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Roxbury’s Tremont Crossing expected to break ground in summer 2019

Site work would cap a long, long wait for the parcel; latest plans include 700-plus apartments

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 break ground this summer. Buildings would start going up in 2020.

What would those buildings contain? The most recent plans for the 1.7 million-square-foot project include more than 700 apartments, 108,000 square feet of offices, a 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.

The uses would unfold over a handful of new buildings, including a pair that would be 20 and 22 stories high and that would contain the apartments.

The developers behind it—Elma Lewis Partners and Feldco Development—closed on some $28 million in financing in March and took on Landmark Properties as an equity partner on Tremont Crossing’s first phase, per the Globe’s Jon Chesto: all of the retail, one of the apartment towers, a parking garage, the museum, and a central plaza.

Of course, hopes for the 7.5-acre site stretch back decades. And these latest plans were supposed to start to be realized by this month (April). If construction does start this summer, it will cap a lot of planning and waiting. Stay tuned.