Finegold Alexander Designs VITA Residences

VITA_Rendering_Credit - Finegold Alexander Architects and Back Bay Development Group

A new 82-unit Mixed-use Residential Building

3531 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, with Back Bay Development Group

Finegold Alexander Architects and Back Bay Development Group proudly announce the construction start for a new residential project – VITA an 82-unit mixed-use building at 3531 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, MA. The $28 million project is currently in construction with construction manager Dellbrook | JKS. It is located on a prominent corner of Washington Street in the heart of Jamaica Plain, close to the Orange Line at Forest Hills. The 5-story mixed-use residential building will include 82 units in a combination of 1-, 2-, and 3-bed room condominium units, 84 below-grade and 52 surface parking spaces. The residences will sell at market rates starting in the $400,000 range.

“VITA at 3531 Washington Street is a perfect example of contemporary design in a community setting. Since our founding, we have prided ourselves on creating new housing while also adapting and preserving a variety of buildings,” notes Ellen Anselone.  “Designing new construction projects to fit seamlessly into existing neighborhoods is another extension of how we apply our design expertise.” The building is in an established, highly dense urban neighborhood, and the design respects the local context in terms of scale, material, and the retail base of the building.

The exterior of VITA is designed to create an urban townhouse image above a brick retail base with large glass storefronts. The corner is defined by a tower element that projects out and angles slightly to define the entry and to establish scale within the existing neighborhood. The project utilizes 4-over-1 podium construction with approximately 129,300 gsf of above grade construction, inclusive of 27,700 gsf of retail space for five tenants, and 101,600 gsf of residential space. Planned retail tenants include a fitness gym, bank, coffee shop, a dental office and a medical care clinic. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.


Project featured in Boston Homes.