Suffolk University in 2014 sold its Fenton Building at 28-32 Derne Street in Beacon Hill for $15 million to a development team tied to two local firms. The move was part of the school's general exit from various properties around the primarily residential portion of the neighborhood as it prepared to consolidate many operations in a shiny new building at 20 Somerset Street. Long story short: Suffolk U. and the locals have not always gotten along, so these machinations are all for the best.
The developers who bought the 47,000-square-foot Fenton Building (pictured above) have filed plans with the city for 14 apartments plus an underground garage and a new addition at the seventh floor. Nothing has been decided yet. Stay tuned.
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