Plan to Build Hotel On Albany Street Is Scrapped

The project, which was first approved for two hotels, then changed to a hotel and an apartment complex, has been altered again.

There won't be a hotel built on Albany Street in the South End after all, according to the latest filing with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

In what was originally approved as a two-hotel project, then a one hotel, one apartment complex project, the plans for the 275 Albany Street site have changed once again, this time switching to two all-residential apartment buildings and a large parking garage. 

The two buildings that will now seek the BRA's approval are a 19-story apartment complex facing Traveler Street and an L-shaped building on East Berkeley Street that will rise 11 stories. 

Thee Traveler St. structure will be used for residential use with up to 220 units, and the East Berkeley structure will also be used for residential use with up to 180 units rooms.

In addition, the project will include retail and possibly restaurant space, with accessory parking with up to 180 parking spaces.

The dual-hotel project by Normandy Real Estate Partners was originally approved in 2010, and was changed the first time in the summer of 2012 . 

The BRA has scheduled a public meeting on Feb. 26 to review the project's new plans. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Project Place, (1145 Washington St. - Suite 2.)

The Albany Street area is no stranger to upcoming developments. The Ink Block apartment complex, which will feature a Whole Foods Market, is planned for this spring. 

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JMc February 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Never trust the BRA...
Sara Jacobi February 13, 2013 at 06:52 PM
The BRA - or the developers??


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