About 286-290 Tremont Street
Proposed 31-story, 350-foot-tall, 369,000-square-foot mixed-use tower that would feature 171 affordable apartment and condominium residences, a 140-room expansion of the adjacent Doubletree Hotel, a 264-space expansion of the adjacent Tufts Shared Services parking garage 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 4 to 10 and residences on levels 11 through 29.
Residences would range from 600 to 1,200 square feet in size and include 45 apartments and 126 condominiums. Apartments would include 15 one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms, and 5 three-bedrooms. 9 apartments would be rented to households earning no more than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), and 36 would be rented to households earning no more than 60% of AMI. Condominiums would include 42 one-bedrooms, 70 two-bedrooms and 4 three-bedrooms sold to households earning 70 to 100% of AMI, with an average of 80% of AMI. 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 proposed 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. Pending official selection of the proposal, construction is expected to begin in December 2018, with completion expected in December 2020.