As part of the ongoing redevelopment of the Leo Birmingham corridor, 50 Leo provides 49 new condominium homes for the growing Allston Brighton Neighborhood. Conceived through a robust community process, the massing of the building is concentrated along the parkway tying into the currently evolving streetscape and then stepping down to minimize shadow impact on Murray Field at the rear of the site. The step-backs also serve to create a location for a common roof deck and amenity space for building residents on the sixth floor providing expansive views of the park and the City of Boston beyond.
Careful consideration was made to the design of the front streetscape to meet the City of Boston’s Complete Streets Initiative. Namely: enlarging the existing sidewalk widths, the addition of new street plantings, and locating various amenity programs, including coworking spaces, lounge areas, and the building gym along the street to activate the façade, culminating in the creation of an inviting pedestrian experience. Further, working with Boston Parks, the site plan was designed to provide a new entry to Murray Field from Leo Birmingham Parkway along the shared side-yard creating a new access point to the park which was previously inaccessible from this section of the road.
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