About Allston Square
372 Cambridge Street, Allston, Boston, MA
Allston Square is a proposed 390,000-square-foot two-phased, mixed-use residential/retail development centered about the intersection of Cambridge Street and Harvard Avenue in Allston.
The proposed Allston Square development consists of six buildings situated around the prominent intersection of Cambridge Street and Harvard Avenue. The design plan will incorporate the preservation of two classic buildings: Allston Hall at 4 Braintree St. and the Allen Building, the former headquarters of Jack Young Auto Parts at 334 Cambridge St. Allston Hall will return to its role as a community gathering space, with ground-floor retail topped by one of kind loft apartments. The Allen Building will be revitalized, converting from a patchwork warehouse back into beautiful homes while continuing the iconic yellow brick rowhouse style in a brand new addition.
The remaining sites will feature four new buildings along with many public improvements, including more than 10,000 square feet of additional street-level open space, outdoor communal gathering spaces, more than 6,000 square feet of additional sidewalk, more than 9,000 square feet of public art space, and the introduction of more than 46 new street trees in an area that previously had only one. These public improvements combined with more than 22,000 square feet of new retail space will make Allston Square an active and energetic streetscape for residents and the surrounding communities.
Allston Square will create 341 units of housing, including 341 condominium units and 104 rental apartments. The units will be a mixture of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms along with several Live/Work units along the ground floor. The project is perfectly situated for a myriad of transit options. Allston Square is a short walk to the Boston Landing MBTA Commuter Rail Station and the MBTA Green Line and is located directly along several major MBTA bus routes as well as the Mass Pike. In addition, the project will feature storage for 300 bicycles.