The Drew Company says it wants to build a second residential tower next to its Waterside Place building on Congress Street rather than the supermarket and "innovation space" it had originally proposed.
In a letter of intent filed with the BRA last week, Drew says Waterside Place phase 1B will now consist of a 21-story apartment building with roughly 278 units, from 511-square-feet studios to 1,357-square-feet three-bedroom apartments. The building will have just 84 parking spaces - but part of the parcel will be used for an entrance to the 1,500-space parking garage Massport is planning.
In 2011, Drew submitted an overall development plan for the Massport-owned land that included the phase 1A residential building, a 55,000-square-foot supermarket and 7,000-square feet of "innovation space."
As with Waterside Place phase 1A, which opened to tenants last year, the building will sit on land leased from Massport.
Drew expects to file a more detailed project notification form later this month.