The Boston Fire Department reports the rear fire escape and parts of the 5-story building at 23 Upton St. collapsed last night into Public Alley 701.
The building has long been unoccupied - and designated by the city as having serious structural problems. Firefighters evacuated five people living in adjacent buildings as a precaution.
Last February, the estate of Richard Campana, who had owned the building, sold the building for $3.95 million to Navem Partners, an investment firm based on Newbury Street that claims to be "a leader in high-value-creation real estate investment opportunities within dynamic urban environments."
The company had already listed the building on a page describing its projects:
The property closed in March 2019, and construction is expected to begin in the middle of 2019. Pre-marketing is already underway, with sellout expected by mid 2020.
Three luxury condos, with high-end fixtures are planned.
Located in the highly desired Union Park neighborhood of the South End.