"This is the last piece of the puzzle," David Rosen, aspokesperson for the communication and performing arts college,tells GlobeSt.com referring to the college's consolidation plan,which involves relocating its sites in the Back Bay and Beacon Hillto this area. Other pieces of this project include redeveloping 120Boylston, renovating the Majestic Theater and building an11-storybuilding behind the theater.

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Rosen notes that the first two floors of the dorm building willfeature student service centers. A tournament-sized basketballcourt will be built below ground level. Upon this project'scompletion, Emerson will be able to house 47% of its undergraduatestudents, which are currently 2,826 people.

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Rosen says that it is unclear when construction on the buildingwill start. The project still needs approval from the city's zoningboard of appeals. The other three projects are due to be completedby this coming September.

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