The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority selected Peebles Corp. of Miami as the developer for the $330 million Massachusetts Turnpike air rights Parcel 13 project at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay, adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center Station on the MBTA's Green Line.
The Peebles proposal calls for a 373,000-square-foot development to include 85 rental and 88 condominium residential units, a 156-room hotel, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and 138 accessory parking spaces. The conceptual project design proposes a single, serpentine building mass with a maximum height of 11-stories, within the height limits established by city zoning.
Peebles' bid was one of three MassDOT received in November. Others were from Boston Residential Group LLC, which proposed student housing, retail and hotel uses, and Trinity Financial Services LLC, which proposed residential and retail uses.
The project must undergo a full state and municipal permitting process, as well as review and approval by MassDOT and its MBTA unit.
Parcel 13 comprises about 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Turnpike and portions of the Green Line tunnel across the street from the Hynes Convention Center. Hynes station does not meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and is the busiest Green Line station not accessible to people with disabilities.