The city's redevelopment authority has approved Boston University's plans for a $50 million, 99,600 square foot East Campus Student Service Center.
Construction on the six-story center, near the Allston-Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood line at 100-108 Bay State Road near the Deerfield Street intersection, will begin in the second quarter of 2011 and create 150 construction jobs, according the the authority.
The building will host a state-of-the-art, 900-seat dining facility in the basement as well as on the first and second floors. An undergraduate academic and career advising center will make up the third through sixth floors. Also planned for the lower level are a 25-seat coffee shop and a 150-seat multi-purpose room.
The project, which received the nod from the BRA Tuesday night, will replace an existing parking lot and a small two-story building at 108 Bay State Road, according to plans published on the authority's website.
Matt Rocheleau Boston Globe September 21, 2010