Cooling off at 48 Boylston Street

View from window at 48 boylston

A Room with a View at 48 Boylston Street

Plumbing at 48 Boylston
It may not look like much – yet.

But this picture shows the rough plumbing set in for one of the 46 units of new, affordable housing going up at 48 Boylston Street. Most of us take it for granted that we’ve got a place to live where, when we get in on a muggy, 90-degree day, we can hop in the shower and cool off.  That’s not the reality, of course, for people who are experiencing homelessness, or who may have a place to live, but are doubled- or tripled-up with friends and family, making cool-off time in the shower a luxury.

Come this time next year, there’ll be folks who’ll be able to step in off the steamy streets of downtown Boston and find themselves at home.

If they work downtown, they’ll be able to walk to work. If they work a bit further out, the T is almost on their doorstep. Turn right, and they’ll be at the Orange or Silver Line. Turn left, the Green Line. And a few step further to the Blue or the Red Line.

Some of the new residents of 48 Boylston will have views of the Boston Common from their windows. Whether they can see the park or not, residents will be close by to the bounty of events hosted in the Common:  BSO from Tanglewood broadcasts, Shakespeare in the Park, the vintage car show. And next forth of July, they’ll be just a quick walk from the Boston Pops concert and fireworks on the Esplanade.

As we watch the tremendous progress being made at 48 Boylston, we can’t help but be excited thinking about what it’s going to mean for all those who’ll be calling 48 Boylston home.

To learn more about 48 Boylston, you’ll find it here.