- Sep 6, 2007
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High-rise planned for Fort Point area
By Thomas Grillo | Friday, November 6, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Real Estate
Photo by Rendering courtesy Boston Redevelopment Authority
A Boston development team has proposed a 25-story residential tower in the city?s Fort Point Channel neighborhood.
The project at 319 A Street Rear by Archon Group and Goldman Properties would be the neighborhood?s tallest building, at 240 feet, and include 232 apartments.
Under the plan submitted yesterday to the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the 315,000-square-foot residential high-rise, a five-story former warehouse at the site would be demolished to make way for the new building.
Steven Hollinger, a member of the Seaport Alliance for Neighborhood Design, said new housing in Fort Point is welcome. But he noted that the developers should be obligated to fulfill the city?s requirements for green space.
?The devil will be in the details,? he said.
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Proposed development in the neighborhood has been contentious. Fort Point residents were angry last year when the BRA approved Lincoln Property Co.?s plan to turn a pair of vacant warehouses at 316-322 Summer St. into 140,000 square feet of office space, when the site was slated for 86 residential units.
The developers said the A Street project will help create an ?after-5 p.m.? community that will drive development of retail, restaurants and other neighborhood amenities. It could also ?jump-start development of infrastructure and open space,? according to the application to the BRA.
The new apartment building would create much-needed housing in the area, as well as affordable housing to meet Mayor Thomas M. Menino?s executive order, the developers added.
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Nevermind the ocean of parking lot between this building and Channel Center. I know the parking lots are over the tunnels, but even some low rise here would do wonders to connect Channel Center with the rest of Fort Point.They shouldnt tear down a 5 story building that matches the neighborhood when there is that one story deli that should get the wrecking ball. That rendering is bad anyway.