The new owners of the shambling Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. have filed their detailed plans to build a 150-room hotel on the site.
The plans call for retaining the facade of the decaying, if historic, remnants of the old hotel as a cladding for two sides of a 12-story hotel. Developers Jas Bhogal, Thomas Calus and Nick Colavito say the interior of the current structure is so damaged by a past fire and decades of neglect that it can't be salvaged.
The plans call for a 12th-floor restaurant and roof deck. A cafe is planned for the ground floor.
No parking spaces are proposed for the hotel.
To deal with increasingly warm temperatures expected with climate change, the hotel's cooling system
[W]ill be engineered to be adaptable to hotter summer extreme temperatures and heat waves by running the cooling tower fans faster and ultimately replacing the cooling towers with larger ones to allow the air-conditioning to work at these higher temperatures.
Also, roof surfaces with be covered with reflective materials to reduce the amount of sunlight-caused heat.
Alexandra Hotel project notification form (26M PDF).
The view from across the street: