April 23, 2018 Dave Kreider

The Boston Planning & Development Agency is currently undergoing official review on The Davis Companies’ proposed 112 Shawmut development.

The project will introduce a thirteen-story structure housing approximately 139 new homes in Boston’s vibrant South End neighborhood.

The Project Site

The current site at 112 Shawmut Avenue, located next door to the famous new Lucas condo building, houses a six-story concrete frame/brick façade warehouse building most recently used as offices and ground-floor day care space.

The property contains an approximately 44-vehicle surface parking lot accessed from Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, and the property currently does not contain any open space areas.

The New Development

The improvements to be constructed at 112 Shawmut will consist of a building containing a maximum of thirteen stories and a maximum of 192,600 square-feet of Gross Floor Area, consisting of approximately 139 residential units, associated residential amenity spaces, and a three-level enclosed garage containing a maximum of 110 parking spaces, as well as related site and landscape improvements.

The residential entrance to 112 Shawmut will be on Shawmut Avenue, and the garage will be accessed by entrance/exit ramps on Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, which will each lead to separate sections of the garage.

The new structure will largely incorporate the Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue façades of the existing building, which was designed in the industrial Craftsman style and originally completed in 1915.

The landscape/public realm improvements will include an approximately 6,600 square-foot ground floor courtyard and associated walkway running perpendicular to Herald Street that will be open to the public, in addition to streetscape improvements on the adjacent public sidewalks.

The uppermost roof of the building will include an enclosed mechanical penthouse and associated elevator head house, as well as one or more open-air decks for use by residents.

The third floor rooftop at the back of the building will contain a common residential deck.

Pending approval, construction of the building is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018 and be completed within approximately 20 months.

The comment period for this development is currently open on the Boston Planning & Development Agency site until May 11th.

Floor Plans

View full resolution floor plans at the Boston Real Estate Crane Watch.

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