The downtown Boston Filene’s Complex / One Franklin Street Redevelopment has got some signs up now! The project address where these photos were taken are from 426 Washington Street.
According to the BRA, the Project Descriptions is as follows:
The preservation of and renovations to the existing eight-story Filene’s building at the corner of Washington and Summer Streets and the nine-story building at the corner of Hawley and Franklin Streets and the development of a new mixed use tower.
The 39-story mixed-use project, which will greatly transform the Downtown Crossing area, will bring new office, hotel, residential and retail space, in addition to a brand new home for the world-famous Filene’s Basement. Total project cost is approximately $650 – $700 million. The developer expects to begin construction in September 2007 with an anticipated completion date set for January 2011.
One Franklin is arguably Downtown’s most significant historic preservation rehab in the City’s history a creative reuse solution for of a beloved building that Bostonians have been working to preserve for years. This project will not only save the landmark Filene’s Building and adjacent 1905 Building, it will combine first-rate historic preservation with a 21-century mixed-use design that showcases all that Downtown Crossing has to offer.
The development program consists of: approximately 300,000 sq ft of retail space, including the retention of Filene’s Basement in four basement levels and additional retail on the first three floors and either a health club and spa or additional retail space on the fourth floor; approximately 280 hotel rooms and a 125-seat restaurant on floors one through eight; approximately 475,000 sq ft of office space on floors nine through 25 and approximately 250,000 sq ft of condominium space with 166 units on floors 26 through 39. The project also includes 10 affordable units on-site with an additional payment to the City’s inclusionary housing fund.
The development team is comprised of Gale International and Vornado Realty as co-developers Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr as legal counsel Elkus/Manfredi as architects The Green Engineer, LLP as LEED consultants Haley & Aldrich as geotechnical engineer; Suffolk Construction as construction managers and Building Conservation Associates, Inc. as historic preservationists.
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One Franklin Construction Site via iPhone Below: