Casey Ross | Boston Globe
A Boston developer is proposing to build student housing, a hotel, and retail space as part of a sweeping redevelopment of a state-owned parcel at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street.
Boston Residential Group’s plan calls for three buildings that would rise to 24 stories along Boylston Street. The complex would be linked to a nearby MBTA station and include a public rooftop garden.
The company is one of three bidders seeking to redevelop a state-owned parcel that sits partially on air rights above the Turnpike. Also bidding are Trinity Financial, of Boston, and Peebles Corp., a Florida company.
Boston Residential’s proposal features an elegant design by Cambridge Seven Associates, with a series of glass and masonry buildings that would bring a pop of modern architecture and new activity to an empty section of Boylston Street.
“First and foremost, this is a transit-oriented development,” the company said in its proposal, submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Friday. “It is urban infill at its best and offers the opportunity to create a powerful new gateway to Boylston Street and Fenway, and to stitch back the urban fabric of the Back Bay and the Prudential Area.” Read more