Here’s How Heights Mercantile Plans To Work Its Way to the Other Side of Yale St.

Update, May 1: At the request of the copyright holder, images of the proposed development have been removed.

Michael Hsu designed a new 2-story structure (depicted in a rendering posted on HAIF) for a spot directly across Yale from the existing retail building (above) he created as part of the Heights Mercantile complex near 7th St. Like its neighbor — which went up not long ago in place of a Pappas Restaurants warehouse — the new building will replace a metal-sided structure, this one currently occupied by Urban Jungle Self Defense:


The proposed structure will go directly north of the former Koelsch Gallery at the end of 7th St. designed by Dillon Kyle. You can see that building — now occupied by Studio 703 — peeking out on the left in both the photo above and the rendering from Michael Hsu’s office.

Not so lucky: this adjacent brick 4-plex slated to be run over by a driveway to the north of the new building, as shown in the site plan.

The second floor of the structure — intended for medical offices — has an open-air lobby reached by an outdoor staircase from the parking lot behind:

From a prominent, possibly-steel-framed picture window upstairs fronting Yale, patients will be able to look across the street to Define Body and Mind’s second-story gym above Local Foods in the existing Building 4.

Photos: Urban Jungle Self Defense (gym); Greenwood King (709 Yale St.)

Westward Expansion

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  • So the houses for sale on Allston behind the parking lot are over $800k? Let’s see if they sell…