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Boston's Dorm-Construction Boom, Mapped

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Boston is seeing some of its briskest residential and hotel development in living memory, with thousands of apartments, condos, and rooms going up across the city. There's also a dorm-building boom that, while not quite as loud as its apartment/condo big brother, is just as significant. Universities and colleges are undertaking or wrapping up major projects that will alter the skyline and, hopefully, the housing market as well, as schools absorb more of their students from the general population scrambling for a place to live in a market with a frustratingly finite supply. The eight projects either recently wrapped, planned or under construction are expected to add lodging for well over 4,000 students in Boston and possibly quite more, given that some of these units are apartments and not merely long, thin rooms with twin beds and a Belushi poster.


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1. GrandMarc Hall

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291 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA

Northeastern's 720-bed, 17-story building opened in 2015, and kicked off this dorm-building boomlet for Boston.

2. 2150 Commonwealth Avenue

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2150 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

This dormitory complex for 490 students is supposed to be ready this fall. It involved knocking down Boston College's existing More Hall, and it includes a mixture of four- and six-bed apartments.

3. 10 Burke Street

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10 Burke Street
Boston, MA

Northeastern University announced plans for this 800-bed residence hall in December, after meeting with area residents. It will be 230 feet, or 20 stories, high and feature apartment-style layouts.

4. Julie Hall

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400 the Fenway
Boston, MA

Emmanuel College plans to demolish the existing Julie Hall and put in its place a 19-story, 691-bed replacement. It is scheduled to open by fall 2018.

5. 1-3 Boylston Place

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3 Boylston Place
Boston, MA 02116

Emerson College officially broke ground on this 380-bed, 18-story dorm in October. Construction is scheduled to wrap in the summer of 2017.

6. The Old St. Gabriel Monastery

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159 Washington Street
Brighton, MA

Private developers plan to file a multi-building proposal with the city by the middle of this year that would plunk 400 to 500 apartments on the 11.8-acre site. These units would be aimed toward graduate students in general (i.e., not affiliated with any particular university, according to the Globe).

7. Student Life and Performance Center

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241 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA

Work is underway on this hub for the New England Conservancy, the school's first new construction since 1959. It will include a 250-bed dorm as well as a theater, rehearsal space and a dining commons. It is all scheduled to open next year.

8. The Little Building

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80 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

Emerson expects a renovation here to add 290 beds to the 750-bed building. Work is scheduled to wrap in time for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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1. GrandMarc Hall

291 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA

Northeastern's 720-bed, 17-story building opened in 2015, and kicked off this dorm-building boomlet for Boston.

291 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA

2. 2150 Commonwealth Avenue

2150 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

This dormitory complex for 490 students is supposed to be ready this fall. It involved knocking down Boston College's existing More Hall, and it includes a mixture of four- and six-bed apartments.

2150 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

3. 10 Burke Street

10 Burke Street, Boston, MA

Northeastern University announced plans for this 800-bed residence hall in December, after meeting with area residents. It will be 230 feet, or 20 stories, high and feature apartment-style layouts.

10 Burke Street
Boston, MA

4. Julie Hall

400 the Fenway, Boston, MA

Emmanuel College plans to demolish the existing Julie Hall and put in its place a 19-story, 691-bed replacement. It is scheduled to open by fall 2018.

400 the Fenway
Boston, MA

5. 1-3 Boylston Place

3 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116

Emerson College officially broke ground on this 380-bed, 18-story dorm in October. Construction is scheduled to wrap in the summer of 2017.

3 Boylston Place
Boston, MA 02116

6. The Old St. Gabriel Monastery

159 Washington Street, Brighton, MA

Private developers plan to file a multi-building proposal with the city by the middle of this year that would plunk 400 to 500 apartments on the 11.8-acre site. These units would be aimed toward graduate students in general (i.e., not affiliated with any particular university, according to the Globe).

159 Washington Street
Brighton, MA

7. Student Life and Performance Center

241 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA

Work is underway on this hub for the New England Conservancy, the school's first new construction since 1959. It will include a 250-bed dorm as well as a theater, rehearsal space and a dining commons. It is all scheduled to open next year.

241 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA

8. The Little Building

80 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Emerson expects a renovation here to add 290 beds to the 750-bed building. Work is scheduled to wrap in time for the 2019-2020 academic year.

80 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116