BRA board approves RTH residential tower

July 11, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site.

RTH did not respond to a request for comment. Karen Gately, executive director of RTH, previously told the Gazette that construction could start as early as September.

The $62 million tower will sit on a parcel located between the Riverway, Brookline Avenue, Fenwood Road and Vining Street. The project will have 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and the building will offer 9,000 square feet of daycare space. Other parts of the Mass Mental redevelopment are already done or already underway.

The 145-unit residential tower will consist of 60 affordably-priced rentals, most of which will be two-bedrooms, targeted at working families. There will also be a mix of 85 affordable and market-rate condominiums. More than half of the condo units will be priced affordably. Most of the market-rate condos would be studios and one-bedrooms, while the larger two-bedroom units would primarily be affordably-priced.

A sketch of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard residential building. (Courtesy Image)

A sketch of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard residential building. (Courtesy Image)

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