14 West Broadway Residences
Location: 14 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Completion Date: 2019
Client: City Point Capital
Size: 120,000 SF
The 10-story, 49-unit residential condominium building is situated at the corner of West Broadway and Dorchester Avenue, one of the primary gateways into the vibrant urban neighborhood of South Boston. The form of the building reasserts its prominent location: tall precast piers exclaim the building’s height; brick masonry lends the facade a tectonic and contextual strength; and large expanses of glass reflect the ever-changing urban surrounds while offering distant views of the landscape to its inhabitants.
The frontage along West Broadway will be entirely dedicated to the pedestrian experience, which is further activated by a double-height lobby entrance and 350-seat, 6,000 square foot ground floor restaurant. Unit layouts at 14 WEST range from one-bedrooms to four-bedroom duplexes, all with open concept floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stunning city views. Residents can take advantage of a tenth-story roof deck, 24-hour concierge service, and a fully-equipped fitness center.
The conspicuous site is crossed by the advantages and stresses of building within a dense urban fabric. The tight urban site requires innovative unit layouts, with the introduction of a series of light wells to distribute daylighting, and a careful consideration of orientation and sightlines to maximize city views. The project also has shared parti-wall conditions on two sides, along with a structure and program tied directly to an adjacent hotel building, which requires a careful coordination and phasing plan between the two projects.