Proposed | Under-construction
1127 Harrison Ave | Roxbury
Approved: Residential - 21 Co-living Spaces
1127 Harrison Avenue, once home to the Berwick Cake Company, was purchased January of 2019. Due to the property’s prominent central location along the Washington Street Corridor and its close ties to the surrounding African community, Phase 1 is an important step toward the continued revitalization of Dudley Square.
When the property was first purchased, it was home to a variety of local merchants and food shops found almost nowhere else in Boston. Taking into consideration the cultural significance of this site, BREC opted for the select renovation of a portion of the property in order to stabilize the building, avoiding tenant displacement and rent increases, and allowed a comprehensive community review process for the larger second phase. The project received designed approval September 2019 with construction slated to begin fall 2019.
26 Centre Street| Fort Hill
Under-construction: Residential - 4 Rental Townhouses
26 Centre St, otherwise known as 31-33 Highland Avenue, was purchased fall of 2016 after a very involved community review process that lasted over 2 years. BREC, in collaboration with Monte French Design Studio, was able to create an as-of right project that respects the scale and architectural detail of the surrounding Fort Hill neighborhood while maximizing the use of a prime corner lot that had been plagued by vagrancy and neglect for years.
This project presents a unique take on rental housing in Boston that affords each tenant the privacy of their own en-suite bathroom, without the luxury sticker price to match. Construction for this project began April of 2019 and the project is slated for delivery Spring of 2020.
44 North Beacon Street | Allston
Approved: Residential - 30 rental apartments, 1 commercial
44 North Beacon Street is the product of an in-depth and collaborative development design and review process that began under Article 80 Large Project Review. Purchased in August 2017 and currently home to an ambulance dispatch center, the site represents a unique opportunity to add much needed housing stock at a scale that in harmony with surrounding Union Square neighborhood. Located just south of Boston Landing and the Guest Street Planning District, this approximately 33,000 square foot transit-oriented development will feature a wide array of unit types across five stories that cater to the area's rapidly evolving demographics. The project will contribute four on-site IDP units, two of which will be Group 2 accessible, in addition to funding various public improvements within the immediate area.
In collaboration with Monte French Design Studio and Haycon Inc., the project team will seek to achieve LEED building standards to minimize cost of living for residents. 44 North Beacon Street received BPDA approval December 2018 and ZBA approval January 2019. Construction is scheduled to begin October 2019 and is slated for completion Summer 2021.
One Newcomb Place | Boston
Under-construction: Residential - 23 rental apartments
One Newcomb Place is the third development in the Newcomb area block of buildings, following the rehabilitation of 1902-04 Washington Street and 11 Newcomb Street. One Newcomb Place represents another successful collaboration between BREC and Monte French Design Studio, adding modern balance and responsible density to this historic section of Lower Roxbury. The Project will consist of 20 market-rate units and 3 income-restricted units across six stories, featuring an exterior focused on the use of durable complimentary materials and expansive windows to create open, light-filled spaces.
One Newcomb Place received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency under Article 80 Small Project Review in May 2017. The Project was approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals in June 2018, and construction began June 2019. This project is expected to be complete by Spring 2021.
2837 Washington Street | Roxbury
Approved: Residential - 4 rental townhouses
2837 Washington Street was purchased by BREC June 2017 as a vacant lot. The site represents the perfect infill development opportunity that will set a precedent for design in the Washington Park neighborhood of Roxbury.
The project will consist of 4 spacious market-rate townhouse units offering private rooftop outdoor space and ample off-street parking, with a focus on sustainability and efficient design. The project received ZBA approval May 2019 and construction will begin October 2019.