Emmanuel College to build new residence hall

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board during its meeting in January approved Emmanuel College’s plan to build a new Julie Hall, a dormitory project that will replace the existing Julie Hall, according to a press release.

The new building, which will be constructed on the Brookline Avenue side of the Emmanuel College campus, will contain 691 beds, a café serving prepared foods, and ground floor space for student life and academic purposes. A portion of the building will also be rented to a third-party institutional tenant.

The building will be approximately 267,500 square feet with a majority of two bedroom suites with double occupancy in each bedroom. The 19-story building will also accommodate below grade parking for up to 15 vehicles.

The college originally envisioned a slightly larger building in its 2012 institutional master plan (IMP), with 29 more beds and 7,550 more square feet. While the approved building will be taller in height, it will occupy a smaller footprint.

New Julie Hall, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, is expected to boost the rate of students living on campus from 73 percent currently to 84 percent.

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