The Hudson Group today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace a defunct nightclub on Kneeland Street between Atlantic Avenue and Lincoln Street with a 230-room, 21-story hotel.
The company, which has built several other projects in the Leather District, says the hotel would be the first immediately in the South Station area and could help spur further development in the area:
The proposed hotel will complement the mixed-use fabric of the historic Leather District while positioning the Kneeland Street development corridor as a modern urban thoroughfare with a vibrant pedestrian realm. The Project will generate public benefits including job creation, infrastructure and security upgrades, visual streetscape improvements, a new destination for locals and tourists, and a dramatic improvement on current conditions that will help spur additional investment.
The new building will be contemporary in style, featuring facade, fenestration, and materiality elements that relate to the surrounding area.
The company says its proposed upscale hotel would cater to "short stay mid-week business travel and weekend visitors to Boston."
No parking is planned for the hotel, both because of the building's relatively small footprint, in an area with roughly 3,500 existing parking spaces.
150 Kneeland St. project-notification form (25M PDF).