Beacon Street project to bring housing for Boston Children’s Hospital patient-families

by Liz Hughes

A Beacon Street development will bring new affordable housing to the Fenway area, including housing for Boston Children’s Hospital patient-families. The Boston Planning & Development Agency approved the project at its most recent meeting. 

The 819 Beacon St. project in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood will create 393 rental units, including 59 on-site affordable units and 53 institutional patient-family housing units in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital.   

According to the BPDA, the project will allow Boston Children’s Hospital to offer a “unique patient-family housing program which provides need-based and convenient lodging accommodations for up to 53 families with children receiving medical care.” This is a program for families living more than 50 miles from the hospital. 

The 280,900 square feet of mixed-use development will also include 1,600 square feet of retail space at the corner of Beacon Street and Maitland Street. It also includes 200 below-grade parking spaces, as well as eight existing parking spots above grade, all for use by Boston Children’s Hospital. Developers filed a letter of intent for the project back in November of 2019.

The project will encompass six parcels of land at 819 Beacon St. which consist of 70,226 square feet of land located south of Beacon Street, east of Miner Street, and west of Maitland Street, according to the project’s approval memorandum. Additionally, project developers will contribute $108,000 to the city’s bike-share programs and $100,000 toward Fenway neighborhood transportation improvements.

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