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Roxbury hospital site could become major apartment complex

Green roof included

Rendering via Kensington Investment Co.

Developer Kensington Investment Co. has made its intentions clear at the shuttered Radius Specialty Hospital at 59 Townsend Street in Roxbury.

The developer has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to build a 380,000-square-foot project with 322 apartments. The complex will range from five to seven and a half stories, and will include a 217-space, three-story parking garage.

The developer bought the five-acre site in 2015 for $5 million, and has long intended to build a residential project there. The development will be one of Roxbury’s largest market-rate ones ever, according to the Globe.

Amenities for the neighborhood would include a 1,500-square-foot cafe; a 3,000-square-foot business incubator and co-working space; and a 1,000-square-foot art gallery and community room.

Kensington would also cap the whole thing with a green roof full of vegetation.

Stay tuned.