Work has started on the planned project bounded by Brookline Avenue, Yawkey Way and Boylston Street called Fenway Triangle. Casey Ross of The Globe deep-dives into the details of a project that will produce 172 apartments, 230,000 square feet of office space, plenty of underground parking, and, easily most importantly, the first Target in downtown Boston. Fenway Triangle is brought to you by the producers of the neighboring Trilogy complex, which includes nearly 600 apartments, and the 140-unit 1330 Boylston Street, where studios run $2,200. Samuels & Associates is just generally a catalyst for the whole rebirth of Fenway and it's not afraid to make metaphors.
The retail component is expected to be anchored by Target, with smaller shops and restaurants in storefronts along Boylston and Van Ness, which will be connected via a new street. That block currently serves as an alley between Fenway Park and Boylston Street. Executives with Samuels note that the street sits on the same axis as Newbury Street and could develop a similar ambiance. The site work under way now includes the demolition preparation for the former Goodyear garage and two other smaller buildings, with construction expected on the complex itself in 2013. It will soon thereafter be joined by 132 Brookline Avenue next-door. That 17-story building is expected to have between 150 and 200 apartments.
· Fenway Triangle Complex Will Offer Offices, Retail, Housing [Globe]
· As Red Sox Open, Surrounding Fenway Takes a Bow [Curbed Boston]
· Our Development du Jour archive [Curbed Boston]