Bigger, bolder plan for former Boston Herald site Stores, restaurants, 475 apartments envisioned on key South End block ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Elkus Manfredi Architects The Boston Herald's former South End headquarters is slated to be transformed into a six-acre complex of apartments, stores, and restaurants. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The property's owner plans to replace the Herald's squat brick building (pictured) with four new structures. Elkus Manfredi Architects Buildings of various heights and parking hidden from the street are two key features of the plan. Elkus Manfredi Architects A rendering shows the current Herald building. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year. Elkus Manfredi Architects A rendering shows the plans for the new development, which will have 475 apartments, a grocery store, and a mix of smaller shops and restaurants. National Development An aerial view of the site (lower middle), which is next to the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 93.