Emmanuel College has filed plans with the BRA for a 19-story, 691-bed dorm on its Longwood Medical Area campus.
The proposal replaces earlier plans, approved by the BRA in 2012, for a shorter dorm with more beds. The new building would have a six-story wing along Brookline Avenue, with the 19-story tower rising behind that.
The proposed new Julie Hall would replace an existing 220-bed dorm next to Beth Israel. Some of the dorm rooms would be rented to an unspecified "institutional tenant."
Local firm Elkus Manfredi designed the structure.
In its filing, Emmanuel notes its enrollment has tripled, to 1,775 students since it went co-ed in 2001.
The Project will improve the character and quality of Brookline Avenue by introducing interior spaces that display activity through a significant amount of transparent façade area, and improved landscaping between the façade and the sidewalk. This activity, visibility and landscape will not only promote the appeal and safety of walking along Brookline Avenue by adding “eyes on the street,” lighting, visual interest and aesthetic appeal, but will also help convey Emmanuel’s culture of scholarship as an important theme enhancing the image of the LMA and Boston.
Emmanuel hopes to begin the two-year construction project in May, 2016.
Julie Hall project notification form (47M PDF).
Bird's eye view of the medical area, centered on the new Julie Hall: