Berklee master plan gets BRA approval
The Berklee College of Music said its institutional master plan for developing three parcels along Massachusetts Avenue has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the city's planning agency.
The project will add 500,000 square feet of classroom, performance, administrative, student life, and dormitory space for 800 students, Berklee said.
The first phase of the master plan calls for a $100 million project at 168 Massachusetts Ave.
"A building existing on the site now will be razed to create a 16-story, 155,000 square-foot mixed-use building with floor-to-ceiling windows on the bottom floors illuminating student life and music for passersby," Berklee said in a press release. "Construction is planned for the fall of this year with an opening for the 2013 fall semester."
The release about the master plan included a statement from Berklee president Roger Brown, who said, “With all of the new living space, we’ll be able to house our entire entering class."
The project architect is William Rawn Associates, Architects of Boston.