Weiner, Samuels Restart MassPike Air Rights Project


1000 Boylston St.

1000 Boylston St.

Boston developers Adam Weiner and Steve Samuels have revived plans to develop two air rights parcels above the Massachusetts Turnpike in Back Bay.

They’re proposing 40- and 24-story residential towers and a midrise building on Massachusetts Department of Transportation parcels 12 and 15 on either side of the turnpike near the Massachusetts Avenue overpass. Samuels and Weiner presented plans Tuesday night to a citizen advisory committee.

MassDOT awarded air rights to ADG Scotia, a partnership of Weiner Ventures and Samuels & Assoc., in 2013 for an earlier plan that included a single 400-foot tower including hotel rooms and housing.

Under the current proposal, Samuels would develop the 78,000-square-foot parcel 12, which would require construction of 22,000 square feet of decking above the turnpike just west of the Mass Ave. overpass, the Boston Globe reported.

Renderings submitted to the Boston Planning and Development Agency show a midrise residential building with retail built above the Turnpike along the west side of Massachusetts Avenue.

The new proposal incorporates air rights owned by Prudential Financial next to the 12,520-square-foot parcel 15, which would be developed by Weiner Ventures south of Boylston Street and west of Dalton Street. Parcel 15 also includes air rights over the MBTA tracks.

The 559-foot-tall, 40-story west building would contain 160 condos while the 24-story, 276-foot-tall east building would have 182 apartments, according to designs by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects.



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Weiner, Samuels Restart MassPike Air Rights Project

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