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Old 09-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Complete Hamilton Co. Apartment Bldg | 1085 Boylston Street | Fenway

From the BRA notice of public meeting:

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The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation ... proposes a six-story building totalling 28,860 gsf. The building will contain 30 rental apartments, a parking garage with 10 spaces, 8 surface parking spaces, and a green roof which will be accessible to the buidling tenants and their guests.
John Fitzgerald is acepting comments until October 1.

Public meeting on September 19th at 6:30 at Berklee's building at 1140 Boylston ST. The property in question is the skinny parking lot next to parcel 12.

I don't know who the architect is, they might just be doing it in house. I've known for about a year they've been trying to develop this site though.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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No restaurant/retail? That would be disappointing.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

Is this on the north or south side of the street? North side is a parking lot, south site is where Little Steve's is.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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Is this on the north or south side of the street? North side is a parking lot, south site is where Little Steve's is.
North side; odd numbers on Boylston are always the north side.

Honestly, though, the proposed building is so small does it even merit a thread?
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

There are threads for so much worse on here; at least this is a real development.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

http://goo.gl/maps/6nMTO

Right here. So it'll be two stories taller than the neighboring apartment building.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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No restaurant/retail? That would be disappointing.
This was formerly a residential building without retail, so it's not unsurprising to me. Until at least all the parcels are fully developed, the closest retail on this side of the street is Dillions two blocks east. I think it will be fine though. Parcel 12 will be the transition from Back Bay down to the Emerald Necklace/residential buildings.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #8
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

I don't see a pressing need for retail on the first floor in this location, given that it's directly across the street from ~8 restaurants, a bank, a coffee shop, and a convenience store.

I hope there is no push-back by Back Bay residents on this, complaining that the apartments will be appealing to college students. Who else would want to live overlooking the Mass Pike?

A big improvement to the parking lot that is there now.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #9
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

Seriously? It shouldn't have retail because there's already retail across the street?

Why build anything here? There are already buildings across the street.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

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=/= I think it should be blocked
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

Okay, but in context, it was a response to "why is there no retail?" It's a justification for that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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Seriously? It shouldn't have retail because there's already retail across the street?

Why build anything here? There are already buildings across the street.
You didn't read what I wrote. I said it's unsurprising, given the other factors of that side of the street.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

I was referring to what John wrote, not you. But I think it's surprising, actually, too. Retail tenants look for high foot traffic/visibility, which is usually generated from other retail, like that across the street.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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Housing for 1085 Boylston St. was approved at a cost of $5.5 million. The 6-story apartment building will offer 30 units. The development team is Hamilton Co. Charitable Foundation and Developmental Resources.
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/re...d.html?ana=twt

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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5 apartments within 2700 sqft (average). Those are some small apartments. It appears to cater to seniors or young proffesional straight out of college; community college.
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

I like it; A good infill project.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #17
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

Is that a typo --- the filing shows 30 apartments.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #18
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Looks like they have started this project. Parking lot closed, site fenced in and sidewalk protection in place.


1085 Boylston Str. 5/4
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #19
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

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Is that a typo --- the filing shows 30 apartments.
I believe each floor will be 2,700 square feet with 5 apartments on each floor...so maybe that's what he was meaning.

Either way, it's good to see apartments like this. I wish they'd build more around this size in the city...it's needed. My girl and I have plenty of space here and I believe our apartment is only 60 sq meters (so like 650 sq feet).
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #20
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Re: 1085 Boylston Street Development

Great project for the site. A few years from now, it will be in the process of being ravaged by college students.

This is directly adjacent to a site where I believe Millennium Partners was going to build a 50 or 60 story building over the Pike on Mass Ave in 1999 or 2000.

To that end, how long before some hack comes in here and complains that there should be something tall on the site?
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