The Boston Redevelopment Authority has received plans for a 29-storey tower proposed for the Fenway neighbourhood at 2 Charlesgate West. Trans National Properties is the developer behind the envisioned 344,000-square-foot building, which would usher in 173 apartments, 122 condominiums, and 7,500 square feet of office space.
To spruce up the neighbourhood, Artists for Humanity and the Boston Art Academy will partner with Trans National to bring new lighting and artwork to the Charlesgate overpass. A 10,000-square-foot restaurant at the foot of the building also promises to enhance the urban ambiance of the area. There's plenty of parking planned too — 186 spaces will be split underground and on the fourth and fifth floors. Exclusive to residents of the tower, grilling stations and landscaped outdoor decks will be featured on the fifth and 19th floors.
The submitted paperwork labels the current structure on site as an "undistinguished, nondescript building." Currently housing Trans National's headquarters, the building would be demolished to give way to the new Elkus Manfredi-designed development. The developer will occupy the entirety of the office space in the new project.
According to Boston's housing policy, the development must adhere to an 18-percent allocation of affordable units. About half of those units will be provided within the project, leaving Trans National with a $380,000-per-unit bill on the remainder that will be dedicated to the creation of affordable housing in the neighbourhood.
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