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Kenmore Square hotels would now add 677 rooms to changing neighborhood

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Two inns, one a micro

Rendering via CBT Architects/Group One Partners/ Boston Herald

A pair of developers has refined its proposal for two new hotels in Boston’s already-busy Kenmore Square. Once anticipated as adding 733 keys to the area where Beacon Street meets Commonwealth Avenue, the proposal now calls for 677 rooms total.

One of the hotels would be of the micro sort, a 24-story building with 382 smaller-than-usual rooms with 8,500 square feet of retail and rooftop space. The micro-hotel would replace a Citizens Bank at Commonwealth and Beacon (the bank branch would get space in the new building).

The other hotel would run to 19 stories with 295 more conventional rooms and underground parking for 145 cars. That inn would supplant three buildings next to the existing Buckminster Hotel on Beacon Street, per the Herald’s Donna Goodison.

That hotel would include 4,500 square feet of retail and a three-level underground garage with 145 valet spots. There would also be publicly accessible rooftop space.

The would-be developers, Mark Development LLC and Buckminster Annex Corp., have dubbed the twin projects “Crossroads at Kenmore.”

Plans are obviously still in flux and face city review. Stay tuned.