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City OKs West Fenway tower

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  July 22, 2013 04:59 PM

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved a 22-story tower for the West Fenway that will bring more than 300 residential units retail space to the neighborhood.

The authority last week approved the $185 million proposal that will build a 302,292-square-foot tower at the corner of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue. The building, known as The Point, will replace the one-story building on the triangular parcel.

The building’s 320 units will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, and include 48 affordable units. The building will also house 45,000 square feet of retail space.

The development will also bring wider sidewalks, street furnishings, landscaping, and lighting to the area, according to the authority.

Since 2000, the Fenway has seen 1,600 units added to the neighborhood and more than 850 units are currently permitted or under construction.

This project is expected to create 350 to 400 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs.

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