We are pleased to announce that the plans to renovate and expand the historic Huntington Theatre (formerly the Boston University Theatre) have been approved by The Boston Planning & Development Agency. These plans include the development of a new, 32-story apartment tower, within which a refurbished and expanded Huntington Theatre would reside along the ground floor and on the adjacent site.

As noted in The Boston Globe, “the development group — QMG Huntington LLC — and the theater group reached a deal by which the Huntington would own the theater building itself, and get a low-cost, 100-year lease for much of the lower two floors of a tower QMG would build next door. That will give Huntington an additional 14,000 square feet to run programming.”

“This is an enormous, additional cultural asset for the city of Boston,” said Michael Maso, Managing Director of The Huntington Theatre Company.

Bruner/Cott is thrilled to be working with our partners, QMG Huntington LLC, Stantec Architecture, and the Huntington Theatre Company to renovate this cultural icon. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018.

For more information on the Huntington Theatre renovation project, click here.