Back Bay clearly is a destination for development in the City of Boston. If falls outside the FAA’s domain and doesn’t interfere with the “shadow effect”. One prime example is the Motor Mart Garage at 201 Stuart Street in Boston.
According to the BBJ, “the Motor Mart Garage redevelopment ‘would feature building a 310-foot residential tower atop the eight-story garage and converting 365 parking spaces into residential units…The 20-story tower would contain 222 apartments and condominiums, while the garage’s western portion would be converted into 84 residential units.'”
“The project’s height was considered as a continuation of the high spine of Boston,” the development team wrote in the Sept. 10 project notification form.
Additional details on the redevelopment are available on the Boston Business Journal, or you can view the detail page for further information Back Bay office space.
Credit: Curbed Boston
Could the Midtown Hotel site be the home to the next office or residential tower in Boston Back Bay? Speculation says Back Bay would be most receptive to height.
A sale of the one-acre site would likely lead to a much larger building in the 159-room hotel’s place, per the Globe’s Tim Logan. And that sale would likelier be on the pricier side, reflecting the skyrocketing land values of prime development sites in downtown Boston in general.
For instance, the MidTown site’s lease could go for as much as $80 million—$15 million more than developer Carpenter & Co. paid in 2014 for the smaller site that became One Dalton, which is on its way to being one of the five tallest towers in New England.
Additional information is available on Curbed Boston.
Retail is growing in Back Bay with the help of Boston Properties. 16,343 square feet of new retail is coming to the already 500,00 square feet plus.
From the BBJ:
“Boston Properties is adding space for up to three new retailers at the Prudential Center, the 502,813-square-foot retail complex in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood…Shawmut Design and Construction has been issued a $9.2 million building permit to build the core and shell of 16,343 square feet of space along the center’s Boylston Arcade off 800 Boylston St.”