Occupying three connected parcels in Boston’s Allston Village neighborhood, Building 89 brings a new energy to this urban corner. A masonry, metal, fiber cement and glass building of multiples scales faces the commercial corridor with six stories, stepping down to four stories along existing residential streets. The building is designed as a collection of buildings along each of the three streets with distinct materials and window patterns to address the adjacent context.
The pedestrian experience is enhanced with wider sidewalks that allow for new street trees and outdoor café seating. Varied ground floor architecture creates distinct directly accessible retail spaces, further activating the sidewalk experience and taking advantage of the existing commercial area. Existing open parking lots are replaced with new ground floor uses that screen new parking from public view.