The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s final rental building complete

by Liz Hughes

The fourth and final rental building at The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s has opened and is welcoming new tenants. 

The building, Overlook West, brings 237 additional apartments to the development, bringing the total rental units to 555 split among Overlook West and three other buildings: Overlook Landmark, Overlook North and Overlook East. More than 90% of the units in the first three buildings are currently leased

Overlook West is located on the western edge of the property and includes amenities that include a meditation courtyard, a fireplace lounge on the first floor and a fifth- and sixth-floor resident lounge with pool views. 

Located at 161-185 Washington St. in Brighton, The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s residential community includes the redevelopment of a historic church and monastery.

“There is no other property like The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s in the Greater Boston area, and this final milestone marks a significant achievement for our team,” John Sullivan, executive vice president at Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, which developed the property, said in a press release. “The opening of Overlook West will complete our rental community, and we look forward to welcoming our new residents in the coming weeks to enjoy the vibrant, distinguished lifestyle that we have established here.”

Once complete, the development will include 660 residential units split between 105 condominiums and 555 apartments, plus other amenities that include a fitness center, a cafe, an outdoor pool and grills, a business center and a co-working space. The condominiums are expected to be completed in 2022. 

The project was approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency in 2017. It includes four residential buildings, restoration of the historic St. Gabriel’s monastery and the adjacent church, retention of the existing Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the renovation of a vacant house at 201 Washington St. A three-acre Olmsted Brothers-designed landscaped buffer along Washington Street will be restored and enhanced as well.

The project has received two awards for new development: The Boston Preservation Alliance Award, presented annually to projects that honor historic preservation efforts in Boston, and a Preservation Massachusetts Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award, which recognizes projects that are transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future, according to the release.

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