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Roxbury’s Tremont Crossing could break ground in April

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Project dating from the start of the decade now includes plans for 727 housing units

Rendering via Feldco/Elma Lewis

Tremont Crossing, a major project planned since at least 2011 for several acres at Tremont and Whittier streets in Roxbury, could officially break ground in April.

The developers behind it—Elma Lewis Partners and Feldco Development—recently announced that they expect to close on some $28 million in financing in March, which should clear the way for construction.

The most recent plans for Tremont Crossing include several buildings over 7.25 acres and containing 727 housing units, office space, a new Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, a BJ’s Wholesale Club, a Burlington Coat Factory, an indoor rock-climbing facility, and 1,371 parking spaces.

A sizable share—about 20 percent—of the housing units would be set aside as affordable.

The developers plan to seek a necessary zoning change in March, with construction starting the following month. Stay tuned.