Developer Abbey Group holds ‘topping off’ ceremony for the Viridian in the Fenway

The Viridian
The Viridian(Rendering by the architect firm Bruner Cott)

Another day, another “topping-off” ceremony for a new development project in the Fenway.

At an event Thursday morning, Boston-based developers the Abbey Group raised a ceremonial final beam at the traditional “topping-off” event for the Viridian, which the Abbey Group bills as a “gateway to Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.”

(On Wednesday, a similar ceremony was held for the nearby Van Ness, the Samuel and Associates project that will include housing, office space, and a Target discount store.)

Located at 1282 Boylston St., the Viridian will feature 342 rental apartments, including 38 affordable apartments; 295 underground parking spaces; and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, the Abbey Group said.


The Viridian is scheduled to open in April. Thursday’s ceremony marked “a milestone in the continuing transformation of the Fenway neighborhood into a vibrant ‘urban village,’” the Abbey Group said.

In a statement, Abbey Group president David Epstein added, “With its convenient location, access to the Longwood Medical Area, active social scene, and many dining and entertainment options, the Fenway is quickly becoming one of the premier residential destinations in the city of Boston.”

Other recent developments by the Abbey Group include 45 Province, a high-rise luxury condo tower in Boston. Abbey Group chief executive Robert Epstein is also a managing partner of the Boston Celtics.

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