In response to Mayor Walsh’s plan ‘Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,’ calling for additional housing units by 2030, the project will include a mix of market rate and affordable rentals designed to cater to a broad demographic in the city.
The Harrison Albany Block project will also include desirable retail, cultural, and restaurant space, and provide new open space for the neighborhood.
At a glance
- The 3.1 acre site is bound by Harrison Avenue, Albany Street, East Dedham Street, and East Canton Street
- Approximately 700,000 sf of new and renovated area above grade with a mix of uses, including two buildings with a maximum height of 120 ft.
- 650 new apartment units, a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments
- Increased public open space in the South End, providing a green promenade and pedestrian linkages between the two residential buildings.
- Remove existing parking lot and replace with a below grade parking garage containing up to 650 spaces.
- The project will seek LEED Silver certification
- The team acquired the buildings from Boston Medical Center in late 2014 as Boston Medical Center implemented a consolidation and renovation of its campus
The team filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 3.1 acres of land in the South End purchased from the Boston Medical Center in late 2014.
Subsequently, the Team filed a Project Notification Form (PNF), and most recently, a Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) in September 2016.