Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki-Designed New Boston Residential Tower Breaks Ground

April 13th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb

Ground has broken on the Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki-designed 212 Stuart Street residential tower, which is located in the historic Bay Village neighborhood of downtown Boston. The project will include the construction of a 19-story building containing 126 units with two townhouses and retail space on the ground level.

“The design of 212 Stuart Street is rooted in the idea that the tall building operates at multiple scales in the city,” said Eric Höweler, principal of Höweler + Yoon. “When viewed from a distance, the building meets the sky with a distinctive silhouette and participates in the composition of the city’s skyline. When experienced from the sidewalk, the building meets the ground and activates the streetscape in its immediate context.”

The site of 212 Stuart Street is currently a vacant parking lot between the Bay Village neighborhood and the Stuart Street corridor. The ground floor contains the lobby and retail spaces with storefront glazing facing the northern, more commercial side of Stuart Street. The southern portion of the ground floor consists of two walk-up townhouses accessible directly from the nearby Shawmut Street.

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