Developer Samuels & Associates is proposing to build a 22-story residential tower at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street, replacing a dilapidated retail building with 320 residences and new stores on the ground floor.
The proposal, submitted to city officials Friday, would result in a modern masonry and glass tower on the triangular parcel currently occupied by a D’Angelo sub shop and other retailers.
The project, to be called The Point, includes about 33,000 square feet of new retail space—enough to accommodate multiple new restaurants and stores.
Its construction would continue a decade-long transformation of Boylston Street in the Fenway, where Samuels & Associates has already built hundreds of new residences, restaurants and retail shops.
“This counts as among the most exciting of our projects in the Fenway,” said Peter Sougarides, a Samuels & Associates executive. “In the almost 15 years that we have been working with the neighborhood, this property has always been thought of as a gateway into the Fenway and a key element of the redevelopment of Boylston Street into an urban village.”
Designed by the architecture firm Arquitectonica, the building includes a two-story retail base and residential units above in three slender bars, with the center of the building jutting out to the corner of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street.
In a statement, Mayor Thomas M. Menino offered support for the project, saying: “I’m confident The Point will be another bright spot in the evolution of Fenway.”
If approved, the building will include a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom units. An outdoor terrace with residential amenities will be located on the roof and a green roof will be located on the third level above the retail space. Parking will be contained in the adjacent Trilogy residential and retail complex.
A start date for construction has not been scheduled. It will likely take several months for Samuels to get approvals from city regulators.