Design Focused: Boston Commons is founded on the principal of a strong community supported by great design. It was designed and built by architects to embrace this philosophy and help realize a space that can improve both physical and social quality of life in an understated yet meaningful way. Boston Commons is rooted in award winning design by talented local architect Cotton Estes and local multidisciplinary developer Assets & Architects.
The project offers Missing Middle Housing near downtown as an alternative option against the backdrop of rapidly emerging 300 unit apartment complexes in San Antonio. In simple terms, it is small enough that you will actually be able to know and interact with your neighbors.
The spaces between buildings offers both public and private outdoor areas, and the architecture encourages casual run-ins in the course of daily life. Efficient private quarters are paired with generous living areas and outdoor amenities for vital community functions. Each of the buildings in Boston Commons is constructed to a higher standard of quality than many more-traditional options.
All structures use energy efficient windows, full depth spray foam insulation, and architectural detailing that reduces energy use and helps to maintain a comfortable indoor environment during the hot Texas summers. Each unit is also outfitted with it’s own individually-metered solar array that will directly credit each resident's energy bills. Interior finishes have been carefully selected to include quartz, custom tile patterns, powder coated steel, and American Hickory finish carpentry.
Common Amenities: All residents of the project share access to the Commons, which is a large, landscaped space for relaxation, gathering, and social exchange. The Commons includes a large, shaded gathering table, traditional Texas smoker, fire pit, and has excellent downtown views amongst other peripheral offerings.
Each unit is designated one reserved parking space along Lowe Alley, and additional parallel parking will be available to all. A community mailbox is located along Lowe Alley with easy access on the way into and out of Boston Commons. Shared, partially covered bicycle racks are also available along Lowe Alley for all to enjoy.
Neighborhood Amenities Dignowity Hill was one of the original ring suburbs surrounding downtown San Antonio and is located about 7 minutes east of the Central Business District by bicycle. It is a neighborhood in the middle of widespread revitalization, and home to a diverse group of new and longstanding neighbors that provide a rich social fabric surrounding the project.
Dignowity is home to a number of great restaurants and parks within easy walking distance. There is an HEB located a few blocks down the street, and the neighborhood enjoys easy access to downtown and all major highways. Sunrises and sets along the skyline are a daily reminder of all that the City has to offer.