A new 62-unit, eight-story, 85 feet tall residential building has been proposed for 585 Commercial Street, in the North End.
From the developer’s proposal, submitted to the state:
The 585 Commercial Street site is a 0.74-acre parcel located on Commercial Street in Boston’s Waterfront / North End District. The site is bounded by Prince Street Park to the southwest, Commercial Street to the south and southeast, the Steriti Rink site to the northeast, and the Boston Harbor waterfront to the northwest. The Commonwealth owns the parcels surrounding the site along Commercial Street, including the Prince Street Park, the Steriti Rink, and the Harborwalk that separates the project site from the waterfront.
Ground floor facilities of public accommodation include a restaurant with a cafe, an inn, a spa, and a fitness center. Floors 2 through 8 will contain approximately 62 market-rate housing units consisting of one- and two-bedroom units on the lower floors, as well as three-bedroom penthouse units on the upper floors.
The project will feature a green roof, which will accommodate a common residential roof deck and individual decks for selected residential units. As an off-site public improvement associated with the project, the proponent proposes to fund the construction of a 41 5-foot stretch of Harborwalk just east of the site in front of Puopolo Park.