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The South End’s Smith tops off ahead of a scheduled spring 2020 opening

First of three buildings at 650-unit apartment complex almost complete

Rendering a busy street in front of a new South End apartment building. Rendering via the Smith

The development team behind the Smith at 89 East Dedham Street in the South End topped off the first of the complex’s three buildings recently.

That particular building is slated to include 299 apartments, while the Smith as a whole will have 650 market-rate and affordable units. The complex is also due to boast a suite of amenities that will include a rooftop pool, private courtyards, a fitness center, and coworking space.

The Smith is expected to open in spring 2020, and will join a wave of new development in that corner of the South End in recent years. It’s near projects such as the Exchange South End, a 1.6 million-square-foot, four-building technology and life sciences hub, the 138-unit luxury condo 100 Shawmut Avenue, and the multi-building, multi-use Ink Block.

A rep for lead developer Leggat McCall Properties did not respond to a request regarding the Smith’s possible rents. Leggat McCall is developing the project with BentallGreenOak on behalf of its U.S. Core Fund. (The developers purchased the site from Boston Medical Center in 2014.) Greystar will be the management company, and Suffolk Construction the contractor. CBT Architects is designing the complex.

Besides the residential component and its amenities, the Smith will also include an estimated 76,800 square feet of new and renovated office space as well as 19,700 square feet of retail and cultural space, including for the general public, the development team said. The team also said that 36 percent of the 3.1-acre site will be open space.

“The cultural space can be programed for a variety of creative and/or civic uses,” a release from the developers said, “and the development team and the Boston Planning and Development Agency are currently working on a [request for proposals] to identify the best use for this space.” Stay tuned.