Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

July 11, 2014
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Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) last month filed its long-awaited massive mixed-use development project at Parcel 25 with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).

Parcel 25 is bordered by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets, across from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station. The former T-owned property is now vacant.

MHNHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to the filing document, the 305,750-square-foot project will be done in three phases, and once completed, include 88 housing units, 10,000 square feet of retail space, 196,500 square feet of office space and 1,250 square feet of community space. The project will also have 201 surface and below-ground parking spaces.

“The proposed project will implement the Mission Hill community’s vision for this vacant and blighted area and will be the catalyst in the rebirth of Roxbury Crossing as a thriving mixed-use center and entrance to the Mission Hill community,” stated MHNHS in the filing document.

Parcel 25 is being developed along with Parcel 29, which is located across the street and will be a senior home. That project broke ground in March. Parcels 25 and 29 have been vacant since the 1960s, when the federal government proposed to extend I-95 through the area and began buying up and demolishing houses before community organizers halted the expansion.

A sketch of the mixed-use development at Gurney, Tremont and Station streets. (Courtesy Image)

A sketch of the mixed-use development at Gurney, Tremont and Station streets. (Courtesy Image)

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