South Boston, MA According to RISE, a minority owned, vertically integrated development and construction management firm, and City Realty Group, a community-focused real estate company, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the team’s plans for a boutique hotel located at 330 C St.
The 46,600 s/f hotel will offer 72 hotel rooms as well as a restaurant/bar and rooftop deck to activate an underutilized corner on the edge of South Boston. This project will help connect the Seaport with the longstanding St. Vincent’s section of South Boston, creating a bridge between the long-separated Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the residential neighborhoods of Southie.
“We’re excited about this project’s potential to bring life and vitality to this vacant, industrial stretch of the city,” said Steve Whalen, co-founder of City Realty. “We can’t wait to be a part of this neighborhood’s future.”
Floor to ceiling glass will invite guests and visitors into the lobby and restaurant space while rooms will offer views of the skyline and its surroundings. The hotel will aim to be a temporary home and meeting place for convention attendees, tourists, local events, and the surrounding community.
“330 C St. will create much-
needed hospitality options directly in South Boston – creating accessibility and support to the exciting retail and restaurant network in the neighborhood,” said Herby Duverné, cofounder of RISE. “We’d like to thank the community members and local city officials that have provided input throughout this process.”
The mid-rise building designed by architect Group One Partners will also create significant public improvements for the surrounding area, including sidewalk reconstruction, and pedestrian amenities to create larger sidewalks surrounded with green landscaping and plantings to create an inviting entrance into the neighborhood.
The construction of this project will involve the creation of over 150 construction jobs. Upon completion, the project will create over 50 permanent hotel jobs, supported by the team’s commitment to Local 26, as well as generate property tax payments annually to the city.