1241 Boylston Street Update
Construction of proposed Fenway gateway hotel would begin Q3 2018
OTO Development aims to start construction of its’ proposed hotel at 1241 Boylston Street, located across from the Emerald Necklace park at the gateway to the Fenway neighborhood, in the third quarter of 2018 per newly revealed project plans. OTO’s proposed hotel would open by the end of 2020 and feature 184 rooms as well as a 4,600-square-foot ground-floor restaurant. The hotel would be located in a rapidly transforming corner of the Fenway neighborhood, across from the recently completed Viridian luxury apartments and next to Boston Arts Academy, a school dedicated to the arts that will demolish its’ existing building in Fall 2018 and construct a new, state-of-the-art facility. OTO has revealed a new rendering of its’ proposed hotel, which would feature a varied materials palette in tune with the Fenway’s multifaceted architecture; the rendering is posted above. OTO has submitted a Project Notification Form (PNF) to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) formally proposing the hotel; the BPDA is now reviewing the proposal.