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South End's Tallest New Building to Rise as Part of 710-Unit Development

Project will also include lots of new retail, office space

It's been out there for a while that a major project is planned for a 3.1-acre site centered around 575 Albany Street in the South End. Now we have further details of what will be the tallest new construction in the entire neighborhood, which is undergoing quite a bit of game-change-y development.

Lead developer Leggat McCall, the firm locked in an interminable fight to redevelop the old Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge, filed fresh details Monday with the city re: its plans for the site, which is bounded by Albany Street, Harrison Avenue, East Canton Street, and East Dedham Street.

The two-building development is due to include 710 apartments, plus 14,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of offices, as well as open space and an underground garage. One of the buildings is slated to be 11 stories and the other 19. That latter would be the tallest new construction in the neighborhood.

There are five buildings on the site right now, and three of them would be demolished under Leggat McCall's plans. The ones at 575 Albany and 660 Harrison Avenue would be retained and integrated into the project, which has yet to be approved. Stay tuned.