About 286-290 Tremont Street
Approved 31-story, 350-foot-tall, 426,500-square-foot mixed-use tower that will feature 168 affordable apartment and condominium residences, a hotel with up to 200 rooms, off-street parking for up to 340 cars, 2,500 square feet of retail space, and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor community space. A conference center and banquet hall would be located on the $174 million tower’s second floor, with hotel rooms on levels 3 to 11 and residences on levels 12 through 30.
Residences would range from 600 to 1,200 square feet in size and include 105 apartments and 63 condominiums. The residences would be co-proponent Millennium Partners’ affordable housing contribution for its’ upcoming 115 Winthrop Square tower.
The ground-floor community space could include a new Chinatown branch for the Boston Public Library, replacing the original Chinatown Library that closed 60 years ago. The space could also include non-profit offices, space for cultural programming or community gatherings, and childcare and classroom space. A new public pedestrian plaza and connector between Tremont and Washington Streets would be constructed on the proposed tower's ground floor.
The approved tower would be built to LEED Gold sustainability specifications. The proponents were the only respondents to a City of Boston request for proposals (RFP) to develop the 0.67-acre City-owned project site.