235 Bunker Hill Street
Wondering what that new construction is next to that new cafe?
Construction has been underway for several months on the new property at the corner of Pearl and Bunker Hill streets. Before the pre-fab structure appeared, the space had been empty for years, serving only as a parking lot. More than 50 years ago, it was owned by the same fellow who owned the old drugstore at Pearl and Bunker Hill streets. Rumor was that he would not sell it for fear that another drug store would open up there and put him out of business. The site is being developed now as two high-end condominiums with garage and storage space. They'll likely be on the market by the year's end and one will be priced as high as $1.1 million.
- Where is it?
The corner of Pearl and Bunker Hill street.
- When was it built?
- Who built it?
It was designed and built by Bob Fonzi and Tony Sulfaro.
- What was it built for and who was the first occupant?
It was built as a two-unit condominium, each with three bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. It's yet to have its first occupants.
- Why was it built?
To create housing in a spot that had been without any structure for about 70 years.
- How was it built?
The foundation was laid and then a prefab structure, divided into eight separate box-like sections, was trucked in from Pennsylvania.
- What are the future plans for the structure?
The units will be finished soon and sold. The slightly larger unit will list for $1.1 million. The other unit will list for $960,000.
Information for this was compiled by research at the Boston Public Library as well as interviews with the current developers.