Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Stantec
- Construction of a 17-story residential building to house 175 condominiums with ground-floor public retail space
- Work was managed around an active, waterfront site, adjacent to heavily-populated city landmarks
- Significant permitting was required from the City of Boston
The rejuvenation of Lovejoy Wharf was conducted through Related Beal’s mixed-use redevelopment project to create a vibrant waterfront center at this distinct Boston location. Prior to the start of construction of the new building, demolition of the condemned 131 Beverly Street Building as well as the renovation of a mixed-use building located adjacent to the site on the parcel was required. Acting as the final piece of the puzzle, the final phase consisted of constructing the new 17-story 131 Beverly Street Building to round out this lively property with residential space.
This 250,000 sq. ft. building includes 175 condominiums plus amenities, public spaces and retail shops. The 2,000 sq. ft. ground floor houses rent-free building space for use as a visitor center by a non-profit organization.
The project was entirely replaced and landscape the existing dilapidated wharf, providing approximately three-quarters of an acre of landscaped open waterfront space available to the public for formal and informal gatherings, seasonal markets/vending carts, events, public displays of music, art and dance and other events designed to enliven the waterfront.
All work was managed around an active, waterfront site, adjacent to the TD Garden and Zakim Bridge. Due to lack of space at the site and the developments’ prime location for public transportation options, the 131 Beverly Building is the first large-scale Boston condominium project that does not offer on-site parking.