New Balance last week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for a 295-unit, 17-story apartment building at Guest and Arthur streets in Brighton - where B.L. Makepeace used to be - as part of its overall Brighton Landing project.
The addition of residential units to the Boston Landing development will help create and support a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood where people can now live where they work and play. By providing a continuous active street wall along Guest Street mirroring the north side of Guest Street with retail uses, streetscape improvements and landscaping, the Project will reinforce the developing Guest Street corridor and the vibrant pedestrian-oriented character of the district. Pedestrian activity will be generated and enhanced both by the double loaded retail and by the residents who call Boston Landing home.
The filing does not specify what amenities would be open 24 hours a day, although there is a 24-hour IHOP nearby.
The proposed Residences at 125 Guest Street, designed by Elkus Manfredi, will have two main wings - a 6-story structure along Guest Street and a 17-story tower away from the street. Units will range from studios to three bedrooms.
The building will have 300 spaces for bicycles but just 150 for cars. New Balance says it expects many of the residents to forego permanent car ownership with a brand-new commuter-rail station - being paid for by New Balance - across the street.
In addition to close proximity to transportation, residents will also benefit from its superior location and the nearby amenities such as the adjacent Stop & Shop supermarket, as well as the attractive Boston Landing campus amenities including 80,000 sf of ground floor retail and restaurants, the adjacent ice area (Warrior Ice Arena), Sports Complex, and NB Fitness, which is a 16,000 sf full-service fitness club located one block west on Guest Street.
New Balance hopes to begin construction at the end of 2016, with construction to take about 24 months.
Residences at 125 Guest Street project notification form (43M PDF).