The BPDA in late January signed off on the construction of a 278-bedroom, 80-unit co-living project at 525 Lincoln Street. Dubbed Common Allbright, the project from Arx Urban and Boylston Properties would replace yet another surface parking lot in Boston with a six-story building.
Common—a five-year-old national co-living company with buildings in New York, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, and Washington—will operate Common Allbright.
It’s supposed to be a kind of all-in-one apartment experience where everything’s on one rent bill, including utilities and wi-fi as well as cleaning services and supplies such as toilet paper, and every related action, including paying said rent and contacting Common staff, can be done through in-house technology.
Common Allbright’s spreads will range from studios to three- and four-bedroom suites, and will come fully furnished with in-unit laundry. The kitchens and lounges will be shared spaces; and there will be a car-sharing service at the building (as well as parking for around 30 autos). The project is due to include a 1,250-square-foot community space as well.
Some 47 of its 278 bedrooms, too, will be restricted to tenants earning under $40,000 a year. And there are no broker fees, though no short-term leases either—the minimum will be 12 months. Common Allbright is slated to open in summer 2022, pending zoning approval.