It seems that developer Steve Samuels and his group has a lot to be thankful for this year, with work on their proposed mixed-use commercial and residential complex starting to take shape. The planned $325M Fenway Triangle project, strategically located by within the bounds of Brookline Ave, Yawkey Way, and Boylston Street, was approved by city regulators last year, but was stalled due to various revisions of the developer's plans.
But now that everything has been finalized and the development is set to move forward, Fenway Triangle will soon offer 172 mid- and high-end apartments (much like nearby Trilogy), 230,000 square feet of office space, plenty of underground parking, and most notably an on-street retail center that will be anchored by the first Target store in downtown Boston. The complex will be designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and will be a multitiered complex, with two buildings joined over a common base of stores and restaurants.
The developers are in the process of demolishing the Goodyear garage, as well as two other nearby buildings in the vicinity to make way for construction. The project is set to be ready for occupancy and completed by end-2013.
Samuel's group is also responsible for residential complex 1330 Boylston, which includes homes and restaurants such as Citizen Public House and the Japanese grill Basho. After the Fenway Triangle project, the group is also eyeing to develop a 17-story residential building next door at 132 Brookline Avenue. It is initially slated to have 150-200 apartments aimed to service doctors and medical practitioners in the area.