proposed a 47 unit project on the surface parking lot located on Northampton Street between the Southwest Corridor Park and Newcastle Court in Roxbury. The project would include a mix of studios through three bedrooms, all designated affordable along with a pocket park. No parking would be included on-site as the project is located just steps from the Orange Line.
BPDA Approves 55 Unit Project in South Boston
The Boston Planning Board has approved the upcoming mixed-use project at 21-35 West 2nd Street in South Boston, just a few blocks from Broadway Station. The development will feature 55 units along with 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. Seven of the units will be designated as affordable and there will be 2 car sharing spaces on site. The development team, Transom Real Estate will also add outdoor seating, street lighting and sidewalk improvements to the area.
South Boston Mixed-Use Development Under Review
The proposed project calls for the construction of a new 49,928 square foot six-story mixed-use building with 55 residential units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space in South Boston, MA.
Plans also include an innovative building-managed car share service for residents, in an appropriately designed building along with related improvements in landscaping, site design and pedestrian access that is consistent with the character and housing needs of the surrounding community.
212 Stuart Street, 19-story tower featuring 133 apartments and ground-floor retail, approved in Bay Village
212 Stuart Street, a new mixed-use tower located in Bay Village featuring 133 apartment residences and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last night (June 15th, 2017)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. Resident amenities at 212 Stuart Street will include an outdoor landscaped rooftop deck with a southern exposure and sweeping city views, in addition to common space. 11 residences at 212 Stuart Street will be designated affordable; developer Transom Real Estate will also make a $3,309,507 contribution towards the creation of affordable housing in Boston. As part of the 212 Stuart Street project, public realm improvements will be made to the adjacent Church Street public plaza. 212 Stuart Street will require additional approval by the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in order to proceed with construction.