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Developer to Present Plans for 19-Story Apartment Tower Next to Broad Museum

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 07:38AM
Related Companies - Grand Avenue M2 Related Companies / Arquitectonica

View across Grand Avenue of Related Companies' proposed 19-story, 258-unit tower, designed by Arquitectonica.



The economy may have stalled Related Companies' grand plans for Bunker Hill, but the developer is moving forward on a 19-story, 258-unit residential apartment tower designed to complement the under-construction Broad art museum.

Schematic plans for the tower designed by Arquitectonica go to the CRA board on Thursday.

The Broad museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro features a precast honeycomb exterior that floats above the gallery space.

The agency's board report describes the new residential structure's similarly-precast facade as "textural and complementary," with "a playful contrast between the animated window openings within the taut edges of the building." The building include 53 studios, 134 one-bedrooms and 71 two-bedroom apartments. 52 of those are required to be low-income units.

On the ground floor, plans include a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and cafe that would open onto the plaza that will connect the tower and the Broad museum at the Grand Avenue elevation.

At the rear of the building, a public stairway will connect to Hope Street and the planned Regional Connector light rail station. For those who still prefer to have a car, plans also include 308 parking spaces in a three-level structure under the tower.

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