Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BRA Approves Revised 93 Massachusetts Avenue Project in Back Bay

The Board approved revised plans for the 93 Massachusetts Avenue/407 Newbury Street project, which was previously approved on June 3, 2008 as an approximately 48,862 square foot commercial development that consisted of a rehab of the existing four-story building and an approximate 27,362 square foot, 65 foot new addition along the side and rear of the site. The development team, Kensington Realty Trust, has now modified the project, reducing its size and mass (now 30,140 square feet), needing no zoning relief.


The height of the new addition has been reduced to 54 feet, the same height as the existing structure. The present uses of the property, which are general retail/restaurant on the ground and basement levels and office uses on floors two through four, will continue in the renovated building.

Total project cost is approximately $16 million. Construction is expected to commence in spring of 2011. The project is expected to create approximately 120 construction jobs.