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A sneak peek at The Viridian

New apartment development prepares to open in Fenway

The Viridian will feature 342 residences, including 38 affordable-housing units, as well as 295 underground parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The development, located at 1282 Boylston St., offers views of Fenway Park. The site used to be a parking lot and a McDonald’s.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
Views of the Boston skyline from The Abbey Group development, where prices range from $2,300 per month for a studio up to $4,700 for a three-bedroom unit.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
Floor-to-ceiling windows — some operable — are a feature in every unit. Select apartments have Juliet balconies accessed by sliding doors. David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The apartments feature 9-foot ceilings and recessed lighting.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The Blomberg appliances are stainless-steel: dishwashers, flush wall ovens, refrigerators with built-in wine racks, and concealed microwaves.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The apartments offer a choice of two color palettes: blonde or espresso.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
Custom carpeting, wide-plank flooring, and smartphone-controlled lighting are standard. David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The floor plans are airy, and select units have walk-in closets.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The Viridian’s apartments have been designed to LEED Gold energy standards to minimize their impact on the environment. Self-monitored utilities are a prime example.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The development also offers a resident lounge, a computer lab, conference space that residents can reserve, and the Fenway Community Center, a gathering spot with arts, wellness, enrichment, and civic programming for Fenway residents of all ages.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
Depending on the layout, the bathrooms can feature frameless glass shower doors, chrome and nickel fixtures, white-porcelain tiling, and soaking tubs with beveled headrests and lumbar supports.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The view from the Sky Deck on the 20th floor. This rooftop space will have an outdoor TV, grilling station, and a reservable greenhouse with a kitchen for catering. The 15th floor will offer a Sun Deck with chaise lounges, showers, dining space, and an outdoor TV.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The kitchens sport contemporary, European-style frameless cabinets with matching appliance panels.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
The glass in the gym is washed as workers attend to last-minute details before the first nine floors open next week. The property has a health club with cardio equipment, on-demand fitness classes, free weights, and more.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
A marble and travertine wall is a focal point of the two-story atrium, where 24-hour concierge service and meeting areas are available. The Viridian is pet-friendly.David L. Ryan/Globe staff
A view of Fenway Park from the 20th floor. David L. Ryan/Globe staff