The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved construction of a 156-room hotel along West Broadway in South Boston, adding to a flurry of development projects in the once gritty area.
A lawyer with Sun Condos LLC, an affiliate of Boston-based Pappas Enterprises Inc., said the firm hopes to start construction next April. The new hotel, to be located at West Broadway and Dorchester Avenue, will have a rooftop pool and lounge as well as a ground-floor restaurant and a 50-space parking garage underground.
Pappas Enterprises previously developed condominiums and stores at the nearby Macallen and Court Square Press buildings, leading a broader redevelopment of the area that has resulted in hundreds of new homes and restaurants. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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