One Kenmore Take Huge Step For Boston (Fenway)

The neighborhood around Fenway would get a major overhaul under development plans filed yesterday at City Hall.

The proposed One Kenmore project calls for 1.3 million square feet of new apartments, shops and parking around a rebuilt Yawkey rail and bus station next door to Fenway Park.

The plan is the brainchild of Newton housing builder John Rosenthal, who has teamed up with the owners of the Red Sox in a bid to redevelop the neighborhood around Fenway.

He told the city he now wants to build almost 340,000 square feet of office space plus 100,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants and only 282 residences. Condos or rental apartments that too will be determined by the market, but later, Rosenthal said yesterday.

The architect is Carlos Zapata Studios of New York.

Rosenthal’s project has evolved from the idea of a hotel and entertainment complex 10 years ago, to a $300 million complex with 29- and 23-story residential towers in 2003, to a more modest proposal that in recent iterations has been well received by the community and the powerful neighboring Boston Red Sox organization.

The complex, which will deck over the nearby Massachusetts Turnpike, includes 282 housing units, 28 of then affordable set-asides. Rosenthal has also agreed to pay for the construction of 14 additional affordable units off site. Continued…

600+ Residential Units

1360 Parking Spots

One Kenmore will connect the Back Bay to Fenway…a great addition to the downtown Boston Condo marketplace!

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