Add another site to the upper South End's transformation. In the waning hours of 2015, developer Related Beal, the folks who brought you the parking-less Lovejoy Wharf among other developments, filed plans with the city for a major project at the corner of Harrison Avenue and East Berkeley Street, where the shuttered Quinzani's Bakery and Ho Kong Bean Sprout Co. now loom.
Details are still sketchy, but it looks like Related Beal wants to build to 300,000 square feet; and include both housing and retail. Also, according to the Globe's Tim Logan, the developer's filing said the project would "provide for 18-hour uses and result in an enhanced, pedestrian-friendly public realm." That would mark a big change from the current quietude of that corner of the South End. More details, including renderings (we hope), will be forthcoming in the next few months. Stay tuned.
· Housing Heading for Old Quinzani's Site in South End [Globe]
· The 11 Projects Transforming Boston's South End Forever [Curbed Boston]
· No Parking: Boston Green-Lights Car-Less Condo [Curbed Boston]