Developer wants to replace low-rise Huntington Avenue hotel with 10-story apartment building

National Development of Newton says it will soon file formal plans to replace the Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave., with a ten-story, 325-unit “apartment community.”

In a letter of intent filed with the BPDA this week, the developer says it will also raze an adjoining building at 1 Cumberland St.

The company says it will not require any zoning relief for the new building, although it will have to show how the new structure won’t affect the groundwater table in the surrounding area.

Construction work can’t begin until, at the earliest, next spring. Northeastern University recently announced it will rent the entire hotel this academic year to house 297 students and 8 staffers as part of its Covid-19 “de-densification” plans.


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