A developer wants to tear an old wooden house at Tremont and Sewall streets and include the facades of six neighboring row houses as the fronts for a new apartment complex that would include 33 apartments, including some rare four-bedroom units.
Developer Jason Savage, who has been building on Mission Hill for 16 years, says the project would include:
Prohibiting rental leasing to undergraduates in order to address community concerns about impacts from undergraduate students residing in Mission Hill.
Savage writes the new project will rise to five stories away from Tremont Street, but will have just 14 more bedrooms than the buildings it will replace or subsume, along with ten off-street parking spaces and space for storing 33 bicycles, he writes.
The Project acknowledges the importance of the corner condition of the Site, appropriately scaled to relate to existing buildings on the street, and creates an architectural element that marks the corner with a new retail space and highlights the introduction of new construction coexisting with the urban fabric of the larger block. The design enhances the distinct character of the existing row houses along Tremont and Sewall Streets, with new construction stepping back from these structures to minimize the visibility of the main portion of the new building.
The Project's 4-story corner volume will be clad in masonry to relate to the existing buildings. It will feature a glassy retail space at the first floor anchoring the corner and relating to the new retail spaces at neighboring 1478 and 1482 Tremont Street, and at 1467 Tremont Street. The 5-story setback volume will be clad with a lighter, rain screen panel system, similar to the adjacent 1478-1484 Tremont development.
Small-project review application (92M PDF).