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New images emerge of 19-story South End complex

Leggat McCall Properties is planning a two-building apartment complex on Harrison Ave. in the South End.Leggat McCall

Developers of a giant apartment project aimed for the South End shared more details in a filing with the city Monday.

The 710-unit, two-building complex between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street near Boston Medical Center will be the tallest new construction in the neighborhood, reaching as high as 19 stories.

Images filed with the city show open, glassy buildings in a part of town known for its brick and stone buildings.

The 3.1-acre development, between East Dedham and East Canton Streets, will also include about 14,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of office space, along with new open space and an underground garage.


“We are thrilled at the opportunity to take an underutilized site and create additional housing, public open space and a bustling street life,” said Bill Gause, executive vice president at Leggat McCall Properties.

Leggat McCall is developing the project along with Multi-Employer Property Trust and adviser Bentall Kennedy.

“We are committed to integrating the project with the vibrant fabric of the neighborhood, including the introduction of ground floor cultural space,” Gause said.

The development will now go through the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s approval process, which will probably take several months.

It’s the largest project on tap in a corner of the South End that has changed fast in recent years, with a string of new apartment developments along Harrison Avenue from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston Medical Center.

And more is likely coming. Across Albany Street from this project sits the 5.6-acre site of the Boston Flower Exchange, which is under contract with an unknown developer in a deal expected to close this year.

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