Utile is collaborating with developer Related Beal and design architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects on The Quinn, a 273-unit, mixed-use development at 380 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. The project brings renewed vitality to a vacant factory site, connecting the emergent New York Streets neighborhood and the historic South End with a generous tree-lined streetscape and 8,500 square feet of retail space. The public realm and lower levels of the building complement the historic industrial neighborhood with rich-toned brick and stone, while the upper floors of the building incorporate expansive stretches of curtainwall for a contemporary update.
The 356,000 square foot building includes a mix of rental and ownership units, and will designate 20 percent of the units on site as affordable. An underground, three-level garage is designed to accommodate 180 parking spaces. A multitude of amenity spaces include meeting rooms, fitness center, indoor pool, and outdoor terraces on its multiple rooftop levels.
This project will join a surge of recently-constructed residential complexes as part of this South End neighborhood’s ongoing transformation.
Engaging streetscape design in collaboration with Ground, Inc. landscape architects will help revitalize the pedestrian experience in and around the former factory site and connect to the emerging neighborhood. A courtyard passageway allows access through the block-long development, and will activate the public realm with new landscaping, seating, and areas for social interaction.