The waitlist is not very long for apartments at 35 @ Eight Sixty, the new name to reflect new ownership and an extensive renovation of the former Northampton Square. Located in the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, it is across Massachusetts Avenue from the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University Medical Campuses. The complex currently consists of a 29-story residential and commercial building at 35 Northampton Street and a 12-story residential building at 860 Harrison Avenue.
The 165,000 square foot tower at 35 Northampton Street provides 245 apartments. They include a mix of 242 studios, of which 8 will be handicapped accessible, and 3 one-bedroom units, all of which are handicapped accessible.
In the 860 Harrison Avenue Tower there are 102 apartments, including 54 studios, 22 one-bedroom apartments and 26 two-bedroom apartments. A new, 2,700-square-foot connector building provides one entry for both towers. It includes a residential lobby, mailroom, management office and new elevator.
Renovations include new mechanical and electrical systems, façade repairs and improvements, a new roof, elevator upgrades, new laundry rooms, and improved security systems. The apartments have upgraded kitchens, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and energy efficient windows with new blinds.
Construction of a new tower at the corner of Northampton Street and Albany Street is also anticipated, although less immediately. The plan calls for 211 luxury apartments in a 24-story tower, consisting of 56 studios, 114 one-bedroom and 41 two-bedroom apartments. In total, the project will create or preserve 558 units of housing, 65 percent of which will be maintained as affordable and below-market rent.
The existing 539-space parking garage has sufficient capacity for the current and envisioned residents. It is owned and managed by the Boston Health Commission, from whom residents may seek information.
The original complex was built between 1969 and 1973 to house the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing. The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) acquired the site on July 1, 1996. In December of 2010, the BPHC selected Trinity Financial to redevelop various components of the site and in July 2013 selected Trinity Management, LLC as the management agent.