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By adamg - 4/2/24 - 1:54 pm
Rendering of proposed new hotel

Rendering of new hotel by CBT.

The developers who have been trying to do something with what's left of the Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue for six years now have asked the BPDA for re-grant them permission to put up a 13-story hotel inside the original building's facade - after concluding it no longer made financial sense to build condos in the space. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 9:15 am

The Boston Sun reports that the current owners of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue are seeking BPDA permission to use what's left of the historic structures exterior as cladding for 13 stories with 76 condos. The developers last year had proposed 106 "compact" condos, but the Sun reports their current plans call for 33 of the tiny units, with 43 more commodious units.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 2:01 pm
Alexandra rendering

Something like this, only with condos instead of hotel rooms. Rendering by CBT Architects.

The developers who won city approval in 2019 to keep three sides of the former Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue, gut the interior and add several floors to create a 13-story, 150-room boutique hotel have filed a request with the BPDA to instead turn what's left of the structure into a 13-story, 106-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 12:06 pm
Alexandra rendering

Architect's rendering. Not shown: Large blank wall that will face Roxbury.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to refashion the historic but dilapidated Alexandra Hotel at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street into a 156-room, 13-floor hotel with ground-floor and roof-deck restaurants. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 1:53 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Hotel building, with outline of former companion building, torn down before it fell down. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.

Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/18 - 12:59 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Two developers plan to submit plans to turn the decaying old Hotel Alexandra at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue into a ten-story boutique hotel that will retain the old building's facade. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/08 - 7:56 pm

The church recently bought the old Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street and Mass. Ave. to use as its Boston headquarters. John Keith posts a note from a South End activist who was not happy to read about Sunday's anti-Scientology protest outside the church's current Back Bay digs:

... I hope this is not a common occurrence. We certainly don't need more noise pollution in our neighborhood. I am trying to understand why they are protesting and why they are wearing masks. I'm hoping the Church will explain this at upcoming neighborhood meetings. 150 protesters would be a fairly large number for our neighborhood. That would jam up that intersection quickly. ...

In general, however, the note expresses the hope the new headquarters will help bring new retail and even cut down on gang warfare in the area.

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