Developers Skanska USA Commercial Development and Prudential Real Estate Investors announced that construction will commence in earnest before the end of October on 1350 Boylston Street, the latest apartment tower to join Fenway's building boom.
The 183,000-square-foot spire will stretch to 17 floors and contain 212 apartments (earlier reports pegged the number at 240—we are confirming if the number has, indeed, shrunk). There will also be 7,008 square feet of ground-floor retail and the developers are shooting for an uber-green LEED Gold certification. The tower supplants an old Burger King and was at one time quite controversial because of its height (which was last figured at 195 feet—checking on that, too). In fact, Skanska and Prudential abandoned plans for an office tower in the face of community opposition, returning with the revised residential proposal. It's way too early to talk asking rents, so stay tuned.
Update 2:24 p.m. Oct. 20: The tower will be 178 feet high.
· Mapping the Construction Around Fenway Park on Opening Day [Curbed Boston]
· 1350 Boylston and the Battle for Building Boston [Curbed Boston]
· Our complete 1350 Boylston Street coverage [Curbed Boston]