Arx Urban and Boylston Properties Gain BPDA Approval for Common’s First Boston Coliving Project

January 2020

Arx Urban and Boylston Properties today announced Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) approval of Common Allbright, its coliving project with Common, the nation’s leading residential brand enhancing the quality of living for members through convenience and community. With a projected opening in the summer of 2022, the 278-bed coliving project will be located in Allston and marks Common’s first project in the city.

Centrally-located in the Allston neighborhood, Common Allbright will feature great access to downtown Boston and Cambridge via public transportation. The building will offer a mix of coliving suites as well as studio apartments, and provide fully-furnished shared lounges and large, shared kitchens, in-unit laundry, an on-site car share and an outdoor terrace. As a result of ongoing conversations with Allston residents regarding additions to the development that will be of benefit to the neighborhood, Common Allbright will also include a 1,250 sq ft community space where utility and programming will be determined in partnership with residents and neighbors.

“Boston is grappling with many housing issues and affordability is top of mind for residents in communities and neighborhoods like Allston,” said Andrew Copelotti, Principal at Boylston Properties. “We are pleased that the City of Boston is acknowledging co-living as one of a few possible solutions to this challenge, and we are very excited to begin development with our expert partners, Arx Urban and Common.”

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