Project Progress: Under Official Review

About MassDot Air Rights Parcel 12

Boylston Street & Massachusetts Avenue, Back Bay, Boston, MA

Proposed, 545,000 mixed-use development along Boylston Street & Massachusetts Ave over MassDot Air Rights Parcel 12.  The Parcel 12 project offers an opportunity to repair a barren corner of the Back Bay disrupted by the Turnpike, and to connect the Back Bay to The Fenway.  

The proposal calls for one new office building (around 325K square foot), and a second building that could be either residential or hotel use (around 150K square feet) rising from a podium base with first and second-story retail and restaurant space (around 70K square feet).  The development will also provide a roof-top terrace of approximately 20,000 square feet on top of the Podium with access for office tenants and residential/hotel occupants.

As part of the development, the project would renovation and reopen the Hynes Convention Center MBTA stop and pedestrian tunnel improving access and safety.  There would also be significant streetscape and landscaping improvements to the area.

The development team hopes to begin site preparation work in 2019 with expected completion in 2021 of the full project.



Square Feet 545,000



Stories 16
Height (feet) 237

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