From the Letter of Intent:Please have street level retail. Please have street level retail... please have street level retail.
The new building will be contemporary in style, featuring facade, fenestration, and materiality elements that will relate to the surrounding area. The hotel is expected to be twenty (20) stories high, with a height of approximately two hundred fifteen (215) feet, and efficient floor plates of approximately 4,700 square feet. The Project will contain approximately 94,000 Gross Square Feet with a Gross Floor Area of approximately 88,500 square feet. In addition to guest rooms it will include lounges, meeting spaces, and other amenities as well as a dramatic, double height ground floor with publicly accessible food and beverage. No on-site parking will be provided. The site benefits from multiple nearby parking options including adjacent lots and garages. These alternatives will be finalized as part of the BPDA and community process.[Emphasis added]
As a reminder, the other side of Kneeland Street looks like this.Please have street level retail. Please have street level retail... please have street level retail.
Not really true - I live not too far away and it's not uncommon to find oneself walking down Kneeland to get to South Station or the Leather District, especially given how the lights work out with the greenway and ramps. This is a good stepSo that corridor is going to be blighted and desolate for many many years, if not decades, more.
So, with exactly zero pedestrian traffic per hour, on the fringe of a rather... bleak... quasi-industrial badlands, who, pray tell, will said retail be "activating" the street for?
There's a thread for this (that includes these renders) here:According to the bldup web site a $15m ground lease has been granted for the 73-79 Essex street site. Propose a 17 story 250 room hotel.
Bldup also has some renderings.
Combine lots at 103 103a;hudson street (parcel id#0305155000) with 101 hudson street (parcel id# 0305154000) address to be known as 101 hudson street and to have eight apartments. See alt467775