Mayor Walsh has called for more housing by 2030. In response, Leggat McCall Properties, along with their joint venture partner Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT), advised by Bentall Kennedy, and development advisor Bozzuto Development Company, has proposed to build a state-of-the-art multifamily residential project, which will bring approximately 650 new apartments and amenity space to Boston's vibrant South End community.
The historic South End boasts a rich social and cultural lifestyle, vibrant restaurants, artist studios, and lively neighborhoods.
The 'Harrison Albany Block' project sits on 3.1 acres of land, and is comprised of the block between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street, and between East Dedham Street and East Canton Street. The project will include two multi-family rental buildings with ground floor amenities encompassing a mix of uses including retail, restaurant, and cultural space. On March 2nd 2017, the project was approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).
The existing site today is underutilized, consisting of small undesirable buildings and surface parking lots. Through careful design of street edges, pedestrian friendly open spaces, retail storefronts, and tree-lined streets, this site will create nodes of activity and a sense of place for this area of the South End.
The Harrison Avenue corridor is emerging as one of the city’s most sought after residential neighborhoods, and this project is designed to respond to the scale and history of the South End, while identifying itself as a transformative, contemporary development.