'Tis long been known that the old Jesuit church at 775 Harrison Avenue would soon join the South End's constructionpalooza. Developer GTI Properties planned at one point to carve as many as 62 apartments from the 157-year-old Church of the Immaculate Conception, which the holy order shuttered in 2007, when it was being used as the Jesuit Urban Center. Those plans fell by the wayside and now GTI is back with fresh ones.
The developer, famous (or infamous) for building up the neighborhood's so-called SoWa arts district, now wants to convert the Italian Renaissance Revival building into 54 apartments ranging from 1-BRs to 3-BRs, with four townhouses on an adjacent property. The complex would join not only other church conversions in Boston, but a ginormous amount of new development in that slice of the South End, including Troy Boston, 600 Harrison Avenue and 345 Harrison Avenue (not to mention the Ink Block mega-project). The Boston Redevelopment Authority just learned of GTI's intentions on 775 Harrison, however, so things could change yet again. Tune in next time.
· SoWa Developer Seeks to Convert Church to Housing [Herald]
· Yup, It Looks Like Apartments for South End's 775 Harrison [Curbed Boston]
· Meet Troy Boston, Part of the South End's Building Boomlet [Curbed Boston]
· 600 Harrison Joining South End's Constructionpalooza [Curbed Boston]
· 345 Harrison Ave. Crashes South End Constructionpalooza [Curbed Boston]
· At the New Ink Block, Even the Men's Room Is Worth Seeing [Curbed Boston]
· Here's How Much Condos Cost in a Converted Southie Church [Curbed Boston]
· Six Greater Boston Spots Transforming Before Our Eyes [Curbed Boston]