City Approves Residence Hall
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the construction of a 490-bed residence at 2150 Commonwealth Ave. The 245,000-square-foot facility, which will be built on the site of More Hall at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Thomas More Road, is expected to open in 2016; construction will begin in late spring 2014.
BRA approval of the residence hall project is a key step toward realizing the University’s Institutional Master Plan (IMP), as the BRA had made it a preliminary requirement before BC could proceed with other building projects within the City of Boston.
The 10-year IMP includes plans to raze Edmonds Hall and build a new recreation complex in its place, as well as a student center on the Lower Campus and fine arts facilities and playing fields on the Brighton Campus.