Finally: An apartment tower for fitness buffs.
If you like to work out and love sports, then this new high-rise next door to the giant sneaker-shaped New Balance headquarters above the Massachusetts Turnpike could be just the place for you.
The developers of the sprawling Boston Landing campus filed detailed plans Tuesday with City Hall for a nearly 300-unit residential and retail complex at 125 Guest St.
The new complex would start off at six stories along Guest Street, with wrap-around ground floor retail topped by apartments or condos, and rise to 17 stories along the planned Hichborn Street Extension, according to the proposal by NB Development and HYM Investment Group.
NB Development and HYM are now in the midst of the city and state review process, with hopes of getting their final approvals and starting construction late next year. When fully built out, the entire Boston Landing project will have more than 1.7 million square feet of office, retail, residential and hotel space.
“The addition of residential units to the Boston Landing development will help create and support a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood where people can now live where they work and play,’’ the proposal reads.
It’s not just what’s in the tower but what’s being built around it in the fast-developing Boston Landing mini-neighborhood that may prove to be one of the project’s biggest draws.
Right around the corner at 80 Guest St., the Bruins are building a 175,000-square-foot practice rink – Warrior Ice Arena – that will have 650 seats for fans. There will also be ice time for public skating and youth hockey when the Bruins aren’t practicing.
There are also plans for a cutting-edge track and field facility that will be used both for research on running and runners and for track meets ranging from the high-school level to professional competitions. The track itself should be something to see, billed as “a 200m hydraulic-banked track with a full-glass view of the Boston skyline.’’
Already up and running is the NB Fitness Club, which includes everything from “state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment with built-in TV and iPod docks’’ to a trio of studios featuring cardio and yoga, a spin studio with “Matrix road-inspired bikes,’’ and Pilates.
On top of all that, the new residential complex will also have its own fitness center, so there will be absolutely no excuse not to work out.
The developers are also hoping that easy access to public transportation will be another draw, with the new residential complex near bus lines and with construction underway on a new commuter rail station next door.