#BostonRedevelopment #BostonCondosBlending indoors and outdoors is the architectural theme of a newly proposed59 story buildingfor Boston's Downtown Crossing, according to a Boston Globe article.One Bromfield, the605 foot mixed-use residential building proposedby Midwood Investment and Development is designed as amix of apartments and condos above three retail floors. (You might notice a few discrepancies between the Globe article, which states the building will be 705 feet tall and have two floors of retail, and the project papers filed by the developer, which states a height of 605 feet and three floors of retail.)Read The Boston Globe's Downtown Crossing Tower Submitted.The project site has 23,700 square feet of land.The estimated number of residential units is 419, but that number may change as the design progresses. The developer looks tosatisfy all affordable housing obligations on-sitewithaffordable rental units.Here's the originalProject Notification Formthat wasfiled with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)in 2008.The design, according to the Draft Project Impact Report, filed with BRA on April 28, 2016,aims to "enhance the streetscape and the pedestrian experience through the use of lighting and transparent glass on the faade that will blend the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor environments."The project overview section of the report describes a vision of how the building will interact with street life:
"The Projects retail and residential components will foster pedestrian activity and contribute to the vitality of the area throughout the course of the day and during the evening hours. The building massing, with its soft edges and unique cuts, will make an iconic impression along the Boston skyline and will enhance the street level experience."
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