The BRA board this week gave its nod to $75 million worth of development along Melnea Cass Boulevard.
The BRA board approved a 76-apartment proposal for Melnea Cass near Tremont Street. Madison Park Development Corp. will spend $37 million to erect the five-story building, which the BRA says will help turn Melnea Cass into a neighborhood street, rather than remaining as a bypass left over from the days when it was planned as part of an Interstate highway.
The board also approved, for the second time, a proposal for 108 hotel rooms and 50 apartments at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street, near Dudley Square.
The board first approved the $38-million Urbanica project in 2013, but the lot remained vacant as Urbanica and neighborhood groups tried to come to agreement on wages for workers at the hotel. The Globe reports they settled on wages of at least $18 an hour.
Melnea Hotel and Residences project notification form (21M PDF).