With Hotel Open, Construction Ongoing for the Residential Portion of The Melnea Hotel and Residences
Exterior work is wrapping up for the residential section of the Melnea Hotel and Residences at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street in Roxbury. The first part of the project, The Residence Inn, featuring 135 rooms opened earlier this year. The residential side of the development will include 50 apartments. 8,000 square feet of commercial space is located across the ground floors of the buildings.
CO Issued for Residence Inn at Melnea Hotel & Residences Project
A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the new 135 room Residences Inn by Marriott along Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury. The hotel is part of the 1.3 acre, Melnea Hotel & Residences project. Still under construction is the 50 unit apartment building that will complete the project. The development also features parking for 65 cars and ground floor retail including a restaurant space in the hotel.
Exterior Finishing Nearing Completion for Residence Inn Roxbury
Exterior finishing is nearing completion for the Residence Inn by Marriott that will be part of the Melnea Hotel and Residences development. The project at the corner of Melnea Cass Blvd and Washington Street in Roxbury will include the 108 room Marriott Hotel along with another six-story 50 unit residential building. There will also be around 8,000sf of commercial space within the development.
Exterior Work Underway at Melnea Hotel and Residences
Exterior work is well underway, at the corner of Washington & Melnea Cass Blvd in Roxbury, on the new Melnea Hotel & Residences. This upcoming 126,400 square-foot development project will feature two new buildings, a 6-story Marriott Residence Inn hotel, and a 50-unit residential apartment building. Retail space totaling 8,000 square-feet will be located on the first floor of each building.
Foundation construction underway at Dudley Square’s Melnea Hotel and Residences
Excavation and concrete pouring are underway at the 1.3-acre Melnea Hotel and Residences site in Roxbury’s Dudley Square in order to construct the foundations of two new buildings. The Melnea Hotel and Residences project will construct a six-story, 108-room Marriott Residence Inn hotel and a six-story, 50-unit apartment building on a long-vacant parcel at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street. The following are photographs of Melnea Hotel and Residences:
Melnea Hotel and Residences developer obtains Roxbury hotel development site and financing
The Melnea Hotel and Residences development team has closed on the long-term lease of the city-owned Roxbury site on which the $38 million mixed-use project will be built. The team also closed on nearly $30 million of financing, allowing construction of the project to proceed in earnest. Initial site work is now underway at the 1.3-acre Melnea Hotel and Residences site on Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury’s Dudley Square neighborhood. Urbanica will develop the property, and Colwen Management will manage the hotel.
Melnea Hotel and Residences site and utility work expected this fall
Banker & Tradesman reports that site and utility work at the Melnea Hotel and Residences site is expected to commence this fall, enabled by a $1.6 million MassWorks infrastructure grant awarded to the project, according to Urbanica President Kamran Zahedi. Urbanica is reportedly in talks with lenders to secure additional financing for the project and is in ground lease negotiations with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for the 1.3-acre Melnea Hotel and Residences site located at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street, which is owned by the city and state. A six-story, 108-room Marriott Residence Inn hotel and a six-story, 50-unit residential rental apartment building with a total of 8,000 square feet of retail will be constructed as part of the Melnea Hotel and Residences project. This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available. The following are renderings of Melena Hotel & Residences:
View from Melnea Cass Boulevard with residential building at left and hotel at right
View of hotel at corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street
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