Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

BOSTON-Boston University will add housing for 1,500 students with the construction of two high-rise dormitories on Commonwealth Avenue. The building boom could eventually lead to housing 90% of the school’s students on the university’s Boston campus.

Plans for the new dorms, filed recently with Boston City Hall, call for the $100-million complex to contain two connected towers of 19 and 26 stories, featuring single- and double-bedroom apartment suites with living rooms, kitchens and baths. The dorms, expected to open in three years, still need approval from the city.

The complex was the second dormitory expansion announced by a Boston school in the past two weeks. Last week, Northeastern University said it plans to build two 22-story dormitory towers and an administration and retail building on its Boston campus to house nearly 2,000 students. That complex is expected to open by 2009. The school also will seek approval to eventually build another dormitory on the site of a Northeastern-owned parking lot on Gainsborough Street, across from Matthews Arena.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt. Apartments 2020Event

Join 1000+ of the industry's top owners, investors, developers, brokers & financiers at THE MULTIFAMILY EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.