115-unit development proposed for the Hill

May 5, 2017
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Wingate Companies has filed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to build a six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St.

“The proposed new building responds and relates to the Mission Hill neighborhood in its scale, massing and overall design approach. The design includes details and materials that are compatible with the architectural character of the neighboring buildings. A significant portion of the façade is clay brick, as are the Worthington Street townhouses and buildings on Saint Alphonsus Street. At the ground level and upper levels the brick is patterned with accent colors and projecting courses that will provide visual interest and aesthetic appeal,” states the LOI.

The project would be built behind Wingate’s residential building The Longwood at 1575 Tremont St. and would be fittingly called The Longwood II Residences. The proposed building would replace a 175-space parking garage and would have 40 studios, 35 one-bedrooms, 10 one-bedrooms with den, and 30 two-bedrooms. Thirteen percent (15 units) would be affordable, which is the minimum under the City’s affordable-housing policy.

“The Longwood II Residences will replace a multi-level garage structure with a vibrant and attractive residential development with open space and share service areas with The Longwood at 1575 Tremont Street. The development will provide additional market-rate, work-force and affordable-housing opportunities in the Mission Hill area and the Longwood Medical Area,” states the LOI.

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