Site improvements for 159-201 Washington Street in Brighton will bring in hundreds of residential units and restore St. Gabriel’s Monastery. Please see the details below:
Live: 98 affordable housing units, homeownership and rental opportunities, over seven acres of open space
Work: 300 construction jobs
Connect: 652 bike storage units, Allston Brighton shuttle subsidy, LEED Silver Certified
Project Size: 583,025 square feet
159 – 201 Washington Street is located in an approximately 11.6-acre lot in the Brighton, directly adjacent to the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center above Washington Street. The project will build four new residential buildings and will restore the abandoned St. Gabriel’s Monastery, a Boston Landmark Building in significant need of repair, and the adjacent Church, retain the property of the existing Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and renovate the vacant house at 201 Washington Street. The project will enhance the Monastery Path and other improvements within Fidelis Way Park and enhance and maintain public access to the approximately 3-acre Olmsted Brothers-designed landscaped area along Washington Street.
In total, the project will include up to 600,000 square feet of gross floor area, approximately 660 residential units, and approximately 510 parking spaces. Approximately 25 units will be provided in the restored St. Gabriel’s Monastery. Of the approximately 105 condominium units, several may be located within the renovated and expanded Pierce House at 201 Washington Street. The project will incorporate a variety of supporting amenity spaces, including a fitness center, common lounges, kitchens, game rooms, a café, an outdoor pool, outdoor grills, a business center, co-working space, function space, and a generous amount of landscaped areas.
In addition to 85 new onsite affordable rental and condominium units, the project will create an additional 13 new onsite workforce housing rental and condominium units to be made available to persons earning less than or equal to 150 percent of Area Median Income (AMI). The project will promote access to the local community by providing a 1,000 square foot, publicly-accessible art gallery, a 1,200 square foot multipurpose function room within St. Gabriel’s Church that will be accessible for public events, transform a surface parking lot into an extensively landscaped, visually engaging development, create approximately 7.3 acres of open space, representing more than 60 percent of the project site and maintain public access to the existing wooded open space along Washington Street and protecting the area from future development.
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