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Plans to Build 19 Story Residence Hall at Emmanuel Move Forward

As stated in a previous article, Emmanuel College is taking steps to amend a 2012 Institutional Master Plan and build a 19 story building along Brookline Avenue this May.

The Emmanuel Board of Trustees recently came together to approve the idea. Emmanuel must now request permission from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to change their Master Plan.

“This step notifies the city of Boston that the College wishes to construct a residence hall with two pieces to it. There is a six story part along Brookline Avenue and a 19 story tower connected to the lower building,” Emmanuel College treasurer Sister Anne Donovan said in an email.

Of course, this is all tentative. Even if Emmanuel receives permission to construct such a building, the school still has to sort out the cost of constructing such a building, where students will be placed, and other crucial details.

If all goes well, Sr. Donovan reaveals, “The building is scheduled to contain about 691 beds mostly in apartment style with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.”

As required by the city, Emmanuel will host an LMA (Large Model Association) Forum in the Fenway Room on November 16 at 6:30 p.m. This will allow city officials and neighbors to see what the college is actually proposing, and how it will go about doing so.

From there, the city of Boston will determine if Emmanuel may progress further.

Heather Alterisio ’17 is a Staff Writer for the Hub. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @HeathAlt.

Posted by on October 22, 2015. Filed under Around Campus. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.