A developer has proposed a two-building project at 804-812 Huntington Ave. that would feature life sciences along Huntington Avenue and 23 residential units in the rear on what now consists of a parking lot, a vacant lot and an unused building where the Red Cross once took blood donations.
The Bulfinch Companies of the Back Bay says the combined 1.2-acre site would let it put up a three-story, 58,000-square-foot life-sciences R&D building with ground-floor retail space and a 38-space underground parking garage along Huntington Avenue. The residential building, which would front along Hillside Street, would have a 14-space garage.
A quarter of the parking spaces would come with hookups for battery-powered cars - and the rest would be able to accommodate installation of additional chargers.
The current condition of the Project Site is a void within the existing urban fabric of Mission Hill. The Project will revitalize a barren, underutilized site by creating a mixed-use development consistent with the scale, massing, and patterns of adjacent buildings and with an engaging and welcoming street front along Huntington Avenue. ...
The Proponent’s research of material used on Mission Hill revealed that there were quarries where local Roxbury puddingstone was shaped and fabricated. The patterns and marks left on quarried puddingstone have conceptually inspired the façade texture of the mixed-use Office/Lab/R&D Building’s façade. The façade is composed of a light earth toned masonry in multiple depths creating a compelling play of light and shadow while adding consistency using a material found in the adjacent context.
The condo building would have three studios, ten one-bedroom units, seven two-bedroom units and three units with three bedrooms. Three of the units will be sold as affordable.
804-812 Huntington Ave. filings and calendar.